The Terrifying Prehistoric Depths

In cinema and in particular the famous film of Steven Spielberg’s "Jurassic Park", we revived the dinosaurs fever had already started before other geniuses of the cinema of Ray Harryhausen.

Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, velociraptors … a collection of fearsome animals who returned to the collective imagery and those films however, did not give too much prominence to another kind of giant prehistoric inhabitants of the deep sea.

It is a pity, because beneath the seemingly calm waters hid Jurassic great monsters that also have left with their mouths open to all movie lovers of animals. Giants like those we review in this post and sure will surprise you.

And speaking of size, we begin with the Liopleurodon ferox, a spectacular predator pliosaurs family that lived approximately 160 million years. A veritable killing machine with teeth terrifying devilish agility and size really amazing.

There is a controversy among experts, but we can say that Liopleurodon was between 15 and 20 meters, although fossil remains have been found corresponding to juveniles, so some experts say that adults may have reached over 25 meters up to 150 tons. A size that would make the greatest predator that ever existed.

No less impressive had to be the next sea monster from our selection, another pliosaur to be baptized with the aptly named Titan in Greek mythology: kronosaurus

Like its distant relative, the great Liopleurodon this kronosaurus was a voracious predator, which is not surprising considering the fearsome rows of teeth between 5 and 8 cm

Even if it comes to teeth, they should not miss in this list of 44 powerful jaws Basilosaurus sharp teeth.

In this case we are not facing a pliosaur but rather it is an ancestor of our modern whales and is considered the first major cetacean history. Because of its large size, between 15 and 18 meters in length, needed a large amount of food so you do not despise them almost nothing to put at their disposal, including turtles, sharks and even other cetaceans smaller.

And of course, we also mention the great prehistoric shark, Carcharodon megalodon’s amazing, an underwater nightmare that became extinct only a million and a half years.

If Spielberg was also one who got us into the fear in his body with his movie “Jaws,” imagine what could have managed as a protagonist having this giant 18-meter shark with teeth like these. To me I would not feel like bathing on the beach for a long time …

The megalodon would not have needed more than a mouthful to swallow clueless enterito any diver who walked nearby.

You are already proving that marine animals that inhabited the waters are not walking with prehistoric jokes. There were real monsters giants with which it could have achieved amazing documentary … Whenever you got to find the brave who enter these depths to record them.

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One Response to “The Terrifying Prehistoric Depths”
  1. ted Says...

    On July 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Liopleurodon was nowhere 15 or 20 m in lenght, and the statements of juvenile specimen is biased.

    This was based on the case of the Monster of Aramberri, a 15 m pliosaurid from Mexico, which weared juvenile ontogenical features but wasn’t a young animal at all.

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