If you had the chance to bring back 5 extinct species, who would they be?

I would give another chance to the classic non-avian theropods. So, my choice includes two big guys:
>Utahraptor
>Imperobator
two medium-sized predators:
>Deinonychus
>Dromaeosaur
and a small, clever rascal:
>Troodon
Yes, they are a few tens of millions of years too late and are unlikely to catch up with mammals in intelligence. But do they really need to?

*Yes, I learned about Imperobator from that really questionably-scientific show made by a slopmaker from Disney. Don’t judge me, I'm not a professional paleontologist.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Megalodon
    To help the orcas reclaim the oceans
    >Utah Raptor
    Would release them by the tens of thousands in Central America, Africa and India
    >Gigantopithecus
    Let’s settle this bigfeet shit once and for all
    >Titanoboa
    No plan for this. It’s just for the kek
    >Gorgonopsid
    Cool as frick apex predator that single handedly ruled the world for millions of years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good stuff but wouldn’t orcas hunt megas

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And vice versa. Adult megalodon are way bigger and it's not like hypercarnivorous toothed whales were a threat that they weren't used to. The biggest issue for reintroducing megalodon is that the Panamanian Isthmus has made the Caribbean far less productive than it was when it was open to ocean on both the east and west, which collapsed the nursery foodweb that Megs were reliant on to grow their young, and Great Whites were better adapted than young Otodus to the Pinnaped ecosystems that remained in cooler waters.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Interesting. Thanks for the answer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fraking great answer anon. I wonder if Megs could survive in decent population mass in the arctic & Antarctic oceans. I’m sure they would not keep their original 40-55 ft size, but it would be interesting to see how it would affect their lifespans (~300 years for Greenland sharkos)

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These 2 are cool

    I would add Megatheridae (ground sloth)

    Pachycephalosaurus wyomingnesis too

    And for the last one some pterosaur. Not necessarily one of the big ones though
    Possibly one of the teethed bunch. Definitely not memecoatlus

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Titanoboa
    >Tyrannosaurus Rex
    >Wooly Mammoth
    >Irish Elk
    >Argentavis Magnificens

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why megaloceros? We already have a great idea of what it looked like and how it behaved. Why not something more exotic?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      can’t tell if this is AI

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It is AI and probably made by using Bing; you can tell from the airplane's fricked-up wings, the filename, and the image size.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You don't even have to look very close

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          hmmm I suspected as much

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd go with
    >Acrocanthosaurus
    Need a giant theropod and I've loved Carcharodontosaurids since I was a kid
    >Columbian Mammoth
    Seeing those giant bones at La Brea makes me wish that they were back. I bet we'd just call them American Elephants
    >Utahraptor
    Grizzley Hawks hunting Bison would be a sight to behold
    >Pacific Mastodon
    Yeah, they are pretty similar in look to Mammoths, but I'd love to have a large browser in the forests of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.
    >Moropus
    It's a damn shame there are no Clawed "horses" left.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Europasaurus - a sauropod only roughly 20 foot long, and roughly 1,800 pounds - perfect for a farm animal

    Woolly Mammoth - A traditional food source for humans

    Dodo - supposedly very tasty

    One of the many dwarf elephants not sure which one - would be very fun and based

    Mekosuchus - a small tree-dwelling crocodilian would be extremely based as a pet

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do dipshits assume that dodos were tasty? Practically all primary accounts say they tasted like shit. How did it get flipped for so many people? Did some cartoon say they tasted nice so that's why they're all dead now?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can you post the primary accounts? I genuinely thought the primary accounts claimed they tasted good.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jaekelopterus rhenaniae
    Gorgonops
    Quetzalcoatlus
    Sigillaria
    homosexual sapiens neanderthalensis

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lepidodendron
    > the classic prehistoric plant

    Thylacine
    > first mammal I'd resurrect

    Trilobites
    >

    Dodo
    > obligatory, almost like tame pygmy terror birds

    Cothurnocystis
    > most alien as frick asymmetrical animal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Cothurnocystis
      im convinced it didn't actually look like that and every single fossil is grossly deformed

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >vendia
    >yorgia
    >dickinsonia
    >ovatoscutum
    >spriggina
    Proarticulata will rise again.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Thylacine
    2. Kauaʻi ʻōʻō
    3. Steller's sea cow
    4. Passenger pigeon
    5. Irish elk

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spinosaurus so that people can stop b***hing about how it looked.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >woolly mammoth
    >Steller's sea cow
    >Haast's eagle
    >Moa (let's pretend this is one species)
    >Dromaeosaurus
    I'd mainly restore recently extinct species but also an actual dinosaur because it would be cool as frick.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These absolute units.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Semi-realistic (i.e., animals probably could survive on modern-day earth without choking to death due to different oxygen levels or something)

    1. Paranthropus boisei
    2. Homotherium latidens
    3. Megaloceros giganteus
    4. Mammuthus primigenius
    5. Pinguinus impennis

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >unlikely to catch up with mammals in intelligence
    pic looks like he heard you

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1: a species of crustacean eating mosasaurid, currently there are no large crustacean eaters that weren’t fish

    2: Passenger pigeons: hate starlings, simple as

    3:leviathan whale: ocean is in need of a whale predator, but I don’t want to prove the stupid megladon people right.

    4: xyphactinus: hate dolphins, and I think these are the only predator that has the chance to outcompete and eat them. Also would make sport fishing interesting again lol

    5: koolasuchus

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >hate dolphins
      Love u

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        All dolphins deserve extinction, I would trade in all 5 picks to eliminate all dolphins from evolutionary or current existence. Whales I can tolerate. But I have a feeling they would eventually become dolphins so they have to go too. Basically just undo this whole thing

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          jej pic
          orcas can stay though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based aside from the passenger pigeon meme. But do you really think that xyphactinus would outcompte killer whales? These are the real stinkers among dolphins, i really hate that they are the apex ocean predator, Livyatan and the others physeteroids are the only animals that can outcompete orcas.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dilophosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Allosaurus, Albertosaurus, Imperobator

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    all of the giant crocodiles

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    tasmanian tiger
    dodo
    ophthalmosaurus
    allosaurus
    giant ass penguin

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hyracotherium to fix some mistakes, giant armadillo for cheap housing, giant sloth, unicorn because the world is lost since they died out and pic related because how terrible would it be to be sitting in a chair and it sneaks up and puts it's horrible lips over your entire torso?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >umm akshually, i'm not an elephant

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would bring back 4 feathered theropods and T. rex, but genetically engineered to have feathers, then kill them all off again, erase all notes for the process and burn down the facility for maximum seethe.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Icthyosaur
    >Megalodon
    >Anomalocaris
    >the giant dugong thing
    >Spinosaurus

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll bring back all those cryptids they think are still around, just to troll humanity by making the kooks right.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    a couple extinct human species, maybe the pigmy ones for potential shortstacks

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you imagine they would be any less ugly than modern pygmies?

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    T-Rex

    Don't care about the rest

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      T-Rex would have feathers and a dad bod and also be gay according to experts.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also because T-Rex were homosexual according to science so they wouldn't be able to reproduce.

        Well if the science says so!

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Megatherium
    2. Doedicurus
    3. Columbian Mammoth
    4. American Lion
    5. Titanis

    The New World deserves to have some of its cool megafauna back. Especially with Xenarthra.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bringing back the T. Rex to get answers, and also bringing back the Parasaurolophus and Spinosaurus for the same purpose.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry, they'd all die due to earth's greater gravity and lower O2 content.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also because T-Rex were homosexual according to science so they wouldn't be able to reproduce.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >bring back prehistoric animal
    >it auto-dies from lack of oxygen and freezing temperature

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stegosaurus - common dinosaur herbivore
    Brachiosaurus - one of the largest land animals ever
    Allosaurus - classic big land predator
    Spinosaurus - big amphibious predator
    Hatzegopteryx - big flying dinosaur
    bonus
    one of the massive scary marine dinosaurs. sharks and orca whales need some competition

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It has to be my homie and friends

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like to think of evolution as being a constant linear improvement, but these guys were around before jawed fish. Fish would just tear them apart now.
      Trilobites are better suited

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not really. They're basically predatory shrimp. Not the apex predators they used to be, but they'd do fine against crabs and such.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Carnotaurus in north america. Finally a predator that can catch up to those pesky pronghorn.
    Paraceratherium, elephants have had it good for too long
    Atopodentatus, as i think it would fit well in modern beach ecosystems
    And finally, the dodo and the stellar's sea cow, back where they belong (i would also bring back the thylacine, but OP said only 5)

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alamosaurus sanjuanensis
    Tyrannosaurus (ojo alamo formation locality)
    Glyptodontopelta mimus
    Dineobellator notohesperus
    Ojoceratops fowleri

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    homosexual neanderthalis, floresiensis, longi, and that unknown hominid from whom west africans inherited 20% of their genes.

    And since I have an unused spot, the aurochs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      homosexual naledi comes to mind

      Yes, at least one of the homos. I don’t know much about them to pick a favorite.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why exclusively Maniraptorans? I'd like to bring back Allosauroids from different clades. Allosaurus, Sinraptor, Carcharodontosaurus, Neovenator and Megaraptor (just to see whether it belongs to Carnosaurs or Coerlurosaurs).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They represent the pinnacle of non-avian theropod evolution. All those big and scary Ceratosaurs, Abelisaurs, Carnosaurs, and Tyrannosaurids are already expended branches, forever stuck in the niche dead-end of large predators. While raptor-like theropods still have evolutionary potential (both for new giant predators and for brand new clades). Plus, brain size.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want the largest primate ever back, whateve fitnwas. Imagine getting it to do all your manual labor for you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah and then when it doesn't want to do labor anymore, it'll rip you in half and go off to do it's own thing. Or it'll unionionize. Not sure which is worse.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All the past 5 Homos.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Literally this. Your gay birds are cool and all, but nothing would compare to having some real homos back.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I had assumed you were still here anon.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why? We'd just genocide/breed them out again.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      neanderthals and mammoths and have them fight to the death in an arena for my amusement

      homosexual neanderthalis, floresiensis, longi, and that unknown hominid from whom west africans inherited 20% of their genes.

      And since I have an unused spot, the aurochs.

      homosexual naledi comes to mind

      Yes, at least one of the homos. I don’t know much about them to pick a favorite.

      >He wants abos but even dumber to come back
      Brainlet moron. They'd be humans in the eyes of the law and they'd be the diversity hires at your work while forming some moronic Black person culture. On tv there'd be species mixing ads instead of race mixing ones.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No not to live among us lol

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No not to live among us lol

        Why would this be so bad you fricking weirdos lol. I want a neanderthal wife.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you fricking weirdos
          >I want a neanderthal wife.
          self awareness = 0

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Neanderthals and denisovians are smarter than below average populations of homosexual sapiens. Well, maybe Denisovians, but Neanderthals are with good certainty. homosexual sapiens outcompeted the Neanderthals by needing fewer calories and being able to live in more populous bands, which lead to the Neanderthals having a smaller influence on the genetics of the blended species population that resulted in all modern humans who aren’t sub Saharan Africans.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If it works as you said, the world is doomed anyway because of regular Black folk who will be like half of humanity by the end of this century.

        But I think the existence of people that are already classified as different species will force people to reinstate segregation, and to realize that Black folk are a different subspecies at least and should be segregated too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Neanderthals were more empathetic and just as smart as homosexual sapiens. The opposite of Black folk.
        We'd be dramatically better off if a couple billion modern humans got replaced by Neanderthals. The last several thousand years of us has been slowly ratcheting towards being narcissistic homosexuals.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Neanderthals lived in smaller groups and did not have art until they borrowed it from sapiens. They definitely weren’t more empathetic.

          Their “larger brain” had a smaller frontal lobe and enlarged areas for vision and motor control. They were primitive small family group hunters somewhat like a basic ass dog.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Neanderthals lived in smaller groups
            Yes, as a consequence of the reduced carrying capacity compared to homosexual sapiens in a given environment
            >did not have art until they borrowed it from sapiens.
            Wrong
            >Their “larger brain” had a smaller frontal lobe and enlarged areas for vision and motor control.
            Their brains are only larger than the human average, there's no feature of their brain which is outside the range of non-pathological homosexual sapiens brains.
            His claim about empathy is unprovable, but the idea that they are more like a dog or an ape than a man is moronic in the extreme.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your last five frick buddies are extinct?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have them twerking down in atlanta

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    neanderthals and mammoths and have them fight to the death in an arena for my amusement

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the average person could even name 5 extinct species

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      well most people could throw out dodo, t. rex, mammoth, sabre-toothed tiger, and velociraptor, surely?

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ivory billed woodpecker
    Passenger pigeon
    Carolina parakeet
    American mastodon
    Dire wolf

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Troodon never existed.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dickinsonia costata
    Spriggina floundersi
    Auroralumina attenboroughii
    Kimberella quadrata
    Haootia quadriformis

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thylacine
    Great auk
    Dodo
    Steller's sea cow
    Moa
    All animals we lost because they were overhunted before laws could protect them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yup, hard agree here. Except replacing dodo with rodrigues solitaire.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn homie you had 4/5 of my picks
      Only difference is I might swap the moas out for either the Elephant Bird or archeoindris, because it’d be cool to have a gorilla-sized lemur hanging around.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, it wouldn't rock the ecological boat too much considering how recently they went extinct.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ivory billed woodpecker
      Passenger pigeon
      Carolina parakeet
      American mastodon
      Dire wolf

      Recency bias wouldn't you want crazy wierd extinct clades instead of just stuff we have already but bigger or a different color?

      https://i.imgur.com/w749Jq0.jpeg

      I would give another chance to the classic non-avian theropods. So, my choice includes two big guys:
      >Utahraptor
      >Imperobator
      two medium-sized predators:
      >Deinonychus
      >Dromaeosaur
      and a small, clever rascal:
      >Troodon
      Yes, they are a few tens of millions of years too late and are unlikely to catch up with mammals in intelligence. But do they really need to?

      *Yes, I learned about Imperobator from that really questionably-scientific show made by a slopmaker from Disney. Don’t judge me, I'm not a professional paleontologist.

      Terror birds becase people who hype out about a territorial fruit forager cassoary (so scary!!!!) like it some kind of monster need a real avian monster to hype up. Also giant predator ostritches are subversive and my handlers say subversion is good.
      Velociraptor because they are small and could probably become domesticated like a mix between a bird and a dog.
      Lystrosaurus out of respect
      A giant temnospondle amphibian like koolosuchus to strike the fear of aquatic maneaters into temprate people.
      A ceritopsid we could domesticate

      I would pick a marine reptile but I feel like dolphins would get jealous and rape most of them to death while the orcas would beach ball the rest to death

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Seeing extremely ancient species would be interesting, but those animals are basically from a different world and no longer have a place in modern ecosystems, they could only exist as a curiosity. Recently extinct animals could be reintroduced in their habitats and restore the ecology.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think the critters I picked would fit in fine

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's interesting to think about unfilled niches. Freshwater temnospondyl ambush predators for the swamps too cold for crocodylians, etc. And certainly there are mesozoic and cenozoic animals that are extinct due to the vagarities of disaster and chance, but a lot of the animals from deep time are functionally less refined than what has come since and would have a hard time finding a niche in the face of competition from modern forms.

            Maybe I'm wrong about Lystrosaurus. But I think that it would have a hard time competing with mammals.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Lystrosaurus
        Toadline breeders are already in on it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          how long until they make the muzzle into a beak?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wouldn't you want crazy wierd extinct clades instead of just stuff we have already but bigger or a different color?
        No because I don't want to cause extinction events out of novelty

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is this moron really eco virtue signaling in a thread about bringing back dinosaurs?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      all boring
      also the dodo deserved its fate.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >be dodo
        >largest land predator on little island for 20 something million years
        >crushing beak and sturdy body means absolute top of the food chain
        >only competition is other dodos and seabirds
        >suddenly cats, dogs, rats, pigs and humans
        >royal flush of mammal Harlem Globetrotter all stars curbstomp your entire island at the same time
        >”tHe DoDo DeSeRvEd ItS fAtE.”
        Set a dozen polar bears loose in Antarctica and tell me the penguins deserved their fate.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why? for being fat and useless?
        what's that say about you, then?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dodos were apparently delicious. I say bring them back, domesticate them, and then have them as poultry.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Some early travellers found dodo meat unsavoury, and preferred to eat parrots and pigeons; others described it as tough, but good.
        >Some hunted dodos only for their gizzards, as this was considered the most delicious part of the bird.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Every primary account says they tasted like dogshit. The green fat of a tortoise made them sort of palatable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Like others said pretty sure it was the opposite, I imagine they would taste like pigeon or something

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pigeon is good though, it's why people introduced it all over the world in the first place. The only reason why it's no longer commonly eaten is that it's smaller and requires more space than chicken.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >it's why people introduced it all over the world in the first place
            I thought that was because they were effective messengers. I’ve never tried it though so idk

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              They're one-way messagers. You'd need a battery of pigeons from multiple locations then send some of yours to various places by wagon or whatever and hope it gets there. It was logistics mess in the best of times.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Otodus megalodon
    Mosasaurus hoffmannii
    Helicoprion bessonovi
    Barinasuchus arveloi
    Inostrancevia alexandri

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The 4 biggest terror birds and garganornis. Just because I want to see what people who complain about aggressive geese would have to say now.

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