10 Animals That Were Scarier than Dinosaurs

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  • Published on:  Friday, November 29, 2019
  • 10 Animals That Were Scarier than Dinosaurs

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    No one today can really get a full idea of what it was like to live surrounded by dinosaurs. While today we know that some animals like killer whales, alligators, lions and other big predators can be threatening to us humans, none of these can compare to the danger that dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals represented. Today we’ll have a look at ten animals that were scarier than dinosaurs. You’ll realize that dinosaurs were harmless and perhaps even friendly compared to the beasts I’ll show you today. I’ll also talk about some of the movies that fed us ideas of what these animals were like, and I’ll compare those ideas to actual facts that will make you understand how real life creatures were in fact a bit scarier than what we see on the screen. Stay tuned all the way to number one and find out about an animal that you’ll be thankful to know it’s gone extinct.

    10. Arthropleura

    I’m going to start with an animal that was not as big as a dinosaur. In fact, it wasn’t even a carnivore! But I’m sure you’d be quite scared and probably a bit grossed out if you were to encounter it today. And I’m pretty sure you’d rather see a dinosaur instead of this animal. The Arthropleura was a millipede that could reach lengths of up to 2.5 meters, which means, if it were to stand on the lower end of its thousand feet, it would be higher than a christmas tree! The Arthropleura is known to be the largest invertebrate of all time. With such aspect, I doubt any predators wanted to mess with it.

    9. Dunkleosteus

    Yikes! Even the name sounds scary already. If you’re wondering what this animal looked like, let me start by pointing out that the Dunkleosteus was a fish! Of course, we’re not talking about a cute tropical fish or even a shark like the one from Jaws. This prehistoric fish was 33 feet long! Which means it was almost twice as long as the height of a giraffe from its head to its feet. However, what makes this animal threatening is not only its size, but also its sharp teeth. The bones in its jaw kept growing continuously, up until a point where their edges would become so sharp as they rubbed together against each other. These were useful tools to pierce and chew on their prey . This fish was as heavy as a hippopotamus and could easily snatch its prey in less than a second.

    8. Jaekelopterus

    The Jaekelopterus was an aquatic arthropod. The best way to explain it is by pointing out that some people call it a “Giant Sea Scorpion” - can you picture that? If scorpions are scary already, I don’t want to imagine what it would be like to come face to face with a giant one in the middle of the ocean! It’s an experience that would definitely keep me away from the waters for good. The name Jaekelopterus comes from Otto Jaekel, a German paleontologist who was the first one to describe the species. Although its maximum size has not been confirmed, some experts believed the largest Jaekelopterus could have reached a length of 2.5 meters, making it taller than humans if it were to stand. This animal is believed to have lived in freshwater, making it a threat to other arthropods and smaller fish. Poor animals didn’t stand a chance against this huge creature!

    7. Helicoprion

    And here is another fish on our list! Or...maybe not. One of the craziest facts about the helicoprion is that no one has been able to properly classify it and associate it to the animal groups we have today. We can say it’s a fish because it lived in the water, but paleontologists didn’t have enough information to categorize it. Its teeth worked like a circular blade. Without any proper teeth in the upper jaw, this creature could gum you and bite you at the same time..quite scary and gross! The lower teeth were sharp, so it’s safe to assume that the helicoprion was a carnivore! What scientists can’t figure out yet is whether it fed on small or big animals - they can only speculate as they still haven’t found any remains of a skull to properly figure out what its diet was. One thing is for sure, that odd looking jaw is more than enough to scare us all if we were to encounter it in the ocean today.

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  • X xGamingKingx X

    X xGamingKingx X

     51 minutes ago

    I watched it a long time ago but I forgot all aboutmit

  • Kayden Simon

    Kayden Simon

     an hour ago

    Is dat animal real😱

  • Ace C

    Ace C

     2 hours ago

    Dunkliostest is a F ing dinosaur

  • Cgamer 17

    Cgamer 17

     2 hours ago

    Hey guess what the 6th was a dinosaur

  • ThecuteSylveon 02

    ThecuteSylveon 02

     2 hours ago

    The pronunciations tho

  • Pitohui _Nightmare

    Pitohui _Nightmare

     3 hours ago

    The dunkleosteus was basically a armoured megalodon

  • Kiylee Westmoreland

    Kiylee Westmoreland

     3 hours ago

    Ok so these animals dont exsest no more so you arent giveing use facks

  • NUK3 Creep

    NUK3 Creep

     3 hours ago

    Humans are more of a threat then anything

  • Byron Ruano

    Byron Ruano

     4 hours ago

    He wants us to never see it even tho it’s extinct

  • A single Diabete

    A single Diabete

     4 hours ago

    Number 1’s face looks like randle from monsters inc

  • Robotics Xrex stop motion Coppernoll

    Robotics Xrex stop motion Coppernoll

     5 hours ago

    He can't say mosasaurus correctly

  • Brugopatra _

    Brugopatra _

     5 hours ago

    Top 10 animals that were scarier than Dino’s but they basically are Dino’s sooooo what’s the “scarier” for.

  • Meghan Nilson

    Meghan Nilson

     5 hours ago

    My life isn’t in this list

  • Liam Munro

    Liam Munro

     6 hours ago

    see's first thing
    Me:Ight imma head out

  • Keegan Blackwell

    Keegan Blackwell

     9 hours ago

    10 animals that are scarier than dinosaurs

    "My face"

  • Alyas Wall

    Alyas Wall

     10 hours ago


  • Tuleen Hamed

    Tuleen Hamed

     10 hours ago

    That last creature weighs at least 105,000 pounds :) ( I did 7,000x15)

  • Chunky Croissant

    Chunky Croissant

     11 hours ago

    OH HECK NAH! That cute little Lioplejdoron! If I saw one of those big boys, I would hug his neck, (where he can't bite) and rub his head until he was calm, then I would call him what we all know and love......... NESSY

  • coco kerui

    coco kerui

     11 hours ago +1

    peeps in 2020: hey bro wanna go to starbucks every Thursday?

    Peeps in 3020: hey bro wanna go see a Mosasaur jump like a whale and eat a giant shark every Thursday?

  • MrsMcD126


     11 hours ago +1