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Paleontologist: sea monsters are plausible

Dr Darren Naish believes that there have been too many sightings for the Loch Ness Monster to be a hoax. The debate over the possible existence of lar…

8 Prehistoric Creatures from Your Nightmares

We see fossil reconstructions or illustrations of species that have come and gone and we sometimes say, “Come on now, that can’t be real!” Or maybe you don’t, but I have, because these creatures look like they came from a horror film or a child’s most frightening nightmares. 1. The Creature: Platybelodon The Nightmare: Pink Elephants on [...]

Azhdarchids: The Largest Flying Creatures That Have Ever Existed on Earth

Image: Mark Witton/Darren Naish What do you get when you combine a bird with a giraffe? The largest flying creatures that have ever existed on Earth: With wingspans of 40 to 50 ft, the Azhdarchids were pterosaurs as big as some modern aircraft, with incredibly lop-sided bodies. Hugely long legs, beaks and necks adorned unusually small torsos [...]