king of reptiles (name meaning) Basilosaurus. albert koch the discoverer of the mastodon (i think he discovered it idr) took the vertibra of 5 or so other reptilian creatures and combined them into this serpant and was called hydroargos sillimani and is later changed due to the place it was made wanted nothing to do with it. the only real gap in the story is the head is real and its teath were 100% and caused controversy into it actually being a mammal not reptile do to the fact that the teeth and jaw makeup were that of whales.