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Art illustration - Prehistoric Birds - Mopsitta tanta: is an extinct genus of bird from the Early Eocene dating back 55 million years. The fossils indicate that parrots once flew wild over what is now Norway and Denmark. its remains were recovered from the Fur Formation. Only one species is known, Mopsitta tanta, and all that was found of it to date is a single humerus bone of rather large size.

Parrot Fossil 55 Million Years Old Discovered In Scandinavia

Art illustration - Prehistoric Mammals - Protohippus: is an extinct three-toed genus of horse. It was roughly the size of a modern donkey. Fossil evidence suggests that it lived during the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene, from about 14 Ma to 6 Ma.

Orohippus - The earliest evidence of the Orohippus is in North America during the mid-Eocene era, about 2 million years after the little eohippus

Art illustration - Prehistoric Birds - Osteodontornis: the giant “bone-toothed bird” is an extinct seabird genus. It contains a single named species, Osteodontornis orri, With a wingspan of 5.5 to 6 metres (18 to 20 ft) and a height of 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) when on the ground, Osteodontornis orri and similar giant pseudotooth birds were the second-largest flying birds known, surpassed only by the teratorn Argentavis magnificens.

Art illustration - Prehistoric Birds - Osteodontornis: the giant “bone-toothed bird” is an extinct seabird genus. It contains a single named species, Osteodontornis orri, With a wingspan of 5.5 to 6 metres (18 to 20 ft) and a height of 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) when on the ground, Osteodontornis orri and similar giant pseudotooth birds were the second-largest flying birds known, surpassed only by the teratorn Argentavis magnificens.

KentriodonLiving 30-15 million years ago, Kentriodon was one of the earliest members of the delphinoidea – a group which today contains the largest number of toothed whale genera. About 2m long (6′6″), fossils of seven different species of Kentriodon have been found in Europe, Japan, and North America.

Paleontology, science, and the general weirdness of nature. Also, feathering ALL the dinosaurs.

Art illustration - Prehistoric Birds - Brontornis: is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds and living in Patagonia. with a height of about 2.80 meters and an estimated weight of 350-400 kg, so it is the third heaviest bird according to current knowledge. I had a lifestyle from an ambush predator and one prey actively pursued, jumping on it and knocking it down by force of attack after a short chase.

Art illustration - Prehistoric Birds - Brontornis: is an extinct genus of giant flightless predatory birds and living in Patagonia. with a height of about 2.80 meters and an estimated weight of 350-400 kg, so it is the third heaviest bird according to current knowledge. I had a lifestyle from an ambush predator and one prey actively pursued, jumping on it and knocking it down by force of attack after a short chase.

Art illustration - Aquatic animals - Nectocaris: Is a very primitive cephalopod, found in Burgess Shale, dating to the Middle Cambrian, about 500 million years ago. Had a flattened body and two long tentacles on his head that he used to pick up the food and bring it to his mouth. Had two large eyes that protruded from the head that allowed him to better detect the predators, since he could see in all directions. It had flaps on the sides that allowed it to move.

Nectocaris was a weird creature which might have been a cephalopod. The image on the left shows an earlier idea of Nectocaris, but now they .

Art illustration - Aquatic animals - Scapanorhynchus: ("nose sword") is an extinct genus of fish selacimorfos elasmobranches the Mitsukurinidae family that lived during the Cretaceous, about 110 million years ago. It has an elongated and flat snout and sharp teeth awl-shaped, ideal for catching fish or tear pieces of flesh from their prey. Their diet consisted of crustaceans, clams and small fish and lived in shallow water.

Art illustration - Aquatic animals - Scapanorhynchus: ("nose sword") is an extinct genus of fish selacimorfos elasmobranches the Mitsukurinidae family that lived during the Cretaceous, about 110 million years ago. It has an elongated and flat snout and sharp teeth awl-shaped, ideal for catching fish or tear pieces of flesh from their prey. Their diet consisted of crustaceans, clams and small fish and lived in shallow water.

Pavel Riha - Enantiornis

Prehistoric Bird Pictures

Art illustration - Dinosaurs - Teratocarcharasaurus gigantus: (Monstrous Shark Lizard) was a huge carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaur, discovered in North Africa. It is the biggest discovered meat dinosaur ever known, with a maximum size of 23 meters (75 feet) and weighs up to 44 tons. On average, it is 20 meters (66 feet) and weighs 30 tons. It was much larger than any of its contemporary carnivores, such as Spinosaurus, Sauroniops and Carcharodontosaurus.

Art illustration - Dinosaurs - Teratocarcharasaurus gigantus: (Monstrous Shark Lizard) was a huge carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaur, discovered in North Africa. It is the biggest discovered meat dinosaur ever known, with a maximum size of 23 meters (75 feet) and weighs up to 44 tons. On average, it is 20 meters (66 feet) and weighs 30 tons. It was much larger than any of its contemporary carnivores, such as Spinosaurus, Sauroniops and Carcharodontosaurus.

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