The Extreme Mammals Image Gallery

Daniel Eskridge/Getty

As promised in our episodes "Extreme Mammals Part I and Part II," I present to you a visual guide to our favorite warm-blooded prehistoric creatures. Julie and I selected these ten (as well as special superstar alternate) based on sheer anatomical awesomeness. So listen to the episodes, check out the images and feel free to share your own favorites with us. Oh, and the monster in the image is Arctocyon, who didn't make the list but is awesome anyway.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.