Colossal sea monster of Dorset that could have eaten T Rex for breakfast

The skull of a prehistoric sea monster so large it could make mincemeat of a T Rex has been unearthed on the Dorset coast.The ferocious creature, called a pliosaur, terrorised the oceans 150million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs.Experts say the 8ft-long skull is so big it could have belonged to one of the largest pliosaurs ever found – a monstrous predator measuring more than 52 foot in length.

sea monster Colossal sea monster of Dorset that could have eaten T Rex for breakfast

sea monster 1 Colossal sea monster of Dorset that could have eaten T Rex for breakfast

The remains were found by a fossil hunter along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile stretch of beach and cliff between Dorset and East Devon. The exact location near Charmouth in Dorset has been kept secret to stop others raiding the spot.Pliosaurs were a form of plesiosaur – a group of giant aquatic reptiles – with short necks and huge, crocodile-like heads.The creatures were vicious hunters, whose four paddle-like limbs, powerful jaws and huge, razor- sharp teeth made quick work of passing prey.Dr Richard Forrest, a plesiosaur expert, said: ‘Seeing this thing in the flesh, so to speak, is just jaw dropping.

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It is simply enormous and truly monstrous. This was the top level predator of its day.Its jaw was designed to deliver a bite so powerful that it could have ripped a car in half with no problem.It could have taken a human in one gulp. In fact, something like a T Rex would have been breakfast for a beast like this.’Scientists believe the specimen could be one of the largest pliosaurs yet found, rivalling recent finds in Svalbard, , where beasts dubbed The Monster and Predator X were thought to measure 49ft.

sea monster 5 Colossal sea monster of Dorset that could have eaten T Rex for breakfast

sea monster 6 Colossal sea monster of Dorset that could have eaten T Rex for breakfast

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  1. YO Says:

    Nice monster!

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