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Rare & Extinct Creatures - Moa & Elephant Bird

The creature, named Darwinius masillae by the paper’s authors, lived an estimated 47 million years ago and is the first example of a previously unknown genus of primate. Thanks to @Monica Forghani Forghani Bianchi

"The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago." More at the post. Text & image via vincentkhoo819

The world's oldest fossil of a salamander has been discovered. Six fossils of 157 million year old salamanders were found embedded in volcanic ash in an ancient lake bed in western Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Posted on March 25, 2012

The bones & fossilized heart of a 66-M-yr old dinosaur skeleton is shown, 4/20/2000, at the N Carolina Museum of Nat. Sciences in Raleigh, NC. The fossilized heart - w/two ventricles & a single aortic stem, between an apex of shoulder bones, is the first ever found in a dinosaur.