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Prehistoric Mammals

Ardipithecus

Quick Ardipithecus Facts: - Lived from the Late Pliocene Period through the Early Pleistocene Period - Lived in what is now Africa - Was as tall as an 8 year old human boy - Weighed 3 times more than a Dachshund dog - Was an Omnivore

Proconsul

Quick Proconsul Facts: - Lived during the Early Miocene Period - Lived in what is now Africa - Was named after a pair of circus monkeys - Weighed half as much as a kangaroo - Was about as tall as a 10 year old - Was omnivorous

Paranthropus

Quick Paranthropus Facts: - Lived from the Pliocene Period through the Pleistocene Period - Lived in what is now Africa - 3 different species made up this genus - First species discovered in 1938 - Tallest species of this genus was over 4 feet tall - Weighed less than a kangaroo

Quagga

Quick Quagga Facts: - Lived from the Late Pleistocene Period all the way to the Modern Period - Lived on the plains of South Africa - Was half the length of a zebra - Was half as heavy as a zebra - Went extinct in 1883 in an Amsterdam zoo

Tarpan

Quick Tarpan Facts: - Lived from the Pleistocene Period all the way to the Modern Period - Lived in Eurasia - Was about the size of a horse - Was domesticated - Had a wild temperament - Went extinct in 1909 in Russia

Hyracotherium

Quick Hyracotherium Facts: - Lived from the Early Eocene Period through the Middle Eocene Period - Lived in what is now North America and Western Europe - Also known as Eohippus - Was smaller than a dalmatian - Could probably have run as fast as a cat

Mesohippus

Quick Mesohippus Facts: - Lived from the Late Eocene Period through the Middle Oligocene Period - Lived in what is now North America - Was smaller than a modern-day pony - Ran about as fast as a white-tailed deer - Was an herbivore

Hipparion

Quick Hipparion Facts: - Lived from the Miocene Period through the Pleistocene Period - Lived in what is now Asia, Africa, Europe and North America - Was about the size and weight of a horse - Could run as fast as a modern coyote - Was an herbivore

Merychippus

Quick Merychippus Facts: - Lived during the Late Miocene Period - Lived in what is now North America - Was about half the height of Napoleon - Weighed less than a modern pig - Was an herbivore

Pliohippus

Quick Pliohippus Facts: - Lived during the Late Miocene Period through the Pliocene Period - Lived in North America - Was about the same size as a modern horse - Could run as fast as a horse - Was an herbivore

Mammut (Mastodon)

Quick Mammut Facts: - Lived during the Late Eocene Period to the Early Oligocene Period - Lived all over Africa, Asia, Europe and North America - Was as tall as African bush elephants - Tusks were longer than a car - Was an herbivore

Phiomia

Quick Phiomia Facts: - Lived during the Late Eocene Period to the Early Oligocene Period - Lived all over Africa and Eurasia - Was as tall as an Asian elephant - Was as long as a rhinoceros - Weighed less than an Asian elephant - Was an herbivore

Platybelodon

Quick Platybelodon Facts: - Lived during the Late Miocene Period - Lived all over Africa and Eurasia - Was as tall as an Asian elephant - Was as long as a rhinoceros - Weighed as much as a small car - Was an herbivore

Deinotherium

Quick Deinotherium Facts: - Lived from the Middle Miocene all the way to the Modern Period - Lived all over Africa and Eurasia - Was longer than an Asian elephant - Weighed twice as much as an African bush elephant - May have inspired "Giant" myths - Was an herbivore

Mammuthus (Woolly Mammoth)

Quick Mammuthus Facts: - Lived from the Early Pliocene to the Early Holocene - Lived all over North America and Eurasia - Was about the size of an African bush elephant - Was only 1 of over a dozen species - Went extinct 4,500 years ago - Was an herbivore

Moeritherium

Quick Moeritherium Facts: - Lived from the Late Eocene Period - Lived in what is now North Africa - Was about as long as a horse - Weighed as much as a wild boar - Only a distant cousin to elephants - Was an herbivore

Gomphotherium

Quick Gomphotherium Facts: - Lived from the Early Miocene through the Early Pliocene Periods - Lived in what is now North America, Africa, Europe and Asia - Was about twice the length of a king-size bed - Weighed more than a hippo - Was an herbivore - Ate 400 pounds of plants a day

Epicyon

Quick Epicyon Facts: - Lived from the Middle through Late Miocene Periods - Lived in North America - Was as long as a lioness - Weighed as much as a lion - May have been a carnivore or an omnivorous scavenger - Had powerful jaws

Amphicyon

Quick Amphicyon Facts: - Lived from the Middle Oligocene through the Early Miocene Periods - Lived in Asia, Europe and North America - Was as long as a human adult male is tall - Weighed as much as a lion - It was an omnivore

Dire Wolf

Quick Dire Wolf Facts: - Lived during the Rancholabrean North American Land Mammal Age - Lived in North America - Weighed half as much as a panda bear - Was twice as long as a coyote - It was a carnivore - May have hunted horses

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