10 animals you're glad are extinct and no longer roaming the earth!
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Prehistoric Extinct animals are fascinating. Animals like dinosaurs (T-Rex, Raptors, and anything else because dinosaurs are massive and ridiculous to imagine), giant bears, giant insects, and the Megalodon are just a few animals we're glad don't exist anymore, because if they did, the human popular would be surely have to take precautions against these terrifying creatures.
#1 Phorusrhacidae - Giant birds
Carnivorous flightless birds that were the largest species of apex
predators in South America from 62 to 1.8 million years. Some reports from Uruguay show new findings dating to 450,000 and 17,000 years ago.
#2 Titanoboa - giant snake extinct genus of snakes that is known to have lived in northern Colombia. Fossils of Titanoboa have been found date to around 58 to 60 million
#3 Smilodon - Saber Toothed Cat - Smilodon is the best known example of saber-toothed cats. The largest species could weigh as much as 900 pounds.
#4 Argentinosaurus - largest known dinosaur lived on the continent of South America between 94 and 97 million years ago. It is among the largest known dinosaurs. One of these vertebrae was 1.59 meters tall, and the fibula was about 1.55 meters (61 inches). Estimated Argentinosaurus at between 30ñ35 metres (98ñ115 ft) in length and with a weight of up to 80ñ100 tonnes (88ñ110 short tons).
#5 Deinosuchus - giant crocodile measuring up to 40 feet in length, Deinosuchus had large, sharp teeth capable of killing and eating sea turtles, fish
#6 Cameroceras - Giant Squid
460 million years ago, Cameroceras was a giant ancient ancestor of
modern squids and octopi. The most distinctive feature was cone-like shell and tentacles that it used for catching fish. Estimated size from 20 to 40 feet.
#7 Paraceratherium - Giant Hornless Rhino
It lived in Eurasia from 34ñ23 million years ago. It is one of the largest land mammal known. Its exact size is unclear because of the incompleteness of the fossils. The size of adults was about 4.8 metres (16 ft) tall, about 7.4 metres (24 ft) in length.
#8 Titanomyrma - The Giant Ant.
The latest species to be discovered, T. lubei, was found in 2011, when a 49.5 million year old fossil winged queen ant, size of a humming bird, was found in Wyoming. This fossil is the first fossil of a giant ant found in the Western Hemisphere.
#9 Platyceramus - Giant Clam
Individuals of this species typically reached 1 m (3 ft 3 in) or
more in axial length, but fossil specimens 3 m (nearly 10 feet) long have been found
#10 Dire Wolf - lived in the Americas weighed on average 60 kg (130lb). Its skull and dentition but its teeth were larger than the modern gray wolf, with greater shearing ability and its bite force at the canine tooth was the strongest of any known Canis species.
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