Thursday, July 01, 2010

Video of the new leviathan

Nature Video Channel on YouTube offers this 7-minute minifilm on the newly discovered Leviathan melvillei . Unlike the modern sperm whale, which basically inhales prey, this ancestor used two jaws full of 36-cm teeth (as I mentioned before, larger than the teeth of the sperm whale, the orca, the megalodon shark, or Tyrannosaurus rex) to chomp the hell out of anything it came across.

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