Goliath or Homo heidelbergensis

About half a million years began to take shape morphological traits in hundreds of thousands of years gave rise to Neanderthals. The Pre-Neanderthal or Homo heidelbergensis showed increasing physical bulk, expressed in increasing height, from 1.75 to 1.80 meters (5,9 ft) and about 100 kilograms (half male, 220 lb). The jaws also possessed a
great power and strength because of stress to which they were subjected.

All these fossils reveal a hominid skull with a "bloated" than that of any H. erectus / H. ergaster, but still has superciliary arches. The back of the skull is more rounded than in H. erectus / H. ergaster, and the cheeks are inflated, as in the Neanderthals, though the face is flatter. His ability neurocraneal not far from modern man, was about the 1,350 cm ³. Another similarity with Homo sapiens was his vocal apparatus. This led to think that language, understood in a way perhaps different to the current, already present in these groups.

After Gigantopithecus, Goliath is the largest of hominids.

The tools associated with the fossils consist mostly of "stone cutting" and some tools and tips flakes and scrapers of wood, bone and horn, being the pioneers of this technique. Inside we find the double-sided technology, also called a hatchet, is large and is carved on both sides. Its usefulness is very diverse. According to analysis of other stones show their use to tan leather or wood working, and 400,000 years ago using crude wooden spears. It is also likely that at this time the fire was widely used and gradually, as there is evidence of fires.

Gigantopithecus, the biggest monkey story.

From 1 million years ago until 300,000 years ago (just a little more), there was the bigfoot or the yeti. A real yeti no kidding. Gigantopithecus was called, and was a relative of our species. It was the largest primate WHO LIVED ON EARTH. He lived in modern-day China, India and Vietnam and may have coexisted with Homo erectus in Southeast Asia. Huge, strong, more than our nearest ancestor "Goliath" or Homo heidelbergensis, a vegetarian titan closer to orangutans.

Let's see some features.


An orangutan can weigh up to 120 kg (264.554 lb), and a gorilla (well formed) to 200 (440.924 lb). Gigantopithecus, which exceeded, it almost doubled and tripled. Weigh up to 500 kg (1102.311 lb). Like a bull. Come on, almost 3 times the weight of a giant ape.


An orangutan rarely exceed 1.75 meters in height and a gorilla more or less the same. But is that we are seeing great ape reaches 3 feet high. Much more than basketball players higher. (the highest with 2.47 (8 ft) Sultan Kosen weighed 150 kg and had a condition called gigantism)

Other things, according to Wikipedia: It was probably herbivorous quadruped, with a diet similar to the giant panda based on bamboo, possibly supplemented with seasonal fruits.

Among the causes of extinction: competition with giant pandas in the bamboo forests and the arrival of humans, which may also have eaten bamboo and used them to make tools, might have made survival difficult for Gigantopitehcus.
Indeed, some have postulated that cryptozoologists legendary beings across geographies known as Yeti or Bigfoot could be Gigantopithecus varieties that have survived to the present. mmmmmm I do not know

Bonnerichthys gladius.

The abundance of the seas can feed giants as blue whales, the largest animal ever. An animal prey are among the smallest in the world. Enter in their mouths a lot of water full of plankton is trapped in the baleen to filter the water.

But this way of eating is not unique in today's whales. There were huge fish that fed the same way. For example Bonnerichthys gladius. A fish of about 8 feet long that lived in the oceans for over 100 m illion years in what is part of the Cretaceous and Jurassic

The gladius Bonnerichthys had a disproportionate head, big eyes, toothless mouth, butextremely elongated jaws. He is credited with the first animal that was fed by filtration.

By the way, do not remember the basking shark??
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