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Zebra57
655471.  Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:35 am Reply with quote

QI is the dodo appearing as a supporter of the Mauritius coat of arms. Excluding mythical beasts, is the dodo the only example of an extinct animal to perform this function?

 
Norman Castle
727462.  Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:07 pm Reply with quote

Maidstone has an iguanodon as part of its coat of arms.

http://en.wikivisual.com/images/b/be/Arms-maidstone.jpg
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/feb/08/dinosaurs-found-in-uk-britain

 
Hans Mof
730299.  Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:40 pm Reply with quote

More extinct heraldic animals:

The aurochs or urus is quite popular in German heraldry.

Two Tasmanian tigers are to be found in the Tasmanian coat of arms. The last known specimen died in captivity, 59 days after the official protection of the species by the Tasmanian government was introduced on 10 July 1936.

 
Posital
730344.  Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:21 am Reply with quote

Was looking for a russian mammoth, and found this: http://www.ngw.nl/themes/extinct.htm

Ammonites
Muggendorf (DE)
Bronschhofen (CH)

Dodo
Mauritius
Les Avirons (RE)

Great Auk
Gullbringu- og Kjˇsarsřsla (IS)

Mammoth
Srednekolymsk (RU)


Moa
Wellington (NZ)

Quagga (Equus quagga quagga)
Western Cape (ZA)

Rostellaria fossils
Stainztal (AT)

Tasmanian tiger
Glenorchy (AU)

Trilobites
Skryje (CZ)

 

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