Via Discovery Earth

The Strangest Beasts to Ever Die chronicles extinction through the ages. Can the resulting evolution be called punctuated equilibrium? Some of these creatures are familiar, such as the trilobites and the T-Rex. Others I read about the first time.

The pristerognathus hails from South Africa. They have elongated reptilian jaws and striped coat. The winged lizard quetzalcoatlus flied like albatross. Parapropalaehoplophorus septentrionalis has armadillo-like plates even though its size rivals that of the modern VW Beetle. The giant ground sloth got a mention. That reminded me of Sid from Ice Age.

The original article from Discovery Channel.


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