Profile Name: Liopleurodon Length: 7 meters Mass: 2,5 tons When: Late Jurassic, Titonian, 150 milion years ago Where: Europe Classification: Animalia, Chordata, Reptilia, Plesiosauria, Pliosauroidea, Pliosauridae, Liopleurodon Species: L. ferox (type), Sauvage, 1873, L. pachydeirus, Seeley, 1869
Liopleurodon was a kind of large pliosauridae lived in the late Jurassic, about 150 million years ago. Its name means "pointy teeth." A robot created in the laboratory has shown that it was not an efficient swimmer, even though he had a good acceleration. You do not have a complete skeleton of Liopleurodon, and the maximum size that this predator could reach is unknown. An episode of "Walking With Dinosaurs", a program produced by the BBC, showed Liopleurodon 25 meters in length, but this estimate is inaccurate for any known specimen. The paleontologist L. B. Tarlo has estimated the total length of a specimen from the skull of 1.5 meters to 10.5 meters. New research, however, have messoin doubt the guesswork of Tarlo, because it was discovered that the head of a Pliosauridae and typically one-fifth of the body. From this, we could estimate a length of 6:39 meters of an adult specimen from a skull 1.26 meters. So, the average for an adult Liopleurodon is 5-7 meters. Specimens of this animal have been found in England, Russia, France and Germany.
Exalt: Wait, did you mean 2s or 1s?
Nov 23, 2023 23:26:04 GMT 5
Exalt: I'll always remember that one part.
Nov 23, 2023 23:25:39 GMT 5
Infinity Blade: Had the best theme of anything ever though
Nov 23, 2023 19:40:19 GMT 5
Exalt: Maybe the Nostalgia goggles are in play, but Planet Earth 2 was not nearly as good as the first one, imo.
Nov 23, 2023 10:39:45 GMT 5
tyrannasorus: It’s because we are skinny and don’t have much fat on us, which is in contrast to their typical prey items so they don’t really bother with us
Nov 22, 2023 20:45:23 GMT 5
Exalt: Beats me, but supposedly sharks and orcas don't like how we taste.
Nov 16, 2023 21:31:18 GMT 5
mechafire: Aren't humans also just not very nutritious?
Nov 16, 2023 15:02:58 GMT 5
Supercommunist: A mammals diets is ofen influenced by what it's mother feeds it. Man eaters don't tend to live very long and pass down their man-eating tendencies to their offspring.
Nov 13, 2023 11:12:54 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Humans look larger than they actually are due tom their vertical bipedal stance. Most animals are quadrupeds. Even though a lion is way bigger than the average man, most people are much taller than a lion. Humans are also good at mudering stuff.
Nov 13, 2023 11:11:39 GMT 5
tyrannasorus: Thanks, I’m was wondering if I could make one on the topic
Nov 7, 2023 6:10:10 GMT 5
Exalt: Can we also discuss why more animals DONT eat people?
Nov 7, 2023 1:46:41 GMT 5
tyrannasorus: Is there a thread for man-eaters?
Nov 6, 2023 18:20:33 GMT 5
dinosauria101: But at this point I guess I should be putting this in threads and not the shoutbox lol.
Nov 2, 2023 16:37:00 GMT 5
dinosauria101: If PP makes new seasons in the Cenozoic, they can increase the sadly-short-relative-to-talking-head-docs list of substantial-CGI Cenozoic documentaries (which for aired documentaries is WWB, WWC, Sea Monsters, Prehistoric Park, and maybe Wild New World).
Nov 2, 2023 16:26:52 GMT 5
dinosauria101: For another, in the Cenozoic specifically, the nature documentary-style portrayals we want are shockingly uncommon. Most Cenozoic palaeodocumentaries have brief and repeated CGI with 95% talking heads - which I find even Planet Earth style preferable to.
Nov 2, 2023 16:21:36 GMT 5
dinosauria101: For one being set in another time fixes their gargantuan problem with only being in the Maastrichtian (which I guess theropod would agree with me on given the discussions we had). This is true whether it's the Cenozoic, Palaeozoic, or earlier Mesozoic.
Nov 2, 2023 16:19:12 GMT 5
dinosauria101: And as for Prehistoric Planet specifically, Forgotten Bloodlines reminds me. Should PP make future seasons outside the Maastrichtian (ie: the Cenozoic like FB) like they wanted to, I might actually be able to say that I'd enjoy those at least a bit.
Nov 2, 2023 16:16:04 GMT 5