Argentinosaurus.



I have wanted to talk about the Argentinosaurus, a huge dinosaur, we talked about it when I wrote about other terrestrial animals such as colossal Amphicoelias fragillimus or Diplodocus. Well ... Argentinosaurus was THE LARGEST LAND ANIMAL STORY (after Argentinosaurus, although this is of doubtful existence). And not only was the second largest, was also a heavyweight. Let's see some data.




* The Diplodocus measuring 35 meters and 80 tons. (green)

* The Argentinosaurus 40 meters and 100 tons. (gray)

* The fragillimus Amphicoelias was up to over 45 meters and 120 tons. (red)



As shown in the video, was a huge animal, weighed, a giant terrestrial. Grew to be 20 meters high, as a 6-storey building. When stepped on, the ground rumbled like an earthquake, and a frightened herd (if there is any animal that could do that) made the ground tremble.

This herbivore ate Cretaceous pines in what is now South America. Hence its name: Argentina (Argentina) and saurus (lizard).

Anisodon. Chalicotheriidae.


The Anisodon belongs to the family or Calicoterios Calicotéridos (Chalicotheriidae). It is very curious, strange to our eyes. The truth is that we look like a cross between two animals: a horse and a gorilla (for example).

In fact, although the head and body were similar to those of the horse, walking in a more upright, similar the gorilla and not as current horses. Its front legs were long and short the back, so I walked in a manner more similar to gorillas than horses. But the resemblance to the gorillas are not only the way to go, also had no claws, but claws and knuckles rested on them. In the front legs were huge, curved claws, probably used to get the leaves on the trees as they were browsing on forest and verifications may be standing on its hind legs to reach higher branches. They could not run, and it was his claws and great strength and size that can be served as a defense against predators. On its hind legs could reach more than 4 meters high.



Some cryptozoologists have hypothesised that (the supposedly carnivorous) cryptid from Africa, the Nandi Bear, could be a chalicothere.

Appeared in the Miocene and as mentioned in Wiki, possibly survived until "a few years. "

Bison latifrons

On with huge animals. You've ever been near a bison? Are enormous strengths. His big head and his eyes intimidates let you know that if lash, nothing could be done. The current bison weigh no more than 1,500 kg have a maximum height of 1.80 and about 3 feet long.

But there was an even greater bison, Bison latifrons was called. A huge beast, 2.5 meters high and 5 meters long. And a mass of 2,000 kg and full of strong muscles in the neck that held a big head, only his head was heavier than any of us. Not only that, his head held an antler of more than 2.5 meters long, exceeded in size by counting animals, such as Megaloceros giganteus.

Currently, the family of the largest bovine animal is Bos gaurus that can measure up to 4.60m long and 2.20m high.

The Bison latifrons get other names like giant bison or bison ice age, and who lived during the Pleistocene in North America.


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