A Jurassic Ocean Assassin!

August 28, 2017

Everyone knows that the Jurassic landscape was full of gigantic sauropods and ferocious killers. But no matter how dangerous it was on land. The last place you wanted to find yourself was in the water.

160-150 million years ago, the iconic Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Ceratosaurus and Brachiosaurus roamed the earth and were the rulers on the land. But any one of these Jurassic gladiators would be helpless against the dangers of deep waters. Top of the list of the oceanic threats was the deadly Liopleurodon. A 28-38 foot long Marine reptile with a skull at least 6 feet long! This aquatic killer had teeth up to 10 inches long and 4 inches thick.

 

It was a part of the Pliosaur family. Sporting a robust skeletal structure with 4 large fins and a short tail. This animal was made for ocean hunting. Scientists have hypothesized that this ocean giant would have had senses equivalent to a great white and might have be behaved the same way. Sneaking up on its prey and diving to lower depths just so it could approach from below and attack its victims at great speed from below. Just like a modern day great white shark.