User:WolfmanSF/List of North American megafauna

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Megafauna are large animals (for definitions, see Megafauna). This list includes extant and recently extinct (in the Pleistocene) native North American species with a body mass of 40 kg or greater, the minimal mass to be considered megafaunal.[1] Other definitions of megafaunal place use a higher threshold mass, up to 250 kg.[2] Some species listed here do not qualify as megafaunal if a higher threshold is used.

Class Mammalia

Class Sauropsida

Class Actinopterygii

(non-oceanic species)

Class Amphibia


  1. ^ Defense of the Earth. Past consequences of climate change: Evolutionary history of the mammals.
  2. ^ Choquenot, D., & Bowman, D. M. J. S. (1998). Marsupial Megafauna, Aborigines and the Overkill Hypothesis: Application of Predator-Prey Models to the Question of Pleistocene Extinction in Australia. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 7 (3): 167-180.


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