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: 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…