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: 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: 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: 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…