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#16    uncle john

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:43 PM

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Arctodus simus (Cope-1897), the Short Faced Bear, became extinct approx 11,000 years ago. This individual died approx 28,000 years ago and was found in Alaska. Other specimens have been found in several locations from Mexico to Alaska. These bears were extremely large and weight estimates have been in excess of 1300 lbs. It is thought that they could have easily hunted man and is considered the largest predatory mammal to have roamed the earth. This specimen was approximately five feet at the hip and stood about 12 feet tall. We are grateful to the Babiarz Institute of Paleontological Studies for the opportunity to cast this individual. The photo shown here was taken at one of our exhibits. Post-cranium parts available. Please inquire. Our standerd mounts are shown on the left. As with all of our skeletons, custom mounting is available, please enquire. See Associated Products Below

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:50 PM

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haha well... I dunno till it happens tongue.gif

Thinking about how it could probably drag me across a room... seen spiders take on some pretty big things comparitively...

And then seen the regular ones jump... dang... one that big...

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:59 PM

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The huge Indricotheres “Indrik beast” of the Oligocene were the largest land mammals ever to have lived standing 4.5 meters at the shoulder and weighing 15 tons. They were just larger than the Colombian mammoth, and the largest of the Deinotheres. Although they are members of the  running rhino family, they became adapted to browsing the tops of trees like modern giraffes. Their whole body was stretched upwards to do this, with very long legs and a long neck. They roamed across most of Eurasia, the largest being found in Mongolia   The fossils show that males were slightly bigger than females, with slightly more domed and reinforced skulls, suggesting that the males fought rather like modern giraffes.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:24 PM

Megafauna mainly existed in the Continent of Autstralia, although some did exist in N. America.

The Denziens of the Deep are missing! Where's kronosaurus, Basilisaurus, Liopleurodon, Megalodon, Xiphactinus, and the others?

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:01 PM

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Why is it that in the past all living animals were supersized?...i do not understant why...


Lots of animals from the past were a lot bigger than the ones we see today, but not all of them. There have been many different small animals, even in the age of the dinosaurs, they just aren't well heard of. In the future, there will most definetely be a return of giant animals. After the extinction of the dinosaurs, only the smaller animals survived as they required less nutrition (which meant mammals became very successful), so almost all life on Earth at the moment evolved from the smallest animals of that period.

Also one more reason why animals in the past have been bigger is the smaller supply of oxygen. More oxygen = bigger animals, and during different periods of the Earth's history there have been much larger amounts of oxygen than we have today.

So yeah, there have been many different animals in the past (big and small), and in the future there will be many more big and small animals.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:51 PM

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Lots of animals from the past were a lot bigger than the ones we see today, but not all of them. There have been many different small animals, even in the age of the dinosaurs, they just aren't well heard of. In the future, there will most definetely be a return of giant animals. After the extinction of the dinosaurs, only the smaller animals survived as they required less nutrition (which meant mammals became very successful), so almost all life on Earth at the moment evolved from the smallest animals of that period.

Also one more reason why animals in the past have been bigger is the smaller supply of oxygen. More oxygen = bigger animals, and during different periods of the Earth's history there have been much larger amounts of oxygen than we have today.

So yeah, there have been many different animals in the past (big and small), and in the future there will be many more big and small animals.

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I see, but why in the present there arent any giagantic animals like the dinosars?

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 11:09 PM

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I see, but why in the present there arent any giagantic animals like the dinosars?

Because the environment today cannot support such large terrestial animals.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:59 AM

I found one, they say that the Teratorn only died off slowly, after the megafauna. I guess after their were no more herds of giants to eat.

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Giant birds of prey, the Argentinian Teratorn (argentavis magnificens),were as large as a man, weighing 170 - 200 lbs but with wingspans of over twenty-five feet and individual wing feather lengths as long as five feet, flew within recorded history. A twenty-five foot plus wing size would limit such a bird to more open areas such as the South American pampas or the North American great plains (Thunderbirds), as maneuverability around trees and shrubs would seem difficult. Feather size is estimated to have been 1.5 meters long (60 inches); and 20 centimeters wide (8 inches),

I wonder why no one has put it together that the megafauna flourished in the Ice Age when their was obviously more land mass for them to roam on.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:31 PM

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megafauna flourished in the Ice Age when their was obviously more land mass for them to roam on.

That's not a reason no.gif Many Megafauna where held to Australia, which was isolated...

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 08:21 PM

Although megafauna were abundant in Austrailia they were a world wide phenomenon, they still are in Africa and southern Asia. Even on isolated islands, Madagascar had its giant lemurs and in the UK the giant elk. It just seems to me that with more land to spread out in there was more room to grow... Kind of like a gold fish or an iguana, keep them in a smaller tank and they will stay small for years, but as soon as you move them to a bigger area they start to grow. I'm not saying that is happened all at once, but  over generations. When the sea level rose and land mass smaller, competition for food drove the larger animals, who needed more nourishment, into extinction

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 01:02 AM

Size of the landmass is one of the smaller factors...The amount of resources isn't directly linked...

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:31 AM

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Isn't there a legend that the gaint komodo is still alive in australia?

Wouldn't want to run into that guy.


Yes, there has been a few possible sightings.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 03:48 PM

I'm still not hearing any argument as to why my theory is unsound????

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:05 PM

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I'm still not hearing any argument as to why my theory is unsound????

Landmass is not linked to resources...You could have a large landmass thats desert, or a smaller landmass thats a temporal forest...The forest would have more resources.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:17 PM

Well the fact that these land masses supported similar yet larger animals than today it can be assumed that the environment was at least similar, Madagascar was still a jungle full of aboreal animals, the UK still provided wide open grasslands ect... So it could be assumed that these land masses had the same resources but more overall land

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