Sea Monster Teeth Found in Peru

Pretty cool!

Researchers searching the desert for whale fossils in Peru have found the remains of a “sea monster” that would have been three times the size of a killer whale.

From CNN:

The teeth of “Leviathan Melvillei” were so large it was initially assumed they were elephant tusks.

“There were no elephants in South America before 3 million years ago, and the specimens found have an age of 12 to 15 million years, so that was impossible,” said Professor Jelle Reumer, one of the team of scientists who found the fossil in the Pisco-Ica desert in coastal Peru.

They had been searching for other types of whale fossils in a remote area some 300 kilometers south of Lima. “The place where we found it was 20 kilometers from the nearest village,” said Reumer, who is also director of Natural History Museum in Rotterdam.

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6 Comments on “Sea Monster Teeth Found in Peru”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    AMAZING!!

  2. zelda Says:

    I guess there are two known monsters to be found in Peru eh?Both vicious predators.Hopefully both will become extinct.

  3. Honeydog Says:

    LOL! Took the words right out of my Mouth! Well, one is already “Extinct”, and the other is on the Verge!

  4. zelda Says:

    LOL..yup…………….happy 4th Honeydog.

  5. OneOp Says:

    I lost mine down around those waters several years ago! lol

  6. Honeydog Says:

    Oh Thanks, Zelda. I hope you had a nice Day. You TOO OneOp!


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