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The images show the reconstructed fossil claw of the ancient sea scorpion Jaekelopterus rhenaniae (e) and its size relative to a human male and to the sea scorpion (a), the trilobite Isotelus rex (b), the dragonfly Meganeura monyi (c), and the millipede Arthropleura armata (d). I will sum up my impression with two words: Wow! Eeeeep!

The images show the reconstructed fossil claw of the ancient sea scorpion Jaekelopterus rhenaniae (e) and its size relative to a human male and to the sea scorpion (a), the trilobite Isotelus rex (b), the dragonfly Meganeura monyi (c), and the millipede Arthropleura armata (d). I will sum up my impression with two words: Wow! Eeeeep!

Edestus "To devour"  Edestus was a "shark" meaning that it was not really a shark, but a fish that is closely related to sharks but is not a shark per se. It was a eugeneodontid, a group of cartilaginous fish that closely resembled their shark cousins, but are more related to today's rat-tail fishes. Edestus and its kin were generally known for their weird mouthparts, with Helicoprion having a buzzsaw like lower jaw, and now Edestus with its scissor like deathtrap. Edestus was around 6…

Edestus "To devour" Edestus was a "shark" meaning that it was not really a shark, but a fish that is closely related to sharks but is not a shark per se. It was a eugeneodontid, a group of cartilaginous fish that closely resembled their shark cousins, but are more related to today's rat-tail fishes. Edestus and its kin were generally known for their weird mouthparts, with Helicoprion having a buzzsaw like lower jaw, and now Edestus with its scissor like deathtrap. Edestus was around 6…

Liopleurodon is a large Pliosaurid from the Jurassic sea's of Europe. three species have been named. L. ferox, the Type species and L. pachydeirus lived during the Callovian stage of the Middle Jurassic Period (c. 160 to 155 mya), while the third, L. rossicus, lived during the Late Jurassic. Estimat.

Liopleurodon

Liopleurodon is a large Pliosaurid from the Jurassic sea's of Europe. three species have been named. L. ferox, the Type species and L. pachydeirus lived during the Callovian stage of the Middle Jurassic Period (c. 160 to 155 mya), while the third, L. rossicus, lived during the Late Jurassic. Estimat.

C1.Devourer Of Giants. A herd of Anancus (mastodons) have drowned in a flash flood and now their dead and bloated bodies drift with the current in a shallow ocean. Soon, their odour attracts two adult and one juvenile Charcarocles megalodon. These colossal sharks grew to fifty tonnes in weight, and therefore megalodon is a contender for the title of Earth’s supreme predator.

C1.Devourer Of Giants. A herd of Anancus (mastodons) have drowned in a flash flood and now their dead and bloated bodies drift with the current in a shallow ocean. Soon, their odour attracts two adult and one juvenile Charcarocles megalodon. These colossal sharks grew to fifty tonnes in weight, and therefore megalodon is a contender for the title of Earth’s supreme predator.

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