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Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

We all know about the size of dinosaurs, of course, but how about a rodent the size of a bull, a sea scorpion bigger than a man, a frog as large as a beach ball, a penguin the size of a small adult human, a 1,000-pound ground-sloth-like marsupial, and a shark that may have grown longer than 50 feet and weighed up to 30 times more than the largest modern great white?All these titans existed, although not in the same place or period.Read on for pictures and more about seven of the biggest animals of all time.1. Biggest Snake Discovered; Was Longer Than a Bus

 

 

Illustration of Titanoboa cerrejonensis by Jason Bourque/ Released by Nature

The biggest snake that ever lived (that we know about) was a massive anaconda-like beast that slithered through steamy tropical rainforests about 60 million years ago feasting on primitive crocodiles, National Geographic News reported today.

“Fossils discovered in northeastern Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine indicate the reptile was at least 42 feet (13 meters) long and weighed 2,500 pounds (1,135 kilograms),” contributor John Roach reported today.

 

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The snake would have killed its prey by slow suffocation — wrapping around it and squeezing, just like a modern python or boa. Only this snake was twice the size of today’s largest constrictors.

Humans would stand no chance against one of these giant snakes, said Hans-Dieter Sues, paleontologist and associate director for research and collections at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. “Given the sheer size, the sheer cross section of that snake, it would be probably like one of those devices they use to crush old cars in a junkyard.”

 

Precloacal vertebra of an adult Green Anaconda dwarfed by a vertebra of the giant boid snake Titanoboa cerrejonensis (photo credit Kenneth Krysko) and (lower photo) comparison of a vertebra of Titanoboa with the body of a live Python regius (photo credit Jason Head)

 

2. Bull-Size Rodent Discovered — Biggest Yet

 

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Image courtesy Royal Society

The giant skull of a one-ton prehistoric rat — shown here next to a modern-day rat — was revealed on January 16, 2008.

“Measuring 53 centimeters (21 inches) long, the skull was found in Uruguay by an amateur fossil hunter among fallen cliff rocks in the San José region. Analysis of the bizarre find by paleontologists suggests it belonged to a bull-size species, which has since been named Josephoartigasia monesi,” National Geographic News reported.

The megarodent lived in lowland rain forests between two and four million years ago, perhaps using its massive teeth to fend off saber-toothed cats and giant, flightless, meat-eating birds, researchers said

The newfound species was reported in a study led by Andrés Rinderknecht of the National Museum of Natural History and Anthropology in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The previous holder of the title world’s largest rodent was a ”buffalo-size” fossil creature from Venezuela, revealed by scientists in 2003.

Read the full story>>

 

3. Giant “Frog From Hell” Fossil Found in Madagascar

 

 

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Illustration by Luci Betti-Nash, courtesy Stony Brook University

Scientists working in Madagascar found what may be the largest frog that ever lived, National Geographic News reported a year ago.

The bad-tempered Beelzebufo, or “devil frog” was a “rather intimidating animal the size of a beach ball, 16 inches (41 centimeters) high and weighing about 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).”

Paleontologist David Krause of Stony Brook University in New York and his colleagues began unearthing the the 70-million-year-old frog as a specimen in bits and pieces more than a decade earlier. “Over the years a 75-piece puzzle emerged that was only recently put together by fossil-frog expert Susan Evans of University College London,” National Geographic’s story said.

Evans, lead author of a paper detailing the find, said that, like its closest modern-day relatives — a group of big-mouthed frogs in South America called ceratophyrines — the devil frog also probably had a very aggressive temperament.”These ceratophyrines are really aggressive, ambush predators. They are round with big mouths, and they will sit there and grab onto anything that walks past.”

“They’re sometimes called Pac-Man frogs,” she added, “and even the little ones will go for you. It’s a frog with attitude, even today. And at two or three times the size of the largest living ceratophyrines, Beelzebufo would have had quite a lot more attitude.”

The animal sported a protective shield and powerful jaws that may have enabled it to kill hatchling dinosaurs, National Geographic News reported.

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4. Giant Penguins Once Roamed Peru Desert, Fossils Show

 

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llustration by Kristin Lamm/courtesy PNAS

Penguins about the size of humans roamed South America some 35 million years ago, and they didn’t need ice to survive, National Geographic News reported in June 2007.

The study by North Carolina State University paleontologist Julia Clarke and her colleagues unveiled two new species of giant penguins from fossils unearthed in Peru’s Atacama Desert, pushing the date of penguin migration to equatorial regions back more than 30 million years, to one of the warmest periods of the last 65 million years.

The artist’s illustration above shows the approximate sizes of two recently discovered Peruvian giant penguin species.

“The fearsome five-foot (1.5-meter) Icadyptes salasi (right) lived about 36 million years ago, while Perudyptes devriesi (left) lived about 42 million years ago. The two extinct animals are shown to scale with Peru’s only living penguin species, Spheniscus humbolti (center),” our story said.

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5. Giant Sea Scorpion Discovered; Was Bigger Than a Man

 

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Illustration and photograph courtesy Biology Letters

Scientists said this 18-inch (46-centimeter) fossil claw (bottom) belonged to the world’s largest known bug: an 8.2-foot (2.5-meter), 390-million-year-old sea scorpion called Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, National Geographic News reported in November 2007.

“The size of a large crocodile, the 390-million-year-old sea scorpion was the top predator of its day, slicing up fish and cannibalizing its own kind in coastal swamp waters, fossil experts say,” our report said.

Jaekelopterus rhenaniae measured some 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) long, scientists estimate, based on the length of its 18-inch (46-centimeter), spiked claw.

“The find shows that arthropods — animals such as insects, spiders, and crabs, which have hard external skeletons, jointed limbs, and segmented bodies — once grew much larger than previously thought,” said paleobiologist Simon Braddy of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. “We have known for some time that the fossil record yields monster millipedes, supersized scorpions, colossal cockroaches, and jumbo dragonflies,” he added. “But we never realized, until now, just how big some of these ancient creepy-crawlies were.”

The fossilized claw of the sea scorpion was uncovered in a quarry near Prüm in Germany.

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6. Ancient Giant Shark Had Strongest Bite Ever, Model Says

 

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Prehistoric megalodon — literally “megatooth” — sharks had the most powerful bite of any creature that has ever lived, National Geographic News reported in August 2008

“Its bite was strong enough to crush an automobile and far exceeded that of the great white shark and even Tyrannosaurus rex.”

Known mostly from the large teeth it left behind, Carcharodon megalodon first appeared in Earth’s seas about 16 million years ago (in the Neogene period) and dined on giant prehistoric turtles and whales, we reported.

“Megalodon’s killing strategy was to bite the tails and flippers off large whales, effectively taking out their propulsion systems,” said study leader Stephen Wroe of the University of New South Wales in Australia.

The prehistoric shark may have grown to lengths of over 50 feet (16 meters) and weighed up to 30 times more than the largest great white.

“A great white is about the size of the clasper, or penis, of a male megalodon,” said Peter Klimley a shark expert at the University of California at Davis, who was not involved with the current research.

A megalodon tooth fossil (left) is displayed next to the tooth of a modern great white shark in this undated photo.

Photograph by Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures/National Geographic

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7. Giant Prehistoric “Kangaroos” Killed Off by Humans

 

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Hunting on the Australian island Tasmania exterminated several prehistoric animals, including the kangaroo-like beasts, marsupial “hippopotamuses,” and leopard-like cats, National Geographic News reported in August last year.

The 1,000-pound (500-kilogram) prehistoric ground-sloth-like marsupial depicted here — Palorchestes azael — was among a handful of Tasmanian megafauna species driven to extinction by human activity more than 40,000 years ago, our story said.

The study challenged previous research suggesting an ice age killed off the giant creatures before humans arrived on the island.

Other species included in the research were ”three kangaroos that would have been in the 220-pound (100-kilogram) size range,” said team member Tim Flannery of Australia’s Macquarie University.

“There was a marsupial leopard, which was probably 100 to 220 pounds [50 to 100 kilograms] in weight,” he said.

Illustration by Peter Schouten; copyright Peter Schouten

 

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Comments

  1. Chisom
    Nigeria
    September 24, 11:08 am

    Its is a pity that many people are confuse about their existence. Science is a satanic worktool and one of its apparatus is evolution. How can they say we existed through series of changes,thereby eliminating the position of a creator. The bible says “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Gen 1:1 and its goes on to detail the process of creation. These scientists are so blind that the forgot to put into consideration the impossibility of things existing on their own except God (the creator). Just as their are human inventions;why can’t we think of nature as the invention of someone, is it because we can not see Him.God is spirit and we are flesh, yet He reveals Himself to those who desire Him. Let’s consider automated inventions by humans,though the work independently,yet not without human monitoring and observations, so also every living thing created by God. Science is a religion which does not believe in the existence of God (scientism). Therefore note that every human will give account of their actions on earth come that great judgment day before God (the creator). To the believers,the bible says Daniel 11:32“but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploit”. Therefore believe in Jesus and be save.

  2. Quiesha
    Tampa,fl
    August 19, 10:00 am

    Do They Exist Or Not Because I Keep Seeing These Old Pictures And Stuff Some One Please Help Me ! (:

    Thanks , Qui 08/19/2014

  3. Clarence
    Offshore
    November 23, 2013, 7:33 pm

    Just clearing up the Dinosaur issue. Job 40 and 41-K.J.V. Holy Bible.
    Behemoth-Land Dinosaur and Leviathan- Sea Dinosaur.
    About the Dinosaurs people who believe in the Lord God of Israel-God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, And God’s Only Begotten beloved Son Jesus Christ. John-Ch14-V. 6-7. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Be Saved today by the blood of Christ Jesus.
    The Dinosaurs are described in the Holy Bible – K.J.V.
    Read Job 40 and 41-K.J.V. Holy Bible.
    Here’s a copy below for those interested:-

    40Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
    2Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
    3Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
    4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
    5Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
    6Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
    7Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
    8Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
    9Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
    10Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
    11Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
    12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
    13Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
    14Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
    15Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
    16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
    17He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
    18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
    19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
    20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
    21He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
    22The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
    23Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
    24He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
    41Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
    2Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
    3Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
    4Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
    5Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
    6Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
    7Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
    8Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
    9Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
    10None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
    11Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
    12I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
    13Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
    14Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
    15His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
    16One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
    17They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
    18By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
    19Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
    20Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
    21His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
    22In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
    23The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
    24His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
    25When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
    26The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
    27He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
    28The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
    29Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
    30Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
    31He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
    32He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
    33Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
    34He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
    Sinner’s Prayer:-
    Let Us Pray Together from the Heart and begin your new life with Jesus Christ –
    PRAY: God be merciful to me a sinner for I have done wrong and sinned against you but I earnestly want to change my life over to you. Receive me now for Christ’s sake. Cleanse me from my sins by your precious blood, shed on the cross for me, wash all of my sins away; lead me to be Baptized and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Teach me to pray each day; to read Your will for my life from your word, the J.K.V. Bible; and help me to worship and serve You in the fellowship of your church. I give my life to you right now and ask that you come into my heart and change me. I thank you my Lord and my saviour, Jesus Christ. AMEN!
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
    that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.- John: Chapter 3-Verse 16.
    All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day- John: Chapter 6-Verses 37-39.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John: Chapter 5-Verse 24.
    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs: Chapter 14-Verse 12.
    And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke: Chapter 12-Verse 15.
    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark: Chapter 8-Verse 36.
    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Romans: Chapter 6-Verse 23.
    But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John: Chapter 20-Verse 31
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1st. John: Chapter 5-Verse 11.
    And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.-Matthew: Chapter 10-Verse 28.

  4. Christian John Sapetin
    Philippines
    November 12, 2013, 3:48 am

    Thanks to National Geographic for these wonderful article about prehistoric animal era.
    These are really amazing prehistoric creatures from the past.
    These creatures are said to be true according to the Bible, that the Lord created animals, but he wasn’t satisfied with it so he created humans to the form of Adam and Eve; I just wondered how these animals genetically mutated during the past times, how they became the animals of our time! Fossils of the creatures are the living proof, I strongly believe that these creatures co-exist with humans million years ago, they were the first creatures who set foot on earth back in the dinosaur era, but I think that somehow some of these creatures does exist these days, particularly “the mysterious sea creature” and other stuff! there are more creatures that are yet to discover in this planet,
    These are the only examples how superior our GOD is…that he’s the only one who do things beyond our understanding. I just wish I could see these prehistoric creatures these days.
    IF ONLY SCIENCE CAN RELIVE THE PAST OF THESE AMAZING CREATURES THAT WILL BE AWESOME!

  5. Randy
    April 4, 2013, 3:05 am

    God is real Jesus the son of god died for your sins your blasphemies will gain you no reward . And furthermore dating systems don’t work at all . The government owns facebook and uses it to track u . And the u.n. Will be the center of the end days… Pray for Israel .

  6. mukulmishra
    etah
    March 2, 2013, 10:59 am

    this snake is very big and very danger.

  7. Skyler
    Aurora
    February 23, 2013, 7:22 pm

    Who ever posted that the blue whale is not the largest is wrong blue whales are bigger than every dinosouar every animal they are also the fastest growing animals and by the way UhsoDasAker your a reall dumb ass

  8. Uhsodasaker
    December 27, 2012, 10:37 pm

    God is not real,dinosaurs are not the beginning,and blue whale is not the biggest animal. Borstorm,the largest star ever, is the beginning. God is a myth. The largest animal is The Pliocene baleno,a baleen whale weighing 400 tons and growing up to 300 feet. It ate megalodons and other sea monsters. Megalodon was no match for it. The Pliocene baleno exceeds bruthayakisaurus,amphicoelias and blue whales in size. Pliocene balenos eat 100 tons of food each day and NONE megalodons could kill it. Pliocene balenos can kill ANY animal. They could even kill 30 livyatans at a time. They are truly the top predator.

  9. Rai
    Knoxville
    December 20, 2012, 2:44 pm

    The story of evolution is symbol of human progress. None the less, there are many who are yet to evolve and match up to human intelligence and knowledge of 21st century.Creationists are living proofs of slow nature of evolution lol

  10. Harry
    Salford
    December 16, 2012, 8:37 am

    Actually the leedskyths is over 12x bigger than the megalodon

  11. Neil
    Houston
    December 3, 2012, 5:36 pm

    For there to be a creation there must logically be a Creator. Nothing cannot produce something. Every effect has a cause. If time exists it had to have started at some point. That’s who God is… the watchmaker and the timekeeper. For things to exist there must be a Sustainer and a Source. This is the uncaused first cause, the Origin of all that is… we call God.

  12. Guy
    The Moon
    November 21, 2012, 3:45 pm

    You’re right, there is no definitive answer. But dating methods are more to go on than words written thousands of years ago. Blind faith is unbelievable to me. However, I can’t blame someone for allowing themselves to buy into something that gives them a sense of fulfillment.

  13. John
    October 7, 2012, 2:42 pm

    The reason people are posting comments pertaining to God and religion is because the whole idea of Pre-history is offensive. When you search for a proof into Earth Origins you are not going to find one. Radiometric dating, and other types of dating methods like it, base their numbers on several assumptions. If you look into it there is no proof for any age of anything over 6000 years. The real answer is we do not know. To pass off age calculations based on guessing as fact is offensive. That is why these posts are here. Science and God are very compatible. What’s not compatible is what is called “scientism” – a dogmatic belief in pseudo science to the point of no longer looking at the world with a scientific mind. It’s ironic that the very things that people who follow scientism stand for they vehemently deny when confronted with evidence of anything that goes against their long held (since 1841) and cherished beliefs.

  14. siyanbola israel
    agege
    October 6, 2012, 2:54 pm

    fine

  15. Frida
    Sweden
    October 4, 2012, 5:06 am

    Doug: Ehm, no, a Megalodon was up to 16-20 meters (somewhere around there is the MAX) and weighed around 50 tons. Its mouth would have been about as tall as a human when fully open.
    A Blue whale grows to about 30 meters in length, and can weigh over 180 tons, meaning, 3.6 times the size of a Megalodon. When it opens its mouth, the gape will be 3 meters wide, and then we’re not talking about the height.
    The Blue whale is the largest known creature to have lived, but the two dinosaurs Amphicoelias and Bruhathkayosaurus could possibly have beaten it.

  16. doug
    September 28, 2012, 3:50 pm

    blue whales are the biggest now, but megladon could swallow a blue whale whole!

  17. John Alberg
    Philippines
    September 25, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Shut up those freaks,..I wish i could see that in person,LOL.!

  18. Houston
    price,Utah
    September 24, 2012, 4:00 am

    People. Shut up. It’s about pre-historic animals. Stop talking about religion and science.

  19. lol.penis
    September 2, 2012, 8:48 am

    Really? Why cant you people just enjoy the pictures and not bring your opinions about god into science. If you dont believe in him, whatever. Nobody cares. If you do, fine. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!! Not one comment in here really has to do with the discussion your in. Morons.

  20. Udontknow
    Texas
    August 31, 2012, 7:05 am

    The largest animal ever was not a dinosaur, in fact it’s still alive today, the blue whale.

  21. shay
    August 21, 2012, 6:33 pm

    There is no God

  22. davo
    July 27, 2012, 11:21 pm

    I like how people who believe in god know less about religion than people who don’t believe in god.

  23. Cass
    July 22, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Why are we talking about religion in an article about prehistoric animals? It’s a shame how fast people get off topic.
    Anywho, I cannot fathom living in a world with creatures that big. I’m already afraid of pretty much anything under water. Especially sharks. The megalodon makes the great white shark look like a gold fish. And a sea scorpion more than two feet bigger than me…it’s all very both frightening and intriguing.

  24. Wardad
    brisbane
    July 11, 2012, 9:51 pm

    To all the religious nut bags out there ,your bible is supposed o be a guide to how life should be lived ,not how life was created.The flood story was actualy taken almost verbatim from ancient epics such as Gilgamesh and no the bible doesn’t mention dinosaurs .All these creationists seem to deliberately or otherwise confuse theory with hypothesis

  25. Estefania howarth
    Timor leste
    April 29, 2012, 8:11 am

    WOW i like this picture that amazing!!

  26. InvisibleGuyInTheSky
    Canada
    April 21, 2012, 3:55 am

    Wow, these fanatics make it hard to have faith in the human race. There was no great flood, noah never existed, jesus was just an idea stolen from older religions used to control you brain dead hill billies, and i’m sure you believe that everything on Jerry Springer is real as well. uhmm, what else, dinosaurs are not the oldest creatures on the planet, i’m pretty sure it would be one celled organisms and bacteria, the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasnt the largest dinosaur laquisha or lafonda, whatever you name was, go watch jurassic park and take notice of the large plant eaters. oh BZAR, those are drawings, not photographs, the creatures more than likely looked different, oh and once again going back to this made up flood, YOU HAVE ZERO PROOF OTHER THAN A BOOK WRITTEN BY HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT AUTHORS, and we are supposed to believe anything in the bible? none of it adds up, so, in summary, get a life, we dont go to your churches and preach our science, so keep your thoughts in your heads.

  27. levent pekyürek
    TÜRKİYE adana
    March 2, 2012, 11:16 am

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    CALIŞMALARDAN DOLAYI COK TEŞEKÜR EDERİM
    LEVENT PEKYÜREK

  28. o'kay
    nigeria
    December 17, 2011, 1:52 pm

    this is more than a discovery. these creatures u may say never existed but it seems they do. keep it up guys. more discoveries please…………..thanks.

  29. jerson aquino
    Philipphines
    December 15, 2011, 9:10 am

    A rat the size of a bull…amazing!

  30. harvester pascual
    harvey world
    November 22, 2011, 7:16 am

    hahahahahahahahahahhah

  31. LANEISHA
    FLORIDA
    November 13, 2011, 9:14 am

    ALL OF THE PICTURES UP ABOVE ARE NOT KNOWN FOR THE MOST LARGEST ANIMAL,BESIDES THE ANDACONA , BUT OOTHERWISE THE LARGEST ANIMAL WOULD BE THE TYRUANASUARAS REX BECAUSE IT WAS KNOWN AS THE BIGGEST DINOSAUR KNOWN THAT ROAMED THE WORLD.BUT TO ME THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS WOULD BE THE GREAT WHITE SHARK AND SOME CROCADILES.

  32. Sandeep varma
    November 4, 2011, 11:34 pm

    Thise is amazing movment

  33. shina ojeyinka
    nigeria
    November 2, 2011, 7:28 pm

    i really love this should i call it a discovery coz this quite fascinitating and cool.i will love to be an anthropologist

  34. chris
    USA
    October 6, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Actully the scarosuchs waould pwn all of them :3!

  35. jenna
    nigeria
    September 8, 2011, 3:28 pm

    wow men this is sweet

  36. maham
    September 4, 2011, 6:28 am

    good.

  37. Devona
    Jakarta
    September 2, 2011, 8:51 am

    You know,if there’s no God we would not have feelings…we would not feel love…If you think it throughly…where does emotion,love,dream came from ? It’s a simple question…but I’m sure once death came to us we would be afraid thinking about the facts will we just disappear or will we go to heaven ? Religion and Science does confuse us….But we just have to think throughly and appreciate both sides….

  38. Pius kamau
    Nairobi, Kenya
    August 26, 2011, 8:15 am

    Pliz people this is a website about pre – historic creatures and their sizes compared to their modern relatives……….history with a touch of scientific facts please keep your biblical nonesense to yourself………..if u cant stomach science go speak in toungues or somethin!!!!

  39. akintoye
    lagos nigeria
    July 20, 2011, 12:49 pm

    i’m very impressed about this documentary nice pie e.

  40. i win button
    July 5, 2011, 6:50 pm

    if you really want a fascinating look into what is fast becoming a new, less dry, less boring and far less debatable subject for the children who argue in blogs and the adults who don’t act like the children(i hope), please visit greater ancestors on face book and browse the amazing plethora of very unique information. The new science will soon be devolution as evolution is already in a state of decay.

  41. ramelo
    this is good info
    June 9, 2011, 11:18 am

    this info is good for me to know can you send me more info about thiws

  42. Remson
    Philippines.
    May 17, 2011, 10:22 pm

    BRAVO!!
    nice job guys :)
    ilove reading your news!
    it helps me alot in my studies.

  43. Serge
    TX
    May 9, 2011, 4:19 pm

    Why dont you guys stop arguing about science and religion and admire the facts.. bunch of little kids sriously

  44. nathan
    indiana
    May 2, 2011, 9:36 am

    woowwwsseerrrss that is huge

  45. john
    April 22, 2011, 12:58 pm

    whats with the screwball bible trolls?

  46. Elias Luna
    April 13, 2011, 2:55 pm

    BZAR shut the [expletive deleted] up. you’re talking absolute [expletive deleted], your theory is awful there is already a theory that is substantial, what your talking about is almost a child’s view of evolution, please friend educate yourself before you make up that nonsense twaddle.

  47. madina
    June 20, 2010, 2:01 am

    No Adam and Eve were not midless hairy animals but Adam was created by changing a previous creation which was the clay spoken of. This previous creation was the Neanderthal. Intelligence, self awareness, and knowledge of God was breathed into the creature creating the first of what science now calls the Cro-Magnon. The two species interbred after that which is also described in the Bible as the sons of God taking wives from among the sons of man. Science and the Bible are not mutally exclusive of each other once you understand that the creation story is not to be taken as actually occuring in 6 days. It was told to Moses in that way so that his comparatively feeble human mind could grasp it. The measurement of time is a human invention anyway and something that an eternal being like God has no use for.

  48. RMW
    June 4, 2010, 3:52 am

    Dear GadflyDaddyD
    Somebody else has answered your questions.

  49. saferain
    June 1, 2010, 8:59 am

    When I was a boy, I saw pictures of fossilized pictures of ferns preserved in coal.
    The giant snake in the first entry came from a coal mine!
    And, were not we were all told that coal came from squashed cycads etc from the Carboniferous era.
    I would like to know whether this snakes fossil remains were found INSIDE the coal or, else, outside it.

  50. emaniac69
    May 14, 2010, 3:24 am

    Every time I read about fossil animals some religious fanatic always seems to sneak in and make a ridiculous comment. Lame!
    I no longer believe that religion is about giving people hope but rather for controlling the uneducated ignorant. Every time some new discovery comes along, scientists and scholars adjust their view accordingly. Religious fanatics, on the other hand, distort the data in order to fit in with their lunatic beliefs.
    On a side note, one of the posts here had a very interesting question about why animals grew to be so gigantic. It is possible that through natural or sexual selection, all animals (if they survive long enough) eventually become gigantic. At a certain point, great size becomes the reason why these species cannot adapt to a major climactic change. Also keep in mind that in the past, the atmosphere had much more oxygen that today.

  51. Dch48
    April 9, 2010, 5:31 pm

    No Adam and Eve were not midless hairy animals but Adam was created by changing a previous creation which was the clay spoken of. This previous creation was the Neanderthal. Intelligence, self awareness, and knowledge of God was breathed into the creature creating the first of what science now calls the Cro-Magnon. The two species interbred after that which is also described in the Bible as the sons of God taking wives from among the sons of man. Science and the Bible are not mutally exclusive of each other once you understand that the creation story is not to be taken as actually occuring in 6 days. It was told to Moses in that way so that his comparatively feeble human mind could grasp it. The measurement of time is a human invention anyway and something that an eternal being like God has no use for.

  52. buhrnt
    March 24, 2010, 6:34 am

    lol, reptiles…. Ok Einstein explain our ancestors then…… caveman….. thousands of years of descendents changing constantly until we were hairless and upright and smart enough to survive. Were Adam & Eve mindless hairy animals? Better yet do u own a tv and watch the history channel…. if so just shut up and respect the post without spouting your ignorance… history and science rule our world, open your eyes… religion is faith not ignorance.. something to inspire hope not fact……

  53. jwinchell
    March 14, 2010, 11:53 pm

    Dinosaurs are only reptiles. That’s it! Everything lived longer and grew larger before the flood. Since reptiles don’t stop growing, they would be pretty big after growing 600 years. The Bible talks about dinosaurs. It says “dragons and serpents” many times. The word “dinosaur” was made in 1860something to describe the giantreptile fossils they found. Don’t be deceived into believing evolution. The Bible is the Truth!

  54. mike
    January 6, 2010, 2:37 pm

    yes the prospect of these creatures dying out from a flood does seem correct. thank goodness we had noah to make sure none of these pesky troublemakers arent causing havoc today!

  55. TerraNova
    December 2, 2009, 3:39 am

    It seems like almost every species reaches some kind of mega-size at some point in evolution and then gets selected smaller and smaller. Per this other article, shellfish are growing in size across the board due to acidity levels which is probably not evolution, but what is the trigger for all the size expansion/contraction that seems universal?

  56. Lucien Alexandre Marion
    August 11, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Thank you National Geographic for sharing with us ordinary citizens your amazing discoveries.Bravo.
    I have always wondered why those animals living in that past era of millions and millions years were so big…Amazing. Could it be also that the mythology theory concerning human giants that may have lived once on our Earth could have been a real possibility, although we never found proofs.Merci-Thank you.

  57. koolsurf
    February 11, 2009, 2:40 am

    WOW what amazing complez creatures that once lived in the past in the pre flood world. Before the global flood hit the entire globe these animals once ruled the planet along side other amazing creatures that we don’t see on planet earth today. The world that then was which was destroyed and perished by Noah’s Flood was completely and totally different then what we see today. Can you imagine what the original creation looked like with all these creatures roaming planet earth??!! The original created kinds that GOD made must have been extremely well designed.

  58. BZAR
    February 10, 2009, 10:55 pm

    Also, the wof-dog article on nationalgeographic.com is similar to what i mean. declinging in species causes the animals to inter-breed with another species ‘similar’ the their own or related, thus creatinga new species. This type of evolution will not continue if the number species decline.

  59. BZAR
    February 10, 2009, 10:50 pm

    Dinosaurs are the beginning of evolution. Each and everyone after the comet hit that split the land, seperating them to different parts of the world and different climate change. As years pass by,the dino’s are evolving into multiple species in nature to sustain to the specific climate. Depending on where the land went to depends on the animals evolution. The ‘kangaroo,’ also looks like an anteater. The ‘Giant Penguin’ also have some pelicans features, and are vice-versa same color. My other theory was that there was something in that comet that created the animals to geneticly mutate over time or make themimune to the ecosystem.