While familiarity with extinct animals varies, the dodo bird and the woolly mammoth can be considered generally well-known. The phrase "to go the way of the dodo" is a common reminder of the bird's extinction. The woolly... More »

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Given that the Earth has experienced no fewer than six mass extinctions over the last 500 million years, the list of species that once lived but have gone extinct over the ages is vast. As of 2014, the Center for Biologi... More »

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Some animals that have become extinct during the past century include the Golden Toad, the Zanzibar Leopard, the Po'ouli, the Pyranean Ibex and the West African Black Rhinoceros. Other extinct species include the Quagga,... More »

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The last confirmed sighting of a dodo bird occurred in 1662 on the small island of Mauritus. Unconfirmed sightings persisted until the 1690s, but most experts agree the bird species was fully extinct by 1700. More »

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The number of segments a crustacean has varies greatly depending on the species, but it is possible for all the segments of a crustacean to have appendages. The type of appendage differs according to whether it is on the... More »

The diet of an annelid varies depending on the type of worm. Many earthworms and freshwater worms, also known as oligochaetes, consume organic matter in soil. Some aquatic oligochaetes feed on small invertebrates. More »

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The typical life span for sturgeon varies greatly between males and females. The average life span for lake-dwelling female sturgeon is 80 to 150 years, while lake-dwelling male sturgeon live an average life span of only... More »