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Liopleurodon

 

Liopleurodon Facts

Name Means
"Smooth-sided tooth"
Type
Marine predator
Lived When
Late Jurassic (150 million years ago)
Length
Up to 82 feet!
Weight
Up to 75 tons, perhaps even up to 150 tons!
Weapons
Size, deadly dagger teeth the size of swords
Diet
Anything it wanted! Fish, squid and sea reptiles, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and smaller pliosaurs.
Habitat
Oceans, Europe, South America

Interesting

Facts

What's bigger than any dinosaur, even bigger than a sperm whale? the Liopleurodon!

Liopleurodon was a pliosaur. A pliosaur's skull could be 1/4 of its body. Liopleurodon's skull was 16 feet! This is longer than the entire body of many dinosaurs.

Liopleurodon had two pairs of flippers. The rear two were larger, which is different than most plesiosaurs. He may have used the back pair to go forward and the front for turning, braking and surfacing.

Liopleurodon's teeth could reach 12 inches long!

 

 

 

 


Big reptile, big teeth, big trouble!

Liopleurodon may have been the biggest creature that ever lived, possibly as large or larger than the blue whale.

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Find more liopleurodon facts at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liopleurodon


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Deinonychus Dilophosaurus Dimorphodon
Diplocaulus Dromaeosaurus Elasmosaurus
Giganotosaurus Hesperonis Ichthyosaurus
Kronosaurus Liopleurodon Nothosaurus
Ornithomimus Oviraptor Ornitholestes
Pliosaur Protoceratops Plesiosaur
Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
Stegosaurus T-Rex Spinosaurus
Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus Utahraptor



 

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