Talk:List of megafauna discovered in modern times
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Removed "* Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus (first specimens returned to Europe in 1700s, and believed to be taxidermical hoax)" from the "Megafauna initially believed to have been fictitious or hoaxes" section. While I'm sure platypi were thought to be hoaxes, they are hardly megafauna. Okapi should probably be removed as well.
I removed Prezwalski's Horse from this list because according to the information on its page, the population that now exists in the wild was what was released from captivity. It was not discovered.
- It was first properly documented in 1881. But you're right, the current population is descended from zoo populations. As usual, locals knew about it all along. --MacRusgail (talk) 14:44, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Search for "recent", "recently" in Wikipedia the recent encyclopedia
I just typed these words in the search box. Shall those discoveries still be recent when they're 60 years old ?
- 60 years ago is recent. Maybe not to people in America, but certainly to most people. Well within my parents' lifetimes.--MacRusgail (talk) 14:29, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
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probably need to AFD this list
There is not a clear definition as what a megafauna species actually is, so since one can not definitively state, and source a specific species as yes or no, it's megafauna, the whole list will probably need to go. See List of megafauna for details Googlemeister (talk) 16:19, 23 July 2009 (UTC)