10 Largest Ancient Animals That Ever Lived, Some Up To 40 Meters In Length – Boombastis

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Comparison of paraceratherium with elephants. [Sumber Gambar]


So far, dinosaurs are known as giant ancient animals that have ever lived. However, it turns out that not only dinosaurs, various ancient animals with large body sizes have lived in the world.

There are mammals that live on land, there are also monkeys, birds, snakes, and whales. All these animals have become extinct since thousands of years ago. Here are the 10 largest ancient animals that ever lived, as summarized by Boombastis.com.

Paraceratherium or also called indricotherium is the largest mammal. It weighs up to 18,000 kilograms or the equivalent of 4 times the weight of an African elephant, while its length is up to 8 meters. This ancient animal is the ancestor of the rhino.

Comparison of paraceratherium with elephants. [Sumber Gambar]

Basilosaurus is an ancient whale weighing up to 54,000 kilograms. In fact, bigger than megalodonthe largest ancient shark.

Illustration of an ancient basilosaur whale. [Sumber Gambar]
Illustration of an ancient basilosaur whale. [Sumber Gambar]

steppe mammoth, the largest elephant that ever lived, weighing up to 9,000 kilograms. The height is between 4 to 5 meters. The length of the tusk reaches 2.5 meters.

Illustration of ancient elephant, steppe mammoth. [Sumber Gambar]
Illustration of ancient elephant, steppe mammoth. [Sumber Gambar]

Gigantopithecus is the largest type of monkey with a height of up to 3 meters and a weight of 450 kilograms. The size is equivalent to 2 times the gorilla that is still alive today.

Comparison of gigantopithecus with humans. [Sumber Gambar]
Comparison of gigantopithecus with humans. [Sumber Gambar]

Barbarian Lion or the atlas lion inhabiting in North Africa. The atlas lion is about 1 meter high and up to 3.5 meters long. Meanwhile, the average weight reaches 230 kilograms.

Atlas lion or barbary lion. [Sumber Gambar]
Atlas lion or barbary lion. [Sumber Gambar]

The moa comes from New Zealand, up to 4 meters high and weighing up to 250 kilograms. It is about 2 times the size of an ostrich.

The moa comes from New Zealand. [Sumber Gambar]
The moa comes from New Zealand. [Sumber Gambar]

Titanoboa It has a length of 15 meters and a weight of 900 kilograms. In fact, like 30 times the weight of an anaconda snake. Just like the anaconda, titanoboa can dive.

Illustration of a giant titanoboa snake. [Sumber Gambar]
Illustration of a giant titanoboa snake. [Sumber Gambar]

Deinosuchus adults are 8 to 12 meters long. Heavy deinosuchus 2,500 to 5,000 kilograms. That said, this largest crocodile can live to the age of 50 years.

Illustration of a giant crocodile skeleton deinosuchus. [Sumber Gambar]
Illustration of a giant crocodile skeleton deinosuchus. [Sumber Gambar]

Smilodon is a type of tiger with long fangs up to 30 centimeters. Meanwhile, the height reaches 2 meters and weighs 160 to 280 kilograms.

Illustration of ancient tiger smilodon. [Sumber Gambar]
Illustration of ancient tiger smilodon. [Sumber Gambar]

Argentinosaurus was the largest dinosaur weighing 50,000 to 100,000 kilograms. The length is 30 to 40 meters.

Argentinosaurus skeleton illustration of the largest dinosaur. [Sumber Gambar]
Argentinosaurus skeleton illustration of the largest dinosaur. [Sumber Gambar]

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Those are 10 ancient animals with very large sizes, even many times the size of the human body. Can’t imagine, if they are still alive until now.