Thursday, July 14, 2011

10 Types of Prehistoric Cats, World's Largest

1. Smilodon

Smilodon is one of the most famous prehistoric predators, and also one of the most formidable. There are at least three species live in North and South America; the smallest species, Smilodon gracilis, the size of the modern jaguar, while the lion of Smilodon fatalis. However, the species Smilodon Populator weighs 300 kg and an average of up to 500 kg when adult. Smilodon was not so nimble like modern cats, but he is very strong, with strong legs are also thick neck, and especially long nails to grip their prey. tusks can reach 30 cm in length, and perfect for causing a fatal injury ground squirrels, large animals, and even mammoths. 2. Pleistocene tiger

Pleistocene tiger is an 'early version' of the same tiger that we see today.Tigers evolved somewhere in Asia about 2 million years ago, various types of prey are large herbivores living in the continent at that time. Tigers are currently the largest cat, the Bengal and Siberian large males weighing up to 300 kg or more. During the Pleistocene era, a greater food supply, so that the tiger is also growing larger, and weighs 490 kg.
 3. American lion

Or American lion Panthera Atrox, perhaps the best known of all the prehistoric cat Smilodon. He lived in North and South America (from Alaska to Peru) during the Pleistocene era, and became extinct 11,000 years ago. Singa America is the largest cat in North America during the Ice Age, weight reached 470 pounds, maybe even 500 kg and is able to prey on animals that are very large.4. Kabir Machairodus

Machairodus, may seem like a giant with a sabertooth tiger, although it is impossible to know whether the skin is striped, speckled or other types of fur sign. Machairodus rarely mentioned as a giant cat, but the fossils found in Chad, Africa, (and classified as new species, Machairodus kabir), indicating that this creature is one of the largest cat and weighs 490 kg, or perhaps 500 kg. 5. Homotheirum

Also known as 'cat sword', Homotherium is one of the most successful cat in prehistoric times, are found in North America and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He was a good hunter, who quickly adapted to the foot running and active, especially during the day thus avoiding competition with other nocturnal predators. forelegs are very long and shorter hind legs, which gives the appearance of a bit like a hyena. Although Homotherium not famous for its size, but the fossil remains of several cats sword, was recently discovered in the North Sea shows that they can weigh 400 kg, is greater than the modern Siberian tigers. 6. Cave Lion

Lions Cave is a giant lion subspecies, weighing up to 300 kg or more. This is one of the most dangerous and powerful predators during the last Ice Age in Europe, and there is evidence that he feared, and may be worshiped by the prehistoric man. Many cave paintings and some sculptures have been found depicting the Lion Caves. Interestingly, this suggests that the lion is hardly possess the feathers of the neck, such as the modern tiger. This is confusing, some cave paintings also show the Lion Caves have faint stripes on the legs and tail. This has led some scientists to conclude that the Lions might actually Cave is more associated with the Tigers. 7. European Jaguar

Unlike the giant Jaguar, jaguar Panthera gombaszoegensis European or not originating from the same species as modern jaguar. Jaguar Europe is a big predators, weighing up to 210 kg or more, and probably at the top of the food chain in Europe, 1.5 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Germany, France, Britain, Spain and the Netherlands. 8. Giant Jaguar

Jaguar is now smaller stature when compared to the lions or tigers, their average weight is usually 60-100 kg. However, in prehistoric times, parts of North and South America is home to the giant Jaguar. Still the same species as modern jaguar. He exceeds the size of a lion or tiger adult, and probably several times more powerful as well as with bite 9. Xenosmilus

Fanged Xenosmilus short, thick, but quite sharp. All teeth (not just canines) have serrated edges for cutting meat, and more like a shark's tooth or a carnivorous dinosaur, compared to the teeth of modern cats. With a weight of 180-230 kg, Xenosmilus not strangle their prey like modern cats do, he simply took a large bite flesh of the victim, and wait for its prey bleed to death. 10.Giant Cheetah

Giant Cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis), derived from the same genus with our modern cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), and may seem very similar, but much larger. With a weight of 120-150 pounds, he was able to prey on animals larger than her size. But there is some debate whether he could run as fast as the modern cheetah, because of greater severity, but according to some experts, the Cheetah Giants have longer legs and heart as well as lungs greater, allows he is able to run as fast or even faster than modern cheetahs today that his running ability can reach over 115 km / hour


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Most expensive Tree in the World

Famous trees come and go. L’Arbre du Ténéré was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth, a landmark on caravan routes in the Sahara, until it was knocked down by a drunk Libyan truck driver in 1973. This year in August, the famous Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam was blown down by high winds during a storm. Luckily, there are still many special trees out there. An overview of the most famous trees in the world.

10.Arbol del Tule
Arbol del Tuleflickr/nathangibbs
Árbol del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, is located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . It has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world although the trunk is heavily buttressed, giving a higher diameter reading than q true cross-sectional of the trunk. It is so large that it was originally thought to be multiple trees, but DNA tests have proven that it is only one tree. The tree is estimated to be between 1,200 and 3,000 years old.

9.Cotton Tree
Cotton Treeflickr/mifl68
The Cotton Tree is an historic symbol of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. According to legend, the Cotton Tree became an important symbol in 1792 when a group of former African American slaves, who had gained their freedom by fighting for the British during the American War of Independence, settled the site of modern Freetown. They landed on the shoreline and walked up to a giant tree just above the bay and held a thanksgiving service there to thank God for their deliverance to a free land.

8.Boab Prison Tree
Boab Prison Treeflickr/tm-tm
The Boab Prison Tree is a large hollow tree just south of Derby in Western Australia. It is reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a lockup for Indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing. In recent years a fence was erected around the tree to protect it from vandalism.

7.Major Oak
The Major Oak is a huge oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood’s shelter where he and his band of outlaws slept. The famous tree is about 800 to a 1000 years old. In 1790, Major Hayman Rooke, a noted antiquarian, included the tree in his popular book about the ancient oaks of Sherwood. It thus became known as The Major‘s Oak.

6.Lone Cypress
Lone Cypressflickr/bdinphoenix
The Lone Cypress Tree near Monterey is probably the most famous point along the 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. The road winds through miles of breathtaking coastal views of the Pacific, with turnouts along the way at the most historical and picturesque sites. The Monterey Cypress is a species of cypress that is endemic to the Central Coast of California. In the wild, the species is confined to two small populations, near Monterey and Carmel.

5.Tree of Life
The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree which grows in the middle of desert. The tree is said to be 400 to 500 years old. Its long roots probably have found some underground water source, but it is still a miracle as it is the only green living organism living in a vast and barren desert. The local inhabitants believe that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.

4.Socotra Dragon Trees
The Dragon blood tree is arguably the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, having the shape of an upside-down umbrella. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, that is known as “dragon’s blood”. The bizarre shape enables the tree to have optimal survival in arid conditions. The huge packed crown provides sufficient shade in order to reduce evaporation.

3.General Sherman
General Shermanflickr/goingslo
General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. The famous trees of the Giant Forest are among the largest trees in the world. In fact, if measured by volume, five of the ten largest trees on the planet are located within this forest. At 11.1 meter (36.5 ft) along the base he General Sherman tree is the largest of them all. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.

2.Cedars of God
The Cedars of God is a small forest of about 400 Lebanon Cedar trees in the mountains of northern Lebanon. They are among the last survivors of the extensive forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived in this region in ancient times. The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible over 70 times. The ancient Egyptians used its resin in mummification and King Solomon used the famous trees in the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem.

1.Avenue of the Baobabs
Avenue of the Baobabs
The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of famous trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. The Baobab trees, up to 800 years old, did not originally tower in isolation over the sere landscape of scrub but stood in dense tropical forest. Over the years, as the country’s population grew, the forests were cleared for agriculture, leaving only the famous baobab trees.


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