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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."
18th Dec '16 1:09:57 PM eroock
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* Two mechanics in a Volkswagen commercial discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.

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* Two mechanics in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MunowVfXOuY Volkswagen commercial commercial]] discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.
18th Dec '16 1:08:03 PM eroock
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-->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\

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-->'''Mechanic ->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\



'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).

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'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen
Coelacanth.
-->-- Volkswagen
commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).
tire)
18th Dec '16 8:31:01 AM Akatia
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* The Baiji, also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin, was thought to have gone extinct or at least functionally extinct in 2006 after years of industrialization and pollution of the river they lived in, which was also the only place they lived. However, the following year, a man reportedly caught a white animal swimming in the Yangtze, which was tentatively confirmed to probably be a Baiji.

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* The Baiji, baiji, also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin, dolphin, was thought to have gone extinct or at least functionally extinct in 2006 after years of industrialization and pollution of the river they lived in, which was also the only place they lived. However, the following year, in. In 2007, a man reportedly caught on tape what appeared to be a white animal swimming in the Yangtze, which was tentatively confirmed river and nine years later, several news sources announced a sighting of what has been speculated to probably be a Baiji.baiji.
19th Nov '16 8:00:45 AM BKelly95
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-->'''Mechanic 1:''' Great day in the morning. What once was lost now is found.\\
'''Mechanic 2:''' I thought these were extinct.\\
'''Mechanic 1:''' That's what they said about the coelacanth.\\
'''Announcer:''' (Sales pitch)\\
'''Mechanic 1:''' It's a prehistoric fish. It disappeared about ten thousand years ago, then they caught one off the coast of Madagascar. Coelacanth.\\
-Volkswagen commercial (the mechanics are talking about a full-sized spare tire).


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* Two mechanics in a Volkswagen commercial discus this when they find a full-sized spare tire in the trunk of a Jetta. One of them even mentions the coelacanth.
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25th Oct '16 7:12:34 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes into the book because he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]

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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Dirk Pitt Pitt]] comes into the book because he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]
21st Oct '16 11:55:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.

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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.
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