Liopleurodon was streamlined and very efficient in the water
10 - 15 metres
Fossils have been found in France, England, Germany and other parts of Europe
Over 5 tonnes
fish and aquatic reptiles
Mesozoic Era
Triassic Period Jurassic Period Cretaceous Period
Early - Middle Late Early Middle Late Early Middle Late
248 227 206 180 154 144 127 89 65
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.
Liopleurodon was a pliosuar, a marine reptile, not a dinosaur.
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 buisness end of liopleurodon, rows of sharp teeth that made it a very successful predator
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.
Liopleurodon was a pliosuar that hunted fish and other marine reptiles