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Post extinct animals you wish you could see.
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We were so fucking close, we could have saved them...
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Megatherium
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Honestly, i don't know i would love to see :
- Neanderthals ( to see if they are as smart as us or even smarter )
- Habilis ( to see if they could begin talking )
- A Velociraptor ( they are cute and small and i bet they are smart like crows )
- Anomalocaris ( i miss him so much )
- Tiktaalik ( ask him why did he do it. )
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Smilodon populator
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giant sloth
beelzebufo
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>>3779045
the dodo
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>>3779045
Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and big marine reptiles.
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>>3779321
The lyvi looks like an oversized orca with that coloring. It may be the one "sea monsters" I'd be comfortable swimming with. Ceteceans are known to leave us alone, even the ones that eat similar sized or larger sea animals like sperm whales. It's like they know we taste like shit because of echolocation.
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My favorite bird
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>>3779374
I would swim with an adult meg, juveniles could probably attack humans like great whites but the full grown meg is too big to care about humans, he would probably not waste energy into trying to eat us.
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- Thylacoleo
- Pterosaurs
- Short-faced bear
- A various assortment of large herbivores
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>>3779199
>local man travels hundreds of millions of years back in time to repeatedly scream "WHY?!" at retarded fish-salamander thing
>the fish creature delclined to comment, but instead responded by awkwardly flopping into a tidepool, laying eggs, and suffocating, dooming us to this forsaken existence, while escaping the consequences of it's foolish actions
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>>3779045
Stellar sea cow, although they'd probably be about as known/seen/interacted with as beaked whales
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>>3779240
pic related
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>>3779199
>Anomalocaris
TATAKAE
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>>3779846
I don't think so
>Unlike other sirenians, Steller's sea cow was positively buoyant, meaning that it was unable to submerge completely.
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>>3779321
I’m so glad these units are gone. Fuckin terrifying
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>>3779321
what the 2nd top to bottom?
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>>3780246
nevermind should have just revers searched
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>>3779895
Beeg freg
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Too many to list, but One that would have truly been a sight to behold would have been pelagornithids.Giant seabirds with fake teeth.
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>>3779847
You just know
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>>3779045
Would have been interesting example of convergent evolution to see in zoos next to penguins
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>>3779199
this made me realise that human dick size probably scaled with human head size. bigger cranium means bigger headed babies, which means females with increasingly large pelvises and vaginas, which means males scaled to match. the smarter our species gets the bigger our average dicks will be.
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>>3780300
neanderthal skulls are much bigger than modern sapiens skulls so they were probably absolutely hung compared to their contemporary sapiens
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Cerberus, and pretty much every mythological creature.
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>>3780525
You can't go extinct if you didn't exist tho
unless you're saying that they did?
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I mostly want the great auk back because its extinction story is so fucking sad
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>>3779199
Despite ethical disputes, having inferior humans among us would be pretty cool. I wonder if a panda scenario would unfold.
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>>3779199
I want to go back in time and fuck early hominids and speed up human evolution by thousands of years
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>>3780593
>go back and mix your genetics with them
>they go extinct because there's no neetbux or world of warcraft in their era to support their retard brains
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It's not fair they died out before we could domesticate them.
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>>3780674
>tfw no dog-horse best friend to ride around on
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White Americans
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>>3780754
>americans
>white
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>>3780757
Hes talking about the people that supposedly discovered eastern Canada first and got raped by the mongoloids that came from Asia or the vikings that got raped by the native Americans. Either way whities got fucked in war every time and had to pretend to be friends and spread disease like a common British parasite
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>>3779057
Why must we fucking slaughter everything...
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>>3780592
No need to imagine bro.. just take a walk in a big city
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>>3779045
Why didn't you save him...
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Would of have been cool to hear the sound of this magnificent beast. ;-;
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>>3781006
Marsupial Lions would have been way cooler. Strongest bite force of any mammal by far, probably an ambush predator that leapt out of trees. Plus, as a marsupial, it would have been borderline retarded, which would have been fascinating in its own way.
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>>3779045
Every single bird. From the laughing owls, dodos, moas, honeycreepers in Hawaii, and everything in between. Goddammit.
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>TFW you will never see a swarm of rocky mountain locusts block out of sun
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Imagine Mammoths walking around in National Parks like this.
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Elephant birds would have been cool
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for me, it's phorusrachids
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>>3781875
>no more locusts, passenger pigeons, american buffalo mega herds
Are cicadas the last great swarmer native to the U.S? Feels bad.
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>>3779199
>Anomalocaris
WAKE ME UP
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>>3781464
They were the real Drop Bears
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>>3779199
I'd want to see Homo Erectus since they apparently lasted for 2 million years
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>>3779238
Fossils SMASHED and SLAMMED into the sediment!
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>>3779889
imagine how fucked it would be for one of these just to be in a park or garbage dump, the fuck are you gonna do?
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>>3782902
>Are cicadas the last great swarmer native to the U.S?
AFAIK
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>>3782902
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>>3783649
Ironically those are equally at risk of eradication as Rocky mountain locusts for exactly the same reason
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>>3780592
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=klRwa-erSQA
They are already among us
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every cambrian animal, not just the shit we already know but the possibly thousands of different species we haven't discovered yet or never will be able to
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>>3779819
High quality post
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>>3780300
Retarded take not based on science. Dick size roughly correlates to perceived sexual competition. Several generations of non competition leads to smaller dick size. Several generations of slutty women/ difficulty in finding mates leads to larger dick and balls

But fret not, horny young one, as DNA is 96% uncoded. Placing yourself in a highly competitive sexual marketplace and retaining semen will increase genital size over time.
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>>3779889
How did this thing ever fly
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>>3784902
They flap their arms anon this isn't hard
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>>3779895
haha wow what a small cat!
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I miss this lil nigga
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>>3781875
I still can't believe how they fucking died
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>>3785119
How did they die?
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There are rumors and some scant (and not very convincing imo) evidence that they're still alive, but most likely they are totally gone. It's a goddamn shame, because they're beautiful birds that used to be common and plentiful.
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>>3785148
No one knows for sure, but the leading theory is that it was habitat destruction. They only nested on the banks of a specific river IIRC and irrigation, terraforming, and introduction of cattle decimated their nests/breeding habitat, meaning that they couldn't reproduce enough offspring to maintain a viable population. It's one of the most shocking/surprising extinctions I can think of. It's like the passenger pigeon. No one in their right mind thought these guys would go extinct. We don't even have many specimens of dead ones because no one thought they'd ever need to collect them.
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>>3785160
Interesting. But nothing of value was lost? Locusts are vile bugs aren't they?
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>>3779374
Full grown meg would be infinitely safer to swim with than a great white shark
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>>3780923
>No need to imagine bro... just browse this website you're currently on
FTFY
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>>3785161
Not that simple. Locusts, like many other insects, are valuable food sources for other animals. As far as I know, they weren't a keystone species, so they probably didn't lead to another extinction, but a rapid death of a species in a short amount of time always has a detrimental effect on the ecosystem as a whole. It makes food scarcer for predators and increases competition.
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>>3779199
>- Tiktaalik ( ask him why did he do it. )
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>>3785148
https://www.hcn.org/issues/243/13695/#
>>3785161
We will probably never know. Odds are humans had already caused enough damage to the north American ecosystems that the locust no longer had a purpose.
Keep in mind that they didn't swarm every year. Most years they just stayed grasshoppers
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>>3781464
>dem teef
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F
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>>3780300
You're right that bigger heads require bigger pelvises, but in a post c-section world we're breeding humans with skulls too big for natural births.
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>>3781875
https://youtu.be/fLLQ2LIyDM0
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>>3785652
And that is why Rocky mountain locusts are my pick for "extinct animal I wish I could see"
Wouldn't want them back permanently.
For that I'd probably pick the Mexican lap dog
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The japanese wolf.
Fucking meiji era rancher assholes
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>>3785522
Goddamn bugmen, killing off the largest freshwater fish on the planet
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>>3782578
Give the Chinese, Koreans and Russians more time in the lab
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>>3780757
Yeah.
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>>3779644
Fuck why'd this happen. :(
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>>3785781
Why are all Japanese wolf taxidermy specimens so bad?
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>>3785520
Its unique dentition is the result of evolution from a koala-like vegetarian ancestor. It had nothing like canines to start from so it had to evolve them from its incisors.

>>3785108
These guys would have been amazing. I imagine they probably lived a similar lifestyle to capybaras, but with their huge size I bet they filled a niche similar to modern hippos. This would make sense in light of the massive success that feral hippos are having expanding in South America.
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>>3779644
A few weeks ago I went camping because the weather was nice for it. I had a small speaker with me and my phone, carrying a file ripped from that video of this bird calling out to its mate. While I sat around the fire I played that audio through the speaker, and heard that bird's song echo through the forest around me.
For just a moment, it almost felt like it was still around.
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I miss him, bros
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>>3785157
Those are 100% near my place of work, I’ve heard them and have had an assortment of people describe seeing them
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>>3786195
You are almost 100% certainly seeing this instead. Very common for people to see these and think they've seen an Ivory Bill. The Ivory Bill is literally the most searched for bird in human history. It's considered birding holy grail. There have only been like two sightings which MAYBE have an extraordinarily slim chance of being credible and which were in Arkansas and in the Pearl River area of Louisiana, some of the last places of semi-suitable habitat (they require old growth forests, 99% of which are gone.

I would love nothing more for you to be right anon, and that you actually have seen Ivory Bills and they are still out there, but the likelihood is that they're gone forever, I'm afraid.

The best chance we have a finding a surviving one would be the Cuban subspecies which was last seen in the 1980s, but which, if they are alive, would have to be nesting in the higher up mountainous areas, places where there isn't significant roosting conditions unfortunately.
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>>3786161
They actually looked like this. Most european depictions of them where modelled after overly fed captive specimens. This was done by a mogul court artist who was famous for drawing the exotic birds of royalty and for illustrating animals with incredibly anatomical and behavioral accuracy.
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>>3786319
Why does it look so sinister? That eye is freaking me out
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>>3786539
It knew the fate of their species and was powerless to stop it
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>>3786539
Why? They look cool as fuck
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>>3786753
Nevermind I had to zoom in to see the pupil, I thought it didn't have one
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>>3784982
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>>3779889
>Pathetic.
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>>3785782
how dare they do what white people have been doing for centuries
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Bountyphaps obsoleta, which effectively means "the wild pigeon with a bounty that is extinct/forgotten about". Barely even recognized as a species until recently. Don't worry forgotten animal friends, I won't forget you.
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The megalodon's size is just so stunning, the horror anyone would experience just by seeing this creature would be amazing
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>>3779074
I love Sid from Ice Age
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