Megalodon vs. all
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#62 Jan 29, 2013
Sperm whales are specialized for taking squid and other soft bodied prey, by contrast Megalodon were adapted for killing large marine animals and thus had the weapons to cause massive wounds on just about anything, something sperm whales don't have. Also sperm whales also have small teeth designed to take on prey much smaller than themselves unlike megalodon.
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#63 Jan 29, 2013
Sorry for the triple post.
Graham

South Africa

#64 Jan 29, 2013
Any land animal, can beat megalodon, unless in water, so megalodon can't win. Megalodon could crush bone, but it isn't a dinosaur.
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#65 Jan 29, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
Megalodon should pretty much any prehistoric and modern day creature at its average and upper estimates. 20.3 mtrs is way too much for any animal to kill. Only Predator X and Livyatan have a chance. Basilosarus fed on small whales and had a very small mouth. Mosasaurus fed on small shark like Cretoxhyrina and also had a small mouth. Tylosaurus was even more slender than mosasaurus and no scientific evidence points out of it growing over 14m in length. Dunkleosteus was too small and Liopleurodon was even smaller. That leaves Predator X and Livyatan. Predator X(was 15m) would give a good fight but was rather small compared to an adult megalodon(18-20m). That leaves livyatan. The problem with livyatan was that it fed on small whales while megalodon took on small whales and whales larger than ITSELF. Livyatan also had a bigger brain which would make it less tolerant to pain and injury. Cartilage is more flexible than bone and also absorbs tremendous amounts of pounding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =foEk-fD6TikXX
I hope that sums everything up.
I was the one who put that 20 m thing on wikipedia, but it's actually by a pretty old paper (1996). The largest specimen i know is estimated at 16.8 m (2010)
Mmm... you know that this pliosaurid now has a name? "Pliosaurus" funkei :), and it's been downsized last year... now it's estimated at 10-13 m, there are 2 specimens but i don't know which should be bigger
Also, i don't think there are any proofs about that shark preying on something larger than itself. "Balaenoptera" sibbaldina is an indeterminate balaenopterid (Bosselars & Post, 2010). In the paper of Livyatan, it's estimated at 16.4 m by Lambert (Lambert et al, 2010). I dont know what the fossil in PREHISTORIC PREDATORS is, but im skeptic because it's not been published
"Therefore M. robusta/M. affi nis, B. sibbaldina, P. goropii/B. musculoides, B. borealina, B. rostratella are based on non-diagnostic material from different individuals of possibly different higher level taxa and must be considered nomina dubia."
Lord of the Allosaurs

San Francisco, CA

#66 Jan 29, 2013
Megalodon is a clam!1
Reality

Iowa City, IA

#67 Jan 29, 2013
Meg smokes everything with ease except for big adult Sperm Whales, big bull Livyatans, and the giant Ichthyosaur.
i am addicted to caffeine

San Francisco, CA

#68 Jan 29, 2013
Except it doesn't because Megalodon is a CLAM. Are we going to refer to species by their specific names now?

Rex is pretty cool, I guess. But Carolinii, Aegypticus, Saharicus, Roseae, are all just BORING. So why make an exception for C. Megalodon?!
rexby

Honolulu, HI

#69 Jan 29, 2013
megalodon takes all except for sperm whales.

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#70 Jan 29, 2013
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Big Al

Milan, Italy

#71 Jan 30, 2013
Lord of the Allosaurs wrote:
Megalodon is a clam!1
Ronald mcdonald... unless u give links showin so n explainin it 2 every1 here, it useless. U aint useful
PredatorX

Kent, WA

#73 Jan 31, 2013
PredatorX

Kent, WA

#74 Jan 31, 2013
Hahaha.I'm just kidding!
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#75 Jan 31, 2013
The page redirects to the otodontid shark
PredatorX

Kent, WA

#76 Jan 31, 2013
Yeah i know.The sub or i believe super family.
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#77 Feb 1, 2013
Big Al wrote:
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I was the one who put that 20 m thing on wikipedia, but it's actually by a pretty old paper (1996). The largest specimen i know is estimated at 16.8 m (2010)
Mmm... you know that this pliosaurid now has a name? "Pliosaurus" funkei :), and it's been downsized last year... now it's estimated at 10-13 m, there are 2 specimens but i don't know which should be bigger
Also, i don't think there are any proofs about that shark preying on something larger than itself. "Balaenoptera" sibbaldina is an indeterminate balaenopterid (Bosselars & Post, 2010). In the paper of Livyatan, it's estimated at 16.4 m by Lambert (Lambert et al, 2010). I dont know what the fossil in PREHISTORIC PREDATORS is, but im skeptic because it's not been published
"Therefore M. robusta/M. affi nis, B. sibbaldina, P. goropii/B. musculoides, B. borealina, B. rostratella are based on non-diagnostic material from different individuals of possibly different higher level taxa and must be considered nomina dubia."
Yeah, you are right Pliosaurus Funkei (Predator X) reached only 10-13m in length." Later on, thorough scrutiny of this Svalbard specimen revealed that it was not as massive as originally claimed; total length estimate have been revised to 10.012.8 metres (32.842.0 ft)." Thanks for your info.:)
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#78 Feb 1, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
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Yeah, you are right Pliosaurus Funkei (Predator X) reached only 10-13m in length." Later on, thorough scrutiny of this Svalbard specimen revealed that it was not as massive as originally claimed; total length estimate have been revised to 10.012.8 metres (32.842.0 ft)." Thanks for your info.:)
You're welcome
Here is more if you want to take a deeper look
http://www.geologi.no/data/f/0/21/02/6_2401_0...
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#79 Feb 1, 2013
Big Al wrote:
<quoted text>You're welcome
Here is more if you want to take a deeper look
http://www.geologi.no/data/f/0/21/02/6_2401_0...
Thanks again!!:D Very interesting.
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#80 Feb 1, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
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Thanks again!!:D Very interesting.
:)
Crazy Fish

Fremont, CA

#81 Feb 1, 2013
ugggghhhh Topix stop butching URL's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodontidae

Redirects to Megalodon.

Megalodon = bivalve.

Carcharocles/Megaselacus/Carch arodon megalodon = shark.
PredatorX

Kent, WA

#83 Feb 1, 2013
Arodon?Well that is a complex statement.

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