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The Broome Titanosaur

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Possibly the largest animal, and troll, ever to live. The Broome titanosaur is an ichnogenus of huge sauropod tracks from the sandstone of early Cretaceous Broome, Australia. The pes prints measure a staggering 1.5-1.7 meters long, and appear to be relatively undistorted. Compared to the ~90cm long pes of Giraffititan the animal that made such prints may have measured 40-45 meters in length and 120-200 tons in weight. Obviously these measurements are sketchy and imprecise, though the prints do suggest an animal larger than any other currently known.
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MaskedInc's avatar
Finally, an impressive dinosaur from my country, the only thing impressive about Australia's dinos is the lack of them or that they're pretty small
Terizinosaurus's avatar
If this thing appeared in WWD episode 5....
TarbosaurusBatar's avatar
I feel so bad for whatever creatures got suck in those footprints.
Fragillimus335's avatar
Nooooo, double trolleddddd!!!!
theropod1's avatar
Is there any new stuff about Amphicoelias that I should be aware of?

Anyway, amazing animal and amazing artwork on top of that!
Fragillimus335's avatar
Not that I know of, although I did some digging and cross-scaling of A. altus from Cope's old sauropod papers.  It appears altus was indeed a decent bit larger than Diplodocus c.  It looks to be ~30-31 meters long and about 4.4 meters tall at the back, probably around 15 metric tons.  If Amphicoelias fragillimus was a scaled up version it was 2.7/1.05=2.57 as long, or just about 80 meters long and 225-250 tons.
theropod1's avatar
I was asking because you wrote "larger than any other"  , but I see you wrote "other than amphi" ;)
Fragillimus335's avatar
Yeah, I meant to say "larger than any animal we have physical remains of."  Amphi still beats it!
Saurophagus's avatar
My favorite sauropod for the day!
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Fragillimus335's avatar
Thanks! I still hope some bones of this guy will turn up!
Saberrex's avatar
geez. that's the size of Puertasaurus and Bruhathkayosaurus, possibly Amphicoelias. 
Fragillimus335's avatar
Much bigger than Puertasaurus!  Puerta was probably only about 30-32 meters long and 95 tons in weight.
Saberrex's avatar
GEEEEZ! a creature like that would have footprints that turn into death traps. 
Fragillimus335's avatar
Yep, big enough to suck a medium sized theropod to their dooooommmm!
Saberrex's avatar
glub glub glub...
Varlock's avatar
great to see this monster finally illustrated! :-)
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
Now THIS is the true king of the Cretaceous! :D

Tyrannosaurus fanatics can continue to cry forever...
Fragillimus335's avatar
Sniffle, sniffle, STOMP.
Pythonixx's avatar
No THAT'S a big animal.
Fragillimus335's avatar
How astute of you sir! :) lol
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