Top 5 Bizarre Prehistoric Animals

5- Deinotherium

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Deinotherium (“terrible beast” derived from the Ancient Greek δεινός, deinos meaning “terrible” and θηρίον, therion meaning “beast”) was a large prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants that appeared in the Middle Miocene and survived until the Early Pleistocene. During that time it changed very little. In life, it probably resembled modern elephants, except that its trunk was shorter, and it had downward curving tusks attached to the lower jaw.

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