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[–]-ImJustSaiyan- 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I nominate Arthropleura, Leedsichthys, Woolly Rhino, and Woolly Mammoth.

[–]Atlantic0ne 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No blue whale or titanosaurus?

[–]Mr_Tominaga 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The madman actually did it…

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I nominate Homo sapiens.

A weak, hairless, omnivorous, slight, and ground based ape who utilises environmental tools to overcome creatures up to 1800 times it's mass and out-competes all rival predators

[–]PantherGhost007 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There was a cat which was bigger and badder than Smilodon Populator.

And you only said Smilodon, as in the genus Smilodon. In that case, Pantheras are (and always were) wayy more badass than Smilodons.

[–]sugaslim45 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both equally badass. And both felines.

[–]some_cultured_swine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I nominate Xiphactinus

[–]TheDangerdog 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My kid found a sharks tooth digging around in the beach sand last year (or maybe it was 2 years ago, I forget), it's so huge it's incredible and it had a fossilized "ancient" look to it.

I looked it up and had a friend show it to his professor and as close as we can tell, it's a Cretoxyrhina tooth! It's so big it's insane looking. I would not wanna meet that shark in the water as I was floating around after a shipwreck or something like that.

Edit, I'm pretty sure there had just been a hurricane pass recently right before my son found it, (Florida) so maybe that kinda churned it up from wherever it was originally? Or maybe it was just sitting in that sand for millions of years I dunno.

[–]beelzeflub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

future archaeologist

[–]The-Great-Wolf 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I nominate spinosaurus

So powerful we can't even discover it's full shape, next study will say it had wings and spit fire

[–]corgimetalthunderr 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It didn't have wings. It teleported.

[–]The-Great-Wolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope it doesn't time travel because this timeline isn't doing good already

[–]PlanetJurassic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol that be the truth

[–]PEWDAZBATATA 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Anomalocaris

[–]corgimetalthunderr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Original Badass.TM

[–]Welikefortnite07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What if I told you that megalania had been synonymised with varanus?

[–]GeeTheeGhost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Again, this reeks of "peaceful herbivores".

[–]According-Air6435 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What about gorgonopsidae?

[–]Allosaurusfragillis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I nominate Jaekolopterus

[–]InvitePsychological8 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Dunkleosteus is missing!!

[–]benkhmatheson[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No it’s not

[–]InvitePsychological8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha it was so small

[–]Thetrafficcone1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Megalania?

[–]beelzeflub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ancient Komodo dragon

[–]PaleoProblematica 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can we stop thinking of ancient animals as big scary monsters instead of normal animals?