Paleo File- MegazostrodonCommon name: N/APaleo File- Megazostrodon by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Megazostrodon rudnerae
Year named: 1968, by Crompton & Jennings
Meaning: 'Rudner's large girdle tooth'
Length: 10-12 cm/4"
Time: Late Triassic to Early Jurassic, 200/199-196 mya
Range: Lesotho, Southern Africa
Enemies: Small theropods
Danger Level: Low
When you look up the first true mammals in dinosaur books you almost certainly going to be presented with a picture and brief description of Megazostrodon. Modern analysis of Megazostrodon has it in a position that is almost fully mammal, yet not quite. True mammals begin with the triconodont group, something that the Megazostrodontidae used to belong to until analysis placed it just outside.
Despite the revised classification, Megazostrodon's adaptations are almost totally mammalian, and it continues to be a strong
Paleo File- Megalodon (Golarion)Common name: Dire sharkPaleo File- Megalodon (Golarion) by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Megalodon
Meaning: 'Big tooth'
Weight: 100,000 lb
Range: Antarkos Ocean, Arcadian Ocean, Embaral Ocean, Okaiyo Ocean, Songil Sea (Crown of the WOrld)
Biome: Any ocean
Diet: Whales, large fish
Danger Level: Extreme
Golarion- Large as a dragon, this shark's jaws open to reveal a cavernous, tooth-lined gullet capable of swallowing a horse whole.
The true nightmare of the sea is the Megalodon, a shark that represents the pinnacle of this species' evolution. Horrifying in its immense size and ruinous appetite, the Megalodon is certainly the beast behind many legends of enormous fish who swallow ships whole.
Paleo File- Megalania (Golarion)Common name: Giant ripper lizard, or giant goannaPaleo File- Megalania (Golarion) by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Megalania priscus
Meaning: "Great roamer"
LP: male 277; female 192
Height: male 4'; female 3'
Weight: 2000 lb
Range: To be determined
Biome: Warm forest or plains
Organization: Soliatry or pair, pack of 3-12
Diet: Small mammals, birds, eggs & chicks, humanoids
Danger Level: Extreme
This gigantic lizard has short but powerful limbs, a muscular tail, and a spiny crest that runs the length of its body.
The immense Megalania is often mistaken for a dragon or dinosaur. Certainly the lizard's aggressive attitude and deep, rumbling roars only encourage such misidentifications. Large enough to catch and eat rhinos and elephants, a Megalania prefers hunting much smaller prey that it can gulp down in one greedy swallow. Humanoids are among i
Paleo File- MauisaurusCommon name: New Zealand snakeneckPaleo File- Mauisaurus by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Mauisaurus haasti
Year named: 1874, by Hector
Meaning: 'Haast's Maui reptile'
Length: 13 meters
Weight: 8 tons
Time: Late Cretaceous, 80-69 mya
Range: New Zealand's South Island
Diet: Fish, small marine animals, squid
Neighbors: Moanasaurus Mangahouangae, Taniwhasaurus oweni, Tuarangisaurus keyasi
Danger Level: Medium
While the strange Leptocleidids make up the bulk of the medium-sized marine reptiles around Australia, New Zealand and the Antarctic it is this animal which earns the title of the biggest animal in New Zealand waters – and probably the biggest marine animal of the Cretaceous. This mythological giant is fittingly named after the powerful New Zealand Maori mythological god Maui. Despite the breathtaking length of 20 meters the M
Paleo File- Patagonian MegaboaCommon name: Patagonian megaboaPaleo File- Patagonian Megaboa by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Madtsoia bai
Year named: 1933, by George Gaylord Simpson
Length:1 up to 35' / 5-20 meters
Weight: Over 2 tons
Time: Late Cretaceous to Eocene
Range: Cretaceous- India, Madagascar, possibly Niger, Spain; Eocene- Argentina; Paleocene- Brazil
Biome: Tropical rainforest?
Diet: Small dinosaurs, small mammals (when young), birds, other reptiles
Danger Level: High
Meet Madtsoia, possibly the longest terrestrial predator ever to live. Estimates range from 15–20 meters and the weight would have exceeded 2 tons! This nightmarish creature is from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar and lived in a place full of titanosaurs and the mighty Majungasaurus. While the massive sauropods probably were too fat to be eaten by t
Paleo File- LivyatanCommon name: Biting sperm whalePaleo File- Livyatan by Paleo-Beast-Emperor
Scientific name: Livyatan melvillei
Year named: 2010, by Lambert
Meaning: 'Melville's leviathan'
Length: 43-56'/ 13-17 meters
Time: Miocene, 13-12 mya
Diet: Large fish, medium-sized baleen whales
Enemies: Carcharodon Megalodon
Danger Level: High
Livyatan melvillei is an extinct species of physeteroid whale. Fossilised remains, comprising 75% of the animal's skull, and large fragments of both jaws and several teeth, were discovered in the Pisco-Ica desert in southern Peru in 2008, in Miocene rocks 12-13 million years old. The discovery of L. melvillei was published in the journal Nature on 30 June 2010.
Morphology and habitat
The skull of Livyatan melvillei measured 3 metres long, its longest teeth were 36 cm long, and it is tho
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