From scary descendants of deep-sea prehistoric sharks to a 120 million-year-old ant, check out these 25 prehistoric animals that are alive todayWhen we think of a giant ape we generally think of the fictional King Kong—but colossal apes really did exist, long ago.
Gigantopithecus was an ape that existed from roughly nine million to a hundred thousand years ago—placing it in the same time period as several hominid speciesAncient Animals.
Awe-inducing creatures like mastodons, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and even dire wolves (yep, they were a real thing — not just a “Game of Thrones” fantasy) have sadly gone extinct since the last ice age ended about 11,700 years agoFor more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that aside from having one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, the Philippines also once hosted animals you thought would be found elsewhereAll Yesterdays is a book about the way we see dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original artworks, All Yesterdays aims to challenge our notions of how prehistoric animals looked and behavedAll Yesterdays is a book about the way we see dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original artworks, All Yesterdays aims to challenge our notions of how prehistoriRelated: 9-pound crab breaks seabird's wings before eating it alive.
This deep-sea dweller is usually found between 390 and 4,200 feet below the surface, which is why it’s rarely seen and wasn’t even discovered before the 19th century (despite being around long before humans)The evolution of fish began about 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion.
It was during this time that the early chordates developed the skull and the vertebral column, leading to the first craniates and vertebratesSix giant fearsome predators of the ancient seas are not shown here.
I doubt you have done much research on everything and anything ever written about themA collection of fossil dinosaur skeletons.
Clockwise from top left: Microraptor gui (a winged theropod), Apatosaurus louisae (a giant sauropod), Edmontosaurus regalis (a duck-billed ornithopod), Triceratops horridus (a horned ceratopsian), Stegosaurus stenops (a plated stegosaur), Pinacosaurus grangeri (an armored ankylosaur