Extinct animals that would make you shit brix.
Wasn't Sarcosuchus even bigger than Deinosuchus?
This fucker would be pretty scary too, pigs are fucking mean.
Yes, although Sarcosuchas most likely fed primarily on fish due to the shape of it's jaw where as Deinosuchus probably had a more varied diet making it potentially more dangerous to humans.
Also, I was going to post quetzalcoatlus next, good choice. I'll go with this instead. Something about these permian reptiles just makes me feel uneasy. Mammal like but so alien at the same time. Leogorgon was about twice the size as a male lion.
Paraceratherium was the largest LAND* mammal to ever live and was probably fairly benign, but holy fuck imagine how awesome it would be to ride one!
I would hope that it is feeling friendly.
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Leedsicthys (good luck pronouncing that). The biggest fish that ever lived, bigger even than a Megalodon. Fortunatley, it was a passive filter-feeder
Why do all these extinct animals have such cool names?
yeah the earth didnt exist 400,000 years ago. welp when oxygen was at a much higher concentration in the atmosphere insects were at their prime because of their open vascular systems. now theyre all bitches
cuz they still rule
yep. probably after the cyanobacteria died out 500 mya and our atmosphere had hella amounts of oxygen. insects have open circulatory systems which means they get air through diffusion. So more air = bigger insects.
Anyone else notice how retardedly oversized the Mosasaur in the Jurassic World trailer is?
Check out this magnificent beast!
Imagine running into this nightmare out in the jungle
We still have cyanobacteria today, and the high oxygen level were due to the abundance of land plants which were novel at the time and the fact there were not many other terrestrial animals among other things.
Megaloceros giganteus aka the Irish Elk existed only 7000 years ago.
I still find it interesting that the earliest plants and trees didn't rot after they died because the bacteria needed for the decomposition didn't exist yet.
I would like to see a forest like that
I'm fucking scared of the earliest predators.
Anomalocaris was always my fav.
I'm not even gonna specify any, I'm just gonna say "most' would scare the fuck out of me.
Most were big.
Most were scary.
And most were completely capable of eating me and my family in one sitting.
Yeah, well I am too. The great oxygen event was literally billions of years before the first terrestrial arthropods. It didn't stay constant all that time and terrestrial plants were the reason that the oxygen levels were high during the Carboniferous.
You wouldn't want an adorable pet walliserops?
Giganotosaurus was probably larger than T-Rex
Cool as it is, evolution generally selects against large animals. That's why there are few living today, and extinct animals often have similar, but smaller versions, survive. It's just not efficient, as a species, to take a very long to mature. More generations of breeding in a shorter span allow more mutations to take place, increasing the chances of successful adaptation to any change in environment.
No, its still an interpretive sculpture of Australopithecus boisei. It probably didn't even have any kind of darker skin pigmentation anyway you twit. And species and subspecies names are lowercase by the way.
Anyone who says feathered dinosaurs are less scary, well look at this creepy fucker
"Scientists are unsure of this great serpents exact activities, but what they do know based on fossilised remains is that this anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun."
I am having the mor in my prime back when you ever will do you dipshit having no respect for our further dimensional plans of the restrictions in your mind caused by the force of your own digest back then when I am here.
Yeah, the Nazis re-created (sort of) the aurochs. They're basically huge vicious cows. Not worth keeping domestically because of their temperament but they can actually survive quite well on their own in the wild
Evolution at work
It's the most effective size. If we were the size of hamsters, our brains would be too small to even ask this question. If we were too big, lets say like an elefant, our energy consumption would only be used to maintain our body mass, with nothing left to develop a sentient brain.
Here you go.
You're sitting at your computer when you boot an old floppy disk and are somehow transported back in time tens of millions of years and you have two options:
Option A: Crash in the ocean, but 1 mile away from a save cove
Option B: Crash-land in the middle of an unknown area but a safe vantage point is 6 miles away
This has been one hell of a successful thread
Googled it, was not disappointed.
Interesting, but notable that they only noted it for marine animals. This may be because the simple volume of the ocean, as well as the increased buoyancy of water compared to air, provides more favorable conditions.
Also just because we see a lot of large animals doesn't necessarily mean that it's better to be big. Since there is an absolute lower limit on the size and complexity of organisms, but no upper limit (theoretically). The drunkards stumble and all that. Bacteria are still the most successful organisms on the planet.
I started doing the math once on how big a Pegasus's wings would have to be to get it airborne - Assuming the "horse" body was 1000 lbs.
>Basically they'd have to be the length of a school bus and flapping like a humming bird
Inland. I'm not a fish and would be at a clear disadvantage. I'm a very strong swimmer but no gills, no weapons, can't see in water.
On land I could at least pick up a stick or rock to piss something off very slightly before it ate me.
Option B, although it doesn't really matter since I'm just going to die from some sort of pathogen I don't have immunities to pretty quickly even if I manage to avoid predators.
Wasn't this tested on this stupid show where they build robot animals and measure their capabilities? I believe the fish won because way more muscles.
Othrocone would be pretty terrifying. A giant squid with a shell that swims in shallow waters? Fuck that
I have a button in my stomach so I can't swim and I have Thalassophobia. I'm going second option. Also it's a lot easier to be stealthy on land.
mfw piss into the face of the predator.
predator runs away because my piss is full of amonia.
i have the power of the dick, i should use it to make an social tribal culture that disregards womans as objects
A: if i get tired i can float but as long as im not near a reef, the open ocean is actually pretty empty and I think the sea life would be more confused about a mammal.
if i went with B i feel like everything would be bigger and faster and just see me like an owl sees a rat
Do you have a compromised immune system?
The whole point in being adaptive is so that the immune system can defend you from previously unknown threats.
I'd probably just drown, so I choose land.
at one time humans were giants too
at one time rats were fucking monsters too
we (all species) go through these cycles of prosperity and atrophy every quarter million years or so
Scavenged the kills or carnivores using stone knives so that our digestive organs could be selected to shrink and our brains to grow. Bing-bang-boom 2.5 million years later here we are*.
*Details subject to change.