STL Science Center

STL Science Center

04 March 2013

Cretoxyrhina Lies Under the Ocean

A small National Geographic vignette on a few of the animals featured in their Sea Monsters movie displays and briefly discusses Cretoxyrhina, presenting some concise facts about the animal. The model is heavily influenced by the body of the great white shark.

Discovery's Monsters Resurrected (also called Mega Beasts) pitted Cretoxyrhina against mosasaurs; it was very non-descript in discussing which mosasaur was being presented from the clips I have seen but I am willing to bank on Tylosaurus. Cretoxyrhina is referred to as "Ginsu Shark" throughout the episode as well, but we can chalk that up to the "sexiness" of the name compared to Cretoxyrhina.

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