Category: Extinct Species


Quetzalcoatlus (named for the Aztec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl) was a pterodactyloid pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous of North America (Campanian–Maastrichtian stages, 84–65 ma), and one of the largest known flying animals of all time. It was a member of the Azhdarchidae, a group of advanced toothless pterosaurs.Discovery and species The first Quetzalcoatlus fossil


A mammoth is any of a number of an extinct genus ofproboscidean (of which the elephant remains), often with long curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair. They lived from the Pliocene epoch from 4.8 million years ago to around 3,500 years ago. The word mammoth comes from the Russian мамонт

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex, commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is one of the dinosaurs most often featured in popular culture around the world. It hails from what is now western North America. Some scientists consider Tarbosaurus bataar from Asia to represent a second species of Tyrannosaurus, while

Newfoundland Wolf

The Newfoundland was a subspecies of the grey wolf, which is a predator with whom the cattlemen and ranchers still take issue today. The Newfoundland wolf lived on the island of Newfoundland which is off the east coast of Canada. The Newfoundland wolf was a large wolf which was said to be white, with a

Cave Bear

Was a species of bear which was related to the brown bear or grizzly bear of modern times. It lived and ranged in Europe and went extinct about the end of the ice age, which ended about 20 thousand years ago. Fossils of the bear were found primarily in caves, which is where the bear

Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon, which numbered once in the tens of billions, lived in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Their flocks, a mile wide and up to 300 miles long, were so dense that they covered the entire sky for hours as the flock passed overhead. Population estimates from the 19th century ranged from

Dire Wolf

The Dire Wolf is an extinct North American species of wolf which was a great deal larger than our wolves of present day. For about 100,000 years it lived alongside its cousins, the Gray Wolves, although they are not directly linked. The Dire Wolf was much larger than the Gray Wolf, and in fact was

Steller’s Sea Cow

Steller’s Sea Cow was a mammal which ate vegetation and adapted to living entirely in the water. Could an animal that supposedly went extinct in 1768 still be in the waters of the Pacific? Discovered by a naturalist, Georg Steller while exploring with Vitus Bering to a sea that is now named after him. The

British Wolf

At one time wolves were very common throughout Great Britain. Just a mere two thousand years ago, they were said to have numbered nearly ten thousand and to live in mainland Britain. There is a great deal of evidence to back up this claim, including the naming of many children after the wolf, and tribal


The Dodo was a non flying bird that lived on the island of Mauritius, and stood about 40 inches tall. The Dodo nested entirely on the ground. It became extinct only a few hundred years ago, in the late 17th century.. The extinction of the Dodo bird is directly involved in human intervention. Sadly this