New animal just dropped. Perucetus colossus, possibly bigger/heavier than the blue whale.

New animal just dropped.

Perucetus colossus, possibly bigger/heavier than the blue whale.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biggest-animal-ever-scientists-say-theyve-discovered-a-massive-and-ancient-whale/ar-AA1eHbyo#image=1

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fat homie.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Am i the only one doubting this portrayal?
    Apparently they only have parts of the spine around the middle, and 4 ribs. Yet they know how large the head is?
    I know they have skeletons of close relatives, but that head is ridiculously small compared to the body.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Yet they know how large the head is?
      They don’t, the head is still waiting to be described
      >I know they have skeletons of close relatives, but that head is ridiculously small compared to the body.
      It’s an extremely generic Basilosaurus skull and is proportional to length, it’s just unusually bulky

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous
  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Adorable.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hello, big guy

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hii

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sup, you fat frick.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    fat frick

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who you callin pinhead?

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Smash

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks familiar

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone knows bloop is a massive aquatic platypus.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fat frick (complimentary)

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Waiter! Waiter! More exaggerated reconstructions please!!!

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Lord, we need to consult your wisdom about creation, we fear that-
    >Not now. I'm making big whale.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paleontology is a pseudoscience at best

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      That pepe looks like Tommy Pickles

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Paleontology is in fact a real science. Probably a good hundred rungs above anything with psychology or “studies” in its name on the realness ladder.

      PaleoART however is absolutely not science and art contributes absolutely fricking nothing to society. If anything it harms it.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Would you put Gurney's art in the harmful category? I don't care either way, but I'd imagine it's gotten more than one kid interested in dinosaurs

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, but the difference between good and bad paleo art is bad paleo art is extremely speculative and tries to be different for the sake of being noticed while good paleo art sticks to what is probable and thus can be appreciated long after it has been considered outdated. Compare this.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            With this.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              This is so cool. They're like dragons. Wicked!

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              >STOP BEING CREATIVE! STOP HAVING FUN! BE STUPID LIKE ME, DUR HUR! WHA? YOU'RE SPECULATING? NO, HELP! HELP! YOU'RE HURTING MY moron BRAIN!
              The West fell when pop culture convinced the entire population that "being smart = dummeh and cringe!"
              shut up moron, go play with your plastic toys. shut up moron, go play with your plastic toys. shut up moron, go play with your plastic toys

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Be creative but don’t imply your fantasy is fact. In a serious publication. Like this moronic fat lizard looking whale.

                Autists Do Not Understand Social Context Or Moral Thought

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >lizard looking whale
                To be honest early whales looked kind of reptilian. Basilosaurus was even confused for a reptile.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >lizard looking whale
                like what this anon said

                >lizard looking whale
                To be honest early whales looked kind of reptilian. Basilosaurus was even confused for a reptile.

                that's the only believable part of it. The Basilosaurids look like reptiles. That's why they are called BasiloSAURS and not something like Basilotherium. Richard Owen wanted to rename them Zeuglodon when he showed that they were whales, but the name that's not how naming conventions work.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                I doubt they looked so fricking moronic

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Carl Buell is my favorite paleoartist but it seems like his site and blog are both gone, where did you get that pic

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                It likely wasn't like the original pic, but not like a Basilosaurus either. This animal is fat.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                why do paleo artists insist on giving ancient whales distinct heads/necks/shoulders
                as if being hydrodynamic hadn't evolved yet. even amphibious modern mammals that spend time on land like seals and otters are smooth tubes.

                made a fixed version. now without the moronic barrel chest that would give it a bunch of drag in the water.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >t. Autist

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fake comment
                Autists are the only ones who understand moral thought. Principle means autistic devotion to an ideal no matter the context, while normies would sell their minds and souls for a raise at work

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              most people can appreciate speculative paleoart for what it is, speculative paleo art. They aren't meant to represent scientific truth, they are meant to give a general idea of what the animal could possible have looked like and it's good to have a range of options from more probable to more speculative.
              Only autists and poltards in bad faith lose their mind at inaccurate drawings.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              This is more marketable than this.

              https://i.imgur.com/hxIos6i.jpg

              NTA, but the difference between good and bad paleo art is bad paleo art is extremely speculative and tries to be different for the sake of being noticed while good paleo art sticks to what is probable and thus can be appreciated long after it has been considered outdated. Compare this.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              This is awesome
              I'll give it to you that unrealistic drawings that are differrnt for the sake of it might fool a lot of easily swayed npcs who will take them for granted, but I still think those drawings are cool

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            This recreation is trying to capture the animal.

            https://i.imgur.com/NegJuI0.jpg

            With this.

            but this recreation is outright mythological in what it is showing.
            There is a reason it is iconic.
            It captures the chaos and fuels wanderlust.

            You showcased not bad and good paleoart but diference between Fact driven and Art driven interpretations

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What life with no predators do to a mf.

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paleoartists can’t even get their own memes right

    These furgay zoomers are accidentally destroying what little trust in academia (aka smarter people) the amerifat israelitestian gutter class ever had. They aren’t rational thinkers so this drawing being moronic somehow disproves evolution and modern medicine in their tiny brains further hampered by xenoestrogens, heavy metal poisoning, and alcoholism.

    Only those of us smart enough to know all speculative art is inherently false and doesn’t stop us from getting the measles vaccine or a useful education.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek multitasking related error

      The last sentence was meant to end with “are immune to this bullshit accidental subversion”

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      meds

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Least obsessed third-worlder

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did my own artist rendition how does it look

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It looks friendly 🙂

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saved.

  16. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    fat frick

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's rude.

  17. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What does he eat?

  18. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spinosaurusbros...

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >implying it isn't a spinosaurid that survived the mass extinction

  19. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is it with shit that comes back to the water from land just getting stupidly huge stupidly quick?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's a reason they go back to the water

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Superior oxygen intake
      You go beyond megalodon size and the fish start struggling

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      how do f*shkeks even cope with this frequent mogging?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        theyve accepted their role as food

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        They don't think about it
        They don't think in general

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        With sharks, duh.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like the top one, he looks friendly.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      From top to bottom they are Shastasaurus, Shonisaurus and Cymbospondylus youngorum right?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Huge landmass for one to travel = larger creatures.

      It happens on land too.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's also the fact that both whales and ichtyosaurs went back to the water following mass extinctions that wiped out most competitors, though whales took some time before going to the sea.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oxygen
      Land chads are better at using oxygen
      Even today the largest freshwater fish trend towards air breathing

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        then why do sturgeons always live on the lake bottom?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Once you're buoyant in the water, your size is no longer constrained by gravity. If elephants got any bigger they'd collapse under their own weight.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If elephants got any bigger they'd collapse under their own weight
        elephants could be substantially larger. The largest Mammals, Paleoloxodon and Paraceratherium, were probably about 24 tons at max, and sauropods with their superior avian-style lungs, bones, and cooling systems could get to 100 tons. But yes, eventually there reaches a point where land animals cannot support their enormous size on land.

  20. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >titanic fricking body
    >miniscule head
    No wonder it's extinct

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      My friend has a cat that's body grew big but the head stayed small like a kittens

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        you better have a photo of it

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your friend's cat is just fricking fat

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your friend's cat is gonna go extinct

  21. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even if they downscale it, it's still arguably one of the largest animal in post-Mesozoic world before that blue krillsucker came into existence

  22. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give it a week before it gets downsized

  23. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whale bros... First Itchyosaurs and now this moron? I thought we were the biggest to ever live...

    Seriously though this thing is fricking scary. I love weird prehistoric animals and this is perfectly horrifying image it with a human like face too.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is a whale as well though

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a human like face too.
      Fricking where it looks like a dog

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Reminder you are posting on Wauf where users regularly claim that dogs look like humans

  24. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn b***h why you so big for

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/gB9MyaW.jpg

      This drawing is so weird
      Why hands? Why legs?

      https://i.imgur.com/diypfzg.jpg

      Beat me to it. I knew the blue whale would eventually be dethroned. That is, unless like so many other prehistoric creatures the estimate gets downsized with time.

      https://i.imgur.com/UIAbjQi.jpg

      New animal just dropped.

      Perucetus colossus, possibly bigger/heavier than the blue whale.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biggest-animal-ever-scientists-say-theyve-discovered-a-massive-and-ancient-whale/ar-AA1eHbyo#image=1

      Yeah that thing is bullshit and going get way downsized. There is no way it could maintain that weight and size without being baleen filter feeders.

  25. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >300 tons
    Pull the other one

  26. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    THE BLOOP
    THE BLOOP IS REAL

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      CAN WE GET MUCH DEEPER ?
      >SO DEEP
      >OooOOOOooooOOOoooo
      CAN WE GET MUCH DEEPER ?
      >SO DEEP
      >OoOOOooooOooOOOooo

  27. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >UGH ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST THING EVER IS THE BLUE WHALE AND WE KNOW THIS FOR A FACT AND IF TOU ASSUME OTHERWISE YOU ARE A FRICKING IDIOT AND I WILL DISCREDIT YOU

    So can we finally violently assault all the people who adamantly thought otherwise? Palaeontologists are indistinguishable from religious nut cases.

    Frick you, to any of you nutcases here. Frick. You.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well, go frick yourself with your bull shit assumptions.

      “What if something bigger than the blue whale exist-“
      “LOL IDIOT, IT WOULD HAVE TO CONSUME SO FRICKING MUCH HAHAHAHAHA”
      “But some whales bulk eat over no-“
      “LOOK AT THIS GUY. LOOK AT HIM AND LAUGH”

      Go frick yourself, honestly. Why is it so hard for people to entertain the possibility of things?

      I always assumed big ass cephalopods could have existed since they wouldn’t fossilize well. There’s no way the ones alive today are the biggest.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Triassic kraken theory is autistic but it makes you think

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're the one getting needlessly aggressive.

  28. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    How would something so big manage to survive? It would have to eat half the ocean just to live.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      your mom manages just fine

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well, go frick yourself with your bull shit assumptions.

      “What if something bigger than the blue whale exist-“
      “LOL IDIOT, IT WOULD HAVE TO CONSUME SO FRICKING MUCH HAHAHAHAHA”
      “But some whales bulk eat over no-“
      “LOOK AT THIS GUY. LOOK AT HIM AND LAUGH”

      Go frick yourself, honestly. Why is it so hard for people to entertain the possibility of things?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      They suspect it scavenged off the sea floor.
      There are fricktons of invertebrates living on the seafloor so it definitely could sustain itself

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      pre-human oceans were insane in population. Even after our severe overfishing and poaching of anything remotely tasty they're still packed with life, so just imagine an ocean untouched by industrialized harvesting.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Normies don't know that our current oceans are graveyards, almost devoid of life.

  29. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If were not for orcas we could see elephant seals evolving like this.

  30. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    woah friend. Easy on the tuna.

  31. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I could take him

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What could he even do?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Looking at him I'd likely avoid the tail,hands and teeth but his back is exposed. Which is perfect for lodging my fist in his blowhole if he has one. I win 10/10

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          He wants you to think thst th back is safe but then BOOM
          Vestigial legs

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      In a fight, right?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      up the ass, I'm sure

  32. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Patiently waiting for Percocetus Colossus

  33. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad I wasn't under him

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      funny

  34. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    They where also writing a paper about that ichthyosaur jawbone that suposedly belonged to a 33m beast

  35. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    he chonk

  36. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Bloop?

  37. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What did it eat?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      You could always ask your mom.

      On a serious note, if the paper interpretation helds and pending the head, I have the suspicion that it may turn out be a benthic forager (it is one of the ideas suggested in the paper, too). Given the immense numbers and diversity of sand dollars and giant benthic foraminifera during the Eocene it not hard to see how a cetacean specializing on them could get huge.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >What did it eat?
      Titan submersibles. Or at the very least the gooey goodness inside.

  38. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're making up new creatures faster than Pokémon

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      The reason was published in Nature, which adds some weight to it.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Of course, pokemon tries to make as few of those as possible.

  39. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >we found part of a big spine
    >must look like the god king of dune
    >yeah
    >flippers? absolutely not what kind of swimming animal needs fflippers lmfao
    >hey looks like it had a blowhole
    >SHRINKWRAP THE HEAD

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >IT NEEDS LE HECKING FEATHERS AND A TRUNK AND ALSO POSSIBLY BE TRANS TO BE SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >SHRINKWRAP THE HEAD
      Here you go, anon.

  40. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Beat me to it. I knew the blue whale would eventually be dethroned. That is, unless like so many other prehistoric creatures the estimate gets downsized with time.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This drawing is so weird
      Why hands? Why legs?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        whales at this time still had vestigial hind limbs, see basilosaurus

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          What about the hands?

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Probably because they think it might’ve been a bottom feeder because of the super heavy skeleton, so in theory might’ve used it’s flippers to walk along the bottom. It might have had more normal looking flippers, but whale flippers are already just hands with the fingers connected by flesh so it’s not a stretch

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This animal looks so moronic, what's with it's stupid face? Why does it have to be so big if it had a stupidly tiny head like that

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is 100% going to be downsized. Maybe it'll still beat the blue whale in terms of mass, but the one thing you can always bet on is the initial estimate is wildly off and favors hyping the discovery up.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This looks fricking moronic it obviously was not that big

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is 100% going to be downsized. Maybe it'll still beat the blue whale in terms of mass, but the one thing you can always bet on is the initial estimate is wildly off and favors hyping the discovery up.

      It already kind of has been unofficially. The 340 tonne estimate is based on modern whales, which is pretty shoddy. It was almost definitely closer to the 80 tonne range

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        They used the most extreme bone/total weight ratio to get the high figure while the low figure is based on manatees. I'd be astonished if this jumbo dugong thing got over 100t which is already more than the biggest sperm whales.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          It’s definitely huge, just probably not blue whale huge. That said there’s another giant predatory marine animal coming apparently, one that far exceeds Perucetus

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >another giant predatory mammal
            Which is?

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              No idea if it’s a mammal yet, could be another ichthyosaur

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What a heckin' chonker

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no one checking quads

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why such tiny flippers and head for such a huge body?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Snakemaxxing

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >not called Chonkocetus absoluteunitus
      Fail

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        They could have used Nikocadus avocadus as well.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus Christ, I hate sensationalism like this. The animal is a Basilosaurid there's absolutely zero chance it was anywhere near 340 tones.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      LOL there is NO FRICKING WAY this thing is real. Someone cobbled some crazy shit together.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bröther, may I have some fish??
      >You know that I am very scanty on fish bröther and my bulk will not otherwise survive the cooling seas

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        heh

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      They always make them look fat don't they?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      If the blue whale is ever dethroned it shouldn't be by some stupid shit like this. No way, no how.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I TURNED MYSELF INTO A PICKLE
      IM PICKLE WHALE

  41. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >find a vertebra
    >reconstruct the whole animal
    >supposed to be related to whales but build like a sea cow
    Can't they at least wait to find the skull? Or are they too afraid of losing state aid if they don't bring out a new animal every week?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Can't they at least wait to find the skull?

      not necessary. does the vertebrum look like that of a whale to you? can you state which features tell you so?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not necessary.
        yes it is
        >does the vertebrum look like that of a whale to you?
        no
        >can you state which features tell you so?
        can you ?
        picrel

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/diypfzg.jpg

      Beat me to it. I knew the blue whale would eventually be dethroned. That is, unless like so many other prehistoric creatures the estimate gets downsized with time.

      https://i.imgur.com/gB9MyaW.jpg

      This drawing is so weird
      Why hands? Why legs?

      Already BTFO

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Already BTF-
        *click* *click* *click*
        >AAAAACK!

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >finds a bunch of ichthyosaur vertebra
        >hmmm must’ve been the kraken

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Luckily the skull was actually preserved, it’s just waiting to be described. Last I heard it was still waiting to be excavated

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why they frick didn't they wait until the specimen was fully described to publish the paper?

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Too exciting

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about they found the skull lol :^)

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