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The African Rhinoceros is a distinctive animal due to its thick, armored skin and large curved horn.

Rhinoceros means ‘horned nose.’

The critically endangered Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) is also called the Hook-Lipped Rhino.

The White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is also called the Square-Lipped Rhinoceros.

Some animals are described as ‘rhinoceros’ in their scientific or common name because they have a horn that looks like a rhino horn.

The Rhino Catfish ( Pterygoplichthys scrophus ) from South America is a fish with a curved and armored body and two horn-like protrusions from its head that resemble the horns of a rhinoceros.

The protrusions are actually nostril flaps so that water does not go up the nose.

His body is completely covered in small plates that look like armor.

The Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) from the Caribbean, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, is a large diurnal lizard with a horn-like bony knot on its snout, which looks like a rhinoceros horn.

Rhinoceros (left) and Rhinoceros Iguana (right)

Rhinoceros Iguana

The Rhinoceros Chameleon (Furcifer rhinoceratus) from Madagascar is a chameleon lizard with a horn-like nose.

Rhinoceros Chameleon (left) and Rhinoceros (right)

The Rhinoceros Horned Viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a nocturnal venomous snake from West and Central Africa.

It has a narrow, flat, triangular head with a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the tip of its nose.

Rhinoceros Horned Viper

The West African Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros) from West Africa is a venomous nocturnal snake.

It has a large triangular shaped cream-colored head, with a dark blue-black triangle behind and below its eyes.

It has a pair of horn-like structures between its nostrils.

West African Gabon viper