Elephant Beast

This male elephant beast is searching for his mate.

Despite their name, elephant beasts are not elephants or closely related, nor they shared similarities. They are named because of their huge size, which is actually two times larger than the largest known African elephant. It is also among the non-avian dinosaurs alive today, having evolved from troodons that survived extinction, but this animal replaced (most species of) hadrosaurs, iguanodonts, prosauropods, and (most species of) sauropods, which are all extinct, evolving into a quadrupedal, fully herbivorous, peaceful animal that resembles a somewhat skinny stegosaurus without plates or spines. They are native to the subtropical forests, swamps, forests, grasslands, savannas, scrublands, and deserts of North America.

Elephant Beast
  • Conservation Status: Near Threatened
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Clade: Dinosauria
  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Theropoda
  • Family: Troodontidae
  • Subfamily: Megasauridae
  • Genus: Megasaurus
  • Species: Americanum
  • Scientific Name: Megasaurus Americanum
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