27 Prehistoric Animals That Are Still Alive Today

Crocodile: An ancient reptile with a lineage dating back millions of years.

Shark: Sharks have been around for hundreds of millions of years and still inhabit oceans worldwide.

Tuatara: A reptile native to New Zealand, often referred to as a "living fossil" due to its ancient lineage.

Horseshoe Crab: These marine arthropods have remained relatively unchanged for over 450 million years.

Nautilus: A cephalopod mollusk similar to ancient ancestors that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.

Alligator: Like crocodiles, alligators are ancient reptiles that have survived for millions of years.

Frilled Shark: Another deep-sea shark species with a prehistoric appearance and lineage.

Sturgeon: Fish with bony plates called scutes, similar to those found in prehistoric species.