Top Ten Weirdest Animals that are Extinct

These are weird, bizarre, and fascinating animals, but unfortunately (or fortunately because some can be deadly and scary to some people), they're extinct. Which one do you think is the weirdest one? Cast your votes and comment! Feel free to add more!

The Top Ten

1 Opabinia

Literally the weirdest animal ever existed. It's an arthropod with 5 eyes, many legs and flippers on its body (like a centipede), and a long hose-like proboscis that end in a lobster-like claw. No, this isn't a mythical creature nor is it an alien, it's a real prehistoric animal - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

2 Hallucigenia

It's a strange animal with 7 until 8 pairs of leg with claws on each end and spikes on the top of each legs - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Stethacanthus

It's a prehistoric shark. It has a strange anvil-like dorsal fin - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

This shark is one of my favorite per-historic animals. - LightningBlade

4 Helicoprion

Also known as the chainsaw shark. It's a genus of extinct sharks that have chainsaw-like bottom jaw (which is how it got its name) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Longisquama

Name means "long scales". It has bizarrely long scales on its back, like a fan - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Deinotherium

Name means "terrible beast". It's related to elephants. It looks like an elephant with smaller ears and shorter tusks that face down - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Platybelodon

Name means "Flat-spear tusk". It's a prehistoric mammal related to elephants. It looks like an elephant with smaller ears and longer bottom jaw - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Odobenocetops

A whale with a face similar to a walrus' with very long tusks - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

I wonder if this creature really existed. Its such a strange thing. - LightningBlade

9 Nyctosaurus

Name means "night lizard or bat lizard". It has a antlered crest and lived near the coast.

10 Therizinosaurus Therizinosaurus

Name means "scythe lizard". It has bizarrely long claws (which is how it got its name) and is the dinosaur with the longest claw ever - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

The Contenders

11 Anomalocaris

Name means "abnormal shrimp". It has big eyes near 2 long stalks on its face and pincher-like arms - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

I did a school project on them once. - RalphBob

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