Predator X: The Fiercest Dinosaur Yet


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If you think that Tyrannosaurus rex was the fiercest dinosaur ever, think again: a team of paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo and other universities found a 50-foot marine reptile dubbed "Predator X" that made T. rex looked like a puppy:

The 147-million-year old monster was 15 metres long, had 30-centimetre-long teeth and had a bite pressure 10 times greater than any animal alive today, said Jørn Hurum, who led the team that uncovered the fossil.

A new species of pliosaur, Predator X was probably an apex predator at the top of the food chain, similar to the modern-day great white shark, said Hurum, a palaeontologist at Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Link | University of Oslo Press Release

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p.s. once was discovered another prehistoric water reptile, it was SCIENTIFICALLY named godzilla, because its head had very close shape to the american movie godzilla's head, so no need to worry about predator x ;-)
btw. the picture of the astronaut is hella disturbing
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p.s. artbot. liopleurodon was 30 feet long, maybe only 24 feet long. p.s. it is not a joke, it was really named so, because it is too early to give it scientifical name and this name is awesome and fits the real thing right?
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p.s. extreme infreno: this had shorter neck than plesiosaurs maybe because it was pliosaur, not plesiosaur. plesiosaur - long neck, small head, pliosaur - short neck, big head. clear? ok.
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