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Southern Mammoth v Purussaurus brasiliensis
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Southern Mammoth - Mammuthus meridionalis
Mammuthus meridionalis, or the southern mammoth, is an extinct species of mammoth endemic to Europe and Central Asia from the Gelasian stage of the Early Pleistocene, living from 2.5–1.5 mya. With a shoulder height of about 4 m (13.1 ft) and an estimated weight of 10 tonnes (11 short tons), M. meridionalis is one of the largest proboscideans to have ever lived, along with other larger species of mammoth, and the earlier Deinotherium. Another estimate gives a shoulder height of 3.97 m (13.0 ft) and a weight of 10.7 tonnes (11.8 short tons). The microscopic scratches and pits in the dental enamel on the fossils of M. meridionalis suggest that the species was a browser, feeding on any foliage of high-growing plants.

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Purussaurus brasiliensis
Purussaurus is an extinct genus of giant caiman that lived in South America during the Miocene epoch, 8 million years ago. It is known from skull material found in the Brazilian, Colombian and Peruvian Amazonia, and northern Venezuela. The skull length of the largest known individual of the type species, P. brasiliensis is 1,453 millimetres (57.2 in). It has been estimated that P. brasiliensis reached about 10.3 metres (34 ft) in length, weighing about 5.16 metric tons (5.69 short tons). Another estimate gave a larger size of 12.5 metres (41 ft) in length and 8.4 metric tons (9.3 short tons) in weight, with a mean daily food intake of 40.6 kilograms (90 lb). Bite force has been estimated to be around 69,000 N (around 7 metric tons-force).. Two other extinct crocodilians, Sarcosuchus and Deinosuchus, have similar proportions, but both are geologically much older, dating from the Early and Late Cretaceous, respectively, and another from the Miocene of India, Rhamphosuchus, is estimated to be slightly smaller, though assumed to have been proportioned like a gharial. During the summer of 2005, a Franco-Peruvian expedition (the Fitzcarrald expedition) found new fossils of Purussaurus in the Peruvian Amazon (600 km from Lima).

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(02-14-2019, 06:36 AM)Megis Wrote: Purussaurus vs Southern Mammoth?


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#2
Stompy boy.

(Mammoth should take this, especially if those tusks looked the way they do in that comparison)
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#3
The croc has the jaws to at least damage a mammoth's trunk.
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#4
Yes, but grabbing onto the trunk face-on puts crocosaurus here in the best position possible for the elephant’s tusks to gore it, or even just for it to be trampled by the elephant’s knees and feet
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#5
Mammoth can trample Purussaurus. Also has deadly long tusks.

Purussaurus has really large skull and so high bite force.
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#6
I would give it to purussaurus only in water. Most of the time mammoth's mass, height and tusks would be too much, however. So mammoth would win more often than not.
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#7
on land mammoth win this war but in water or near to water croc definitely wins.
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