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15 Nope Creatures We're All Glad Are Extinct

AUGUST 12, 2015  —  By Jason Lopez

15 NOPE CREATURES WE'RE ALL GLAD ARE EXTINCT

The animal world is full of wonderful creatures. Some are beautiful, but others we would definitely want to avoid at all costs. These terrifying creatures are the most horrifying of all.

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Titanoboa

Titanoboa

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If you hate snakes, you're really not gonna like this guy. Growing to over 12 meters in length, these guys were massive, feasting on large crocodiles and the like.Titanoboa

Cameroceras

Cameroceras

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If you saw this guy from a distance, you might laugh as you saw what appeared to be a Kraken in an ice cream cone. But move a little closer, and you'll stop laughing when you see that the shell is 12 meters long and those tentacles are huge and deadly.

Kaprosuchus

Kaprosuchus

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Just look at this guy. It's like a crocodile. But it has LEGS. And can Run!

Helicoprion

Helicoprion

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This guy is like a regular shark, but instead of regular teeth he was gifted with teeth that grow in a circular pattern spiraling inwards and resembling a circular saw. Yikes.

Terror Bird

Terror Bird

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Everything in the past was bigger and badder. Instead of silly ostriches like we have today, there were these big guys. They preyed on horses and anything smaller. Fortunately they went extinct right about the same time humans appeared.

Arthropleura

Arthropleura

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Essentially a giant millipede the size of a car, this thing would terrify the world today if it roamed about. It was mostly an herbivore, but being that huge you're bound to munch on some meat sometimes.

Andrewsarchus

Andrewsarchus

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This guy is essentially the mammalian equivalent of the velociraptor. Eating everything was pretty much what these guys were about. Oddly enough, some of their close descendants are goats and sheep.

Livyatan Melvillei

Livyatan Melvillei

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This monstrosity lived over 12 million years ago. Unlike modern whales, it's teeth were fully functional, and it had one of (if not THE) biggest bites of whale-like creatures. It would frighten even the classic Megalodon.

Livyatan Melvillei

Livyatan Melvillei

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This monstrosity lived over 12 million years ago. Unlike modern whales, it's teeth were fully functional, and it had one of (if not THE) biggest bites of whale-like creatures. It would frighten even the classic Megalodon.

Meganeura

Meganeura

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These giant Dragonflies wouldn't be able to survive in our atmosphere today, and thank goodness for that since they were larger than a toddler, probably as big as an eagle. No one wants giant dragonflies roaming around terrorizing our children and pets.

Brontoscorpio

Brontoscorpio

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These suckers were a meter long with stingers the size of lightbulbs. Ouch. You wouldn't be safe from them on land either, as these guys were one of the first creatures to crawl out onto land.

Jaekelopterus

Jaekelopterus

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Now this guy makes the Brontoscorpio look small, and probably even ate it for dinner. One of the biggest sea scorpions around the size of a crocodile, it terrorized everything smaller than itself.

Jaekelopterus

Jaekelopterus

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Another rendition of the Jaekelopterus, although somewhat less ominous looking, is probably even more NOPE. Giant bugs, dear god no, keep it away!

Edestus

Edestus

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That little guy on the left is thinking "oh shit", because the Edestus is the size of a Great White and it's teeth act like a giant underwater pair of scissors. Shark attacks would NOT be fun if instead of a bite mark, you simply got chopped by sea-scissors over here.

Sarcosuchus

Sarcosuchus

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This kind gentleman, Dr. Paul Sereno, has posed next to the gigantic mouth of a Sarcosuchus. It could eat us alive. It could grow over 12 meters long, rivaling the size of the T-Rex, and ate pretty much everything.

Mogoloarachne Jurassica

Mogoloarachne Jurassica

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Pictured is a modern spider of about the same size as the Mongoloarachne. I'm not sure which is worse, because the world has apparently had a giant spider infestation for millions of years. Anything small enough to get caught in their webs were unfortunate prey.

Carbonemys

Carbonemys

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Think of a snapping turtle, with a beak that can take of fingers or a hand easily, and then scale that up to the size of a small car. That's Carbonemys, the carniverous turtle of the past. Makes turtles seem not so cute.

Azhdarchid

Azhdarchid

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This funky bird related to the Pterodactyl has all kinds of messed up proportions. It's like a pelican fused with a giraffe fused with a pterodactyl. And it ate things whole most likely, probably including people since it's so huge.

Yikes.

Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus

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This guy was basically a real version of Bigfoot or a Yeti. He was probably super strong and would be even more dangerous than a gorilla.