Killer Whale Survives an Attack from a Living Mosasaur?

Killer Whale Survives an Attack from a Living Mosasaur?

Killer Whale Survives an Attack from a Living Mosasaur?

On November 30th, the Facebook page known as Carcharodon Carcharias released a video* of a pair of killer whales swimming through a sea of detritus. The female… Read more »

"Leviathan" meets "Megatooth Rising" - image credits Bob Nicholls.

Pliosaur versus Megalodon – what might happen?

     The fight was not over.      Despite the severity of their wounds, the Ancient and Ursula continued to tear at one another – arch-enemies who would… Read more »

Fossilized teeth of Cretolamna measuring .75 inches. Compare to a pristine 3.5” Otodus tooth. Note the similarity to the smaller Cretolamna teeth. Left image credit: By Hectonichus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40244563 Right image credit: Max Hawthorne. From the author’s private collection.

APEX PREDATOR SPOTLIGHT – OTODUS OBLIQUUS

Otodus obliquus was a large, macropredatory mackerel shark that lived from the Paleocene to the Miocene Epoch, approximately 40-60 mya. Although nowhere near as well-known as its… Read more »

Temnodontosaurus Ichthyosaur intermedium showing tooth damage. From author Max Hawthorne's private collection.

Love and War among Ichthyosaurs – How aggressive were “Fish Lizards”?

Just how mean and nasty were Ichthyosaurs, the most fusiform of marine reptiles, especially when it came to their own kind? And was any inter-species aggression related… Read more »

Super Predator Identified?

Super Predator Identified?

It may soon be time for the mighty saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, to relinquish its title as the world’s largest living reptile. But to whom? Who is… Read more »