Megalodon vs Liopleurodon
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Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#42 Feb 4, 2013
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
MOA wouldnt be anywhere near that big. But even then, Lio wasnt larger thn 6m. This is a MAJOR mismatch.
Thank God! At least someone here has done some MODERN research !
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#43 Feb 4, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
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Thank God! At least someone here has done some MODERN research !
http://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/man...

Another thing, I don't know if you noticed but I've found the dissertation of McHenry about the ecology of Kronosaurus, including datas of the measurements and length estimates of all the largest pliosaurs recorded, as well as comparisons with others carnivores of other eras.

Regarding the size, I let you read, but it appears that no pliosaur known realistically exceed 13 m, 20 tonnes (Cumnor Pliosaurus), even the Aramberri appears smaller ultimately.

The question of size in pliosaurs seems solved for now. Though at first somewhat deceptive (but I know since a long now that pliosaurs were not 20-25 m behemoth...), the very largest are still much larger than any theropod (logical after all).
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#44 Feb 4, 2013
Big Al wrote:
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http://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/man...
Another thing, I don't know if you noticed but I've found the dissertation of McHenry about the ecology of Kronosaurus, including datas of the measurements and length estimates of all the largest pliosaurs recorded, as well as comparisons with others carnivores of other eras.
Regarding the size, I let you read, but it appears that no pliosaur known realistically exceed 13 m, 20 tonnes (Cumnor Pliosaurus), even the Aramberri appears smaller ultimately.
The question of size in pliosaurs seems solved for now. Though at first somewhat deceptive (but I know since a long now that pliosaurs were not 20-25 m behemoth...), the very largest are still much larger than any theropod (logical after all).
Yes. That is very informative. It is very shocking to think that most people here still think that liopleurodon was a 25m behemoth!
Big Al

Trento, Italy

#45 Feb 4, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
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Yes. That is very informative. It is very shocking to think that most people here still think that liopleurodon was a 25m behemoth!
Because of this...


"mate 40 feet&#65279; is just under 12 m, and liopleurodons grew to 25 m, some fossils indicate that they could have been more than 30m long. end of story. but blue whales are bigger, but some bones indicate that liopleurodons could have been bigger"

"calm down...it's just a title to the video, i am fully aware that the blue whale was bigger than all liopleurodon's that have&#65279; been fully found. however, there are some bones of liopleurodon's, but not complete skeleton's, which suggest that some may have been bigger than a blue whale"
Big Al

Trento, Italy

#46 Feb 4, 2013
Sheroo wrote:
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Yes. That is very informative. It is very shocking to think that most people here still think that liopleurodon was a 25m behemoth!
http://www.topix.com/forum/science/dinosaurs/...
http://www.topix.com/forum/science/dinosaurs/...
rexby

Honolulu, HI

#47 Feb 4, 2013
megalodon: 56-100 tons, 40-68 feet, bite 40,000 tons. liopeurodon: 20-3 tons, 40-46 feet, bite 1000 tons.
Sheroo

Manama, Bahrain

#48 Jul 24, 2013
Big Al wrote:
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Because of this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =2HYiTfkfYVYXX
"mate 40 feet&#65279; is just under 12 m, and liopleurodons grew to 25 m, some fossils indicate that they could have been more than 30m long. end of story. but blue whales are bigger, but some bones indicate that liopleurodons could have been bigger"
"calm down...it's just a title to the video, i am fully aware that the blue whale was bigger than all liopleurodon's that have&#65279; been fully found. however, there are some bones of liopleurodon's, but not complete skeleton's, which suggest that some may have been bigger than a blue whale"
Absolute nonsense. Those are outdated and misunderstood examples. Please use a reliable and unbiased piece of information to backup these claims. According to modern research, Liopleurodon only grew up to 21 ft in length and weighed up to 2 tons. It's a good match for a great white shark but NOT Megalodon which could reach from 52-67 ft in length and weighed up to 114 tons.
Utahraptor

Helsinki, Finland

#49 Jul 24, 2013
Liopleurodon - up to 11 or 12 meters long. Carcharocles megalodon - 17-22 meters long.

Hmm ... it's really hard to guess which would win, isn't it?
Oase

Jakarta, Indonesia

#50 Jul 24, 2013
Utahraptor wrote:
Liopleurodon - up to 11 or 12 meters long. Carcharocles megalodon - 17-22 meters long.
Hmm ... it's really hard to guess which would win, isn't it?
Meg is 20 meters long and Lio is just 7-10 meters long.
Easy.
Primeval Predator

Brisbane, Australia

#51 Jul 24, 2013
lio 25! and your face is 23321324m long.
Oase

Jakarta, Indonesia

#52 Jul 24, 2013
Primeval Predator wrote:
lio 25! and your face is 23321324m long.
Lio is only 7 meters long.
You seriously need to learn.

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