Size Comparison of Animals With Their Extinct Ancestors

Animator WTD created a fascinating  3D animation comparing the size of existing animals and their extinct ancestors. The extinct animals, in this case, were mostly larger than the extant animals, although the extinct Livyatan melvillei appears to be almost half the size of a modern blue whale.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.