The Most Terrifying Prehistoric Monster- Pilosaurus funkei

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The most terrifying reptile that made T-rex look like a baby at them. Read more to know more.

The Most Terrifying Prehistoric Monster In Earth's History

Back in 2009, A Gigantic plisaur whose fossilized remains were found in the Artic. It was named “Predator X”.

After lots of researching, the researchers named it “Pliosaurus funkei”.

It was so very giant, Gigantic marine reptile that roamed around the sea world roughly for 150 million years ago.

Pilosaurus funkei was about 40 Feet(12 meters) and it had about 6.5 foot long(2m) skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyranosaurous Rex.

“They were the top predators of the sea,” said study co-author Patrick Druckenmiller, a paleontologist at the University of Alaska Museum. “They had teeth that would have made a T.Rex whimper.”

In the year 2006, researchers found two very giant pilosaur skeletons in Svalbard, Norway, a string of islands halfway between Europe and the North Pole. One of which was dubbed Predator X at the time, looked very different from other pliosaurs that were discovered in England and France over the last century and a half.

After years of researching on the different pilosaur skeleton, the researchers have determined that Predator X is a different species.

The pliosaurs, marine reptiles that prowled the seas 160 million to 145 million years ago during the Jurassic period, had short necks, tear-shaped bodies and four large, paddle-shaped limbs that let them “fly through the water,” Druckenmiller told LiveScience.

Pilosaurus funkei lived about 150 million years ago who ate Plesiosaurs for living. Plesiosaurs, related long necked, small headed reptile.

It was one of the most terrifying monster to appear ever in Earth.
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Never heard about this - siva

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