Top 10 Weird Prehistoric Creatures

1.  Anomalocaris

 

Anomalocaris

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A Cambrian marine creature measuring up to 60 centimeter in length, it had huge eyes which appears to be fixed on a pair of stalks. Also having an extra large body as well as two pincer-like arms its undeniable fact that this prehistoric creature is so odd looking not amazing that its name literally means “odd shrimp.

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2.  Hallucigenia

 

Hallucigenia

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Unlike most of the sea animals which are normally known to swim through the waters, Hallucigenia as a prehistoric weird creature is known to roaming about on the sea bed on seven pairs of stilts which presents it to be weird and very scary in appearance. It also had spines on its back which it used as a defense mechanism.

3.  Opabinia

 

Opabinia

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Just as the Hallucigenia is known for its multiple stilts, Opabinia is a living thing which had an alien features which is an unbelievable number of eyes (it had as many as five eyes). Also opabinia is recognized for catching fishes with the use of a long nozzle.

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4.  Arandapsis

 

Arandapsis

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Arandapsis (known to be most likely descendents of pikaia) also a member of the oldest known fishes, jawless creatures with gills which enable an aquatic existence. It body had an armor like structure which aids its protection from predatory animals which included the eurypterids. Some arandapsis fishes were up to two meters long with their kinds suspected to have reigned up to 130 million years beneath the seas.

5.  Pikaia

 

Pikaia

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The weird prehistoric animal pikaia was named after Mt. Pika. With striking resemblance of a worm, Pikaia’s body (without a backbone) featured a stiff rod which ran through the whole length of its body. Most scientists assumed that the rod in its body could be liken to a backbone anyway and this made them conclusively assume that Pikaia as a member of the oldest vertebrates.

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6.  Eusthenopteron

 

Eusthenopteron

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Arthropods were known to be the earliest land animals. Eusthenopteron is a lobefin, as a fish also the oldest amphibians it had the ability of surviving at the shores of the sea especially during pursuit of its preys.

7.  Ichthyostega

 

Ichthyostega

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History had it that during the Carboniferous era, the seas were beaming with so much life, most especially sharks and creatures including the Stethacanthus. The Ichthyostega was obviously an amphibian from the look of its outward features. Its head and tail particularly, resembled that of a fish due to its characteristics of laying its jelly covered eggs in water.

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8.  Mesosaurus

 

Mesosaurus

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Mesosaurus is a prehistoric creature which was weird from every aspect. First, its 270 million year old fossil created quite a controversy between geologists and paleontologists alike. At first it seems it seems the animal was a reptile then again, it seem the creature was presumed as an egg laying animal which lived on land. Nevertheless, other scientists have disagreed and presumed the creature as some kind of lizard with features of aquatic activities.

9.  Plateosaurus

 

Plateosaurus

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This was also a member of the early dinosaurs which descended from reptiles. The family composing of the theropods (that feeds on meat) and the sauropods (feeds on plants and vegetables). The Plateosaurus was a giant sauropod with a unique advantage of being able to walk with all legs or its hind legs only, because they were muscular enough. Unfortunately, this dinosaur was not able to chew its food thus; he swallows entire stones to assist in digesting plants he might have taken in!

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10.  Brachiosaurus

 

Brachiosaurus

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This weird prehistoric creature remains the largest dinosaur known till date, Brachiosaurus dinosaur was described to be as tall as a four storey building, it also had characteristics of a long neck which enabled it to feed on really tall tree as an herbivorous animal.

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