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A wiki about prehistory and paleontology that anyone can edit.

189 articles and 469 images since November 16, 2010

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Welcome to the Wiki Prehistorica...

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Armadillo From Hell

The Glyptodon

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The mysterious towers of the Devonian

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Triassic Paradise

Pangaea, mother of all supercontinents

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The Wiki That Time Forgot
Armadillo From Hell
Triassic Paradise

Prehistory refers to the period before written history. This is a gargantuan range of time spanning nearly 4.54 billion years, from the formation of the Earth to the first written records.

There is no concrete definition to prehistory, and it is sometimes used to define the time when humans first appeared instead of the time when the Earth or life originated...Read more


Paleontology (or palaeontology) is the study of prehistoric life. One who studies paleontology is called a paleontologist. The science focuses on ancient organisms, their environment, their evolution, and their interactions with one another. Because it is a historical science, experiments cannot be conducted as easily or as readily as in the physical sciences. Instead...Read more


Prehistoric News

  • A nearly complete skeleton of the enigmatic dinosaur Deinocheirus has been discovered! Deinocheirus has long been known only from a pair of giant arms, and scientists have speculated that it might be a type of gargantuan ornithomimosaur. The paper officially describing the fossils has yet to be published, but the bones reveal that not only was the animal an ornithomimosaur, but it had a hump or sail on its back!
  • By looking at fossilized skin from a turtle, a mosasaur, and an ichthyosaur, paleontologists have been able to determine that the skin of these animals in life was colored black - similar to many modern marine mammals.

Wiki News

  • November 16, 2010 -- Styracosaurus Rider founds the wiki
  • January 16, 2011 -- After the departure of the other active users, Styracosaurus Rider starts a wiki redesign, which will promise new features and systems.
  • October 31, 2011 -- The wiki officially reopens, with badges activated.
  • November 12, 2011 -- In preparation for the wiki's first anniversary, Styracosaurus Rider creates Prehistoric Answers, a companion site where you can ask and answer questions about prehistory.
  • November 13, 2011 -- The wiki reaches its 75th article, Karaurus.
  • November 16, 2011 -- The wiki turns one year old.
  • November 16, 2012 -- The wiki turns two years old.
  • February 15, 2013 -- The wiki reaches its 100th article, Pterosaur!
  • November 16, 2013 -- The wiki turns three years old.

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There are many other wikis about fossils, dinosaurs, and paleontology out there. Why does the Wiki Prehistorica stand apart from those other sites?...About us


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Pigmanpower Pigmanpower 2 November 2015

Random joke

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Styracosaurus Rider Styracosaurus Rider 29 January 2012

Categories for fauna

I've been thinking about this issue, and I believe that a more specific category system would be be…

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Styracosaurus Rider Styracosaurus Rider 2 November 2011

Advanced posts up for grabs!

Because we've rebooted, we need new admins and bureaucrats. So I'm reposting the guidelines needed …

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