10 - 15 metres
Fossils have been found in France, England, Germany and other parts of Europe
Over 5 tonnes
fish and aquatic reptiles
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Liopleurodon was not a dinosaur, it was a type of swimming reptile called a Pliosaur that lived during the late Jurassic period about 160 million years ago.
Pliosaurs were short necked versions of Plesiosaurs. Liopleurodon was a carnivore that ate Ichthyosaurs, fish and other plesiosaurs. Liopleurodon is the largest carnivore to have ever existed on Earth.
The business end of liopleurodon; rows of long conical teeth set in jaws that were big enough and strong enough to literally slice its prey in half with a single bite.
Agile and fast; Pliosaurs like Liopleurodon were the top predators of their time.