We all know that many existing animals, including human beings, have undergone tens of thousands of years of evolution and change, and now they look very different from their ancestors.
For example, the ancestors of the present age of birds and dinosaurs; elephants, and their ancient relatives – mammoths. Recently, the artist Roman Uchytel has used superb technology to create images based on the images of ancient extinct species restored by their respective scientific researches, showing us how different ancient ancestors vs modern relatives are!
Let’s take a look!
Titanotylopus vs Camelus bactrianus
Titanotylopus is an extinct genus of terrestrial herbivore in the family Camelidae, endemic to North America from the late Hemphillian stage of the Miocene through the Irvingtonian stage of the Pleistocene. It was one of the last surviving North American camels, after its extinction, only Camelops remained. They are 3.5 meters tall on average, while the Camelus bactrianus is about 2 meters tall.
Equus giganteus vs Equus ferus przewalskii
The giant horse is an extinct species of the horse that lived in North America starting in the Blancan and died out about 12,000 years ago near the end of the Pleistocene around the same time as most of the other megafauna of the Americas. Equus Gigantes, the largest known species of fossil horse. Standing up to 2 m tall at the shoulder and weighing 1200-1500 kg, this species was as large as or larger than most draft horses.
Equus ferus przewalskii, also an animal of the genus Equine, once spread across Asia and Europe, and is now endangered. It is the only wild horse species in the world, with a shoulder height of about 1.4 meters. Look at the appearance, it is still very similar!
Procoptodon goliah vs Macropus rufus
The Procoptodon goliath is currently the largest known kangaroo, standing up to 2.7 meters high, while the Macropus Rufus stands up to about 2 meters high. The Procoptodon goliath once lived in Pleistocene Australia. Scientists have discovered that apart from the difference in size, the skeleton structure of the Procoptodon goliath model species P. goliath shows that they cannot jump forward like existing kangaroos, but more by walking, therefore, the speed may be slower than the existing kangaroos.
Paraceratherium vs Ceratotherium simum
Paraceratherium is an extinct genus of hornless rhinoceros, with an estimated height of 5.2 meters, a length of 8.2 meters, and a weight of about 22 tons. It is one of the largest terrestrial mammals that has existed and lived from the early to late Oligocene epoch. Both the Paraceratherium and the Ceratotherium simum belong to the suborder Rhinoceros superfamily of the horned type, but the giant rhinos do not have rhino horns.
We have made a 5M height Paraceratherium for a Museum recently. It is really a behemoth!
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