Liopleurodon


Name: “Smooth-sided tooth”
Type: Marine predator
Lived When: Middle Jurassic (160 million years ago)
Weight: Up to 2 tons
Length: Up to 23 feet!
Weapons: Size, deadly dagger teeth the size of swords
Diet: Anything it wanted! Fish, squid and sea reptiles
Habitat: Oceans, Europe, South America
Interesting Facts: Liopleurodon was a pliosaur. A pliosaur’s skull could be 1/4 of its body.

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 3 inches long!

 

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True or False:The liopleurodon is larger than a giganotosaurus.
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