dude, was “Predator X” not a cool enough name? high standard *scoff*

wait, they’re calling it funkei?! that’s pretty damn cool.

i feel a science rap coming on…

Sea Monster ‘Predator X’ Gets Official Name

It’s official: A giant, marine reptile that roamed the seas roughly 150 million years ago is a new species.

The animal, now named Pliosaurus funkei, spanned about 40 feet (12 meters) and had a massive 6.5-foot-long (2 m) skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyrannosaurus rex.

In 2006, scientists unearthed two massive pliosaur skeletons in Svalbard, Norway, a string of islands halfway between Europe and the North Pole. The giant creatures, one of which was dubbed Predator X at the time, looked slightly different from other pliosaurs discovered in England and France over the last century and a half.

"They were the top predators of the sea," said study co-author Patrick Druckenmiller, a paleontologist at the University of Alaska Museum. "They had teeth that would have made a T. rex whimper.”

"It’s not just that we found a new species, we’ve been discovering a whole ecosystem," Druckenmiller said.

get funkei with it…

575 notesShowHide

  1. adventuresviapostcards reblogged this from bigtuna108
  2. erasingcitizens reblogged this from discoverynews
  3. randomind5 reblogged this from theonlyoneilune
  4. gneissgneissbaby reblogged this from tuffschist
  5. mileysauruss reblogged this from tuffschist
  6. tuffschist reblogged this from discoverynews
  7. thereisstilladream reblogged this from thingstodointhefuture
  8. thekazzu reblogged this from discoverynews
  9. yoohoosoakedratmaze reblogged this from discoverynews
  10. caveofjulez reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  11. grimdarksweetheart reblogged this from the-average-gatsby
  12. terriblybored reblogged this from discoverynews
  13. theonlyoneilune reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  14. west-ryder-silver-bullet reblogged this from discoverynews
  15. boodlesandtonicplz reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  16. rubikscub reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  17. fractionalrabbits reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  18. harrisonflynn reblogged this from hkreef
  19. hkreef reblogged this from vworp-goes-the-tardis
  20. survivingtherenaissance reblogged this from discoverynews
  21. mysideblogtoreblogmyself reblogged this from theirwaywardangel
  22. singmetosleep23 reblogged this from sifu-kisu
  23. lifeasashakespeareancomedy reblogged this from sifu-kisu and added:
    I will admit, when I saw about Predator X on TV, it kind of scared me.
  24. anceannbeag reblogged this from wanjobs
  25. questions-of-us-existing-here reblogged this from discoverynews
  26. nanomono reblogged this from discoverynews
  27. holly-fangz reblogged this from riverside12
  28. fiesen reblogged this from discoverynews
  29. cheminsdudesir reblogged this from quantumscoot
  30. barelybreathless reblogged this from discoverynews