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    Lyme Regis, Dorset, England-a World Heritage site

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    One of the scariest creatures ever to live in the ocean, this Devonian fish could grow up to 33 feet long, had an armored face, and likely had one of the strongest bites in history! It used a beak-like mouth instead of teeth to devourer its prey. It was one of the largest of the Placoderms, a group of armored fish that are now extinct.

    15 Unusual Prehistoric Creatures - Listverse


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    Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - very rare flower (Clethraceae?) - about 7,8 mm. by Leth Damgaard

    Flickriver: leth.damgaard's most interesting photos

    Baby Woolly Rhino Discovered In Siberia Is The First Ever Found / The Huffington Post By: Jacqueline Howard 2/25/15 Scientists are going gaga over the recent discovery of a baby woolly rhino. The pristine specimen of the tiny extinct rhino - 18 mos at time of death, 10,000 years ago was discovered in permafrost along the bank of a stream in Siberia's Sakha Republic. The specimen includes the animal's wool, an ear, an eye, nostrils, and skull and mouth.

    Baby Woolly Rhino Stuns Scientists

    The scientific community recognizes the site of Big Bone Lick State Historic Site as the "Birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology." The fossilized remains of giant mastodons, wooly mammoths, and ground sloths were discovered here in 1739 and displayed at museums throughout the world.


    David Temple, Associate Curator of Paleontology, carries "Dipsy," the diplodocus that is re-installed in the Morian Hall of Paleontology at HMNS on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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    6.) Quetzalcoatlus: This was the largest pterosaur in the sky, as big is a common African giraffe. Its wingspan was 30 whole feet.

    The Fact That These 25 Creatures Used To Roam The Earth Is Mind-Boggling... And Freaky. #9 = OMG.

    Homotherium (extinct sabertooth) and Crocuta (spotted hyena) by Mauricio Anton

    Biology of Extinct Animals

    The Cambrian Explosion's strange poster child

    The Cambrian Explosion’s Strange-Looking Poster Child

    The Evolution of the whale Interesting how the whale evolves out of legs while we evolved into them!

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    Lizard caught in amber

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    Sivatherium was a close relative of the giraffe but possessed antlers reminiscent of deer.

    The African Megafauna

    6 5/8 inch Megalodon tooth, 3 1/8 inch fossil Great White and 1 1/2 inch modern day Great White tooth.

    Megalodon Vs. Great White Tooth Size -

    My book Koobi Fora Research Project: Volume 7: The Carnivora is available for purchase at the California Academy of Sciences website. It includes a DVD of ALL fossil carnivorans from Koobi Fora.

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    The largest and second largest species of penguin, now extinct.

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    The Greenhouse Paleofauna by Carl Buell

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    Mark Witton - Pterosaur family diversity quad-launch restorations.

    Gurney Journey: Book Review: Pterosaurs by Mark Witton

    Thysanopeltis: ORDER CORYNEXOCHIDA, Suborder Illaenina, Family Styginidae

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    This second sequence shows the continents drifting apart, in reverse, from 105 million years ago to 240 million years ago. They were mapped using the Mollweide projection, and, in all cases, are by Ron Blakey.

    What Did the Continents Look Like Millions of Years Ago?

    An entire pliosaur skeleton that is OPALIZED! Pliosaurs are actually aquatic carnivorous reptiles, not dinosaurs. 'Eric' was a small, short-necked pliosaur and and was discovered by an opal miner in Coober Pedy in 1987. 'Eric' is one of the most complete opalised vertebrates known and became part of the fossil collection of the Australian Museum in 1993.

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    Ecosystems still feel the pain of ancient extinctions - life - 11 August 2013 - New Scientist

    Ecosystems still feel the pain of ancient extinctions