Top 10 Incredible Prehistoric Sea Monsters // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! There were many deadly predators beneath the waves during prehistoric times. Between a razor-toothed monster called Predator X, a prehistoric shark called Cretoxyrhina and the giant Shastasaurus, these were deadly sea creatures from the time of the dinosaurs. WatchMojo counts down ten sea monsters so scary you won’t BELIEVE they once existed. If you want more weird water lists, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Scariest Fish: https://youtu.be/jBEaHLDc-ow, Top 10 Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures: https://youtu.be/c9mL5Ram7dU and Top 10 Coolest Prehistoric Animals: https://youtu.be/6JziC3sHaZ4. 00:34 #10: Elasmosaurus 01:21 #9: Dakosaurus 01:56 #8: Cretoxyrhina 02:47 #7: Shastasaurus 03:27 #6: Basilosaurus 04:15 #5: Tylosaurus 05:08 #4: Pliosaurus Funkei [aka Predator X] 06:16 #3, #2 & #1 ??? Special thanks to our users ibriers 1, MikeMJPMUNCH and Joao S for suggesting this idea! Check out the voting page at http://www.watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Terrifying%20Prehistoric%20Sea%20Monsters Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Counting down the most terrifying extinct creatures... that aren’t all dinosaurs. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTrending Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TopTrending Commentator: http://www.youtube.com/user/baertaffy
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From Mermaids to The Kraken, from Sirens to The Loch Ness Monster, here are some of the mythical creatures that are rumored to be alive. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR 12 Jormungandr The Jormungandr, or the Midgard Serpent, is the middle child of giantess Angrboda and Loki. Odin, god of gods, took Loki’s three children, the wolf Fenrir, Hel and Jormungand and threw the serpent in the great ocean that surrounds Midgard. It grew so large that it managed to surround the earth and grab it’s own tail. Thor, the thunder-god, is the arch-enemy of Jormungand and it is said that when the serpent releases it’s tail, Ragnarok, or the end of the world, will begin. 10 Sirens Not exactly a water creature, but it was a deadly threat to those travelling at sea. Sirens were dangerous monsters that lured sailor and ships with their enchanting voices, causing them to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their Island. The greeks and romans were terrified of them. Part woman, part bird, they played a variety of musical instruments, especially the harp. It is said that Ulysses was so curious as to what exactly made the siren’s song so enchanting, so he ordered his sailor to plug their ears with beeswax,tie him to the ship’s mast and leave him there, no matter how much he begged. Upon hearing their beautiful song, Ulysses went mad and screamed to be released. His men tied him even tighter until they passed out of earshot and their song could no longer be heard. It is said that the sirens were fated to die if any anybody listened to their song and escaped, and after Ulysses left, they flung themselves into the ocean and perished. 8 Yacuruna The indigenous people of the Amazon tell tales of the Yacuruna, water people, similar to human beings, that live in beautiful underwater cities, often at the mouths of rivers. They are described as hairy beings, with their heads turned backwards and having deformed feet. During the day, they sleep on the bottom of the rivers and lakes, and at night they roam the amazon riding a crocodile as a canoe and using a boa snake as a necklace. The Yacuruna can communicate and have control over the animals of the rainforest and it is said that they can transform into the Amazon River Dolphin, which is attracted by the blood in menstruating women. Once the woman is found, it transforms into a handsome man and seduces the woman, using aphordisiacs to kidnapp her and bring her to his underwater kingdom. With time, she gradually starts resembling her captor. Once the transformation of a human into a Yacuruna is complete, it is irreversible and they can never go back home. 7 Loch Ness Monster The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is a creature inhabiting the Loch Ness lake in the Scottish Highlands. It is probably one of the most famous lake monster, and it is reported as being very large in size, with a long neck and humps protruding out of the water. The first sighting was in the 6th century AD, when Irish saint Columba met with a group of people burying a man near River Ness. One of the men was swimming and a water beast grabbed him and dragged him underwater. When the beast returned for one of Saint Columba’s men, he drove the creature away by making the sign of the cross and commanding the creature to leave. As the years passed, many more people reported seeing a strange creature in the lake, and The Loch Ness monster first gained worldwide attention with the now famous “surgeon’s photograph”, that shows a serpent-like creature sticking it’s head out of the water. Some say the Loch Ness monster is either a myth or just a hoax. Others say that Nessie is in fact an ancient Plesiosaurus. 5 Nymph Nymphs are divine spirits, often found in forests and mountains, near the placed they are bound to, like rivers or lakes. They look like very beautiful women, but are in fact deities 3 Kraken Near the coast of Norway and Greenland lives a giant monster that has been the stuff of nightmares for anybody who dared venture out to sea. For centuries, the Kraken has been one of the most terrifying creatures that inhabit the ocean. It is a huge, octopus like creature. It attacks anyone who disturbs its waters, from fishing boats to large ships. There is no way to escape it’s tentacles, which they use to embrace a whole ship, crushing it, and pulling it deep underwater. 1 Mermaid/Merman Of course you’ve heard of Mermaids, or their male counterparts, the Mermen. They have the upper body of a human, and the tail of a fish. They have been sighted since the times of the Assyrians, even Christopher Columbus saw them during his exploration of the Caribbean! Mermaids are associated with floods, drownings and shipwrecks, although they are not necessarily evil, sometimes they do good, blessing the fortunate, teaching them hidden knowledge, or falling in love with humans. Some say they are just manatees or stingrays. Until we actually find one, there’s plenty of stories about mermaid to read.
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An animated Size Comparison of many sea creatures from the Plesiosaurus to the Blue Whale and beyond! They include Jurassic World featured Mosasaurus, Prehistoric Whales such as Basilosaurus and Livyatan, and even the Meg Megalodon. Included in this comparison is a walking human to show the sizes, as well as the largest and biggest shark, largest animal, largest whale, largest fish, largest marine creature, largest crab, largest squid, largest ray and many more! These are the list of animal featured in order of appearance: Swordfish, Japanese Spider Crab, Ichthyosaurus, Plesiosaurus Archelon, Metriorhynchus, Xiphactinus, Dunkleosteus, Great White Shark, Manta Ray, Liopluerodon, Killer Whale, Cameroceras Giant Orthocone. Onchopristus, Kronosaurus, Helicorpion, Pliosaurus, Tylosaurus, Colossal Squid, Elasmosaurus, Shonisaurus, Livyatan, Basilosaurus, Mosasaurus, Megalodon, Shastasaurus, Leedsichthys, Blue Whale, Lion Mane Jellyfish, Porteguese Man-O-War. Note: This video is educational and meant as a reference of visual sizes. The sea creatures may come in various sizes. Most size listed here are the upper limits of the species. Source: Dimensions taken mostly from Wikipedia, cross listed with BBC and National Geographic. Models Used: Try spotting which from where (Ark, Jurassic World, Jurassic Park, Sea Monsters etc). Other models taken from 3D warehouse. All rights goes to their respective franchise. Walking Person (Vannaheim - Sketchfab) Licensed by CC Attribution) Music Used: Cycles - Jason Shaw (Audionautix, CC3.0 license)
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7 extinct animals you'll be glad are extinct! From prehistoric creatures to scary predators, these dinosaurs & beasts are nightmarish. Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Voiceover by Rodney Tompkins: https://www.youtube.com/c/BigBadada2012 7: The Dire Wolf During the Pleistocene, the dire wolf also known as Canis dirus inhabited different areas around North and South America. Although the average dire wolf was similar in size to the larger specimens of present day’s grey wolf, its vicious bite was the strongest of any Canis species to date. Their teeth were also larger and featured a greater shearing ability. It is also believed that they used their bite to crush the bones of their prey and eat the marrow in order to extract the maximum nutritional capacity out of each kill. Based on the numerous specimens recovered from the La Brea 6: The Smilodon The smilodon is one of the best known species of what is commonly known as the saber-toothed cat. Smilodons inhabited regions in the Americas during the Pleistocene era, around 1.6 million to 10.000 years ago. Thousands of smilodon fossil specimens were discovered in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, US. Their most distinctive features were their canines which could grow as long as 12 inches for the Smilodon populator, the largest of the smilodon species. Their height was estimated 5: The Terror Bird The Phorusrhacidae also known as the terror birds were a type of large carnivorous flightless bird. It was the apex predator in the South American region, during the Cenozoic era. Terror birds ranged in height with the largest specimens standing almost 10 feet tall. They had large heads and powerful beaks but also great flexibility in their long necks. This enabled them to deliver devastating strikes on their prey. They would often use their height as a means of intimidation. Before delivering a downward attack 4: The Spinosaurus Similar to the T-Rex the Spinosaurus was also a theropod dinosaur meaning that it was a massive land carnivore. It lived during the Cretaceous period, approximately 112 to 97 million years ago, mainly in the swamps of North Africa. Its scientific name, which translates to ‘spine lizard’, reflects the dinosaur’s most distinctive feature. The Spinosaurus had tall neural spines growing on its back vertebrae which were connected to each other by skin to form what scientists have referred to as the ‘sail’. The sail’s function is still unclear. With its sail fully extended the Spinosaurus 3: The Titanoboa The titanoboa is the largest genus of snake ever discovered with an estimated weight of 2.500 pounds and a length of almost 50 feet. Upon its discovery it was believed that the titanoboa was an apex predator of the Palogene epoch inhabiting Earth’s tropical regions approximately 50-60 million years ago. However, later analysis indicated that the snake was mainly piscivorous, meaning that its diet consisted mostly of fish. When it would take on larger prey, the serpent would use its massive body to constrict its prey 2: The Tyrannosaurus Rex The name ‘Rex’ comes from Latin and translates as ‘king’. Considering the fact that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the largest predators that have ever lived, the name does it justice. The T-Rex was one of the few non-avian dinosaurs that were still roaming the Earth, prior to the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (K-Pg). The leading theory behind the K-Pg event is that a large asteroid brought about the mass extinction of approximately three quarters of all the plant and animal life on Earth. The largest complete T-Rex specimen is located at the Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago and measures 40 feet in length and stands at 12 feet tall. Based on the bone structure it is estimated 1: The Megalodon The megalodon was one of the most dangerous predators in the sea during the Pliocene and Miocene epochs, around 23 to 2.6 million years ago. Based on the size of the discovered teeth and vertebrae, it was determined that the megalodon’s physical appearance resembled that of today’s great white shark. However, the megalodon was much larger. Based on the fossil evidence and body mass analysis which was done in comparison with that of the great white it was estimated that the length of the megalodon ranged from 55 to 60 meters in length with a weight between 50 and 75 tons. Scientists have not excluded the possibility of certain specimens exceeding these parameters. A 2008 computer simulation determined that the 10.8 to 18.2 ton bite force that this shark could produce was stronger than that of any other animal
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► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/vHN6qB For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected] The animal kingdom is diverse and fascinating, and there are many different versions of the same species all over the planet. In some areas, such as the deepest reaches of the Amazon Rainforest, we know very little about all the creatures that exist there. And while us humans tend to think of ourselves as the masters of our world, it cannot be denied that there are many weird and wonderful things on Planet Earth of which we are simply unaware. That’s why everyone becomes so excited when we discover a new plant or animal species. Recently scientists have discovered new species of wasp, shark, ape, and even new animals descended from Dinosaurs! With that in mind, here are 10 amazing animals that have only been discovered in recent years. Squalus Clarkae Also known as the “Genie’s Dogfish,” this tiny member of the shark family, specifically the dogfish shark, grows just 20 to 28 inches long. Found in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this dainty predator has huge, anime-like eyes which are perfect for seeing in the deep, dark waters. Calistoga Crassicaudata Despite being just 9.8 millimeters long, this species of parasitic wasp is native to the Amazon, and is one of the most nightmarish creatures on this list. Its stinger is about half the length of its tiny body and is also an “ovipositor.” This means that that stinger also deposits eggs, along with a paralytic toxin into the wound it creates. Caelestiventus Hanseni This entry has been, thankfully, discovered post extinction. If you think we’re cruel for saying this, just wait until you hear about C.Hanseni! C. Hanseni was, in fact, a breed of Giant Pterosaur which sported no less than 110 teeth and 4 seriously wicked fangs. The scientists responsible for discovering it estimate that it may have had a wingspan of around 4.9 feet and fangs 2.5 centimeters in length. Mansourasaurus shahinae The second ancient discovery on our list is less carnivorous, but no less terrifying for its vegetarian nature. The Mansourasaurus was found in Egypt by archeologists in late 2017. This sauropod was long-necked, long-tailed, and the size of a modern-day bus! What makes this discovery so exciting? Dendrocerus Scutellaris Another member of the wasp family which has been discovered in recent years, D.Scutellaris is also a parasitic wasp that seems to have cut its way straight from a scary movie. Like it’s cousin C.Crassicaudata, this wasp lays eggs inside of a host. The larvae then hatch and, well you get the rest. Despite this, D.Scutellaris lacks the strong, pointy jaws that most endoparasitoid wasps use to chew their way free. Tardigrades Lovers of weird and wonderful animals will already know about the famously sturdy Tardigrade or as its sometimes called “water bear”. This tiny microscopic creature can survive in extreme cold down to negative -328 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme heat up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, they can even survive in the intense radiation and crushing vacuum of space! Talk about a super-creature, right? Shastasaurid The creatures of the world’s oceans remain more mysterious than even the surface of the moon; deep dwelling animals are still being discovered, today, and so it is little surprise that we are still becoming aware of now extinct species. Junzi Imperialis The burials of ancient Chinese royals were very often flamboyant and outlandish affairs which displayed the wealth and importance of the person through the goods they were buried with. Even still, archaeologists were surprised to find the remains of an extinct and ancient member of the Gibbon family within the burial menagerie of the grandmother of China’s first Emperor. The Bryant Shark Thanks to recent movies and media, the public is more aware of ancient sea life than ever before. Jurassic World, and The Meg have brought huge, sea-dwelling dinos into the public eye. But while we know about the infamous Megalodon, the largest shark to ever exist, few are aware of the ongoing search for one of its ancestors Orthrozanclus Elongata With an armored back and spikes lining its sides, this 515-million-year-old critter would probably give most people a nasty scare if they were to see it in person. The cocktail-stick-like spikes on its back were longer than the creature was wide and extended like sunbursts. Discoverer Dr. Martin Smith remarks that this would have made them look rather like a cuddly cactus. We hope you enjoyed this video! Let us know which one of these animals was your favorite. And if you liked the video, like, share, subscribe and turn on notifications so you will be the first to know when we release a new video. Thank you for watching!
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From the beautiful borneo shark, to the rarest irrawaddy dolphins, these are 14 ENDANGERED Sea Creatures ! Green Sea Turtles -- There’s a global trade in sea turtle meat and turtle products, and that serves to endanger these creatures. Some of these animals are caught and killed at young ages, then dried and varnished to be sold as curio items. The animals are also poached for their shells, which can fetch steep prices. The reason that Green Sea Turtles are named as such is because they eat only green seagrass and seaweeds. They also have a layer of green-colored fats under their shells. Borneo Shark -- Sharks are mercilessly hunted for their meat and for their fins, which is considered a delicacy. Borneo Sharks have been listed as endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These are often considered the rarest of all sharks and only inhabit misty rivers. The small creatures measure around 26 inches long, and the only confirmed specimens were found in 1937 and 2004! Fin Whale -- This is the second largest animal after the blue whale, and is found from polar to tropical waters. As with other large whales, this animal was hunted heavily throughout the 20th century, and is considered an endangered species. Even though the International Whaling Commission issued a moratorium on the commercial hunting of this whale, Japan and Iceland have resumed hunting. Global estimates for the population range from under 100,000 to around 119,000. Asian stocks of the Fin Whale are considered critically endangered. Hawksbill Sea Turtle -- While it resembles other marine turtles, the animal is clearly distinguished by its curved, sharp beak and serrated appearance of its shell margins. They spend more time in tropical coral reefs and shallow lagoons in addition to living in the open ocean. They’ve been eaten as delicacies in China since the fifth century BC and their shells are used for decorative purposes … it is the basis of the material, tortoiseshell. The turtle’s critically endangered status is due to loss of habitat because of pollution and coastal development, among other factors. Whale Shark -- Discovered in 1828 off the South African coast, it’s considered to be the biggest fish species in the world … reaching a confirmed length of 41.5 feet and weighing 47,000 pounds. It’s found in tropical waters, and is considered endangered due to the impact of fisheries, vessels strikes and bycatch losses. And because the animals can live to around 70, their late maturation means it takes more time to repopulate their losses. Currently, there is no agreed-upon estimate of the global whale shark population. Irrawaddy (ee-ra-wah-dee) Dolphins --These creatures are related to the Orca, or Killer Whales … and is similar in appearance to the Beluga. It’s found near sea coasts and in rivers in areas of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. They’re considered more susceptible to human conflict that dolphins that live farther in the open ocean. Noise pollution from high-speed vessels is considered a threat to these animals, because it makes them dive for extended periods of time. But accidental capture and drowning in gillnets present a greater risk for the animals. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists five out seven subpopulations as critically endangered, due primarily to the risk of drowning in fishing nets. Axolotl --- It’s also known as a Mexican Walking Fish. Despite that name, it’s actually an amphibian, and they are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate their limbs. The creature is native only to lakes of central Mexico and is listed as a critically endangered species in the wild, with a population that’s decreasing. Water pollution from the urbanization of Mexico City is cited as a major threat to the Axolotl. Likewise the introduction of non-native fish such as Asian carp, which prey on the amphibians. As of 2010, axolotls in the wild were considered near extinct. Vaquita Porpoises -- This rare species of small porpoise is native to the northern region of the Gulf of California … and is considered to be the world’s most endangered cetacean. While they’ve never been hunted directly, a major reason for their decline is the use of illegal gillnets … that’s a type of netting that catches fish by the gills and prevents their escape. The Vaquita aren’t always the target for gillnets, but become ensnared all the same. In 2014 the estimated number of individuals was less than 100 … by 2016 that number was down to 60. Unless greater conservation efforts are undertaken, it’s speculated that this species could become extinct within 5 years time. Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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The recent sighting of an animal long-thought to be extinct, or at least almost, proves that Mother Nature always has some surprises in store! So here's the big news: a black leopard has been photographed in Africa for the first time in over a century! And this really is a bombshell because black leopards are extremely rare. Other videos you might like: 10 Unique Animals You Won’t Believe Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8mxT7lnCuo& 10 Extinct Animals Scientists Are Ready to Bring Back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHZ5mJK4J5Q& 10 Cute Animals That Can Actually Kill You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKXLQN1l7mQ& TIMESTAMPS: Why is it black? 0:28 It's categorized as “Vulnerable”. Why? 0:58 Other animals that were rediscovered Fish with legs 2:23 The dwarf fin whale 3:33 The giant earthworm 4:18 Pygmy elephants (Aww!) 5:31 The Fernandina giant tortoise 6:35 The tree lobster 7:44 Preview photo credit: Black Leopard: By Burrard-Lucas wildlife photography http://burrard-lucas.com, Photographed with a Camtraptions camera trap www.camtraptions.com, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya, https://www.camtraptions.com/black-leopard.html We'd like to thank Burrard Lucas http://burrard-lucas.com for all the photographs of black leopard provided for this video. Photographed with a Camtraptions camera trap www.camtraptions.com, Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya, https://www.camtraptions.com/black-leopard.html An adult specimen of Driloleirus americanus, or Giant Palouse earthworm, an Annelid originating from east Washington: By Chris Baugher - https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9546772625/, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37140323 Animation is created by Bright Side. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ SUMMARY: - The cat’s black coat is the result of melanism. This is a condition when the body has too much melanin, the pigment that determines your hair, skin, and eye color. - In Africa, no one has been able to prove its existence for over 100 years. The last time a published photograph was taken was in 1909 in Ethiopia. - The most incredible thing about coelacanths is that they’re considered a transitional step between actual fish and four-legged land creatures. - Speaking of ocean dwellers, there’s another one that was considered extinct up until very recently: Omura’s whale, a.k.a. the dwarf fin whale. Before 2015, none of these whales had ever been found. - The giant Palouse earthworm has supposedly been extinct since the 1980s. But scientists found one adult specimen in 2005. - In 2008, the World Wildlife Fund (or WWF) made an astonishing discovery: high up in the mountains of Borneo there lives a whole colony of pygmy elephants that were thought to be extinct for almost two centuries! - The Fernandina giant tortoise was believed to have died out by 1906, and no signs of it were ever seen until February 17, 2019. A female was discovered in the Galapagos Islands. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Photos: https://www.depositphotos.com East News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Scientists these days are serious about bringing animals extinct millions of years ago back to life. They even have a list of candidates, which includes the woolly mammoth, dodo, mastodon, and Tasmanian tiger. However, the animals you’re about to see are not desirable and will not be loved by humans. Those scary monsters from the past won’t do anyone any good. TIMESTAMPS Meganeura 1:25 Phoberomys pattersoni 2:25 Dunkleosteus 3:25 Helicoprion 4:22 Deinosuchus 5:14 Gigantopithecus 6:12 Megapiranha 6:55 The Giant Short-Faced Bear 7:50 Titanoboa cerrejonensis 8:41 Megalodon 9:15 Music: Lookahead https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music SUMMARY -Meganeura, which was actually a griffinfly, was a bit smaller than a crow and had a wingspan of about 2.3 ft. A Meganeura’s diet consisted of insects, invertebrates, and small amphibians. -Phoberomys pattersoni (also known as “guinea-zilla”) weighed 1,500 lb and was 4.9 ft tall. It’d be impossible not to scream if you saw a buffalo-like rodent charging at you. -A prehistoric cannibal. Dunkleosteus was not a part of the shark family but was an arthropod or placoderm fish. Its bite was as powerful as that of the Tyrannosaurus rex and modern crocodiles. -Helicoprion was 35 ft long with shark-like features and was twice the size of the largest known great white shark. Its tooth whorl, which consisted of 15 to 18 serrated teeth, worked like a circular saw when eating its prey. -Deinosuchus was related to the alligator and could grow up to 39 ft long. They preyed on sea turtles and dinosaurs. -Gigantopithecus, which translates to “big ape,” was a relative of orangutans. Its teeth, which were falsely branded as “dragon teeth,” were made to grind and chew plants, bamboo in particular. -Megapiranhas were 2.3 ft long and weighed 20–30 lb. The megapiranha had a bite force of 279–1,069 lb. -Around 500,000 to 2 million years ago, the giant short-faced bear was the most powerful carnivore around. Its scientific name was “Arctodus simus,” and it weighed between 2,000 and 3,500 lb. -Titanoboa cerrejonensis’ length was about 40–45 ft, and its average weight was 1.25 tons. Titanoboa looked like a boa constrictor but behaved like an anaconda. -Megalodon was the largest shark to ever live on Earth. Its teeth were 5” to 7” in height and had a bite force of 24,400–41,000 lb. #extinctanimals #seacreatres #megalodon Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BUY T-SHIRTS: http://www.viralkiller.one Join me on TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/viralkiller1 SUPPORT ME ON PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/viralkiller1 DONATE on PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZFL9NLLDCCJ4S Welcome to Mega Top Tens. In this video, we will explore the top 10 mythical sea creatures. Number 10. Cthulhu. Cthulhu is an undersea monster and has been described as a mix between a giant octopus, a man and a dragon... It is hundreds of meters tall, with human-looking arms and legs and a pair of wings on its back. Cthulhu's head looks like an octopus, with tentacles surrounding its supposed mouth... H. P. Lovecraft's story, "The Call of Cthulhu", established the character as a malevolent entity hibernating within an underwater city in the South Pacific called R'lyeh... Games company TSR included an entire chapter on the Cthulhu mythos in Deities & Demigods (1980)… Number 9. Leviathan. The Leviathan of the Middle Ages was used as an image of Satan, attempting to eat God’s creatures... Leviathan became associated with, and may originally have referred to, the visual motif of the Hellmouth, a monstrous animal into whose mouth the damned disappear at the Last Judgement... Young Earth Creationists argue that both the Leviathan and the Behemoth in the Bible could only have been dinosaurs that they claim still existed when the Book of Job was written... In the study of demonology, the Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper.
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From the Mysterious Oke bay Creature to the Giant Kraken , here are 7 Mysterious Deep Sea Creatures Found On Google Earth
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Today is World animal day 2018, we will release a video to commemorate the biodiversity of the world's wildlife. This video is about comparison of animal size, putting living animals against extinct animals. This animal size comparison video will pitch the largest living animals against the largest extinct animals. These animals are pitch by type for example, the largest living elephant vs the largest extinct elephant, the largest whale vs largest extinct whale, the largest living shark vs largest extinct shark. Some of these extinct animals dwarf the living animals in size and comparison. The giant ground sloth, the megatherium is around 4 tonnes and 20 feet in height and in comparison the largest living sloth is 8 kilograms or 18 pounds in size. Have fun with this size comparison video entitled: Animal size comparison - Extinct vs Living.
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BRAIN TIME ► https://goo.gl/tTWgH2 Over thousands of years, our planet has been inhabited by many different animals. Some of the species have survived to this day, but some, unfortunately, are considered to be extinct. However, this doesn’t mean that we will never have the opportunity to see a mammoth or scratch the ear of a saber-toothed cat, because science is developing, and very soon scientists will learn how to bring disappeared species back to life. Do you want to take a look at the future inhabitants of this "Jurassic Park"?
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You won't believe that fishermen actually caught these gigantic sea monsters! Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg SyFy recently aired the third film in their so-bad-its-good “Sharknado” series, prompting some to wonder if airborne, tornado-based sharks could actually be real. Okay, so no one is really wondering that. Still, though, the ocean continues to represent a great unknown to us, providing home to countless species, many of which remain a mystery to humanity. The more we learn about what lurks deep below the surface, the more we realize still remains uncovered. With two-thirds of the Earth’s surface covered in water, it stands to reason that a great deal of that space remains unexplored. Of course, just because humankind hasn’t covered every iota of ground along the ocean floor, it doesn’t mean that those areas are uninhabited. All we know for sure is that the truly deepest depths of the world’s oceans continue to offer surprises, even as scientific technology becomes increasingly advanced. New species unlike any others known before are routinely discovered, with entirely new and alien biomes in extreme environments that no life had even been thought possible have challenged our very notions of what life is and how it has evolved. Amidst the cold darkness of a low-lying ocean area with depths that no sunlight can penetrate lies an alien world of incredibly rare and mysterious species. While many are simple, harmless omnivores, they share the ocean floor with some pretty unsettling forces. These ocean-based creatures – those that we know about, anyway – change everything we think we know about fish. Each one has at least one predominant feature that stands out as being unlike anything seen before. Think you know sharks? Well, how about one with a saw-like nose or a frilly, eel-like body. Think you’ve seen some big fish? How about a 17-metre long swimmer or a 900-pound squid or even a 5,000-pound behemoth sunfish? Lurking within the ocean are a number of deadly, threatening, vicious creatures that are naturally designed and programmed to hunt and stalk their prey. Thankfully, most of these monsters live at pressures that humans could never survive at – not that they would survive long down there, anyway. In recent years, Hollywood has sparked a fascination with zombies, aliens and other forces that exist beyond the realms of our planet and that are not steeped in reality. Despite that, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of bodies of water with which we are, at least partially, familiar. As we sit on a beach staring out at the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean, we remain blissfully oblivious to all that lurks within. This list seeks to open the door to an entire world of deep sea activity, featuring a cast of creepy and spooky characters that few even know exist. These 10 fish, some of whom may seem to be borne out of your darkest nightmares, are all very real and may give you second thoughts the next time you foray into the ocean. And these are just the ones we know about… Check out these other awesome videos! 10 Shockingly Large Creatures That Actually Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9odlL5Ti3dc 10 Things That Will Happen When Humans Go Extinct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ml_awEqbEE Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRichest.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRichest_Com Instagram: http://instagram.com/therichest For more videos and articles visit: http://www.therichest.com/
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Do you think that dinosaurs were kind of scary? Think again! In its time, evolution created creatures so terrifying they make dinosaurs look like cute little babies! So do you want to find out which creatures would've completely destroyed our world if they were alive today? Then let's get started! TIMESTAMPS: Liopleurodon 1:04 Arthropleura 2:15 Megalania 3:23 Dunkleosteus 4:47 Jaekelopterus 6:03 Sarcosuchus 7:03 Gorgonops 8:24 Titanoboa 9:40 Meganeuropsis 11:07 Helicoprion 12:28 #extinctanimals #extinctcreature #seacreatures Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music SUMMARY: - Liopleurodon was a giant marine reptile from the family of short-necked plesiosaurs. This species lived during the Callovian stage of the Middle Jurassic Period. The typical size of a Liopleurodon varied from 16 to 23 ft, but the largest reached over 33 ft. - Arthropleura lived in the territories of current northeastern North America and Scotland about 315 million years ago. The species ranged from almost one to 7 ft in length and were around 2 ft in width. Arthropleura's body was apparently composed of around 30 jointed segments covered by 2 side plates and one center plate. - Megalania is the biggest monitor lizard you can possibly imagine. The youngest of its fossils dates back to approximately 50,000 years ago. The length of the largest Megalanias reached around 23 ft with a maximum weight of 1,320–1,370 lb. They were unbelievably active hunters. - Dunkleosteus became extinct about 358–382 million years ago during the Late Devonian period. However, there wasn't just one Dunkleosteus — there were actually 10 species of it, including D. terrelli, D. denisonii, and D. magnificus. D. terrelli, the largest of them, was almost 20 ft long. Most Dunkleosteus fossils were found in North America, Poland, Belgium, and Morocco. - Jaekelopterus was a giant predatory sea scorpion Scientists confirmed that Jaekelopterus reached a size of nearly 8.5 ft, which makes it the largest arthropod ever. - Sarcosuchus, a distant relative of living crocodiles, lived about 112 million years ago. It had somewhat telescoped eyes and a long snout with 35 teeth on each side of its upper jaw and 31 teeth on each side of its lower one. - Gorgonopses lived around 260 million years ago, terrifying all the smaller species of that time. As for their size, these creatures were about 10 ft long and weighed nearly 1,000 lb. They were basically at the top of the food chain. - Titanoboa lived in the region that's now a part of northeastern Colombia, and its fossils date back to about 58–60 million years ago. Titanoboa holds the scary record for the largest snake ever discovered with a total length of nearly 48 ft and a weight of about 2,500 lb. - Meganeuropsis still continue to be the biggest insect of all time with a wing length of 13” and a body length of almost 17”. The very first fossils of Meganeuropsis were actually discovered in France back in 1880. - Helicoprion lived was around 290 million years ago, living in North America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Australia's waters. The most distinctive feature of Helicoprion was its circular jaw. Helicoprions proved to be incredibly strong since they survived the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event that killed 90% of marine animals and around 70% of terrestrial ones. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Desmostylians were a very strange-looking group of mysterious animals that lived for millions of years before disappearing, becoming the only known order of marine mammals to die out. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/3KgpG8J Subscribe to our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BenGThomas Subscribe to explore the wonderful life around you! Social Media: ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenGThomas42 ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bengthomas42/ ►Instagram: http://bit.ly/1PIEagv ►Google+: http://bit.ly/1ObHejE Sources: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/mesaxonia/desmostylia.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_mammal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmostylia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018217301372?via%3Dihub https://www.amazon.co.uk/Princeton-Field-Prehistoric-Mammals-Guides/dp/0691156824 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08912963.2015.1046718 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4189980/ https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/44971/10914_2005_Article_5719.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3615000/
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You must be afraid of animals like Lion, Shark…. Ok its natural but they are most brutal animal of this time but there were an era where these animals can be hunted down by others species very easily. Today in our countdown We have selected 10 most Dangerous species that do not exist now but they were once, And if they were not went to extinct Survival of human would be difficult Video clips and Images are in this video taken from several sources and there copyrighht goes to there rightful owner
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From giant sharks to huge whales there are some amazing large sea monsters that have inhabited our oceans. You'll be amazed by this list of the Top 20 Largest Sea Creatures that EVER Existed! Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: [email protected] Credit: https://pastebin.com/tR0kaixJ
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Nearly 200 species of plants and animals become extinct on an average day. At the same time, thousands of new species turn up every year, each with seemingly more spectacular features than the last. And while us humans tend to think of ourselves as the masters of our world, it cannot be denied that there are many weird and wonderful things on Planet Earth of which we are simply unaware. With that in mind, here are 7 amazing animals that have only been discovered in recent years. #Amazinganimals #Rareanimals #Strangeanimals
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Top 10 Animals That Are Now Extinct Because of Humans Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Unfortunately, there have been many species extinctions caused by humans. Whether they were animals hunted to extinction like the Quagga, the Western Black Rhinoceros or the Steller’s Sea Cow, or made extinct by habitat loss like the Javan Tiger, these animals went from endangered species to extinct species – because of us. WatchMojo counts down ten animals driven to extinction by humans. If uncommon animals interest you, be sure to watch our videos on the Top 10 Extinct Animals: https://youtu.be/2jUqRal-SFQ and Top 10 Extraordinary Rare Animals: https://youtu.be/-m86o6tVTyM. Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX 00:40 #10: Quagga 01:27 #9: Javan Tiger 02:13 #8: Falkland Islands Wolf 02:51 #7: Steller’s Sea Cow 03:46 #6: Atlas Bear 04:31 #5: Great Auk 05:30 #4: Thylacine 06:24 #3, #2 & #1 ???? Special thanks to our users mcelite14 and Ostin Power for suggesting this idea! Check out the voting page at http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Human-Caused%20Extinctions WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Check out the most terrifying sea monsters ever! These deep sea creatures roamed the ocean million years ago! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Top AMAZING Facts About The Planet Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/2bo0p7ndMZY Watch our "Shocking and TERRIFYING Natural Disasters!" video here: https://youtu.be/4VkcxqxZGpA Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU - Plenty of standing room: Carcharocles megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived on Earth., Heritage Auctions. (CC BY-SA 2.0) - A size comparison of a killer whale, blue whale, a Pliosaur (Predator X), and a human diver., or Sponga, Bergens Tidende (CC BY-SA 2.0) - The huge pliosaur fossils had to be cast in plaster before being removed from the Svalbard site., Jørn Hurum/NHM/UiO (CC BY-SA 2.0) List of most terrifying sea monsters ever: 9. Predator X Predator X is the most powerful marine reptile ever discovered. Over 15 meters long, and weighing about 4 tons, it was twice as big as most Jurassic predators. The giant reptile roamed the seas about 150 million years ago and was officially classified as a new species. Now known as Pliosaurus funkei, it had a massive 2m skull with a bite four times as powerful as a Tyrannosaurus rex. (Although I prefer the name Predator X). Studies of the brain cavity of Predator X has revealed that its brain was actually similar to the much smaller great white shark?. In 2006, scientists found two massive pliosaur skeletons in Norway. The giant creatures, looked slightly different from other pliosaurs discovered in England and France over the last century and a half. The pliosaur family had short necks and four large, paddle-shaped limbs like a turtle that allowed them to move up to 5m per second. The newly discovered funkei species likely lived closer to 145 million years ago and ate plesiosaurs, related long-necked, small-headed reptiles. The new analysis shows P. funkei had longer front paddles than other pliosaurs, and different teeth. This predator is still bigger than the largest living apex predator, the whale, which tops out at about 9m (30 ft) long. 8. Plesiosaurs Plesiosaurs were a group of marine reptiles, or dinosaurs-that-weren’t-actually-dinosaurs but lived at the same time during the Jurassic Period. It had a tiny head and a long neck, paddle flippers, and a tail. Even though it was smaller than Predator X, Its mouth was full of needle-like teeth pointing inward, a perfect death trap for prey and for ripping flesh. In 1987 a plesiosaur fossil was discovered with the bones of an embryo in its abdomen, proving that the animal gave birth to live young. This creature seems to have somehow given rise to the Loch Ness Monster as the physical description is very similar. Plesiosaurs would swallow stones weighing about 5 pounds (2.2kg) to help them digest their prey. If there was one plesiosaur you needed to watch out for, it was Liopleurodon (lye plur i dun). This carnivorous beast could weigh over 3,500 pounds and reach over 30 feet in length, including jaws that are believed to be 10 feet alone, complete, of course, with a very wide jaw and several rows of razor-sharp teeth. Their bodies consisted of a unique, paddle design for limbs, which has been tested and proven on small swimming robots that the Liopleurodon would not have been super fast they were terrifyingly agile. Most likely they hunted similar to the crocodiles of today, with short and fast burst attacks. So that makes them just perfect for any underwater haunted...aquarium. 7. Giant Sea Scorpion (Jaekelopterus rhenaniae) Since there is no way I can pronounce this we'll just call this one the Giant Sea Scorpion. Larger than a human and about the size of a crocodile (2.5m), the 390-million-year-old sea scorpion was the top predator of its day. This was one of the two largest arthropods to have ever lived, reaching a length of over 8 feet of armored, clawed horror. Most of us freak out at the thought of a tarantula, so it’s easy to imagine screaming like a banshee if you ever swam by one of these. A huge fossilized spiky claw discovered in Germany in 2007 measured 18 inches (46 cm). We've known about super sized insects for years now but it wasn't until this discovery that scientists realized just how big some of these creepy crawlies could get. The next biggest fossil arthropods were massive millipedes that grew more than 2 meters (6.5 feet) long, 6. Basilosaurus The Basilosaurus’ name and appearance make it seem like an ancient reptile, but it’s actually a blood-thirsty ancestor of today’s whales. It's ironic given that its name means “King Lizard,” but that is because when it was discovered by Richard Owen in 1834, it was thought be a reptile. It wasn't until over 10 years later that he discovered it was actually a mammal and tried to rename it the Zeuglodon, meaning Yoke Tooth, but that didn’t catch on.
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Check out the rarest animals that are almost extinct! This top 10 list of mysterious and exotic animals has some of the rarest critically endangered species currently living on our planet! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines!" video here: https://youtu.be/vwIIeiOhTJ0 Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 14. Pygmy Three-toed Sloth This sloth was only officially recognized as a distinct species in 2001. They are very small and are surprisingly good at swimming. Due to their relaxed and slow natures, sloths are constantly in danger of being killed by predators. The Pygmy Three-toed Sloth is no exception and it is a critically endangered animal. 13. Sunda Rhino Also known as the Javan Rhinoceros, the Sunda Rhino at one time was spread all over South Asia as part of its natural order, but over time, the species became confined to Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. Now, it's one of the rarest animals in the world. 12. Metallic Tarantula The Metallic Tarantula may not be made of metal, but it is real! Not to be confused with the Cobalt Blue Tarantula, the Metallic Tarantula is also known as the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider. It was first recorded in 1899 and then “rediscovered” in 2001 in India. 11. Northern Muriqui This Woolly Spider Monkey, known as the Northern Muriqui is found in Brazil. These rare creatures are rather unusual in regards to their personality. They believe in equality for all, males and females, which is not something you see in the animal kingdom that often. 10. Hairy Nosed Wombat There are only three different kinds of wombat in the world and the hairy nosed wombat almost went completely extinct. They used to be all over Australia, as a century ago they were introduced to various parts of the continent including New South Wales and Queensland. Now though? They're only in Queensland in Epping Forest National Park. 9. Red-Crested Tree Rat Here is a rodent that is rare for numerous reasons, as the Red-Crested Tree Rat isn't just a critically endangered species, scientist thought they were completely extinct since no one had seen them in 100 years. Volunteers at El Dorado Nature Reserve were excited when this little guy showed up for pictures but they didn’t have a clue as to what it was. 8. Angel Shark The Angel Shark is one of the few breeds of shark that look like other sea creatures, mainly rays and skates, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise due to the fact that they are technically cousins. The Angel shark has a flat body and large pectoral fins, and when it is not camouflaging itself on the ocean floor, it looks rather majestic as it glides through the water. 7. Elephant Shrew This creature is not what you might expect. First and foremost, the Elephant Shrew is not actually a shrew at all! Also known as sengis, they are more closely related to elephants. Surprise!!! 6. Ploughshare Tortoise The Ploughshare Tortoise, also known as the angonoka tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. Native only to Madagascar, like many other creatures on the island it has fallen victim to the illegal pet trade, land loss and poaching. There's a big market for these tortoises, and so people will go to Madagascar, find them, and then sell them. 5. Durrell’s Vontsira Related to the mongoose, the Durrell’s Vontsira is actually a carnivorous mammal that hides out in the wetlands. This particular area of Madagascar is under threat from numerous sources. One of them is deforestation, but another is that numerous plant and fish species are being introduced to the area that are quite invasive. 4. White-Headed Langur Found on the island of Cat Ba in Vietnam, the White-Headed Langur is one of the rarest mammals on Earth. Adults are a dark chocolate brown while their babies have golden/orange fur. 3. Vaquita The Vaquita porpoise is also known as the panda of the ocean because of the big rings around its eyes. They are pretty small, only about 4 feet long and they usually weigh less than 100 pounds. It's also one of the rarest animals on the planet, found off the Gulf of California, and they usually stay in groups of 3. 2. Amur Leopard It may surprise you to know that the Amur Leopard is native to Russia and in China. That speaks a lot to their ability to cope with any climate, as the temperatures in those regions, especially Russia, can drop to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. 1. Hainan Gibbon There are many primates in the world, but few are as rare as the Hainan Gibbon, and their numbers aren't improving, in fact, there are less than two dozen left in the world today Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Some creatures might be considered as endangered or extinct animals, but the reality is that some have been caught on camera. Here, you will be amazed at our top 10 most amazing seemingly endangered or extinct animals and species caught on camera. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: [email protected] Credits: http://pastebin.com/KFRp5hv9
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Check out these animals that almost went extinct! This top 10 list of endangered species has some rare creatures that are about to go extinct! Subscribe to World5List: http://goo.gl/cpJSA6 Check out our "10 People who Fell into Animal Enclosures at Zoos" video at: https://youtu.be/Wkvs6fdTQH4 Check out our "8 Pet Animals That Ate Their Owners" video at: https://youtu.be/q27V7_PzYxU 9. Brown Pelican You might think that birds are exempt from being endangered or near extinct. But that's just not the case. Birds are just as susceptible to things like human expansion, changing ecosystem, and for the Brown Pelican, being exposed to certain chemicals. 8. American Alligator Now, this one might get you into a bit of a huff, as the American Alligator was on the Endangered Species List, and was saved to remarkable extent. So why would you be in a huff? Well, because it's an alligator, and you might be thinking that this sometimes very dangerous creature isn't worth saving. Yet, that's not true, and I'll tell you why. 7. Stellar Sea Lion For the record, that's the creatures real name, I wouldn't put a species on here and call it "stellar". I'm just saying. Focusing back on what's important, sea life is often the most endanger when it comes to man-made intervention. Sure, we expand on the land, but we do just as many things in the sea that can put numerous species in danger. 6. Lake Eerie Water Snake Snakes are another creature on this list that you might think "shouldn't be saved" despite their importance to their ecosystems. However, in the case of the Lake Eerie Water Snake, it wasn't just the population of humans that nearly wiped it out, they also saved it, and they did so fairly recently. 5. Whooping Crane While all the species on this list came dangerous close to extinction, you could argue that none came closer than the Whooping Crane. For in the year 1941, an estimated 21 Whooping Cranes existed between Canada and the United States. That's right, between two massive countries there were only 21 of these birds. 4. Island Night Lizard There are many factors that can lead to the extinction of a population. But one you might not think about is the introduction of certain species to lands they weren't in before. You see, ecosystems are a delicate balance of life and death. Every creature has their place, their role, their predators and their prey. When a new being is thrown into the mix suddenly? It can change things drastically. Which is how the Island Night Lizard was almost killed. 3. Grizzly Bear Here's another creature you might think wouldn't go extinct. I mean, it's a Grizzly Bear! These are man killers! They're one of the most dominant and powerful species on Earth! So, what happened to almost kill them? Well, we did. 2. Peregrine Falcon When you look at this majestic bird, you might think it's king of the skies. But even kings can fall to poison. And this particular man-made poison nearly wiped out the species half a century ago, and didn't get saved until the end of the last century. 1. Gray Wolf Ok, I'll be completely honest with you here, I'm cheating for this one. Not because the Gray Wolf isn't saved, or that it wasn't close to extinction, I'm cheating because I love wolves, and the fact that we saved them from extinction makes me grin from ear to ear. Thus, I'm putting this at the top of my list.
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See more at www.brilliantnews.com The rampant reproduction of Mankind hasn’t worked out great for Mother Earth. The skies grow cloudy with pollution, the glaciers are sweating buckets and Earth’s animals are feeling the brunt of our collective recklessness. If you need proof, just take a look at these 10 creatures humanity has already wiped off the map. 1. Dodo Bird Let's start with the obvious; the poster child for extinct animals. The dodo hasn’t been spotted since 1662, when it was driven to extinction by both the sailors who discovered it and the invasive species they brought along with them. 2. Western Black Rhino Intense poaching over the last several decades has seen this subspecies of rhinoceros eradicated. In 2011, the Western Black Rhino was officially declared extinct. 3. Bubal Hartebeest In the 19th century, as the French army swept across Algeria, massive herds of Bubal Hartebeest were consumed by the troops. The species decreased over the course of the next hundreds years until it was declared extinct at the end of the 1930’s. 4. Quagga As the Dutch began to overtake South Africa, this cousin of the plain zebra was hunted extensively to make room for domesticated animals. Though there was an attempt to save the quagga by keeping herds in zoos, the last one passed away in 1883. 5. Heath Hen The Heath Hen were once so common that they roosted on the Boston Common in the early days of America. Some historians even believe it was heath hen, not turkey, eaten at the first Thanksgiving and were so popular that the Heath Hen, was all eaten up by 1932. 6. Giant Moa For nearly 40,000 years, the Ostrich-like bird survived in New Zealand without incident. Then, the initial settlement of Polynesian explorers signaled the beginning of the end for the Giant Moa, which was hunted to extinction by the year 1500. 7. Passenger Pigeon The passenger pigeon was known to migrate throughout North America for hundreds of years. It was known as a source of food for Native American hunters, a tradition that carried over into the nineteenth century when the Passenger Pigeon was eradicated. The last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. 8. Steller’s Sea Cow Often confused with mermaids, the extinct Steller’s Sea Cow could stretch up to 30 feet long and tip the scales up to 10 metric tons. Unfortunately, it was also sweet-natured and slow moving, which made it prime pickings for European explorers in 1741. In just 2 decades the animal had been exterminated. 9. Tasmanian Tiger The Tasmanian tiger was one of two known species to have a pouch in both sexes. The dog-like animal was a tremendously successful hunter, making it a target for local farmers. That, and habitat destruction and disease helped drive the shy animal out of existence. 10. Tecopa Pupfish In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the Tecopa Hot Springs gained favor among Californians as a travel destination. Bathhouses sprung up, the springs were expanded, and the pupfish’s habitat was changed irreversibly. The Tecopa pupfish was forced to move down river and mate with another species, becoming something altogether different. Know of any other animals we missed? Comment below!
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Check out the most terrifying extinct creatures ever! You'll be very glad to see these scary animals are no longer roaming the earth! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most AMAZING Spiders In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/AOYsD2zQPe4 Watch our "NEWLY Discovered Species!" video here: https://youtu.be/-oWb98LpkRs Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 10: Titanoboa 9: Cameroceras 8: Kaprosuchus 7: Arthropleura 6: Pulmonoscorpius 5: Argentavis Magnificens 4: Deinosuchus 3: Megalania Prisca 2: Entelodon 1: Megalodon
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Check out the Most TERRIFYING And UNUSUAL Prehistoric Creatures! From extinct sea monsters to some of the largest and most scary animals roaming earth, this top 10 list of prehistoric creatures will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 9. Dunkleosteus Long before the age of the dinosaurs, and even before gigantic sharks roamed the seas, there was the Dunkleosteus. This fish was one of the last arthrodires which meant they had thick, bony plates covering their skull. This fish was so strong it may have had a bite that was more powerful than anything else on Earth, both before or since. 8. Liopleurodon The Liopleurodon was a giant, marine reptile, but there is a big debate between scientists whether this massive creature was only 20 feet, or actually 50 feet, if not longer. The BBC series "Walking With Dinosaurs" used certain evidence to depict it as 80+ feet long, though many have discredited this series because the findings were based on "fragmentary" evidence. 7. Gorgonopsia These creatures known as “Gorgon face” were some of the largest carnivores in the late Permian period, about 299 to 251 million years ago. With that name, honoring the Greek monsters, you know that they weren’t cute. Based on fossil evidence, they are synapsids, tetrapods that included the ancestors of mammals so many people thought they actually were. 6. Arthropleura Insects may be small in the modern world, but 315 to 299 million years ago, the world was a different place!! Arthropleura could reach between 6 feet to 8.5 feet in length, making it the largest land-dwelling bug in history!! This invertebrate of the Carboniferous era is the ancestor to the modern millipede. It was a actually a vegetarian, and scientists believe that it liked to feast on dead plant matter more than anything else. 5. Estemmenosuchus The thing that draws most people to the Estemmenosuchus is the shape of its skull. It is without a doubt one of the most interesting skull types in history. In fact, its what helped it earn it its name, because Estemmenosuchus means "crowned crocodile" in Greek. A group of them were found in Russia and scientists discovered many skeletons of two different species together. 4. Helicoprion Found 290 million years ago, the Helicoprion was a shark with a spiral-toothed jaw resembling a circular saw. It took a long time for scientists to figure out where these spiral teeth went or how they worked. Since shark skeletons are made of cartilage that doesn’t preserve well, there were many, many drawings of scientists trying to guess!! 3. Terror Birds Once the velociraptor and T-Rex were wiped out, the terror bird became the most terrifying predator of what is now South America about 62 million years ago and stayed that way until about 2 million years ago! Their more scientific name was Phorusrhacids, but hey, a rose by any other name can still have a beak with enough power to cut a spinal cord in half. 2. Sarcosuchus Existing at around 112 million years ago, the Sarcosuchus is affectionately known as the "Super Croc", and for very obvious reasons. Not the least of which is that this mammoth creature is double the size of most modern crocodiles, coming in at about 40 feet long. 1. Azhdarchid The Azhdarchid Pterosaur was giant, long-necked animals that had a bill like a stork. These flying creatures lived around 140 million years ago. However, what separates the Azhdarchid from the rest of the Pterosaur family is not their age, or their appetite, it's their size and body proportions. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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From bizarre flightless birds, to some ancient turtles, these are 19 EXTINCT Species Found ALIVE !!! 10. Lord Howe Island Stick Insect -- It’s considered the rarest insect in the world, and they were thought to be extinct since 1920. It was rediscovered in 2001 on a small islet of Ball’s Pyramid. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it’s the tallest and most isolated sea stack in the world. Less than 30 individuals were located living underneath a single shrub there. Did you know this Stick Insect can grow to 15 centimeters long? That’s why they’re sometimes referred to as “tree lobsters”! 9. La Gomera (go-merra) Giant Lizard -- This animal is considered a true lizard … and in these photos from Jaime A. de Urioste (day’oo-ree-os-tay) you can see the white coloration around its throat in contrast to blackish-blue coloration of its body … and you can also get a sense of its size as it lays on the brown dirt, or rests upon a reddish boulder … They can grow to half a meter long. This species is native to La Gomera go-merra), one of the Canary Islands ... and were thought to have gone extinct by 1985. But Spanish biologists found six living individuals in 1999. Today, the creatures are listed as critically endangered. 8. Madagascan Serpent Eagle -- as its name would suggest, this medium-sized raptor is indigenous to the island of Madagascar. It has a wingspan up to 110 centimeters, and measures up to 66 centimeters long. After its last confirmed sighting in 1930, this bird of prey was thought to be extinct … but it was rediscovered in 1993! 7. Bermuda Petrel (peh-trul) -- These creatures were last seen in the 1620s, and were believed to be extinct for more than three centuries. But in 1951, 18 nesting pairs of the birds were discovered on isolated rocky islets in Castle Harbor. The Petrels have a global population of around 250 individuals … meaning they still face extinction today. 6. La Palma Giant Lizard -- This creature was thought to have been extinct for five centuries before being rediscovered in 2007 … and some sources STILL list the animal as extinct! The lone individual located was around 4 years old and measured about a foot long. Expeditions to the Canary Island’s La Palma region are being planned to search for a breeding population. 5. Caspian Horse -- This breed of small horse is native to Northern Iran … and is thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world … with remains found that date back to 3400 BC! Its original height is estimated at 36 to 46 inches (91 to 117 cm). The little equines seemed to vanish from history after 700 AD, and were presumed extinct. But the animals were rediscovered in 1965 in Iran … and seemed to have survived relatively unaltered. 4. Monito del Monte -- Until one of these tiny marsupials was discovered in the southern Andes of Chile, they were thought to have been extinct for 11 million years. It’s likely related to the earliest Australian marsupial which lived some 55 million years ago. 3. Laotian (la ocean) Rock Rat -- This species was first discovered for sale at a meat market in Laos (louse). It was placed in its own family because it was considered so distinct and unusual from other living rodents. But that was just the beginning … after a systematic re-analysis in 2006, the animal was reclassified. It turns out the unique rodent belonged to an ancient family of fossils believed to have gone extinct some 11 million years ago! Researchers have discovered additional specimens, suggesting the rock rat may not be as rare as originally thought. 2. Gracilidris (grah-sill-ih-dris) -- After considered extinct for some 20 million years, it was rediscovered and described in 2006. These ants have been found in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. Very little is known about them, but they do exhibit nocturnal behavior and nest in small colonies in the soil. A single existing fossil in amber from the Dominican Republic qualifies this creature as a Lazarus Taxon (tax-ON), not unlike the Coelacanth (seela-kenth). 1. And speaking of the Coelacanth (seela-kenth) -- This creature was thought to have gone extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, some 65 million years ago. But in 1938, this ancient order of fish was rediscovered off the coast of South Africa. They’re among the oldest living jawed fish believed to exist, and serve as an example of a Lazarus Taxon (tax-ON) … an organism that disappears from the fossil record, only to later come back to life! They’re known to swim over 500 meters deep, grow to over six feet long, and weigh around 200 pounds! Did you know this creature first appeared in the fossil record some 400 million years ago? Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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Welcome to Top10Archive! Long before man took Earth as his own, it was ruled by prehistoric beasts. While we tend to gravitate towards dinosaurs when discussing the natural prehistory of our world, we shouldn’t overlook a creature just because it’s… well…odd looking. In this Archive, we’re jumping in a wormhole, back to the age of giants to find the ten creepiest prehistoric creatures. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Platybelodon 9. Arandaspis 8. Aegirocassis 7. Giant Fleas 6. Anomalocaris 5. Attercopus 4. Meganeuropsis Permiana 3. Opabinia 2. Hallucigenia 1. Manipulator Modificaputis Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2/
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Check out these Amazing EXTINCT Animals You Probably Never Heard Of! From giant turtles to unicorns, this top 10 list of mysterious creatures forced into extinction has some of the biggest animals that ever lived! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Carbonemys The Carbonemys was a turtle that grew to be the size of a small car, that lived around 60 million years ago during the Paleocene Period. The first evidence of this species was found in a coal mine in Colombia in 2005, which is why it was given this name, which means ‘coal turtle’. 9. Arctotherium angustidens Standing at up to eleven feet tall, and weighing up to 4,500 pounds- the Arctotherium angustidens was, as far as we know, the largest species of bear to have ever lived. Living across South America, it was at least 1,000 pounds heavier than the largest bears that live today, and 9 times heavier than its closest relative that’s still around- the spectacled bear. 8. Quagga The Quagga was a type of zebra from South Africa, but unlike those that you see today, the Quagga’s stripes faded below its neck. It was once thought to be a completely different species, but recent analysis has shown it to be a subspecies of the plains zebra. 7. Cygnus Falconeri Swans are found in temperate environments around the world, and while they are certainly one of the largest birds you’ll see on a river, they used to be a whole lot bigger! 6. Steller’s Sea Cow Sailing the oceans you might expect to encounter various large creatures, but there was one that sailors would often come across- that was until, of course, they were hunted to extinction. Known as Steller’s sea cow, they were a relative of manatees and dugongs, just much much bigger. While manatees may grow to up to 13 feet long, Steller’s sea cows could grow to up to 33 feet- with estimates of their weight ranging between 9000 and 24,000 pounds. 5. Meganeura The Meganeura was the largest of many species of giant dragonfly-looking creatures that lived about 300 million years ago. They were the biggest known flying insect to have ever lived, with a wingspan of up to 26 inches. The first fossil specimen was found in France in 1880, and since then many more have been found. 4. Elasmotherium While you might think unicorns are simply animals of legend, there was a creature that used to walk the lands across Eurasia that looked very similar to one. The Elasmotherium, also known as the Giant Rhinoceros, or the Siberian Unicorn, lived between around 3 million years ago to 29,000 years ago. They were 6 and a half feet tall, almost 15 feet long, and could weigh up to 4 and a half US tons! 3. Ledumahadi mafube The Ledumahadi mafube, was a dinosaur that lived around South Africa about 200 million years ago. Its name means ‘a giant thunderclap at dawn' in Sesotho, the language that's spoken in the region where the remains of this giant were found, and it's clear to see why. It's thought to have been the largest animal to be alive at the time and was related to the brontosaurus. It weighed as much as 26,000 pounds and was twice the size of an African elephant. 2. Titanoboa If you’re not too keen on snakes, then this next one is probably going to be a problem for you. 58 million years ago, just a few million years after the fall of the dinosaurs, northern Colombia was a massive swampy jungle, where it was much hotter and wetter than it is today. These conditions allowed giant creatures to thrive- huge turtles, giant crocodiles, and the biggest of them all… the Titanoboa. 1. Gigantopithecus There have been a large number of different species of primates, with some estimates claiming there are as many as 448 on the earth today, but there's a debate between researchers as to the true number. One thing that is certain, though, is that the largest primate species have long been extinct, and the biggest to have ever walked the earth is known as the Gigantopithecus blacki. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these animals about to go extinct! This top 10 list of endangered species has some of the most rare animals that exist in the world today! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "Animals that ALMOST went EXTINCT!" video here: https://youtu.be/SvPyCZNY6JY Watch our "8 Times Humanity ALMOST Ended!" video here: https://youtu.be/GVPgu7QbU9c 10. Ocean Quahog The Ocean Quahog, or Arctica Islandica, is a large bivalve that grows up to ten centimeters tall. Large populations can be found in the ocean waters around Iceland, but they live buried beneath the sea bed all across the Atlantic Ocean. They hold the record for being the longest known living creatures on our planet, with one specimen that was caught in 2006 thought to be about 507 years old. This means it would have been born in 1499. Despite their longevity, the Ocean Quahog has been put on the list of at-risk species of the North-East Atlantic Ocean because numbers have been plummeting. This has happened due to extensive fishing to send to the USA for the manufacture of clam chowder soup, increased pollution of the seas by plastic and chemical waste, and the destruction of their habitats by deep sea dredge fishing. 9. The Vaquita The Vaquita, a small species of porpoise, was only first discovered in 1958- but today finds itself as being the world’s rarest marine mammal and on the brink of extinction. They are native to the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico, where large numbers used to gather, but numbers have severely fallen because of human activity in the area. A study in 1997 estimated a population in the region of only 600, but this fell to 100 in a similar survey in 2014 and most recently, in 2016, the total number is though to be around 30. That’s a population decline of over 92 percent since 1997, and means this glorious creature sadly doesn’t have much time left. Unlike other animals that are facing extinction because of hunting, the loss of Vaquita’s is mainly as a by-product of the fishing of an endangered fish called the Totoaba. This large, 300 pound fish is highly sought after for its swim bladder that is popular in Chinese medicine and, as a result, commands a high price. The gillnets that are used to catch the Totoaba also traps large numbers of Vaquita and has been the single most destructive factor towards Vaquita numbers. Despite the Mexican governments attempts to limit the fishing of the Totoaba for this reason, even banning the use of gillnets in 2015 for two years and setting up wildlife refuges, the porpoise has not been able to recover because there are still lots of trawlers using the nets illegally. 8. Javan Rhinoceros Rhinos are one of the more famous animals of the world that are endangered, but rather than the more well-known white and black Rhinos from Africa, the most at-risk type of the five different species is the Javan Rhinoceros. They used to be prevalent across south east Asia, but with the last Javan Rhino of Vietnam having been poached in 2010, the only known remaining ones all live in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. They are very similar in appearance to the closely related “Greater One-Horned Rhino” and are a dusky grey color with one horn that grows up to about ten inches long. The loose folds of their skin make them look like they have armor plating, and they are thought to live for between thirty and forty years. With only around 60 of these Rhinos left in the wild, and none in captivity, their future survival depends on the ability of park rangers to protect them from the threat of poachers- who hunt them for their valuable horns that are a valuable commodity across the region for their supposed medicinal properties.
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10 animals you may not know are endangered species! Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected] It’s no secret: industry is the best thing for us but the worst thing for the planet. To supply the needs of 7.5 billion people and counting, we need resources. And since we can’t yet harvest from outer space, Earth pays the price for our existence. Imperial humans have stormed through the planet, leaving no spot untouched and no source of energy unexploited. Animals are often the first to go, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not, and sometimes without our knowledge. If they prove useful, we farm ‘em, turning them into biotic machines for consumption. If they don’t prove useful, we eradicate them. And if they neither harm nor benefit us, we make them extinct in unrelated ways. This ideology of absolute self-fulfillment has gotten so out of hand that even beloved animals - the stuff of storybooks, movies, playtime, and dreams - are victims of the human machine, and we may be too late to stop it. There’s still hope, however, and with the lessening of human entitlement may be the liberation of the nonhumans. Earth will thank us. With the advent of superintelligence, maybe one day we can return the favor - doing for her what she did for us - but that might mean our extinction. Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRichest.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRichest_Com Instagram: http://instagram.com/therichest For more videos and articles visit: http://www.therichest.com/
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From giant snakes and rats, to monsterous crocodiles and Megalodon … Here are 20 prehistoric animals you’ll be happy are extinct Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife #10 Helicoprion (hel-uh-KOP-ree-un) These shark like fish sound like they could have had their own horror movie. They had a bizarre ‘tooth whorl’ that measured up to 24 inches long (61 cm) and looked like a circular saw in their mouth. The creature may have used its pliable jaw as a weapon. Or it may have used it to capture prey by whipping it into schools of fish. Then it would feed on whatever was trapped and reeled back in. Experts think the beast went nearly 40 feet long (12 m). They were around in great numbers some 290 million years ago. Even that seems too close for comfort.. #9 Dunkleosteus At more than 20 feet long (6 m), heavily armored, and weighing nearly 2,000 pounds (907 kg), this monster fish would have caught YOU, not the other way around. This beast was a hypercarnivorous apex predator but it didn’t have teeth. Instead, there were plates in its mouth that formed a beak, which could exert a devastating bite force on its victims. #8 Smilodon You probably know this one better as the Sabre Toothed Cat, and they’re among the most famous of prehistoric creatures. Their trademark elongated upper canine teeth measured around 7 inches long (18 cm), and extended from the animal’s mouth even when closed. While those bladelike choppers were formidable weapons, they were actually fragile and could not bite into bone. Three species of this animal have been identified, with the largest of the lot weighing around 900 pounds (400 kg) and standing nearly 4 feet high (120 cm). They died out around 10,000 years ago, but it’s still unknown why. #7 Titanoboa Most sources cite the reticulated python as the world’s longest extant snake, with lengths exceeding 20 feet (6.4 m). But 60 million years ago in Colombia, there was a massive constrictor snake that measured some 42 feet long (13 m) and weighed a staggering 2,500 pounds (1,134 kg). Titanoboa ranks as the largest snake ever documented, and would have preyed on the huge crocodiles it coexisted with in the ancient rainforests. Those reticulated pythons don’t seem so big now, do they? #6 You Would’ve Needed A Bigger Boat Most sources tend to estimate the length of the legendary Megalodon at around 60 feet long (18 m) and weighing 130,000 pounds (59 metric tons). That’s too big to argue about. With a shark that goes longer than a school bus it’s easy to understand why Megalodon has resonated through the ages and might be most familiar name on our list. Did you know that while the beast is often depicted as a gigantic version of a great white shark, many experts say Megalodon probably had a greater resemblance to today’s sand tiger shark. #5 Paraceratherium This huge animal was an ancestor of today’s rhinos. But this prehistoric species didn’t have a horn. They had tusklike incisors and pillar-like legs, which makes them sound like elephants. Yet these beasts were larger than elephants. Fossil evidence suggests that these creatures would have measured over 24 feet long (7 m) and weighed an incredible 44,000 pounds (20,000 kg)! #4 Giant Short-Faced Bear These creatures inhabited South America after migrating from North America, where some of their cousins remained up to 11,000 years ago. The South American variety is thought to have been the biggest and most powerful carnivore on land in its time. They existed up to around 500,000 years ago and would have stood at least 11 feet tall upright (3.4 m) while weighing some 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg). Even if they weren’t smarter than the average bear they were definitely larger! #3 Palaeoloxodon The Asian Straight Tusked Elephant ranged from present-day India to Japan. Analysis of their fossils indicates the creature stood more than 17 feet tall (5 m), and would have weighed more than 48,000 pounds (22 metric tons)! That would make this prehistoric pachyderm the largest land mammal known to date! #2 Livyatan Melvillei This immense creature was named in part for Leviathan, the huge sea monster from the Bible. The second part of its name is a tribute to Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick. Those are great namesakes because this beast was a marine mammal that went about 60 feet long (18 m) and was comparable in size to the modern day sperm whale. Not counting tusks they had the largest teeth of any known animal, measuring about 14 inches long (36 cm). Since they existed during the same period, many experts think that this sea monster may have clashed with Megalodon over food sources. Who would have won that contest? 1...
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Top 10 Extinct Animals That Might Still Be Alive Subscribe To MostAmazingTop10: http://bit.ly/2Ibyk6i There have been millions of species that have gone extinct over the course of Earth’s lifetime. In fact, scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammals become extinct every 24 hours. This just sounds insane to me. However, some of these species that we originally thought went extinct, might still be alive today. So, let’s take a look at the top 10 extinct animals that might still be alive. *NEW* MOST AMAZING INSTAGRAM- https://www.instagram.com/mostamazingofficial/ Most Amazing Top 10 Merch: https://shop.bbtv.com/collections/most-amazing For Business Inquiries Contact: [email protected] Check Out Our Recent Videos- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWjWEg6PXeI&list=PL532nVurngGurLZQ8vUjfybxIrwZRNGnC Most Popular Videos- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViI45BjBug8&list=PL532nVurngGsDmfoDM3dj-O3hWlkLNCud FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Fan Page- https://www.facebook.com/MostAmazingTop10Videos/ Instagram- http://instagram.com/landonproductions CHANNEL PRODUCER: Landon Dowlatsingh- https://www.instagram.com/landonproductions/ VIDEO EDITED BY: Dylan Lamovsek: https://twitter.com/uptownduck00 PRODUCED BY: Liam Collens POST PRODUCTION: Theresa Morozovitch
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10 animals you're glad are extinct and no longer roaming the earth! Subscribe for more Top 10 videos: http://bit.ly/Top10z Prehistoric Extinct animals are fascinating. Animals like dinosaurs (T-Rex, Raptors, and anything else because dinosaurs are massive and ridiculous to imagine), giant bears, giant insects, and the Megalodon are just a few animals we're glad don't exist anymore, because if they did, the Human popular would be surely have to take precautions against these terrifying creatures. - More Top 10 Trends Videos - Trending Now! ► https://goo.gl/6iOjv4 YouTuber Top 10s ► http://goo.gl/K1CSy3 Gaming Top 10s ► https://goo.gl/x5wC6g 10 Things You Won't Believe Exist! ► https://goo.gl/9W00nj Featuring: 10 - The Host Eagle 9 - The Giant Turtle 8 - The Short Faced Bear 7 - Megalodon 6 - Giant Scorpion 5- Meganeura, The Giant Dragonfly 4 - Gigantopithecus, The Giant Ape 3- Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, The Giant Sea Scorpion 2 - The Giant Milipede 1 - Entelodont, The Giant Pig or Terminator Pig Top 10 Trends is a Top 10 channel that produces informative, fascinating, and engaging educational entertainment videos. Watch our viral, trending, creepy, shocking, funny, controversial, hilarious, and mysterious list videos. Your #1 facts source for Top 5 / Top 10 content! Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Top10Trendz Voiceover by: https://www.youtube.com/TheSmithPlays
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Check out these EXTINCT Animals You'll Be GLAD Aren't Around!! This top 10 list of biggest prehistoric animals has some of the largest extinct creatures you'll be super relieved are extinct today! We would be in a ton of trouble if not! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. Titanoboa You may not have heard of Cerrejon, Colombia but if you are interested in fossils, this is the place to be!! It has some of the world’s richest, most important fossil deposits. It might just be the only window into an ancient tropical ecosystem. 7. Pterodactyls One of the most famous flying creatures of the ancient world were the Pterodactyls but they often get confused with pterosaurs. Yet ironically, despite popular belief, they weren't actually dinosaurs, they just happened to live in similar time periods. So of course, they had to be included in Jurassic Park films! Granted, they weren't as big as in those films, they were actually the size of big birds like eagles, but they were still a threat no doubt. 6. Megalania In the Australia during the Ice Age, there was an Apex Predator so feared that it became a part of the legends of the land. The Megalania was a monitor lizard, estimated to be about 23 feet long, even bigger than a crocodile! 5. Utahraptor The name Velociraptor is synonymous with the Jurassic Park films, as they were one of the main "villains" in virtually every movie. But the fact of the matter is...they were about the size of chickens, and might have even had feathers in real life. However, there WERE raptors that were big and dangerous, and could easily raise havoc in the world if they were still alive today, for example the Utahraptor. 4. Short-Faced Bear This bear was one of the fiercest predators to inhabit North America. It lived about 1-2 million years ago and is estimated to have gone extinct about 11,000 years ago. This wasn't just a bear, it was a gigantic bear. When standing on all 4 feet it was about as tall as as a human, about 6 feet tall. 3. Tyrannosaurus Rex The Tyrannosaurus Rex is no doubt one of the most popular and legendary dinosaurs ever discovered. And while the T-Rex may not have been the largest dinosaur around, it was still a terror, and there's a reason many movies and TV shows have made sure to include the T-Rex when they go back to that time period. 2. Saber-Tooth Cats In our world today, we have cheetahs, lions, tigers, panthers, and other "big cats", but not a single one of them compare to the Ice Age wonder that was the Saber-Tooth Tiger. 1. Megalodon Of course I have to include The Megalodon! I know it’s been on all of our minds lately since Discovery’s Shark Week and the new movie The Meg!! If the Megalodon were still alive today, the world would be in trouble. This massive shark was one of the biggest terrors the oceans of the world have ever known. It was THE Apex Predator of the ancient waters, and for good reason. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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When each animal or dinosaur goes extinct, there is usually at least one recorded “sighting” of said animal after it’s thought to be long gone. Some of them are hoaxes, while others are actually the real deal, others still are in another category altogether. These are some Extinct Animals Caught On Camera. How many of them are actually still around? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #4 - The Japanese Wolf It feels like a lot of this list are extinct animals only found in Japan but it really makes a lot of sense. Japan is an island that is populated by a great number of people. As the population grows from year to year, the other living things find they have less and less room to live and grow. After generations of this, there are bound to be things that we eradicate just by being around, ripping apart habitats as we go. Awhile back there used to be not one but two species of wolf that were only found on the island, the Honshu and the Hokkaido wolves, one of which is photographed below. Instead of becoming everyone’s lap dog, these wolves were hunted as they were considered to be a threat to everyone’s livestock. We said goodbye to the Hokkaido wolf in 1889 and the Honshu in 1905. However, even though they were listed as extinct, they begin to pop up around the countryside. A single wolf was spotted in 1910, then in the 1930’s, and then again in the 1950’s. Even more began showing up around the 1990’s. It is believed, however, that these wolves are a sort of dog-wolf hybrid that have taken the place of the once purebred canine. #3 - The Tasmanian Tiger The animal pictured here looks like just a big cat, not anything special. Although that’s our personal opinion, that isn’t what everyone who has laid eyes on this picture thinks. According to the person who took the photo as well as all the crypto fan club members out there, this animal is none other than the Tasmanian tiger, also known as a thylacine which was wiped off the map in 1936. This is possibly the most commonly sighted “extinct” animal to date which means that it most likely wasn’t extinct at all. We believe it was hunted to near extinction for risking people’s animals and taking up too much room that man wanted for himself. There have just been too many sightings in Tasmania as well as mainland Australia to think that this tiger doesn’t still exist. They may not have been scientifically confirmed but here’s to hoping that we didn’t really kill off yet another species. #2 - A Wooly Mammoth Back when man walked with giant mammoths, we were barely lighting fires and scratching our hairy chins. At least that’s what we believed before someone saw a huge elephant looking animal with long reddish brown hair and bigger tusks than had ever been seen on an elephant before crossing a river in Siberia. We suppose if a wooly mammoth population was to make it this long, they would be hiding in one of the coldest and most remote locations in the world. We’ve previously thought that they died out 3,500 years ago but this picture from the video that captured the mammoth says otherwise. The clip is only ten seconds long but that’s long enough to see that this really is something extinct, or a bear with a fish for dinner. #1 - The Coelacanth When something comes back from the dead, it really sends shock waves throughout the world turning everything we once thought we knew completely on its head. That’s exactly what happened when we managed to find the extinct coelacanth. Of course, it doesn’t look nearly as ugly as the fish in this image, but the coelacanth is not something that’s easy on the eyes. This ancient order of fish was thought to have died out during the end of the Cretaceous period. That’s more than 65 MILLION years ago. Since we were so absolutely convinced that these were fish of the past, you could image the world’s surprise when we found one swimming off the South African coast in 1938. These amazing beings are the oldest living jawed fish known to man and each can live up to 100 years and possibly even longer. Honestly, these fish are probably going to be adding homo sapiens to the list of extinct animals long before the fish themselves are named among the bunch.
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Top 10 Extinct Animals That MAY ACTUALLY STILL BE ALIVE! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! There are many animals thought to be extinct, but they may be alive today. From the Megalodon to the Japanese River Otter to the Passenger Pigeon, to the Javan Tiger to the Mexican Grizzly Bear to the Woolly Mammoth, these are animal species that vanished but could resurface someday. Are these extinct animals still alive today? Maybe; they could be found alive at any moment! WatchMojo counts down ten animals we thought were extinct but might be alive! If you’d like to learn more about animals you’ll probably never see in person, check out our videos of the Top 10 Extinct Animals: https://youtu.be/2jUqRal-SFQ, Top 10 Extraordinarily Rare Animals: https://youtu.be/-m86o6tVTyM and Top 10 Coolest Prehistoric Animals: https://youtu.be/6JziC3sHaZ4. 00:37 #10: Baiji [aka Yangtze River Dolphin] 01:26 #9: Mexican Grizzly Bear 02:08 #8: Eastern Cougar [aka Eastern Puma] 02:49 #7: Passenger Pigeon 03:34 #6: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker 04:24 #5: Japanese Wolf 05:04 #4: Javan Tiger 05:47 #3, #2 & #1 ???? Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Check out the biggest sea creatures around the world! This top 10 list of largest ocean animals on earth features some crazy monsters lurking in the deep sea! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "CREEPY Fish From The Deep Sea!" video here: https://youtu.be/IjbRmTvO1_g Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg 10.) Fin Whale The fin whale is the second largest creature on Earth after the blue whale. It has been severely affected by commercial whaling and now it is rare to see one. If you have seen one, consider yourself lucky! They can grow as long as 89 feet (27 m) in length and can weigh between 40 to 80 tons! The maximum ever recorded weighed in at 114 tons!! They can live to be over 100 years old if left alone. The fin whale’s body is built for speed and it can even go faster than the fastest ocean steamship. It’s capable of speeds of up to 37 km/h but can go short bursts of even 47 km/h, earning it the nickname “greyhound of the sea”. Fin Whales have a very unique coloring with the right underside of their jaw, right lip, and the right side of their baleen being a yellowish-white, while the left-side is gray, making them look asymmetrical. Fun fact, fin whales and blue whales make the lowest frequency sounds of any animals. When they were first recorded by submarines, scientists thought they were tectonic plates grinding. Kind of makes you wonder about what is causing other mysterious ocean sounds! 9.) Portuguese Man of War While this is often considered a jellyfish, the Portuguese man-of-war is actually not an “it” but a “they”! It is made up of a colony of organisms called polyps that work together known as a siphonophore. While the tentacles can extend 165 feet (50 m), the average is about 30 feet (9 m) long. Still nothing to scoff at!! Also known as “the floating terror”, their body is between 5 inches to a foot wide (13 cm- 130 cm). They are usually found in groups of about a thousand or more, and have no independent means of movement. They either drift on the currents or catch the wind, so even though you should be super careful of jellyfish, they aren’t ever out to get you on purpose! The tentacles on a man-of-war are extremely venomous and very painful if you get stung but they are rarely deadly. The venom is typically used to paralyze their prey, such as small fish and other smaller creatures. Also keep in mind that a man-of-war does not need to be alive in order to give off a powerful sting, even if it has washed up on shore and looks dead, it can still sting you! The Portuguese man-of-war floats around the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Indian and Pacific. So keep an eye out if you are swimming around these areas! 8.) Giant Clam The giant clam is the largest living bivalve mollusk on earth. (Bivalve mollusks include clams, oysters, and mussels). Native to the warm waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, giant clams are capable of growing an average of 4 feet (1 m) in length and weighing close to 500 pounds (250 kg)! However, some species of clams have been known to grow as long as 6 feet. The large majority of a giant clam’s mass is in its shell, with the soft parts accounting for only approximately 10% of the weight. Giant clams are now endangered because they apparently are also quite delicious and have been hunted for centuries for its healthy protein. The giant clam has one chance to find its perfect home because once it chooses its spot, it stays there for the rest of its life. They can live up to 100 years or more, as long as they are in the wild. Most of the giant clams you see today have been raised in captivity and are really popular in large aquariums. Giant clams achieve their enormous proportions by consuming the sugars and proteins produced by the billions of algae that live in their tissues. This symbiotic relationship protects the algae and they are responsible for the unique coloration. No two giant clams are alike! 7.) Great White Shark According to National Geographic, great white sharks are the largest predatory fish in the world. They grow to an average of 15 feet (4.6 m) in length. However, there have been some who have grown to 20 feet (6 m) in length! In fact, the largest Great White Shark ever recorded in the wild was estimated to be 26 feet long, which is more than half the length of a basketball court. Combine this with a bunch of teeth, and this is why people get so scared. They are known to weigh up to 5,000 pounds (2268 kg). The heaviest Great White Shark ever recorded in the wild was estimated to weigh in at a whopping 7,328 pounds. . Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these 10 animals people forced into extinction! This top 10 list of amazing wild animals that were hunted into extinction and are no longer around will make you lose faith in humanity! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 10. Mosquitoes If there’s one species that annoys the heck out of everyone it’s the mosquito, right? They not only give us irritating bites and buzz in your ear, but they can also transmit diseases like malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, and much more. In fact mosquitoes are responsible for killing almost 1 million people a year…this is no joke. 9. Passenger Pigeon The passenger pigeon has been extinct since 1914 but the passenger pigeon made a big impact on history. They used to be found in the billions in North America and were noted for their red chests and tails which were shaped like wedges. Everything was going great until one thing happened… the invention of the telegraph in the mid 1800s. 8. Western Black Rhinoceros This subspecies of the black rhino was officially declared extinct in 2011. The Western black rhinoceros used to be a stunning feature of African wildlife. Sadly like many of its kind it was killed by poachers for its horn, which some believed had medicinal properties. But others just like having the horn on display for status purposes. You know, something to talk about with your friends. 7. The Dodo Bird Everyone’s heard of the dodo right? It even made an appearance in ‘Alice In Wonderland’…? Well in case you haven’t, it was a goofy-looking thing, it couldn’t fly and was apparently extremely delicious. It became extinct when sailors landed on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean in the late 16th century. The hungry Dutchmen kept on eating the dodo until there was nothing left! 6. Pyrenean Ibex In this case, we have a d-extinction? Thanks to science, extinction can be reversed and an interesting example of this was the Pyrenean Ibex, a wild goat that also has the Spanish title ‘bucardo’. These hardy little guys used to roam the Iberian Peninsula. Their distinctive horns were thick and curved on the males and shorter and thin on the females. 5. La Pinta Island tortoise La Pinta Island is part of the legendary Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. These islands were immortalized by Charles Darwin when he used the wildlife there as inspiration for the theory of evolution we still rely on today. Also known as ‘Abingdon Island’, La Pinta played host to a giant species of tortoise. 4. Quagga Until the late 1800s quaggas were a common sight in South Africa. A quagga was essentially a zebra only with a brown bottom half. It was a subspecies of the plains zebra and fell prey to hunters, who killed so many they wiped them off the map. For over a hundred years Mankind never saw a live quagga but then The Quagga Project started. 3. Tasmanian Tiger This Tasmanian Tiger isn’t exactly a tiger, it just got called that because of its stripes. The correct name was ‘thylacine’ and it was actually a large marsupial like a kangaroo. It also lived on the Australian mainland as well as Tasmania. 2. Steller’s Sea Cow If any species had it rough it was the Steller’s sea cow. This also includes manatees. Named after George W. Steller, the naturalist who discovered them in 1741, they were part of the ecosystem on the Komander Islands in the Bering Sea. 1. Great Auk The big name when it comes to extinct species is probably the Great Auk. It’s been referred to as the “original penguin” and you can see why. It’s black and white, short and it can’t fly. Look at that huge beak too. This little bird wouldn’t look out of place in ‘Happy Feet’. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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