Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A single tooth that looks like it could have come from Livyatan was also found in Australia in 2016, but it could also have come from another, unknown, extinct sperm whale. Like modern sperm whales, Livyatan appears to have had an organ with stored reservoirs of wax and oil at the base of its skull. That would actually mean Livyatan was heavier because it had bones rather than cartilage for a skeleton. The livyatan would probably win by a small margin not because of brains or agility but because of stronger bones, blubber armor, and a head ram. Livyatan is related to the sperm whale which has the thickest skin of any animal alive today meaning it will be hard for megalodon to penetrate its blubber. Larger whales were on the menu too, including ancient relatives of the massive Blue Whale. Of course, this is only speculation, but there is some precedent for modern whales ramming and sinking whaling ships. About Us Starting out as a YouTube channel making Minecraft Adventure Maps, Hypixel is now one of the largest and highest quality Minecraft Server Networks in the world, featuring original games such as The Walls, Mega Walls, Blitz Survival Games, and many more! "Livyatan probably had a pod of up to around 5-20 whales much like modern pods.". Researchers believe the shifting ocean conditions may have played a part in the extinction of these massive predators, either influencing the creatures directly or altering their food supply. but Livyatan has longer and harder teeth. but the only weakness is its soft underbelly. During the Miocene Epoch, some 13 million years ago, they competed for the same food and the same turf. Again I don’t think it’s going to one or the other in every encounter but I’d put my money on the predatory whale. So, depending on the circumstances, it’s easy to see each of these monsters getting the better of the other. I believe they have almost the same size and strength or maybe bite force since livyatan eat the same prey as megalodon. "56 km / h": you take it from the great white shark and you stick it directly to the megalodon. If Megalodon was just as vulnerable to being turned over as is the modern great white, Livyatan with its superior intellect (and by extension, presumably at least a modicum social skills, even among a primarily solitary species) would likely have exploited that and have shared that tactic among individuals. With interests in science and nature, I explores topics from a unique and sometimes controversial perspective. Livyatan Melvillei is a fairly recent discovery in the world of paleontology, first described back in 2008. Oh and to livyatan meg is right they were both 18 metres(60 feet). So who was king of the ancient ocean, the true apex predator of the Miocene? Livyatan can attack with its tail, head and teeth as well as stun the meg. Once they became bigger, faster and able to go to colder climates megalodon and Livyatan went extinct so in the evolutionary battle the true winner are modern whales who won just by moving to the Artic. livyatan had a bite force of 21000 psi. In the instance of a fight between a full-grown male of the former and a full-grown female of the latter though, I think given what we know about modern sharks and whales in almost all instances, Livyatan wins, barring poor health or a preexisting injury that would compromise its ability to overcome Meg. about the same as modern female sperm whales and, I assume, female Livyatans. Whales hunt in packs, and often don't eat each other (as none are really predators nowadays) , whereas the megalodon is solitary and would eat it's own kind and probably it's babies. © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. This is a tie because intellegence gives off a big bonus but stealth and tactics are 2 small bonus as big as the intellegence bonus. So Livyatan and cachalot aren’t the only cetaceans who wouldn’t die in one bite from the megalodon. meg is a piece of rubbish to a leviathan. The leviathans tooth size won't do anything as it just pierces the prey a little bit deeper. If livyatan were to damage them the shark would be doomed. The leviathan however has intellect that the megalodon does not posses. TomCatX [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Thresher sharks are believed to be a distant relative of the massive megalodon, a prehistoric sea monster that could grow up to 18 metres in length and resembled a supersized great white shark. Livyatan was a massive raptorial whale with the largest functional teeth ever known, some measuring over a foot long. Ancient Megalodon will spawn. One ram at the megalodon and it would be half dead. A tooth from the massive Megalodon shark. But the primary food source for both was marine mammals. 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