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Extinct Animals

written by: DieZel
 
Learn something more about ten extinct animals and see if your neighbour's dead dog is among them.

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This creature is considered to be the biggest shark that ever lived on our planet. Scientists still debate over when exactly this giant shark became extinct, but they assume that it lived from 5 to 1.6 million years ago. Many fossilized teeth and a few fossilized vertebrae are the only remains from this amazing animal. So scientists are not very certain what it looked like.
Angler Fish
Megalodon
Grey Shark
Great White Shark


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This was a fearful animal, indeed. Its fangs were about 17 cm (7 inches) and it weighed about two times the average lion. It lived from 3 million to 10,000 years ago.
Chinese Tiger
Bali Tiger
Siberian Tiger
Sabre-toothed Tiger


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Mammoths became extinct over 100,000 years ago.
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False


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This animal has the largest known antlers - 12 feet (3.65 meters). Its size is also formidable - 7 feet (2.1 meters) at the shoulders. It lived in Europe, northern Asia and northern Africa during the Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs.
Moose
Irish Elk
Whooper Swan
Red Deer


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The Eohippus was a small animal, about the size of an average dog. Its front legs had four hoofed toes (its hind legs had just three). It lived from 60 million to 45 million years ago and is closely related to this animal.
Boar
Duck
Horse
Wolf


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The fish on the picture, Coelacanth, became extinct about 500,000 years ago.
False
True


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This reptile looks like the Loch Ness monster, but it actually existed. However, it lived a long time ago - from late Triassic period to the end of the Cretaceous.
Maiasaura
Plesiosaur
Plateosaurus
Ichtiosaurus


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This is one of the largest and heaviest known dinosaurs. Scientists estimate that it weighed up to 80 tons and reached 13 meters (42 feet) in height. Despite its enormous size, this dinosaur was actually a herbivore.
Iguanodon
Allosaurus
Brachiosaurus
Triceratops


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The remains of Tyrannosaurus Rex are very rare.
False
True


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This is a carnivorous marsupial animal, that lived in Australia till the 20th century. The last specimen of it died in the Hobart Zoo on September 6, 1936. In 1999 a project to clone this animal was started by the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Pig-footed Bandicoot
Tasmanian Devil
Thylacine
Tasman Starling


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