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Liopleurodon


Liopleurodon
(‘Smooth-sided teeth’) Carnivore Mid-Jurassic, 160-155 MYA Found in: Europe Lived in: The sea
Fact Liopleurodon, the sea’s deadliest dinosaur killer, would ambush its prey with a surprise attack

Flippers The rear two flippers were larger than the front
Heavyweight Liopleurodon weighed 2.5 tonnes – that’s about the same as 13 dolphins
Speed The Liopleurodon’s four flippers propelled it through the water, but not very fast, swimming at only 10kmh
Super size The Liopleurodon was longer than a sperm whale
Sharp teeth Teeth as big and sharp as kitchen knives would crunch down on prey
Dino skill In the dark seas of the Jurassic era, the Liopleurodon used its keen sense of smell to sniff out prey that had the misfortune to swim past it. Killer rating: 4/5 Speed: 3/5 Defence: 0/5

Liopleurodon