10 Prehistoric Predators We’re Glad Aren’t Around Anymore


Despite being small, the Pterygotus was a ferocious hunter while in shallow sea waters. The little critter relied on surprise attacks to take down its prey. After burying itself in the sand and waiting for hours before an unsuspecting fish could be grabbed.


The Quetzalcoatlus had a wing-span of over 30 feet, making it the largest flying animal of all time. Recent findings have discovered it fed similar to that of today’s modern heron and storks. Paleontologists thought it would land on the ground to seek terrestrial creatures to feast upon.

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