Prehistoric Creatures

Prehistoric Creatures of Planet Earth
The title sounds like a Science Fiction ‘B’ movie. But the reality is giant monsters and ancient beasts lived in the seas, on land and in the skies of a prehistoric world we call home. Here are some fun facts about some of the more popular Ancient Mammals, Ornithischians, Pterosaurs, Sauropods and Theropods.
Artwork and essay by Joe Tucciarone
Amazing Prehistoric Creatures of the Planet Earth

If you are into prehistoric creatures like dinosaurs and other animals that have gone extinct thousands and even millions of years ago, you should check out this website where you can find out everything you want to know about your favorite dinosaur and other prehistoric animals. You will be amazed at how these animals looked and lived. You would think that they are just a figment of someone’s imagination but they roamed the earth way before the first human was born.

Below is a list of random facts about some of the most popular prehistoric creatures.

  • Smilodon. Or more popularly known as the Sabertooth Cat, was known for its canine teeth that can grow up to seven inches long. This characteristic implies that the animal ambushed rather than chased its prey.
  • Woolly mammoth. Another popular prehistoric animal is the woolly mammoth. It was bigger than its cousin, the modern-day elephant. These herbivores thrived in Northern Europe, North America, and Siberia.
  • Woolly rhino. These are not as popular as the woolly elephant but woolly rhinos also existed around the same epoch as woolly elephants. This Ice Age animal lived on the tundra of Asia and Europe.
  • Stegosaurus. The dangerous spikes on its tail and the double rows of bony plates on its back made this dinosaur one of the most well-armed dinosaurs on earth. Its distinctive physical characteristics also made it well-known in popular culture.
  • Triceratops. Known for the three prominent horns on its head, the triceratops are also one of the most popular dinosaurs in movies and story books. They lived about 72 to 65 million years ago in some parts of North America.
  • Pteranodon. This large winged reptile had a wingspan of over 20 feet. Its body was covered by fur, which indicates that pteranodon was warm-blooded and not cold-blooded like other reptiles.
  • Apatosaurus. This large dinosaur is probably the most favorite. It was formerly known as Brontosaurus and lived in the Jurassic era.
  • Brachiosaurus. Considered as one of the biggest and heaviest animals that lived on earth, this reptile weighed 70 tons! The modern-day giraffe is associated with this dinosaur.
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex. This list will not be complete without one of the most ferocious predator of all time, the T.Rex. It possessed a large brain, larger that most animals in the animal kingdom.

These are just some of the most popular prehistoric creatures that lived on planet earth. There’s still plenty of others that lived in different epochs so be sure to find out more about these ancient creatures.