Is it possible that some of the prehistoric marine reptiles evolved gills and adapted to live in the deep sea, thus being able to survive the Cretaceo...

Is it possible that some of the prehistoric marine reptiles evolved gills and adapted to live in the deep sea, thus being able to survive the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction and still be living deep in the ocean?
I want Ichthyosaurs, mososaurs and similar creatures to still be alive

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Modern marine reptiles exist, you know.
    >NOOO!!! THEY'RE NOT HECKIN' BIG CHONKERS!!! I ONLY LIKE ANIMALS BIG ENOUGH TO SWALLOW ME WHOLE H-HEH HEH!!!
    There's plenty of value in modern marine reptiles.

    Now that you reminded me I actually had a nightmare last night about a giant sea turtle outside my window because I saw a photo of the inside of a leatherback sea turtle's throat at some point or another and it nestled itself into my subconscious. A leatherback sea turtle throats are 10x 'scarier' than mosasaurus.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here's the kind of shit I'm talking about, by the way.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I want to watch a giant sea turtle swallow you while while you kick and scream and terror

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I only count turtles as marine reptiles and maybe the snake's. Everything else here can live outside of salt water (Muh Iguana algea, I know) so there more likely aquatic reptiles.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Turtles can breath water out their ass (not joking either) so can’t see why another reptile group didn’t develop something similar.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, you are stupid

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Retarded thread

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone remember the national geographic DS game with these peeps?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember a shitty wii game

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Animals at that size would be living near great food-sources. They'd be at the surface and somewhat close to the coastal regions alot of the time.
    If they were still alive, we'd know. The same with Megalodon. There's still a ton of animals left undiscovered in the ocean, but none of them are at those great sizes.
    Sorry to tell you dude, but those guys are as extinct as they come.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some Ichthyosaurs were small, besides there are large deep sea creatures

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Icthyosaurs are marine reptiles, not fish, so they could not survive down there for extended periods of time. Deep sea gigantism is a trait most associated invertebrates, and while there are massive deep sea fish like the oarfish and greenland shark, they are the exception rather than the rule and have a completely different body plan and lifestyle than an animal like an Icthyosaur would have

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The best you're getting is those weird benthic sixgill sharks.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no, its really hard to de-evolve something really complex like a lung, its much more complicated than atrophying a limb like whales did

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe they didn't have lungs, what do we know about their organs?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a reptile... We know it had lungs...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Marie "reptiles" from like 50 fucking millions years ago... We know absolutely nothing about their anatomy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You just think mammals and reptiles evolved lungs independently? Why wouldn't turtles, who has been around longer, have developed gills?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >You just think mammals and reptiles evolved lungs independently?
              Yes? Some fishes got lungs through evolution too.
              >Why wouldn't turtles, who has been around longer, have developed gills?
              Not their strategy, don't know, maybe because they lay their eggs on the shore, just a random guess.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    retard

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