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Top 20 new extinct species of 2013: This is an artist's reconstruction of Deinogalerix koenigswaldi, the largest known Deinogalerix species. Image credit: © Roman Yevseyev / Ot...

Deinogaleriv masinii - Around cm) in length, this giant hedgehog lived in what is today, Italy's Gargano peninsula during the late Miocene about Ma (million years ago) - Image : © Roman Yevseyev

Art illustration - Prehistoric Mammals - Cervalces scotti: is an extinct deer genus that lived during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. It had a deer-like face but a moose's body, It was slightly larger than the moose, with an elk-like head, long legs,It reached 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall and weighing 708.5 kg (1,562 lbs). The species became extinct approximately 11,500 years ago, toward the end of the most recent ice age, as part of a mass extinction of large North American.

Here's something I wish I could have seen for real - Cervalces scotti, the Stag-moose! This huge deer (comparable to the living moose) lived in qu. Cervalces scotti, the Stag-Moose

Zaglossus hacketti. It was the size of a sheep, making it the largest monotreme known to have ever lived. Z. hacketti lived during the Pleistocene epoch in Australia.

Zaglossus hacketti is an extinct species of the long-beaked echidna from Western Australia that is dated from the Pleistocene. It is known only from a few bones found in Western Australia. It was the size of a sheep, weighing probably up to 100 kg lb).

Megaloceros giganteus - Buscar con Google

The Irish Elk which is now extinct was the largest member of the deer family other than an ancient moose species which is also extinct.


from Wired Science Bizarre Horn-Faced Dinosaur Discovered in Utah Nasutoceratops titusi in the Late Cretaceous forests of the Kaiparowits Formation.

Although superficially pig-like, Archaeotherium, along with all other entelodonts, was more closely related to anthracotheres, hippopotamuses, and whales. By Mauricio Anton

The entolodont Archaeotherium scares away a pair of the primitive dog Hesperocyon from a watering hole. Oligocene of western North America. By Mauricio Anton from the book "National Geographic: Prehistoric Mammals"

Procoptodon, also known as the Giant Short-faced Kangaroo. It lived in Australia and went extinct with other Australian megafauna after humans reached Australia 50,000 years ago. Procoptodon, Peter Trusler

An artist's illustration of the giant extinct kangaroo Procoptodon goliah, which stood approximately 3 metres tall. Picture: The Australian