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17th Feb '18 4:22:24 PM StarTropes
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** ''Literature/TheMockeryBird'': The eponymous bird was worshiped as a god by the natives of the small tropical island Zenkali until it was hunted to extinction by the colonizers. The book's protagonists discover that a small population of these birds are still around in a valley which the colonizers intend to destroy to build a power plant for the island's airport.

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** * ''Literature/TheMockeryBird'': The eponymous bird was worshiped as a god by the natives of the small tropical island Zenkali until it was hunted to extinction by the colonizers. The book's protagonists discover that a small population of these birds are still around in a valley which the colonizers intend to destroy to build a power plant for the island's airport.
19th Nov '17 4:07:41 AM Snicka
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** ''Literature/TheMockeryBird'': The eponymous bird was worshiped as a god by the natives of the small tropical island Zenkali until it was hunted to extinction by the colonizers. The book's protagonists discover that a small population of these birds are still around in a valley which the colonizers intend to destroy to build a power plant for the island's airport.
7th Nov '17 8:47:37 AM zealots
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* Wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain''. Thought to have been extinct for 200 years, actually hanging on in disguise. Not for much longer, though -- just until the end of the world.



* In ''Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight'', the Beenz twins Rezun and Rakasei (the two purple midgets) are members of an extinct race BigBad Turles revived from fossils using extract of the Tree of Might. Note that is ''not'' conveyed in the movie itself, but rather in AllThereInTheManual supplementary material released alongside it.
* Wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain''. Thought to have been extinct for 200 years, actually hanging on in disguise. Not for much longer, though -- just until the end of the world.



* ''Franchise/XMen'': Sheltered world preserved, despite the immediate outside world being much much cooler.

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* ''Franchise/XMen'': Sheltered world preserved, despite The Savage Land plays with this, as it is a LostWorld in the immediate outside world being much much cooler.arctic with LivingDinosaurs and other extinct animals, but as it was actually created ''during prehistory'' its wildlife cannot truly be said to have been extinct and revived. Instead, they were preserved from extinction and have carried on for millions of years as though the K-T meteor never hit.



* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' has numerous kaiju that are prehistoric in origin [[note]]Godzilla, Anguirus, Baragon, Yonggary, Raiga, Rodan, etc.[[/note]] and uses an alternate timeline of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}} franchise. The AdvancedAncientHumans from the Rebirth of Mothra and Gamera series recreated numerous prehistoric species thousands of years in the past, either for scientific curiosity or as living weapons against the BigBad.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' has numerous kaiju {{Kaiju}} that are prehistoric in origin [[note]]Godzilla, Anguirus, Baragon, Yonggary, Raiga, Rodan, etc.[[/note]] and uses an alternate timeline of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}} franchise. The AdvancedAncientHumans from the Rebirth of Mothra and Gamera series recreated numerous prehistoric species thousands of years in the past, either for scientific curiosity or as living weapons against the BigBad.



* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' films are rooted in this trope, as with the novels the first two films are based on. This trope is somewhat played with, though, as the revived dinosaurs are not perfect genetic revivals, but rather mutants created from incomplete dino DNA and LegoGenetics. First book hero Alan Grant calls them "genetically-engineered theme-park monsters", which is a particularly apt description of the hybrids seen in ''Film/JurassicWorld''.



* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' invokes the Coelacanth; see [[RealLife below]].
* As with ''Jurassic Park'' above, this trope is more or less the founding premise of the ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' series.



* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' has Relicanth, based on the most famous real-life example, the coelacanth.
** Predating Relicanth are Aerodactyl and Kabuto/Kabutops, the two fossils that can be revived by the player in the Gen 1 games ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Syberia}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler: woolly mammoths are Not Dead Yet and living on the eponymous island of Syberia, up in the north.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Syberia}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler: woolly mammoths are Not Dead Yet and living on the eponymous island of Syberia, up in the north.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Syberia}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler: woolly mammoths are Not Dead Yet and living ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character]]'' introduces Kagerou Imaizumi, the werewolf based on the eponymous island of Syberia, up in the north.]]extinct Honshu/Japanese wolf. Also crosses over with NotSoExtinct due to her werewolf nature.



* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' invokes the Coelant; [[RealLife below]].
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou 14: Double Dealing Character]]'' introduces Kagerou Imaizumi, the werewolf based on the extinct Honshu/Japanese wolf. Also crosses over with NotSoExtinct due to her werewolf nature.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' has Relicanth, based on the most famous real-life example, the coelacanth.
4th Nov '17 9:16:53 PM schoi30
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Fun on a Bun", Fry ends up in a LostWorld inhabited by thought-to-be-extinct neanderthals and Ice Age mammals.
4th Nov '17 9:08:09 PM schoi30
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SuperTrope to FossilRevival

See also NotSoExtinct (everyone knows a fantastic animal is extinct. Everyone is wrong.) and LivingDinosaurs

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SuperTrope to FossilRevival

FossilRevival and LivingDinosaurs

See also NotSoExtinct (everyone knows a fantastic animal is extinct. Everyone is wrong.) and LivingDinosaurs
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4th Nov '17 9:07:36 PM schoi30
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See also NotSoExtinct (everyone knows a fantastic animal is extinct. Everyone is wrong.)

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See also NotSoExtinct (everyone knows a fantastic animal is extinct. Everyone is wrong.)
) and LivingDinosaurs
8th Jul '17 11:32:01 AM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki has a whole list of them, both plants and animals. They are officially known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_taxon Lazarus Taxa]] Species ''thought'' to have re-emerged after vanishing from the fossil record, but which [[SubvertedTrope turn out to be unrelated to the fossils they resemble]], are nicknamed "Elvis Taxa".

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a whole list of them, both plants and animals. They are officially known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_taxon Lazarus Taxa]] Species ''thought'' to have re-emerged after vanishing from the fossil record, but which [[SubvertedTrope turn out to be unrelated to the fossils they resemble]], are nicknamed "Elvis Taxa".
26th Jun '17 5:10:02 PM Vi47
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' has numerous kaiju that are prehistoric in origin [[note]]Godzilla, Anguirus, Baragon, Yonggary, Raiga, Rodan, etc.[[/note]] and uses an alternate timeline of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}} franchise. The AdvancedAncientHumans from the Rebirth of Mothra and Gamera series recreated numerous prehistoric species thousands of years in the past, either for scientific curiosity or as living weapons against the BigBad.
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21st Dec '16 11:22:44 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Dec '16 8:49:26 PM MagnusForce
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* Dinosaurs in general: we used to believe they were all wiped out in a mass extinction event, but there turned out to be survivors all over the place. We just called them "birds."

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* Dinosaurs in general: Theropod dinosaurs: we used to believe they were all wiped out in a mass extinction event, but there turned out to be survivors all over the place. We just called them "birds."
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