Hey, it looks like S.popularis is getting an update. This discovery makes sense in light of the suction feeding hypothesis getting debunked.
Finally managed to get some time to read the article- DAMN that's amazing! I'll definitely be eagerly searching for the latest skeletal elements now to give it the reconstruction it deserves!
PS just wanted to say your article is excellent (and anyone reading this comment, seriously READ IT)! Very well researched and checked, even down to extensively clarifying the consistency of samples to demonstrate the validity of the respective estimated sizes! Also work on the formula and identification of specific niches and feeding strategies, which honestly are so heavily overlooked.
PS reading your Shin Godzilla article now- it's nice to see epigenetics mentioned in evolutionary theory and interesting learning about "junk" DNA.
Thank you for reading. I really wanted to emphasize the importance of feeding strategy because most people when discussing the size-limits of animals get caught up in bones, water vs land, and metabolism (sauropods vs Cenozoic herbivores) without taking into consideration how all these things are downstream to the efficiency of a feeding niche. Please feel free to share the article around, as I imagine the post will still be super-useful for folks trying to find sources. I was also glad I went through Sigurd Risting's data in April and added his findings to the article in an April update. BTW, it was nice that you just now got to my article as I've just updated the article with my newer homemade models of the fin whale , right whale, and bowhead. I will eventually upload photos on this site. I already did on my twitter and animaltoyforum accounts.