The Giant Turtle
Archelon was a slow moving creature of the ancient seas
during the Cretaceous (65 to 146 million years ago). Some remains
measure over 15 feet long. Like many of today's turtles it ate
jellyfish and expired drifting fish as well as plants, buried its eggs in
sandy beaches, and may have lived more than 100 years.
This 120 million year old fossilized
skeleton of an Archelonnext to a standing man gives a perspective of the
size of these giant turtles
Giant Early Shark, Megalodon
was a prehistoric shark that lived roughly from 28 to 1.5 million years ago,
during the late Oligocene to early Pleistocene periods. Estimated to have
been over 50 feet long it was one of the largest and most powerful
vertebrate predators ever to have lived.
Meganeura monyi, Giant Dragonfly with a 29 Inch Wingspan
Meganeura monyi is a genus of extinct insects from the
Carboniferous period approximately 300 million years ago and are related to
the present-day dragonflies. They fed on other insects, and even small
amphibians. M. monyi is one of the largest known flying insect species ever.
These extinct 9 ft Tall, 280 lb flightless, carnivorous
"Terror Birds" lived In Patagonia during the Pleistocene era. Phororhacos
longissimus, one of the largest carnivorous birds to have ever to have
lived, had claws like meat hooks and a massive hooked beak for ripping flesh
from its prey while holding them down with sharp talons.