Animal trivia: Spinosaurus of strange prehistoric animals

The T-Rex pales in comparison to the massive but lesser-known Spinosaurus. Reaching up to 59 feet (18 m)…

Animal trivia: Stethacanthus, a strange prehistoric animal

Sporting an upper dorsal fin which looked like the top part of the Starship Enterprise, an adult male…

Animal trivia: Sharovipteryx of strange prehistoric animals

With the ability to glide similar to delta-winged (triangle-shaped) aircraft, Sharovipteryx was a master of long-distance travel. Found…

Animal trivia: Quetzalcoatlus of strange prehistoric animals

A legendary creature possibly referred to as the serpent god in Aztec mythology, Quetzalcoatlus was as tall as…

Animal trivia: Epidexipteryx of strange prehistoric animals

In contrast to most of the massive prehistoric creatures on this list, Epidexipteryx was a tiny prehistoric creature.…

Animal trivia: Longisquama, a strange prehistoric animal

Longisquama is a lizard-like creature with what appears to be hockey sticks longer than its whole body jutting…

Animal trivia: Linhenykus of strange prehistoric animals

Linhenykus doesn’t look that different from our general conception of dinosaurs bar one big (well, little actually) feature:…

Animal trivia: one of the strange prehistoric animals Edestus Giganteus

Related to the Helicoprion, Edestus Giganteus was as terrifying as it was strange. Commonly referred to as the…

Animal trivia: Diprotodon Optatum of strange prehistoric animals

Diprotodon Optatum is the largest known marsupial (mammal with a pouch) to have ever existed. About the size…

Animal trivia: Helicoprion of strange prehistoric animals

Dunkleosteus may have been big, but Helicoprion holds this list’s top spot for most bizarre, sea-dwelling prehistoric creature.…

Animal trivia: Elasmosaurus of strange prehistoric animals

If you’ve ever experienced whiplash, you can imagine how tough a life this plesiosaur had. With a body…

Animal trivia: Phorusrhacid of strange prehistoric animals

Flightless birds with similar characteristics to the ostrich, Phorusrhacids could reach land speeds comparable to cheetahs. Up to…

Animal trivia: Arctocyon of strange prehistoric animals

Capybaras aren’t feared animals today, but this prehistoric animal was far from cute and cuddly. Nicknamed the “bear…

Animal trivia: Estemmenosuchus of strange prehistoric animals

Translated from Greek to mean “crowned crocodile”, Estemmenosuchus is quite a strange looking prehistoric creature. Though it looked…

Animal trivia: Dunkleosteus, the strange prehistoric animal

Though it looked like a squished (though terrifying) sardine, Dunkleosteus holds the record for the strongest bite of…

Animal trivia: Glyptodon of strange prehistoric animals

About the size of a VW Bug, the Glyptodon was an armadillo-like creature which actually would be more…

Animal trivia: Hallucigenia of strange prehistoric animals

By far one of the strangest prehistoric creatures on this list is Hallucigenia. At max 1.38 inches (3.5…

Animal trivia: Meganeura of strange prehistoric animals

If you get scared by a wasp or a bee, you wouldn’t have fared too well in prehistoric…

Animal trivia: Pterodaustro of strange prehistoric animals

Pterodaustro is one of the best known pterosaurs (flying reptiles) in the world. Found in South America, the…

Animal trivia: Eurypterid of strange prehistoric animals

A combination of two of humans’ biggest fears – alligators and scorpions – Eurypterid was like a scorpion…

Animal trivia: Opabinia of strange prehistoric animals

Only a few inches long with five eyes to navigate its seafloor home, Opabinia looks like it could…

Animal trivia: Platybelodon of strange prehistoric animals

Nicknamed the “shovel tusker”, the Platybelodon looks like a modern day elephant with one major difference: its trunk.…

Animal trivia: Titanoboa of strange prehistoric animals

Made popular by the Smithsonian Channel TV Show, Titanoboa is simultaneously the largest, heaviest, and longest snake known…

Animal trivia: Pelagornithidae of strange prehistoric animals

If every letter in Pelagornithidae’s name was equal to a foot, it still wouldn’t equal the size of…