Extinct Animals

Extinct animals are those species which are no longer living. This group includes prehistoric animals like dinosaurs and ice-age mammals, as well as moden species like the Dodo.

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Scutellosaurus was a very unusual dinosaur because it was a two-legged dinosaur that had armor. Most armored dinosaurs walked on all fours. Many scientists believe this dinosaur to be the ancestor of later larger armored dinosaurs.


Sellosaurus was a sauropod of modest proportions. It was around 10 feet high and lived during the late Triassic Period. The sellosaurus lived in what is now modern day Germany. What else do we know about this dinosaur?


Syntarus was a small predator that was very fast and agile. Its jaws contained many small, bladelike teeth that were used for slicing the flesh of its prey. The bones of this dinosaur date back to the Early Jurassic Period.


Yunnanosaurus was a long-necked, four-legged plant-eater that lived in the Early Jurassic Period. The animal was about 18-25 feet in length and lived in what is now China. What do we know about this dinosaur's behavior?


Stegoceras has been one of the more interesting dinosaurs, partly because of the tangle of names that have been attached to it and also because of explanations that have been attached to its domed skull.

Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?

Although it may be long extinct, this quirky bird continues to amaze scientist. The latest discovery? An awesome “musket ball” weapon located on the tip of its wing structure. Could our world once again include this big, old flightless pigeon?