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Beumaris Giant Spermwhale
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Published: April 22, 2016
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Una de esas noticias, que para los entusiastas de los cetáceos hacen el día, es el descubrimiento de un diente gigante (30cm de largo) en Beumaris, Australia, siendo bastante similar en forma y tamaño a los de Livyatan con el cual se piensa estaba emparentado pero con una diferencia significativa, este animal habría vivido hace 5 millones de años durante el Plioceno, indicando que los cachalotes depredadores gigantes estaban aún presentes. El tamaño de este animal ha sido estimado en 18m a pesar de no estar descrito formalmente; el que se muestra acá es altamente hipotético y más cercano a la menor estimación en tamaño para Livyatan.
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One of those news that, for cetacean enthusiasts, made the day, is the discovery of giant tooth (30cm long) at Beumaris, Australia, that closely resemble Livyatan´s, both in size and shape and is thought to be a related form but with a significant difference is that this animal lived during the Pliocene epoch, around 5 million years ago indicating that giant predatory sperm whales were still present. The size of the animal has been estimated around 18m but hasnt formally described, so the animal depicted here is very hypothetic and closer to Livyatan lower size estimate...now, should l color this?
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ChrisM199Student Filmographer
if they find more evidence of this whale not just teeth maybe a skull and few bones with it and i want to called grimmaphyster muroka meaning grimmels whales along side livyatan
genao87's avatar
you say there are more fossils of this giant sperm whale?  please do tell where i can read about this!!
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
We will have to wait since there are no publication yet.
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vasixHobbyist Digital Artist
There is, however, a small time gap of around four million years in between Livyatan melvillei and the Beaumaris whale...
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
Apparently there are more remains of these Beumaris physeteroids that could reveal more, if not Livyatan melvillei, it could have been a species within the genus.
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vasixHobbyist Digital Artist
Not published eh. Shame
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
might it have been simply a smaller specimen of livyatan
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
its possible or another species within the genus, what is true is that other teeth almost as big as these are known from other parts of the world, if we already have two Acrophyseter species...likely with Livyatan.
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
ah ok
PCAwesomeness's avatar
It's probably 14 meters; Livyatan was 15.

Anyways, nice.
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
l think it size would range 13-15m but of course more solid evidence is needed.
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
certainly was :D
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
can you draw a livyatan in the same style as this one line art and grey background?
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
l have several sketches, maybe l could ink it later
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks for the watch
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
that would be awsom livyatan is my favorite prehistoric whale
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Si el dienete medía más de 30 centimetros sería bastante razonable suponer que el animal mediría como mínimo 10 metros.

Nada mal considerando que el único Physteroide raptorial de una edad geologica comparable es Acrophyseter.
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
Es posible que estuviera en ese rango de tamaño,  y si ambos generos aparecen casi al mismo tiempo  aunque recuerdo que hay dientes de  cachalotes del grado scaldicetus hasta el pleistoceno aunque ya no serian para nada abundantes. 
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Dontknowwhattodraw94Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes, I saw the news about it yesterday, very interesting to know they were still around by then. 
Of course you should colour it.
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Probably the very last raptorial physetorid.
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Bran-ArtworksProfessional General Artist
l might try to color it later during these weeks
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KaprosuchusDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
could you draw this as a final piece of the whale series?
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