This creature has withstood the test of time dating back over 100 million years and still running! The picture above isof a massive 55 stone (or 771 lbs) ray. Its body is 7ft long and 7ft wide and its tail measured 10ft. Its lethal venomous and serrated barb has been known to pierce through objects tougher than concrete with ease. They only live in rivers of the southern hemisphere, Moreover, they like to hide in very murky dark water. That is why I do not swim where there is fish.
Deinotherium is one of the symbols of mammals’ dominance in the Cenozoic Period, filling the hollow left by dinosaurs’ extinction 65 million years ago. It was the 3rd largest terrestrial mammal of ever and surely the largest terrestrial creature of its time. We can consider Deinotherium as a gigantic far relative of modern elephants, but not their direct ancestor (although partially similar) because its genus formed a different evolutionary line, today died out. Some fossils of Deinotherium, found by the ancient Greeks, could have originated their mythology on Cyclops, giants and titans, especially observing the large nasal opening in a skull (at the base of the trunk), easy to mistake for the large single eye of a Cyclops.
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