Thursday, March 19, 2009

Predator X

A newly discovered behemoth dominated the Jurassic seas. The giant pliosaur, known for now as "Predator X", was 50 feet long and weighed 45 tons. It lived 150 million years, long before the greatest shark that ever lived, the similarly sized Megalodon. Yet these beasts can't compare to the largest animal that ever lived.

(image credit: illustration of pliosaur "Predator X", Atlantic Productions, via nytimes.com)