Saturday, January 26, 2008

Top 10 Extinct Animals



1) Carcharodon megalodon
Last seen 1.6 million years ago.

2) Arthropleura armata
Last seen At the beginning of the Permian period (290 million years ago)

3) Meganeura monyi (Not shown)
Last seen The Permian extinction (250 million years ago).

4) Aepyornis maximus
Last seen In the 16th century.

5) Elasmotherium sibiricum
Last seen 800,000 years ago.

6) Gigantopithecus blacki
Last seen 300,000 years ago

7) Jaekelopterus rhenaniae (Not shown)
Last seen 248 million years ago.

8) Shonisaurus sikanniensis
Last seen At the end of the Norian stage (204 million years ago).

9) Doedicurus clavicaudatus
Last seen 15,000 years ago.

10) Ceratogaulus rhinoceros
Last seen 5 million years ago.

The Best: Extinct Animals, From an Elephant Bird to a 10-Foot-Long, 4-Eyed Spider
Daniel Dumas   
Wired, 01.18.08 | 6:00 PM

Posted at 06:40 AM in Science | Permalink


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