A COMPLETE skeleton of the largest predator of all time, a Jurassic sea monster that made Tyrannosaurus rex look like a featherweight, has been discovered in Mexico.
The fossilised bones, measuring 65 feet from nose to tail, have been identified as those of Liopleurodon ferox, a fearsome carnivore that terrorised the oceans 150 million years ago.
The marine behemoth, which was featured in the BBC series Walking With Dinosaurs, boasted teeth the size of machetes packed into 10ft jaws powerful enough to bite through granite. It weighed more than 50 tons â€” seven times larger than T. rex â€” and hunted the ancestors of modern sharks and aquatic reptiles such as ichthyosaurs. Had the species lived at the same time, it would have been capable of killing a blue whale.
Although the existence of Liopleurodon ferox has been known since the 19th century, through partial fossils, the new specimen, found...