European Saber-Toothed Cat

Homotherium latidens
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The European saber-toothed cats are often wrongly called “saber-toothed tigers”. Saber-toothed cats belong to their own genus.

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Homotherium (also known as the scimitar-toothed cat or scimitar cat)[2] is an extinctgenus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats,[3] often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that inhabited North America, South America, Eurasia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (4 mya – 12,000 years ago), existing for approximately 4 million years.[1][4] It first became extinct in Africa some 1.5 million years ago. In Eurasia it survived until about 30,000 years ago.[5] In South America it is only known from a few remains in the northern […] read more

Woolly Mammoth

Mammuthus primigenius
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: The mammoth’s tusks grow throughout life of the mammoth. By counting the growth rings at the thickest point, one can find out how old the mammoth was. They grew about 10 to 20 cm each year.

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The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is an extinct species of mammoththat lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The woolly mammoth diverged from the steppe mammoth about 400,000 years ago in East Asia. Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant. The appearance and behaviour of this species […] read more

Woolly Rhino

Coelodonta antiquitatis
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: When horns from woolly rhinos were found in Russia during the 19th century, many believed they were the claws of giant birds, because they were found apart from the rest of the body.

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The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) is an extinct species of rhinocerosthat was common throughout Europe and northern Asia[2] during the Pleistoceneepoch and survived the last glacial period. The genus name Coelodonta means “cavity tooth”. The woolly rhinoceros was a member of the Pleistocene megafauna. The appearance of woolly rhinos is known from mummified individuals from Siberia as well as cave paintings.[4] An adult woolly rhinoceros was typically around 3 to 3.8 […] read more

American Lion

Panthera atrox
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The American lion was much larger than the present African lion. It is related to the Cave lion.

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The American lion (Panthera leo atrox)[2][3][4][note 1] – also known as the North American cave lion[3] – is an extinct subspecies of lion that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch (340,000 to 11,000 years ago).[5]Genetic analysis has revealed that it was the sister lineage to the Eurasian cave lion.[3] It was part of the Pleistocene megafauna, a wide variety of large mammals that lived at the time. The majority of American lion fossils have come from […] read more

Dire Wolf

Canis dirus
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The dire wolf lived in North America og is more closely related to the coyote than to the grey wolf.

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The dire wolf (Canis dirus, “fearsome dog”) is an extinct species of the genus Canis. It is one of the most famous prehistoric carnivores in North America, along with its extinct competitor, the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis. The dire wolf lived in the Americas during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene epochs (125,000–9,440 years ago). The species was named in 1858, four years after the first specimen had been found. Two subspecies are […] read more

Yukon Wild Horse

Equus lambei
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: The Yukon wild horse was one of the most common animals on eastern part of the Mammoth Steppe. It was a tiny horse, the size of today’s ponies.

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Equus lambei (common names include Yukon horse, and Yukon wild horse[1][7]) is an extinct species of the genus Equus. Equus lambeiranged across North America until approximately 10,000 years ago. Based on recent examinations of the mtDNA of Equus lambei remains, scientists have concluded that E. lambei was probably was much like the extinct Tarpan, also known as the Eurasian wild horse, and the living Przewalski’s Horse.[6][8] A partial carcass of Equus lambei is on display at […] read more