Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Evolutionary dead end

They’ve found a fearsome fossil:

"These animals were awesomely powerful predators," said plesiosaur palaeontologist Richard Forrest. … "A large pliosaur was big enough to pick up a small car in its jaws and bite it in half."

Unfortunately, small cars were scarce for most of the Jurassic, particularly in the sea, and the beast consequently died out.


Matt M said...

There's be plenty of armoured bears to feed upon though.

Matt M said...

There'd be