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Antarctic megafauna by SameerPrehistorica Antarctic megafauna by SameerPrehistorica
Antarctopelta oliveroi, Cryolophosaurus ellioti, Trinisaura santamartaensis, Glacialisaurus hammeri, Antarctic titanosaur, Colossus penguin and Emperor penguin.


After the extinction of the dinosaurs on the continent,there was no large land animals present in Antarctica.

If you ask people to name an Antarctic land animal, most likely they will say 'penguin'. Eventhough 7 or so species of penguins that are considered as "Antarctic Penguins", they aren't really residents on land. The real land animals of Antarctica in the modern world are only few tiny invertebrates and you will need a microscope to see them. However, not surprisingly, Antarctica has abundance of animal life on the sea.
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NRD23456 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
It's cold down here!!!! Great Job!!
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StevenPepi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
What has four legs, a long neck, and lives in Antarctica?

A Brrrrrontosaurus.
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TheBatmeme368 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That's true Sameerprehistorica, but I think I'll look up what the largest prehistoric mammal in Antarctica was. By the way, did you know that they have named the Antarctic titanosaur: "Antarctosaurus"? I read it on Wikipedia.
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Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. Antarctosaurus was from South America. The name means "southern lizard"
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sweating a little... Oh. I'm sorry, it's name sounded VERY similar to "Antarctica".
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Never heard of a colossus penguin.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Palaeeudyptes klekowskii.
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Dinodavid8rb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Given that Antarctica is buried under ice and snow, there must be hundreds of undiscovered species not listed in the fossil record. Question is, how will we find them?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps Dinodavid should find some in Antarctica ?
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is probably no way to find them.
Same situation in many other countries, such as here in Holland very young layers are deposited on old layers so the mesozoic fossils are unreachable.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
i think the titanosaur in antartica is called Antaricasaurus
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No result came for that name.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Filmographer
oh well i was. but at least i tried to guess scientifically
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He means Antarctosaurus, though this sauropod is not the same one as the Antarctic titanosaur, Antarctosaurus lived in Argentina.  
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes and it is another gigantic beast.
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DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, Antarctosaurus is the name of a South American titanosaur.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
oh why did they name him that?
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DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they named this dinosaur because it was found in the southern continent of South America, hence the Greek words "ant" (meaning "opposite of") and "arktos" (meaning "north").
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
oh i see. Antarctica means opposite of north
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DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly!
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
wow
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
WOW
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There was also an Antarctic raptor.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is it's name ?
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No name, like the Antarctic titanosaur it has no name yet, though it's belived to be an unenlagiin dromeosaurs ( meaning it's closely related to Unenlagia, Buitreraptor and Austroraptor from Argentina)
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