An astonishing discovery was made when researchers found the remains of a “sea monster” in the Peruvian desert. According to researchers, the sea monster fossil is three times the size of a modern day killer whale.
At first, researchers thought the remains were that of elephant trunks, but, as they not, there were no elephants in the Peruvian desert.
“There were no elephants in South America before 3 million years ago, and the specimens found have an age of 12 to 15 million years, so that was impossible,” said Professor Jelle Reumer, one of the team of scientists who found the fossil in the Pisco-Ica desert in coastal Peru.
The remains of this sea monster, also called “Leviathan Melvillei” included a jaw bone, and several teeth, each measuring 12cm in diameter and 36cm in length!
They concluded that the species went extinct due to climatic changes.