Line Symmetry & the Megafauna

Symmetry in the Megafauna

Symmetry in the Megafauna

After the extinction of the dinosaurs many animals evolved to be MASSIVE

What the Ninja’s Say

Ninja One – The word ‘megafauna’ means giant (mega) animal life (fauna)
Ninja TwoThe diprotodon was a giant wombat. They became extinct about 25 000 years ago.

Symmetry Example - Megafauna

Giant Kangaroos & Wombats

In what is now Australia Giant wombats known as Diprotodons (di-proto-don) grew to be about 2 meters tall and 4 meters long. Giant kangaroos like the Procoptodon Goliah  also roamed the country.

Symmetry to the Front

Most animals have nose to tail symmetry and chin to forehead symmetry including the megafauna. But NO animal has an actual second head at the tail end. While there would be benefits for this, it is not the case.

Take some time to think about why that might be.

Modern Megafauna Symmetry Example Hippo

Symmetry Example Elephant

Giraffe, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus & whales are all examples of modern megafauna. .

Possible Research

See if you can find out what dinosaur and megafauna species roamed your area. 

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