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This thing is a beast, guess its suppose to be bigger than the T-Rex article taken from yahoo.com
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OSLO (Reuters) – A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic and known as "Predator X" had a bite that would make T-Rex look feeble, scientists said Monday.
The 50 ft (15 meter) long Jurassic era marine reptile had a crushing 33,000 lbs (15 tonnes) per square inch bite force, the Natural History Museum of Oslo University said of the new find on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
"With a skull that's more than 10 feet long you'd expect the bite to be powerful but this is off the scale," said Joern Hurum, an associate professor of vertebrate paleontology at the museum who led the international excavation in 2008.
"It's much more powerful than T-Rex," he said of the pliosaur reptile that would have been a top marine predator. Tyrannosaurus Rex was a top land carnivore among dinosaurs.
The scientists reconstructed the predator's head and estimated the force by comparing it with the similarly-shaped jaws of alligators in a park in Florida.
"The calculation is one of the largest bite forces ever calculated for any creature," the Museum said of the bite, estimated with the help of evolutionary biologist Greg Erickson from Florida State University.
Predator X's bite was more than 10 times more powerful than any modern animal and four times the bite of a T-Rex, it said of the fossil, reckoned at 147 million years old. Alligators, crocodiles and sharks all now have fearsome bites.
The teeth of the pliosaur, belonging to a new species, were a foot (30 cms) long. The scientists reconstructed the reptile from a partial skull and 20,000 fragments of skeleton.
The pliosaur, estimated to have weighed 45 tonnes, was similar to but had more massive bones than another fossil sea monster found on Svalbard in 2007, also estimated at 50 feet long and the largest pliosaur to date.
"It's not complete enough to say it's really bigger than 15 meters," Hurum said of the new fossil.
Hurum had said of the first fossil pliosaur that it was big enough to chomp on a small car. He said the bite estimates for the latest fossil forced a rethink.
"This one is more like it could crush a Hummer," he said. referring to General Motors' large sport utility vehicle.
Among other findings were that the pliosaur had a small thin brain shaped like that of a great white shark, according to scans by Patrick Druckenmiller of the University of Alaska.
Pliosaurs preyed upon squid-like animals, fish, and other marine reptiles. Predator X had four huge flippers to propel itself along, perhaps using just two at cruising speeds and the others for a burst of speed.[/b]
 

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im glad the dinosaurs and crap like that aren't alive today...
 

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Shoot, I don't. We'd all be dead, or still in the stone age.

I'd like to see pics of the reconstruction, of this sea beast.
 

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QUOTE (FFVulcanPowah @ Mar 17 2009, 11:04 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=709849
Shoot, I don't. We'd all be dead, or still in the stone age.

I'd like to see pics of the reconstruction, of this sea beast.[/b]
I guess there calling it "Predator X"


Thats what they think it looked like(the one eating the little one lol)

Hers a pic of a SECTION of its head. The head itself measured about 10 feet long
 

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Blah, Megalodon will **** it lol
 

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mmm, chompy.
 

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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought there would be pictures of a Gen 3 Taurus or Sable...... :dunno: :rolleyes2:
 

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That sea monster is THE ****! When they perfect cloning technology, I'll definitely be in the market for a new pet...

Yeah, that just doesn't seem like a good idea now that I've actually read it on screen. Oh, well.
 

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QUOTE (sfhess @ Mar 18 2009, 12:21 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=710053
When I saw the title of this thread, I thought there would be pictures of a Gen 3 Taurus or Sable...... :dunno: :rolleyes2:[/b]
Here's a picture of a G3 Taurus sea monster. Although I think there might be a little crying game going on here.


The magical leopluradon will take anyone to candy mountain to escape the crying game Taurus or the new sea monster.
 

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LOCHNESS MONSTER!
 

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I need about 3 fiddy.
 
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