The most dangerous place
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.”