Liopleurodon


Name: “Smooth-sided tooth”
Type: Marine predator
Lived When: Late Jurassic (150 million years ago)
Weight: Up to 75 tons, perhaps even up to 150 tons!
Length: Up to 82 feet!
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!

 

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