Science Art: Dinotherium, by Heinrich Harder,1916.

by Heinrich Harder, 1916Click to embiggen

This is a fairly speculative reconstruction of an elephant-relative we really only know from footprints (or so says Wikimedia Commons, who are probably on the money here). The ears, lips and trunk might be off. Or they might not be. There were other critters who we know looked a lot like this, a few thousand millennia ago.

Nowadays, we call this a deinotherium (with the “e”) and we think it looked more like this.

This painting was part of a set of trading cards made of prehistoric animals 101 years ago. Something about that seems cooler than Pokemon.

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