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Palaeolama nidae an extinct South American genus of llama camelid. It lived 10 000 years ago and weighed around 300 kg.    by Rodolfo Nogueira

Palaeolama nidae an extinct South American genus of llama camelid. It lived 10 000 years ago and weighed around 300 kg. by Rodolfo Nogueira / animaux / ongulé / camélidé

Only one quagga was ever photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today.The quagga was the first extinct animal to have its DNA analysed,and this 1984 study launched the field of ancient DNA analysis. It confirmed that the quagga was more closely related to zebras than to horses.

Only one quagga was ever photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today.The quagga was the first extinct animal to have its DNA analyzed.

Zaglossus hacketti. It was the size of a sheep, making it the largest monotreme known to have ever lived. Z. hacketti lived during the Pleistocene epoch in Australia.

Zaglossus hacketti is an extinct species of the long-beaked echidna from Western Australia that is dated from the Pleistocene. It is known only from a few bones found in Western Australia. It was the size of a sheep, weighing probably up to 100 kg lb).

New discovery of Late Miocene hipparion fossils from Baogeda Ula, Inner Mongolia, China

Elephant Bird - I have an Elephant Bird egg...It just might be my favorite fossil that I own....Love it!!!!

Elephant Bird - I have an Elephant Bird egg.It just might be my favorite fossil that I own.

Phorusrhacids, colloquially known as terror birds, were a clade of large carnivorous flightless birds that were the largest species of apex predators in South America during the Cenozoic, 62–2 million years (Ma) ago.

Phorusrhacids, colloquially known as terror birds, were a clade of large carnivorous flightless birds that were the largest species of apex predators in South America during the Cenozoic, million years (Ma) ago.

Moeritherium ('the beast from Lake Moeris') is a genus consisting of several extinct species. These prehistoric mammals are related to the elephant and, more distantly, the sea cow. They lived during the Eocene epoch.

Moeritherium ('the beast from Lake Moeris') is a genus consisting of several extinct species. These prehistoric mammals are related to the elephant and, more distantly, the sea cow. They lived during the Eocene epoch.

Steppe Mammoths by ~DiBgd

Mammuthus trogontherii, based on skeleton from Azov museum Steppe Mammoths

The Pyrotheria are a group of extinct mammals that lived during the Eocene and Oligocene in South America and had some similarities with the elephants. But they were not related to this, but are counted to the South American ungulates.

The Pyrotheria are a group of extinct mammals that lived during the Eocene and Oligocene in South America and had some similarities with the elephants. But they were not related to this, but are counted to the South American ungulates

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