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IN Animals ON 25 Jul, 2016
Some of the ancient animals that went extinct millions of years ago are believed to be still around. These animals with just no or little changes in their appearance can even be found in this modern world.
Check out these prehistoric creatures that are still around us.
The ancestors of goblin shark were found to exist 125 million years ago but somehow the 11-foot goblin shark has managed to live in many huge oceans of the world.
The appearance of alligator gar makes it evident that this creature is not from any of the modern eras. In fact, such alligators are considered as living fossils that had their ancestors alive 100 million years ago. They are found in the Southern U.S. rivers and near the Gulf coast.
This nearly blind creature is still found on to live through 30 million years. They tend to be timid and are found to be 4 feet and 70 LBS while feeding on small salamanders and worms.
Lamprey looks like Chinese finger traps but actually is a breathing fish that is around for more than 300 million years. These have tube-like structures that are jawless and have teeth in their suctioning mouth.
The 16-foot long giant freshwater stingray actually looks like a pancake and is the holdover from Jurassic era. It has a 15-inch poisonous serrated spike for a tail and is found in murky rivers.
Solenodon's unique make-up and furry look make clear about its long existence and it is believed that it has remained in existence for 30 million years ago. Also, they secure their prey by injecting venom they hold in their sharp teeth.
Sponge, a fossilized creature is found to have emerged from a 760 million-year-old rock. It has neither a brain nor a central nervous system.
Tuatara has been used by scientists to know more about the evolution of snakes and lizards. These can grow up to 3 feet in length and are New-Zealand based. They are found to be closely related to the family of reptiles.
It is considered to be the smallest of all the baleen whales and was thought to be extinct till 2012 but was re-found again. These whales grow to 21 feet in length.
Crocodilians really resemble the predecessors of dinosaurs. They can slither like lizards or lift up in Dino sort of way. They can be found in the Southeastern U.S. and within China's Yangtze river.