10 creepy animals which, thank God, have become extinct!
• 10 creepy animals which, thank God, have become extinct!
During the existence of the animal kingdom on the planet dominated sometimes so terrible predators that just looking at them is enough to thank nature for their extinction. Terrifying, bloodthirsty giants met both among animals living on land and in birds and aquatic reptiles. And here are some of them.
One of the largest terrestrial predators - megistotherium. This is extremely dangerous beast reached 4 meters in length and can weigh up to 1400 kilograms.
They were also called horrible birds. They are not able to fly, but can reach speeds similar to the modern cheetah. And this despite the three-meter height and weight of half a ton. Scary to imagine.
This terrible reptile lived on the earth 318-359 million years ago with acute dental spiral. Different sizes of fossils of this predator does not allow scientists to suggest the exact value helicoprion, the figures range from 2-3 to 9-12 meters.
This extremely dangerous predator as thylacosmilus appeared in nature in the era of the Miocene and was a born hunter. According to researchers, its huge tusks grow throughout life.
Gigantopithecus at first glance the impression is quite cute animal. But this is not the case. They have great power, and their growth was about three meters. These monkeys lived in the forests of Vietnam, China and India, and became extinct about 300,000 years ago.
A huge pterosaur whose wingspan of 11 meters, was the largest flying animal in the world. It is assumed that he ate fish and carrion, thanks to his keen eyesight looking for prey from the air.
23 million years ago, the era of the Miocene. Reptiles have ceased to be the ruling class, and their place was taken by mammals. Andrewsarchus was the largest of all known carnivorous mammals that ever lived on land. its body length was 4 meters and the length of the skull reached almost one meter, weighed with about 1800 kilograms.
This is a large sea monster looks like a mixture of lobster and scorpion. At first they lived in shallow seas, but then moved to live in fresh water.
A tank Giant fish, which has instead of teeth have two pairs of acute bone plates. Dunkleosteus weighed about 4 tons and eat a variety of fish - from sharks to their own relatives.
As to the scientists, this majestic bird lived in Argentina about 6 million years ago. It weighed about 70 kilograms, and the scope of its wings was 7 meters. Argentavis was a good plan in the air and can reach speeds up to 240 km / h.