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I would really love to have seen a velociraptor in action



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Haha after lurking since 2011(ish) it’s this topic that finally got me.
1) leviathan melvillei.
2) Thylacoleo.
3) Titanoboa
4) Dunkleosteus
5) Terror bird.



Dinosaurs of course, especially the huge sauropods.



starbruin said:
I would really love to have seen a velociraptor in action

Really? They would be quite tame compared to seeing a Utah or Dakotaraptor



Yeah, dragons were cool.



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well if you dont want something to go extinct, make it taste good. no issues with chickens, cows, pigs, etc.



 

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OTBWY said:

The first one: Glyptodon. It was basically a big armadillo, but the size of a tiny car. The cool thing is that it actually coexisted with humans, as it went extinct 4000 years ago. There's also fossil remains that show damage from man made spears.



Second one: Terror bird. This thing hunted horses. It went extinct around 2 million years ago. It couldn't compete with the sabred cats that migrated to its continent when north and south America joined.




Extra: Paraceratherium. The largest land mammal that ever lived. This animal towered over elephants. It was actually part of the rhinoceros family.



There are so many cool extinct animals to talk about, like the megafauna of Australia (Andrewsarchus, Megalania). An interesting topic to talk about is why so much of the giant animals died out so fast.

Excellent picks, these are some of my favourites too! South America sure had some cool megafauna. I actually did not know that Glyptodon lived alongside and interacted with humans, so I learned something new today, thanks.



starbruin said:
I would really love to have seen a velociraptor in action



They are like big chickens with teeth.






starbruin said:
I would really love to have seen a velociraptor in action

Sorry, I just had to