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Smilodon, is an extinct genus of machairodont felid. It is perhaps the best known saber-toothed cat . Smilodon went extinct 10,000 years ago.

Terror Bird display at The Museum of Natural History (German: Naturhistorisches Museum). Also known as the NHMW, a large natural history museum located in Vienna, Austria.

Argentavis Magnivicens. The estimate span was 7 – 7.5 m, height ca. 1.5 m and the mass approx. 72 kg. One of the largest flying birds known to science, certainly the heaviest bird known to have flew.

Sivatherium ('Shiva's beast)' is an extinct genus of giraffid that ranged throughout Africa to the Indian Subcontinent. It may have become extinct as recently as 8,000 years ago, as depictions that greatly resemble it are known from ancient rock paintings in the Sahara desert. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivatherium

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12 Weird Prehistoric Creatures That Will Make You Glad You're Alive Today