Titanosaur fossils (Largest (land?)animal to ever live found)

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  1. shonuf

    shonuf Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    http://www.news.com.au/technology/s...und-in-argentina/story-fn5fsgyc-1226921467666

    I just saw this on the cbs evening news. They were as tall as a 7 story building and weigh as much as 14 adult elephants. :eek:

    Here's its Femur next to a full sized man.

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    The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.

    The dinosaur “weighed the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants,” or about 100 tonnes, said Jose Luis Carballido, a paleontologist at the Egidio Feruglio Museum in the southern Argentine city of Trelew.
     
  2. Josh

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    In before your mom.
     
  3. GSPOAB

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    Huge if true
     
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    Aren't blue whales bigger than that?
     
  5. MMAgirlie

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    Hrm... Largest land animal maybe, but a blue whale weighs significantly more than 100 tonnes. I wonder if they could make a rifle that a human being could hold and fire that would do this sucker in...
     
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    Not impressed I'm awaiting a moon or planet sized creature roaming space aiming for unintelligent life forms. :icon_lol:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Not sure how accurate this image is but..

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    Clearly a Godzilla publicity stunt.
     
  9. shonuf

    shonuf Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    i don't know. I'm just repeating what the news anchor said.

    Whales can't walk though, so fuck them.

    Big ass animals with feet are the only truly terrifying animals.
     
  10. Josh

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    There's the 'your mom' I was waiting for.
     
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    I wonder if it will actually be the biggest found so far.

    I've heard claims like that before. Mapusaurus was supposedly the biggest theropod ever found according to a bunch of new sites.
     
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    Swamp gas IMO.
     
  15. Jimmy Needles

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    yeah great whites are not bigger than a T-Rex and blue whales are bigger than that
     
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    Yes they are; we are never gonna find an animal that ever existed that was larger than the blue whale.
     
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    Damn the Jurassic period was so bad ass
     
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    Not the Jurassic, the Cretaceous.
     
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    Megaladon? lol
     

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