Woolly Mammoth

The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was a mammoth species that existed from the Pleistocene epoch until the Holocene epoch, when it became extinct. It was the last of a line of mammoth species that began in the early Pliocene with… Continue Reading

Great Auk

The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) was a flightless alcid species that died out in the mid-nineteenth century. The genus Pinguinus had only one current species. It is not closely related to the birds presently known as penguins, which were discovered… Continue Reading


The Thylacine was a carnivorous marsupial that lived on the Australian mainland as well as the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea before becoming extinct. Prior to its extinction, it was the world’s largest known carnivorous marsupial, developing about 2… Continue Reading

Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon was a famous pigeon that exists in the European region of the globe. Its scientific name is Ectopistes migratorius. Migratorius means “migrating” and Ectopistes means “moving around or roaming.” The scientific term alludes to a bird that not… Continue Reading

Pyrenean Ibex

Pyrenean Ibex

The Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France, and the northern Pyrenees were home to the Pyrenean ibex. During the Holocene and Upper Pleistocene, this species was widespread, and its morphology, particularly certain skulls, were discovered to be greater than that of other… Continue Reading