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Pliosaurus Vs Plesiosaurus.

Pliosaurus and Plesiosaurus are two distinct genera of the same family or order of marine reptiles that lived in prehistoric times. Now there are few giant marine reptiles, arguably the most important the marine crocodile with more than 6 feet long, but that was nothing compared with the members of these two genres that were true sea monsters. Here are some.


They were usually large predators with large jaws and well armed, short necks. Some examples are:

Kronosaurus A marine reptile which, like other Pliosaurus, had short necks but strong. Their jaws measured 2.5 meters long fang-filled and the length of his body could be up to 12 feet and weigh 15 tons. Some call it the Rex Marine.

Liopleurodon was another Pliosaurus but with their own families, the Liopleurodon was a great swimmer, a lively marine predator,
with a shape similar to but even larger Kronosaurus. Grow to 27 meters and weigh 150 tons, was able to pursue quickly and for long periods at their prey. With jaws 3 meters long and with teeth to tear to twice as long as those of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. (30 cm long)

PREDATOR X. A curious name for
an animal surprising. It is believed that X was a Liopleurodon Predator, a large skull and huge jaws, its dimensions were similar, maybe a little smaller: a 3-meter jaw full of teeth over 30 cm long and it is
believed, was an animal that had more bite force among all known.


Large predator fish from four large fins and long necks characteristic of animal facilitated its kind that raises its head to breathe. The best known are:

Elasmosaurus. About 15 meters long, which were 8 meters long neck and the rest is for your body. With a weight of 9 tons, was a heavyweight of the oceans of the Cretaceous. And although it was stylized and rather graceful, was a super-predator of the time. Although he was no match with any of the three Pliosaurus we've seen (like the Predator X Kronosaurus or who were his rivals and could live at the time)

NOTHOSAURUS. Another known Plesiosaurus, possibly one of the first of its kind. Not exactly a Plesiosaurus, but was (or any of its branch) who gave birth to this genre. It was "little" about 4 meters long and less than a ton. With strong long teeth that bite and to catch fish served with a quick bite.

CRYPTOCLIDUS. Possibly the second most popular after Elasmosaurus Plesiosaurus. Was over 8 meters long and weighed 8 tons. His neck, long as all Plesiosaurus was more robust than others, however its elasticity was lower. This being a predator rather Bland. Hunted large prey and not be satisfied with simple and small dams. However, it was an animal whose size had very few enemies.

Now, after the abstract, let's see some videos:


Inside family of animals Pliosauridae are as terrible as the Liopleurodon or Predator X, marine predators of enormous size with huge heads and huge teeth. Within this group, the third in size (not so small) was the Kronosaurus. Its name means "the lizard of Cronos" (Cronos in Greek mythology was the leader of the Titans).

The Kronosaurus came to measure up to 12 meters (40 feets) and weigh 15 tons. To give you an idea: a whale comes as much up to 9 meters long (30 feets) and at most 6 tons. Another comparison: the skull of a whale "only" is 1.5 meters (5 feets), in contrast, had a skull Kronosaurus 2.7 meters (10 feets) ... Few carnivores were these dimensions and these weapons so deadly.The Kronosaurus had long, sharp teeth, not serrated. Peculiar and distinctive teeth that have made ​​it easier to differentiate between fossils and they are of a Liopleurodon or Kronosaurus.
The Kronosaurus was probably the apex predator of the time. No other animal could stand against him and had to flee if they did not become their prey. Have even found fossilized skeletons of the long Elasmosaurus, a predator of 14 meters.
Fortunately for the Kronosaurus, during the time he lived, Lower Cretaceous, there were his cousins ​​Liopleurodon or Predator X, who disappeared for more than 50 million years before the appearance of Kronosaurus.
Finally, the Kronosaurus, lived in the prehistoric waters which now include Australia and South America.
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