There’s various reasons as to why animals go extinct, it’s generally due to human intervention in more recent years. From devastating rainforests and other ecosystems with climate change to building homes, our animal kingdom is shrinking more and more every year. Disease, epidemic, and even acid rain can inhibit animals from natural survival, even cosmic radiation has a chance of coming into play.
Despite all of these factors, the largest interference in the animal kingdom comes from climate heating and cooling as well as changes in sea currents or levels.
Some extinction is a form of speciation, where an animal will evolve and adjust to ecological settings, leaving their former species to wind up extinct.
Many animals have become extinct before humans ever even existed, like dinosaurs or giant sea predatory monsters.
Several gigantic species died off when the ice age came, which is more than likely one of the reasons that humans have been able to survive and evolve into what we are today.
Biologists and ecologists study the present, past, and future trends that might affect the animal kingdom since human beings, are, most definitely a part of it.
More than 99% of all 5 billion species that have ever existed are not extinct.
These are some of the most terrifying, largest, predatory beasts we could find.
Around 34 to 40 million years ago, the Basilosaurus was a enormous whale, but after the fossil was found, scientists believed it was actually a reptile, hence the suffix, status. Later, when the fossil was discovered in the United States, it was found that it was a marine animal. Although Richard Owen tried renaming the whale to Zeuglodon, but according to the taxonomic rules, the first name remained.
This species is known for being the state fossil of both Mississippi and Alabama, even though the first Basilosaurus fossils had been found in Egypt and Jordan.
Modern whales have been said to be some of the most social and intelligent creatures within the ocean, but the Basilosaurus is thought to have had a much smaller brain their its modern counterparts.
An interesting makeup of the Basilosaurus’ ear implies that it can hear directionally underwater using acoustic isolation. The bite of the Basilosaurus is believed to have been able to exert 16,400 to 20,000 pounds per square inch which is the strongest bite force of any and all organisms, even including the T. Rex’s.