Prehistoric animals are all organisms that walked-or swam, crawled, slithered, or flew-on Earth more than 5,500 years ago, before humans started recording history. The earliest known remains date to the Cambrian era, about 600 million years ago, although simple-celled organisms have been around much longer. Crustaceans, flying reptiles, dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers are just a few of the hundreds of millions of prehistoric animals that once lived on Earth. Paleontologists know about these animals by studying fossils, animal remains that have been preserved in rock.
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