Kw-logo-smaller

Predator X

Predator X

A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic had such a ferocious bite it would have been able to crush a 4x4 car, say researchers.

Nicknamed Predator X, the reptile is thought to have roamed oceans about 147 million years ago, with jaws even more powerful than a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Researchers, who discovered part of the creature's skull last summer, think it belongs to a new species of pliosaur – a group of large, short-necked reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs.


But even by their standards, this sea monster's size has amazed scientists.


Its estimated length of 15 metres, or 1.5 school busses, is much bigger than another large pliosaur nicknamed The Monster, which was also uncovered in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in 2007.


Related Stories:
  • Apatosaurus
  • Tallest of Them All
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Triceratops
  • Velociraptor
  • Even More Dinosaurs!

  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F992546951031

    Who Would Kick T-Rex's Butt?

    • Superman, duh.
    • Batman, of course.
    • The Incredible Hulk, any day.
    • No one. T-Rex rules.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Charulata
    Charulata posted in General:
    Called
    reply about 2 hours
    Charulata
    Charulata posted in General:
    1st : Family :-) 2nd :- You :D My bestie :) :-)
    reply about 2 hours
    Charulata
    Charulata posted in Debating:
    Boy: Donkey & Girl :Monkey :D:D:D
    reply about 2 hours
    Charulata
    Charulata posted in General:
    Diary of a young girl!
    reply about 2 hours
    Cataclysm_Destruct
    Point Blanc (Alex Rider Series)
    reply about 3 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Hour-of-code-tumb

    Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!