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mysticalliopleurodon asked:

I missed your amazingly fun and educational posts! What is the largest prehistoric water creature ever?

well gotdamn, I diint even kno I was missed! but ACTUALLY, I believe I have answered this question before, here where I discussd the longest water dino given that its a lil easier to measure lengths of skeletons rather den how big something actually was when we only got dem bones to measure wit. thanx for the question doe


Anonymous asked:

What would be a carnivorous water dinosaur that lived in the prairies in Canada???

the specificity of dis question confuzes me, but I believe I have found the water dino of which yu seek. I believe it wuz the mightee MOSASAUR! back in da cretaceous perid, the world was a lil more wet. North america was covered in a lot more water than it is today and mosasaur fossils have been found all the way up from Canada, down to Alabama. 

In all honesty, there could be many many carnivorous water dinos that live in the prairies and plains of canada throughout the course of da earths lyfe. But currently the largest fossil of a Mosasaur is up in Manitoba Canada so Im guezzin thats what yu look fo. 

Guezz what doe. The rascals name is Bruce. what a badass name for a badass water dino, ya hur?!


Anonymous asked:

how long water dinosaur can stay out of water?

depend on da type of water dino we dealin wit. some uv em clearly can do jus fyn outta the water, but most wouldn’t live to see anotha day. 

Think of a beached whale (nd I aint talkin bout yo mama at da beach). Yeah they breathe air (like water dinos) but they still aint gonna survive outta the water fo long. 

po’ lil rascal done ate his last fishy *pours one out for my homie liopleurodon*


Jurassic Predators Had Surprisingly Sensitive Snouts

by Jeff Hecht

Pliosaurs had massive jaws, crushing teeth – and sensitive snouts. That is the conclusion of a study on an exceptionally preserved 2-metre-long fossil skull.

Pliosaurs were the top marine predators of the Jurassic, growing up to 12 metres long, but their biology is poorly understood because nothing quite like them is alive today.

Davide Foffa at the University of Bristol, UK, may now have added an important piece to the puzzle of how they detected prey. He has found channels in a pliosaur skull that probably contained nerves and blood vessels, suggesting that it had a well-developed sensory system extending to the tip of the snout.

Palaeontologists have long recognised that pliosaur skulls, like those of many other vertebrates, have small holes called foramina leading into the interior. In living species these connect to nerves. However, this is the first time anyone has been able to trace the networks inside a fossil…

(read more: New Scientist)

illustration by Dmitry Bogdanov

jus a lil goddamn #food4thought yo 

Longest Water Dino

big water dinosaurs are cool. I am qonna qo out on a limb and guezz yu axing me what the biggest water dinosaur was. Well big is a lil hard to define, but I can contribute a lil bit to longest water dinosaur. 

On one hand we got da infamous Megalodon. He reached a total length of 16 meters (52 feet) but it has been thought that he could possibly gro up to 20.3 meters (67 feet). Imajin dat, a 67 foot shark.

But on another hand, we got a certain long Ichthyosaur named Shastasaurus. There is a bit of controversy ova his tru size, but he was suspected to have grown up to 21 meters (69 feet).

Last up we got Mauisaurus which was a type of plesiosaur (think Nessie yo, or Elasmosaurus). He grew up to 20 meters (66 feet) but wut was crazy bout im was dat his neck accounted fo 15 of dose meters (49 of dose feet)! his length was 75% neck and 25% body which make giraffes look like lil bitches 

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