20 Non-Scary Ancient Creatures

20 Non-Scary Ancient Creatures

1. Glyptodon


Their body structure matched less with armadillo but more with turtles. They fed on plants and harmless for the human. The body was also matched with small cars. They were herbivores. The smaller animals used to be selective eaters as compared to the bigger ones those were bulk feeders. They had low energy requirements as compared to other herbivores. They required less mass as compared to others having same body weight

2. Megatherium


This one considered the largest mammals that time. The body structure resembles to the elephant and with 4 tons mass and 20 ft. length. They fed on plants and harmless for the human. They could support their body weight, they used their curved claws to pull down the branches of trees to eat. Some scientists believed that these had a long tongue to mold the leaves into their mouth for eating. They had large lips that were used to grab the leaves and tear them into the mouth

3. Platybelodon


The body structure was similar to elephant and duck. The mouth shaped was same as a duck and the remaining body was similar to an elephant. Shovel tusker was another name of them. They ate aquatic plant and scary to some extent. They were believed to be fed in swampy areas and of grassy swannas. And they used their teeth to shovel up semi-aquatic and aquatic vegetation. Their teeth design suggest that they used them to strip the bark from the trees to eat. The adult animals used to eat more coarse vegetables.

4. Europasaurus


They were the largest and heaviest dinosaurs in this earth. They were present in the Earth during the Late Jurassic. Their remains were discovered from the northern Germany.  Europasaurus were quadrupedal dinosaurs. They were also herbivores, eating the plants and herbs and green parts of trees.  They were harmless due to feeding activities.

5. Chaoyangsaurus


This dinosaur also called cute dinosaur due to its small size and harmless features. They lived and fed on plants and only 3 feet in length. These were herbivores. These herbivores dinosaurs had beaks like a parrot and they survived in Asia and North America during the Cretaceous period.

6. Ceratogaulus


The structure resembles marmots. They were just rodents like shape with 1ft. length. For the digging, they had strong claws. Some features were matched with moles such as small eyes and weak eyesight. They had strong claws that they used for digging purpose. Their horn position showed that they didn’t use them for digging. The position of horns suggested that it was for defense purposes against predators.

7. Pterodaustro


Pterodaustro was the type of dinosaur that was lived on this earth 105 million years ago. The Pterodaustro had a lot of teeth just like bristles. These teeth help to filter the prey present in the water. The mostly fed on phytoplankton. The body length was 8.2 feet. Their teeth were not present in separate compartments but they were held together by ligaments in the special tooth pad. Being made from very hard material they might be a little flexible due to their elongated body.

8. Kulindadromeus


They early lived in Jurassic then moved towards Russia. Their first fossil was found from Russia. These dinosaurs were the bipedal runner. These had long tails and long hind limbs but their forelimbs and heads were short. The body covered with feathers with a small head and they had long hind limbs as well as the long tail. They were herbivores. Their size was about 5ft in length.

9. Wannanosaurus


Wannanosaurus fossil records show that they were very small dinosaurs. They fed on a small insect on earth and plants. That why it’s called omnivores. They lived about 80 million years ago. Their fossils were found in China. These dinosaurs were considered very primitive in pachycephalosaurs because these had flat skull roofs and large openings.

10. Archaeopteryx


In the history of the dinosaur, Archaeopteryx was the most eminent. The most prominent feature of these small talons and Sharp teeth. They mostly were found in southern Germany150 million years ago. 1kg was the total weight of them. Due to its small size, they were unable to attack human. They are bird-like dinosaurs, they can fly. They were believed to be in transition between the bird and feathered dinosaurs.

11. Aquilops


They have lived on this earth during Cretaceous period about 110 years ago. Herbivores and completely harmless. Native to North America. Their weight was about 1.5 kg and length was 60cm. Their skull was hollow but was not like this in adults.

12. Diprotodon


They were a large creature of the earth ever. Their name means two forward teeth. Their skeletons were found across the mainland in Australia. Australian megafauna was another name of them. The length of them was about 3ft. They lived in forest and woodlands and unable to reach towards the human. They preferred near water, grasses, shrubs, and leaves.

13. Tethyshadros


They were lived in modern Italy. They were named and discovered by an Italian scientist named Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia. Their name meaning is off the island. This is due to the fact that they were found from the island Adriatic-Dinaric Island. They were a small creature with 4 ft. the length and 350 kg. weight. Insular dwarfism was another name of this creature.

14. Sharovipteryx


They belong to a group of reptiles. They glide with the help of pelvic girdle instead pectoral. And they were one of the smallest reptiles in this earth and their length is about 1ft (30cm). They were named as foot wing because the wing membrane was extended to the hind limb. The scientists believed that they could stabilize their flight by changing the angle of their forelimbs.

15. Shuvuuia


The type of dinosaur-like bird. Native to Mongolia. Their only known species was Shuvuuia deserti, also known as a desert bird. Their name was derived from the Mongolian language from the word shuvuu that means bird. They had strong forelimbs and long hind legs for the purpose of digging. They were smallest dinosaurs about 60cm in length.

16. Eunotosaurus


This is the extinct species of reptiles and is supposed to be the close relative of turtles. They are from the Karoo Supergroup of South Africa. And this fact is considered as the missing link between the turtles and their ancestors. The body structure shows that they had closed linked with reptiles. They native to South Africa. Fossil records show that they had “missing link” with turtles.

17. Mimni


Mimni has lived on this earth about 113 million years ago. That was the time called Cretaceous Period of Australia. They feed on plants that why called them herbivores. The body size and weight were extraordinary small and was considered most of the small dinosaur of earth that time. The weight was 330kg and length was 10 feet.

18. Procoptodon


They had a kangaroo-like face and body structure. They are considered as largest existed kangaroo, and their weight goes to almost 232 kg. The smallest kangaroo among is still 1m tall Herbivores and large sized ancient animal. Native to Australia during Pleistocene epoch.

19. Triadobatrachus


They considered the ancestor of modern frogs. They were the oldest amphibian in this earth with 10cm length with middle sized. Triple-frog was another name of Triadobatrachus. They are supposed to live 250 million years ago in the place now known as Madagascar. Their relative or some of them eventually evolved into frogs million years ago.

20. Longisquama


Their name means long scales, but their species name means small size. The organisms are known because of the long structures that grow from their body. The preserved body is not too good to understand. They were lived in Central Asia. They body structure shows that they may be birds or anything else. Due to its appearance, they a completely harmless to human.

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