Synthetoceras is the first in our weekly series of "Extinct Mammals with the Craziest Headgear." It roamed the American plains several million years ago. Special thanks to illustrator Lucas Lima for creating the images in this series.
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.
Endlings, watercolor and ink. These creatures are all the last of their kind: The last quagga, the last bubal hartebeest, Martha the passenger pigeon, Incas and Lady Jane the Carolina parakeets, Celia the Pyrenean ibex, Benjamin the thylacine, and Bryn the pygmy rabbit (of the Columbia Basin population)
Ancient ‘otter bear’ that roamed the coasts of the Pacific Northwest about 20 million years ago may have had a feeding style like no other mammal, popping clams off rocks like a bottle opener / animaux / caniforme / préhistorique / kolponomos / aquatique