This is a pastel portrait of a ferocious, well armed fish of the late Cretaceous called Xiphactinus. 15 feet long on average, they were worldwide in their distribution. Massive reinforced jaws, studded with gigantic teeth, were lethal when these pit bulls of the deep used them to rip their victims apart, or as evidenced by some very spectacular fossils, eat them whole. Surely they rivaled the marine reptiles as top dog in the food chain.

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