This planet is equipped with various types of different species. Some of these creatures are cute, some are ugly and some are small and some are exceptionally large in size. There are some creatures existed in the past that was considered as the largest of them all. This list gives you all the information about the largest prehistoric creatures ever existed.
The tenth position on our list of top ten largest prehistoric creatures is occupied by “Gigantopithecus”. They are closely related to the humans and apes and were found in the jungles and mountains of India, China and Vietnam. The Gigantopithecus can grow up to 3 meters tall and weighs up to 550 kilograms. It went extinct 300000 years ago due to the result of over hunting by early human species or may be due to drastic climate change.
Edestus are popularly known for their teeth as these creatures were considered as the top predators of the Carboniferous seas. Also known as the “scissors tooth shark”. The Edestus lived in the ocean during the late Carboniferous (about 300 million years ago) and would grow up to 7 meters long.
Azhdarchid were a type of flying reptile and regarded as the largest flying creatures ever existed in this planet. Some of them had wingspans of 12 to 15 meters, making them as large as a small plane. But what make Azhdarchid really strange are their body proportions, they had ridiculously long legs, necks and beaks and very small bodies and as well as relatively short wings.
7. Jaekelopterus Rhenaniae
They are the giant sea scorpions and regarded as one of the largest arthropods ever discovered which could have grown up to 2.5 meters.
Meganeura are regarded as one of the largest flying insects ever exist on this globe. They have an average wingspan length of 0.75 meters. They are the largest flying predatory insect in the history of the World. They used to feed upon other insects and small amphibians.
5. Argentavis magnificens
Fifth position on our list of top 10 largest prehistoric creatures is grabbed by “Argentavis magnificens”. They are considered as the largest flying bird ever existed in the history of the world. It was believed to have lived 6 million years ago. Its wingspan was believed to be more than 20 feet and wing area of 75 square feet, with a weight of 204 pounds, it was one of the top predators of the air.
4. Sarcosuchus Imperator
It was the biggest crocodile that ever lived, nicknamed as “Super croc”, with jaws that measured around 6 feet, it was the tough competitions for the dinosaurs. It is believed to have weighted around 8 to 9 tons and body length of 10 to 50 feet.
They were considered as the biggest carnivorous ever existed. It was believed to have body length of 60 feet and weighted around 10 tons. It has lived around 100 million years ago in the land of Africa.
It has the longest head as compared to any other dinosaurs, measuring around 6 feet. Spinosaurus used to hunt on both land and water, though its large size it was believed to survived by eating fish.
2. Titanoboa Cerrejonensis
It is considered as the longest largest and heaviest snake ever discovered. The Titanoboa Cerrejonensis reached a maximum length of 40 to 50 feet and weighed about 2500 pounds. It lived approximately 60 million years ago during the Paleocene epoch a 10 million year immediately following the dinosaurs extinction event.
First position on our list of top 10 largest prehistoric creatures is occupied by “Megaldon”, which is considered as the one of the most powerful and biggest predators in carniate history. Closely related to today’s great white shark , it could have grown up to 20 meters and weighted upto 60 tons. Megaldons teeth were about 7 inches long and it had the most powerful bite of any creature that ever lived.