Talk:List of megafauna discovered in modern times

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Removed[edit]

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.

Przewalski's Horse[edit]

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[edit]

I just typed these words in the search box. Shall those discoveries still be recent when they're 60 years old ?

Please move to "megafauna discovered since 1850, BC" or what you prefer. Thanks. -- DLL .. T 21:03, 2 March 2007 (UTC) P.S. where's the summary box today ?

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)

Two Entries for Coelacanth[edit]

Is there a reason there are two conflicting entries for the Coelacanth, or is it a silent disagreement between to contributors?CDrecche (talk) 01:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Too small[edit]

The birds and muntjacs (except maybe the Giant Muntjac) don't belong here, as they are under 100 lb/45 kg, the most common definition of megafauna.Vultur (talk) 22:13, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Any objections?[edit]

Any objections to removing the smaller animals from this list? That would probably include the shrew and the birds. Regards, ClovisPt (talk) 22:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

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probably need to AFD this list[edit]

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)