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Livyatan is an extinct species of physeteroid whale, similar in size to the modern sperm whale. It was about was 13.5 to 17.5 metres (44–57 ft) long, about the same as a modern adult male sperm whale and weighed over 50 tonnes. Unlike the modern sperm whale, Livyatan had functional teeth in both of its jaws and they were robust.It's teeth are up to 1.18 ft long and it is the largest teeth of any animal yet known.

Fossils have been found in South America (Peru).
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Yu-Gi-Nos Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Livyatan melvillei was certainly the baddest (and my favorite, along with the Sperm Whale) whale ever! Since Orcas don't dare go after a fully grown male Sperm Whale, how much more would they be afraid of this whale?

You did a superb job on making melvillei resemble its modern day counterpart yet retain its predatory distinction
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Rhinos-Rule Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Livyatan could weigh 60 tonnes? Really? I'd think it'd be 50 tonnes, that's about as heavy as a Megalodon for scale.
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Packless1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Leviathan Melvillei, named in honor of the author of 'Moby Dick'.
The biggest teeth yet known to any marine-predator...
I wouldn't  go swimming, if this predator is in the water. Skull and Crossbones   
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
The problem is there is no reason to think that Livyatan had actually traits typical for modern sperm whales like comparably small flippers, wrinkled skin and a small and low triangular dorsal fin. It seems this are traits which evolved sometime during the evolutionary line which lead to modern Physeter, but itīs not really probable that an early offshot like Livyatan with a completely different biology shared this traits. Itīs also quite unprobably that Livyatan had visible upper teeth. I know thatīs the usual way in which prehistoric whales are depicted, but itīs surely wrong. Odontocetes have usually well developed stiff upper lips which cover the upper teeth, and the lower teeth as well when they interlock.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
do you think you could do a brygmophyseter or a zygophyseter at one point?
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Artist
Nice!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Artist
No prob!
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EncounterEthereal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
This is pretty cool!

Did you mean to spell it that way or did you mean Leviathan?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks..Who am i to change the name of a prehistoric animal ? :) They first named as Leviathan then changed to Livyatan because the scientific name Leviathan was a junior homonym of Leviathan Koch, 1841 for a genus of Mastodon. In August 2010, the authors rectified this situation by coining a new genus name for the whale, Livyatan from the original Hebrew spelling.
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EncounterEthereal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah, thought it was made up. Weird way to spell it but whatever, spelling doesn't matter, it's still cool.
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
whale from hell
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
what program do you use to make these?these are by far the best prehistoric paintings/drawings i have seen.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
One question for you.When you see an image from an artist,do you note that in which category it is placed ?
Below the image you can see that.So far what i have done for prehistoric animals is photo manipulations.These are not drawings/paintings.
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
i usually dont.but what program do you use to photo manipulation it?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I see... because many people don't notice it and save image.It is ok to save image whatever they like but if anyone wants to know whether its a traditional drawing or digital drawing,then that person must see below the image.There are some people including me who notice what type an image is before they save..I use Photoshop.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sperm whale from a nightmare! how cool! =)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
and this is not an ordinary sperm whale :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. :lol: it sure isn't ordinary :la:
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
cool!i know whales,but i never knew one as creepy as that.do one of basilosaurus,another prehistoric whale from your nightmare.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Basilosaurus is not bigger as you are thinking..
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
i know.but i think it would be something cool to add because its another really strong whale and its still big.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
It is only longer but not bulkier as modern whales.If there is any prehistoric whale known so far which is somewhat impressive is only Livyatan.
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually not the largest animal known. That title still belongs to the blue whale. I think you might have meant largest predator.

Either way this is interesting. Wouldn't want to piss off a whale with teeth that big lol
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
There are many people still don't know that the Blue Whale is the largest animal yet known but whoever knows it or not ,sure i should have known it . There is a size comparison of Blue Whale in my gallery :) .In the description,it is mentioned as --- (It's teeth are up to 1.18 ft long and is the largest of any animal yet known.) Actually that means it is the largest teeth of any animal yet known.In Wiki,they just mentioned like that and i copied and pasted it. Anyway,some people might misunderstood that sentence as you reminded it.Now i changed it as it is the largest teeth of any animal yet known.
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my bad I misread! I have been up all night...Sorry for bothering you then.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
No problem..
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
What an evil face!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
He is not in a good mood..
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Is he ever in a good one?:D
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
hmm....To find that out,you should go underwater and meet him face to face.Lol
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hopefully I'll be to small for it to be an interesting food;)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes, mostly it won't be going after small prey.
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