The most dangerous place

Published April 25, 2020

Let’s say you have an enemy … and a time machine. Where can you take your kidnapped foe?

According to paleontologists, you want to go to an area around what’s today south-eastern Morocco known as the Kem Kem Group. 100 million years ago.

Fossils from the Kem Kem Group include three of the largest predatory dinosaurs ever known, including:

  • The sabre-toothed Carcharodontosaurus (over 8m in length, enormous jaws, and long, serrated teeth up to eight inches long)
  • Deltadromeus (around 8m in length, a member of the raptor family with long, unusually slender hind limbs for its size)
  • Several predatory flying reptiles (pterosaurs) and crocodile-like hunters.

“This was arguably the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth, a place where a human time-traveller would not last very long.”

She’s drooling.

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