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List of Biggest Dinosaurs

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List of Biggest Dinosaurs

The largest dinosaur in terms of mass and volume is probably some sort of titanosaur. As of now..... Here's how the biggest titanosaurs rank out in first-last place: 1. Tie between Alamosaurus (referred Mexican fibula + Fowler & Sullivan's neck centrum), Puertasaurus (1 cervical, 1 dorsal, 2 unpublished caudals) and Patagotitan a.k.a. the "Chubut Monster" (majority of skeleton from at least six specimens). All of of these animals appear to top out around 120+ ft. long and probably 100 tons. 2. Tie between Argentinosaurus and the "MLP Monster" (briefly mentioned by GSP, 1988 with estimate measurements, and lost to history since). Both of
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The Egyptian Keystone: Mansourasaurus shahinae!

The Egyptian Keystone: Mansourasaurus shahinae!

Recently we have this new species of titanosaur from Egypt which helps fill in some HUGE gaps. Egypt is of course famous for much mythology and lore surrounding the raising of obelisks and pyramid keystones or capstones. Now we can add to that list, the "holy grail" or "keystone" of titanosaur evolution - Mansourasaurus shahinae. Mansourasaurus shahinae is not all that large by titanosaur standards (the published skeletals shows it at about 8.5m, but I suspect that the neck was a good bit longer than they illustrated, as well as having more than the mere 13 vertebrae drawn here, so more like a total length of 10.5 or 11m at least), but enou

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Argentinosaurus may actually still be the biggest.

Argentinosaurus may actually still be the biggest.

I'd been meaning to get around to this for a while... We all know Argentinosaurus is woefully incomplete. But for the first time we can get a mostly solid ides of what it looked like. For a long time, most Argentinosaurus reconstructions had been either purely speculative (i.e. Greg Paul - though he wasn't too far off the mark given the data available in the 1990s) or based on "cloning" the body of a distant relative (Ken Carpenter most notoriously used Saltasaurus, which as a low-grazing dwarf species, is among the worst models for restoring any fragmentary titanosaur over 20m). More recently some speculative skeletals have cloned Malawisa

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Will you stop making art?

I really admire your work on sauropods!!! Are there any plans of any new titanosaur projects for 2020?

Happy new year, Paleo-king, I hope you are doing well.

My paleo-wishes for the new year are basically the same as last year:

1) More news about the French Monster/Francoposeidon, preferably a paper with a good description.

2) A skeletal by you of Alamosaurus.

Hi, Nima. I'm an amateur paleoartist from Greece. I really love your skeletals! I have been watching you ever since you made the braciosaur parade.
Any more Forgotten Giants coming soon?
If not, when can we expect them?
Do you have a time-frame in mind?
What’s your take on Carpenter’s Maraapunisaurus description so far? I know you were one of those supporting the Rebachisaurid classification so how does it feel for it to be realised?
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Well it's a strange feeling... but I would say that it finally makes sense, even though it doesn't matter much to me who formally redescribed it.

As a Rebbachisaur, it is less obscenely oversized compared to the largest other sauropods (we have seen several new titanosaur giants discovered in recent years - Puertasaurus, Paralititan, Futalognkosaurus Dreadnoughtus, Notocolossus, Patagotitan, Ruyangosaurus, and the new Alamosaurus specimens - none of which are significantly larger than Argentinosaurus, and most of which are not significantly larger than "Antarctosaurus" giganteus or the largest referred "Argyrosaurus sp." specimens).

Other new giants like "Huanghetitan" ruyangensis, Daxiatitan, Sauropseidon, the French Monster, etc. are probably not even in that same mass range.

So in other words, the biggest sauropods we know of besides "Amphicoelias" fragillimus, are all much smaller that it would have been, had it been a diplodocid with Diplodocus-like or even Supersaurus-like proportions scaled up to 150 tons or more. But a more compact animal with Rebbachisaur proportions, is more believable, both in terms of how much food it would have required, and how many of them a given ecosystem could sustain... not to mention the biomechanics of its mass and locomotion. Nonetheless, it is a bit odd to have a Rebacchisaur that huge, since all the other ones are not of particularly remarkable sizes.