For many years scientists have wondered just who would win in the fight between the Liopleurodon vs. Megalodon but they have never really come up with a conclusion until now.
They have had to take several things in to consideration. The keys factors that really matter in finding out who would win between the Liopleurodon vs. Megalodon would be:
3. Hunting habits
These four key factors will give you a good indication of who would win between the Liopleurodon vs. Megalodon. Taking in to consideration that the biggest Liopleurodon that they have recorded is only 23 feet long and they would tend to hunt alone. They were known for their speed and ability to ambush their predators and have the ability to use their nostrils to tell when there was prey or a predator around them so that they could be ready for whatever came their way.
However if they were to get in to a fight to the death with a Megalodon there are a few things that would suggest that they would lose the battle and become the Megaladonâ??s next meal. Unlike the Liopleurodon the Megalodon had several things that they did not. The first being their size, the largest recorded Megalodon was a whopping 67 foot long with a bite force of 41,000 pounds bite force. That is massive! And surprisingly they were also the type of shark that would hunt in packs and if you add the 7 inches long teeth there would have one mean looking creature on your hands.
If you put together all of the known factors and actually spent the time to put together the information that a lot of scientists and specialists have you would see that when it comes to the Liopleurodon vs. Megalodon and who would win, while both have great qualities the Megalodon would have the victory over the Liopleurodon for the simple fact that it not only was 3 times the size of them. They also would hunt in packs which would mean that the only defense that the Liopleurodon would have would be their speed with their paddle- like fins. In reality they would not even really be able to use their teeth to bite and really do any damage as their teeth were smooth sided and not serrated which means that while they can bite they were not really able to do that much damage if any to the Megaladon . It would be like sending an unarmed man into a gun fight and expect them to come out on top, which is just not going to happen unless you have some type of super power.
So knowing now what you do you can make the assumption that while both really do have some great attributes. But in the end it would be the Megalodon that would come out on top because they not only are the ones that hunt in packs but they use their size to their advantage. It is almost as if the Liopluerodon would not have a fighting chance .
Article by Matt.
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