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Dorset pliosaur: ‘Most fearsome predator’ unveiled
BBC News ^ | 7-8-2010 | Rebecca Morelle

Posted on 07/11/2011 12:55:09 PM PDT by Renfield

A skull belonging to one of the largest "sea monsters" ever unearthed is being unveiled to the public.

The beast, which is called a pliosaur, has been described as the most fearsome predator the Earth has seen.

The fossil was found in Dorset, but it has taken 18 months to remove the skull from its rocky casing, revealing the monster in remarkable detail.

Scientists suspect the creature, which is on show at the Dorset County Museum, may be a new species or even genus.

~~~snip~~~

"It was probably the most fearsome predator that ever lived. Standing in front of the skull you can imagine this enormous beast staring straight back at you, fixing you with its binocular vision, and attacking. Just thinking about it raises the hairs on the back of your neck."...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: britain; dinosaur; dinosaurs; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology

Pliosaurs were the top predators of the oceans

1 posted on 07/11/2011 12:55:13 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Pliosaur ping.

There is a very good video at the site.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 12:55:55 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield
Crikey !

She's a beut, mite.

3 posted on 07/11/2011 12:59:54 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Renfield

>> you can imagine this enormous beast staring straight back at you, fixing you with its binocular vision, and attacking

...sounds like my ex-wife. {shudder}


4 posted on 07/11/2011 1:01:06 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Renfield

Looks like a magical leoplurodon...


5 posted on 07/11/2011 1:01:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Renfield

Frightening indeed, but nothing when you visualize Helen Thomas naked!


6 posted on 07/11/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I hate you


7 posted on 07/11/2011 1:09:05 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Now, THIS would be a frightening predator to see approaching:


8 posted on 07/11/2011 1:09:19 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Nervous Tick

“you can imagine this enormous beast staring straight back at you,”

...thought Dick Obama as he sat across the breakfast table from his lovely Manchelle!


9 posted on 07/11/2011 1:10:12 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Renfield

>Standing in front of the skull you can imagine this enormous beast staring straight back at you, fixing you with its binocular vision, and attacking.
*

That pretty much describes the moonbat, Obama liberal we have in our accounting department once you say something bad about obama..


10 posted on 07/11/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: Renfield

He kind of reminds me of the crocodile from Peter Pan.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 1:11:02 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Renfield

thats a crocodile skull

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq__NOQaVyA&feature=related


12 posted on 07/11/2011 1:12:02 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: knarf

Sure would fill up the barbie, er?


13 posted on 07/11/2011 1:12:51 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Now, THIS would be a frightening predator to see approaching:

You realize she's smiling in that photo, right?

LOL

14 posted on 07/11/2011 1:13:05 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Renfield
no.. no... no.. Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most fearsome.
15 posted on 07/11/2011 1:24:18 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Talisker
You realize she's smiling in that photo, right?

I think bared teeth indicate something less pleasant when displayed by a Klingon.

16 posted on 07/11/2011 1:29:30 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: All

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17 posted on 07/11/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Charles Martel

There’s a complete 45” Kronosaur skeleton at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. That’s big enough for me.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 1:32:25 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Renfield

——Pliosaurs were the top predators of the oceans——

and of Loch Ness


19 posted on 07/11/2011 1:41:22 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Looks like a magical leoplurodon...

Does he know the way to Candy Mountain?

20 posted on 07/11/2011 2:37:02 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Looks like a magical leoplurodon...

Are you missing a kidney?

21 posted on 07/11/2011 2:39:37 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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22 posted on 07/11/2011 3:05:57 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

What is wrong with that woman’s teeth?How does she close her mouth?


23 posted on 07/11/2011 3:40:32 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: pricilla
Shut up small person. I'm about to chew the head off a big greasy cheeseburger and some fries, with a Diet Coke.

That woman is as scary as her old man, they hate us.

Nom nom nom, I hate you people and I am all about eating your brains.

24 posted on 07/11/2011 3:48:33 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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25 posted on 07/11/2011 5:06:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
"Looks like a magical leoplurodon..."

Chaaaarrrllliiieee... :-)

26 posted on 07/11/2011 7:33:22 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: Renfield

>>> a pliosaur, has been described as the most fearsome predator the Earth has seen.

Nope. The most fearsome predator the Earth has ever seen is a kitten stalking a butterfly. Once you’ve seen the blood-curdling intensity in the face of this mighty hunter, you never forget.


27 posted on 07/11/2011 8:29:54 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Nope, the most fearsome predator on Earth is a liberal going after someone else’s money and freedom.


28 posted on 07/11/2011 8:34:55 PM PDT by SUSSA
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