18 Terrifying Animals You’re Glad Are Extinct
Pelagornis sandersi - Representatives of this species are considered the largest flying birds in the history of the Earth: the span of their wings was estimated at 6 to 7 and a half meters. Pelagonis was a sea bird of prey, grabbing prey from the surface of the water. He quickly grabbed with a beak, which had sharp
outgrowths, like teeth, fish and squid floating near the surface.
Andrewsarchus - a giant predatory mammal, inhabited in the era of the middle - late Eocene. The body length of the Andrewsarchus was supposedly equal to 3.8. Andrewsarchus was described by a single skull (83 cm long). Judging by the fangs, the beast was clearly not an active predator, it could eat carrion or generally be omnivorous
Brontoscorpio is a gigantic scorpion that lived on the planet 420-415 million years ago. He had an impressive size of 94 centimeters, as well as a poisonous sting and claws as his descendants. Most of the life brontoscopio was spending under the water, breathing gills.
Megalania is the largest known to science terrestrial lizard. According to calculations by different scientists, the length of the largest known megalomania sample varied from 4.5 to 9 m, and the mass was from 331 to 2200 kg. It had a heavy body, powerful limbs, a large skull, and jaws full of teeth reminiscent of blades
Liopleurodon is a genus of Pliosaurus of the Middle Jurassic period. The length of the body was from 15 to 20 meters. The mouth of the raptor was covered with huge teeth of circular cross section, the length of the teeth was about 30 cm, which gave him the opportunity to grab a 2-3 meter sacrifice in half
Entelodont is a genus of extinct cloven-hoofed pigs. Like other enterotodontids, they differed from living pigs by more predatory way of life. The entolodons got their food mainly with the help of powerful canines and incisors, they could devour carrion or even hunt other animals. On the petrified skeletons of the majority of the endodonts there were traces of terrible wounds, which could have been inflicted only by the fangs of their relatives
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Deinosuchus is the extinct genus of alligators, which lived 80 million years ago. The largest representatives of the western variety reached a length of more than 16 meters and weighed more than 15 tons. Deinosuchus was probably able to kill and eat large dinosaurs, crush with the jaws giant sea turtles, catch very large fish and ate other water
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Smilodon is a genus of saber-toothed cats, Smilodon was the size of a lion or a tiger, although it had much stronger body and weighed from 280 to 400 kilograms. The upper canines were long with roots up to 28 cm, which reached the upper edge of the eye sockets. Specialized in hunting on a very large animals, fsuch as mammoths, mastodons, bison and sometimes horses
Titanoboa is the biggest snake that ever lived on our planet. According to the calculations of scientists Titanoboa lived on our planet about 58 million years ago, its length reached 15 meters, the body circumference was about 1 meter, and the reptile weighed more than a ton