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
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?!
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…
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
biggest water dinosaur
It wont let me post tha whole response here, so check an upcoming post por favor yo
As sad as dis may sound, I figya’d this blog mite end up like the water dinos its dedicated to… Extinct but still badazz. Yet all the recent activity has maed this rascal reconsider that && keep it goin longa still. Anyway, pictured above is Thalattoarchon Saurophagis n needless 2 say, hes a boss @$$ bitch.
As u all can prolly guess, he is an Ichthyosaur (like da Shonisaurus). He is akshully a relatively new water dinosaur that was found in Nevada in 2010 and formally described in 2013. Unfortunately, the only skeleton of my boi Thalattoarchon is still incomplete and his appearance has been sceintifically guezzed based on other Ichthyosaurs. This rascal actually looks verver similar to Cymbospondylus but a distinct characteristic bout him is dat his head is about twice as big (relative to da bod) and he has some big ol chompers.
Fun factoid: Thalattoarchon Saurophagis in Gr33k means Lizard Eating Sovereign of the Sea. Which aint too surprising given dat he was thought to be one of da FURST marine macropredators that wuz capable of eating prey that was almost da same size as himself. If that aint the hypest thing yu heard all day, then you must lead a pretty goddamn interestin life.