The Dunkleosteus lived 130-150 million years before the first dinosaurs and was a fearless hunter who could snap incredibly fast. Its main prey was large sharks, but it would even eat its own kind if no other prey was to be found. Fossils of fish, which were only half digested, have often been discovered alongside its skeleton. Scientists therefore believe that the armored fish was not able to chew very well and swallowed its prey in large pieces. The Dunkleosteus was named after the paleontologist David Dunkle. The word "osteos" is Greek for "bone". All Schleich figures are lovingly hand-painted with detailed modelling and allow children to learn as they play.
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