Pyrenean ibex 

Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica Commonly known by the name Bucardo Was one of the four subspecies of wild goat to inhabit the Iberian Peninsula 14 C – inhabited much of the northern Iberian Peninsula (most common in the Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France, and the northern Pyrenees) 17 C – their population...

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Passenger pigeon

Ectopistes migratorius It is estimated that there were 3 billion to 5 billion passenger pigeons at the time Europeans discovered America. It is believed that this species once constituted 25 to 40 per cent of the total bird population of the United States. Flocks formed avian clouds across eastern North America,...

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Sivatherium

Extinct genus of giraffids Ranged throughout Africa to the Indian subcontinent Late Pliocene-Modern (5 million-10,000 years ago) S. giganteum remains have been recovered from the Himalayan foothills, dating around 1 million years ago. Suggestions have been made that S. maurusium may have gone extinct as recently as 8,000 years ago. Sivatherium...

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

Etymology – “tyranno” means tyrant in Greek; “saurus” means lizard in Greek, and “rex” means “king” in Latin. Huge predatory dinosaurs with small arms and two-fingered hands T. rex fossils are found in western North America, from Alberta to Texas. T.rex lived at the very end of the Late...

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