Prehistoric 60-ft long cannibal 'King Lizard' feasted on WHALES

Mail Online | 1/10/2019 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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An enormous sea-monster dubbed 'King Lizard' that lived 35-million-years-ago has been found with the remains of whales and sharks in its fossilised stomach.

Basilosaurus isis is the formal name of the beast which grew up to 60 foot (18 metres) long and was found in Cairo, Egypt in 2010.

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New analysis has revealed its brutal diet of sharks and baby whales.

Scientists discovered bite marks on prey skulls meaning the monster shark attacked its meals by the head and hunted its prey live.

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Scientists studying skeletal remains of the extinct predator discovered one of its preferred meals was, in fact, other whales.

The remains were discovered in the so-called Valley of Whales in Cairo, Egypt which was once a shallow sea during the late Eocene period.

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Most revealing were the whale's stomach contents where scientists found the remains of sharks and large bony fish but predominantly the bones of the Dorudon atrox, a smaller species of ancient whale.

Researchers uncovered an adult specimen in 2010 and the latest research comes from the Museum für Naturkunde in Germany.

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