Top 10 Living Animals that Lived Long Before the Dinosaurs

These are the creatures have been around much longer than any dinosaur has. It has to be a animal that's still alive today so no extinct animals are allowed.

The Top Ten

1 Shark Shark

Not just the first dinosaurs, but they've been around longer before the earth's first trees!

2 Jellyfish Jellyfish

They looked much the same as they do now.

3 Snail Snail Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

The first snails appeared on land during the Carboniferous period.

4 Sponge
5 Shrimp Shrimp
6 Starfish Starfish

Though Silurian starfish didn't look the same as modern starfish.

7 Woodlouse

Woodlice were one of the first animals to live on land.

8 Beetle

Much like jellyfish, beetles looked the same as they do today.

9 Centipede Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey apron insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.

There were giant species of centipedes. The most famous one being Arthropleura.

Arthropleura were millipedes not centipedes. - Gabriola

10 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

They have been here since the beginning

The Contenders

11 Millipede Millipede Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name being derived from this feature.

Much like centipedes, there were giant millipedes as well.

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