Largest Prehistoric Organisms
The largest prehistoric organisms include both vertebrate and invertebrate species. Many are described below, along with their typical range of size (for the general dates of extinction, see the link to each). Many species mentioned might not actually be the largest representative of their clade due to the incompleteness of the fossil record and many of the sizes given are merely estimates since no complete specimen have been found. Especially their body mass is mostly conjecture because soft tissue was rarely fossilized. Generally the size of extinct species was subject to energetic and biomechanical constraints.

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Largest organisms - Wikipedia, the free…
The largest organisms found on Earth can be determined according to various aspects of organism size, such as: mass, volume, area, length, height, or even genome size.
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The Largest Animals That Ever Lived on…
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Largest prehistoric animals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Top 10 Bizarre Prehistoric Animals - Toptenz.net
Feb 2, 2010 ... We've all heard and read about the dinosaurs. We know the extinction theories, and you may even have your own. However, there were ...
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7 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals | Cracked.com
Mar 9, 2010 ... In prehistoric times, you would've had to wear a diaper wherever you went on ... 7 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals.
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10 largest animals on Earth: Megalodon - Mother Nature Network
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15 Unusual Prehistoric Creatures - Listverse
Oct 5, 2009 ... There are plenty of strange animals living today, but few people know how ... They ranged from 12-15 feet high, making them one of the largest ...
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Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time – News Watch
Feb 4, 2009 ... Read on for pictures and more about seven of the biggest animals of all ... The giant skull of a one-ton prehistoric rat — shown here next to a ...
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10 Giant Mammals that Succeeded the Dinosaurs
Possibly the most famous prehistoric mammal of all time, the Woolly Mammoth was the largest land animal of pre-Ice Age North America and Eurasia, roaming ...
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Evolution of fish - Wikipedia, the free…
The evolution of fish is not studied as a single event since fish do not represent a monophyletic group. Fish first appeared during the Cambrian explosion, around (Ma).
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Apr 23, 2007 ... Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus ... Scientists at the University of Chicago and the National Museum of Natural History in ...
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Alongside Tyrannosaurus rex, the basic sauropod dinosaur is one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable of prehistoric animals. Not only is their elegant shape with four columnar limbs, a long muscular tail and a hugely long neck with a relatively tiny head perched atop very well known, so is ...
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Necks question ... how did the biggest dinosaurs get so big? (Science Alert)
Sauropods are fascinating feats of biological engineernig, so what's the secret to their long necks?
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Largest Prehistoric Organisms | Cre8tivFacts
Basilosaurus was once recognized as one of the largest known extinct cetaceans at 18 metres (59 ft) in length. The largest fossil Odontocete ("toothed whale") was the Miocene physeteroid whale Livyatan melvillei which was estimated to be 13, 5-17, 5 meter in length.
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Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus
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How Brachiosaurus (and Brethren) Became So Gigantic - The Crux | DiscoverMagazine.com
Five key evolutionary factors made thunder lizards like Brachiosaurus, and other sauropods, the largest land animals ever.
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10 largest animals on Earth: Megalodon | MNN - Mother Nature Network
When it comes to size, humans are mere peanuts next to ballpark-sized animals. Here are 10 of the biggest animals that have ever roamed planet Earth.
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Why were prehistoric animals so big? | Everything is Weird
The recent discoveries of the fossilized remains of Titanoboa (a one-and-a-half ton 50-foot long snake) and a car-sized (OK, a smart car, but still) turtle recently got me thinking about ancient animals and just how big they got. Whenever I think about prehistoric times, extreme humidity and enormous lifeforms immediately come to mind. Giant sauropods…
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Prehistoric “glass sponge reefs” off Canada’s west coast
It was long thought that these “glass-sponges” had died out in the Jurassic era, 40 million years ago. Then by accident, they were discovered surviving in deep waters just off Canada’s British Columbia coast. Survivors from millions of years ago, some of the BC sponge reefs are thought be up to 9,000 years old. © Neil…
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From sharks bigger than a bus to giant sea scorpions, explore some of the largest and most fearsome marine creatures of the past.
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