“It is the diversity of life we are discovering that I find to be most interesting. Take this animal, the Liopleurodon, for instance. This is a carnivorous marine reptile that is optimized for efficiency – both for swimming effortlessly through the water and for relentlessly hunting its prey. And what nature created, we can recreate – and maybe, if I can be so bold, improve upon. Or, at least, find ways to exploit.”
– DR. KAJAL DUA
Liopleurodon is an extinct genus of large pliosaurid the lived in the Middle to Late Jurassic period in the seas that covered Europe. Initially believed to reach maximum lengths of 12 meters (40 feet), fossilized tooth marks believed to have come from Liopleurodon at the time suggested it could reach sizes of 25 meters (82 feet), longer than many modern day whales. Current estimates place Liopleurodon at a much smaller 7.6 meters (25 feet). It was an apex predator during the middle and late Jurassic. Studies of the skull have shown that it could probably scan the water with its nostrils to ascertain the source of certain smells.
Jurassic World Dominion Roar Strikers Liopluerodon Aquatic Dinosaur Action Figure with Attack Motion and Sound Action Figure DNA Scan Code.
6.39 m-7.6 m (21-25 ft)
2.5 tons (5,000 lbs) (2,267.9 kgs)