How big can an animal get? What size is implausible?

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Re: How big can an animal get? What size is implausible?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:39 am

Just a piece of possibly relevant trivia. According to SciAm, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered (20,000 lbs) was calculated to weigh less than the largest elephant ever measured, over 10 tonnes.

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Post by landrew » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:05 pm

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Just a piece of possibly relevant trivia. According to SciAm, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered (20,000 lbs) was calculated to weigh less than the largest elephant ever measured, over 10 tonnes.
Bearing in mind that fossilization is extremely rare, and we see only the tiniest fraction of all life that ever existed, the largest dinosaur size found currently is Argentinosaurus huinculensis at 99 tons.
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Post by Gord » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:06 pm

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Post by landrew » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Gord wrote:
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Seen em bigger gnat in Saskatchewan.
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Re: How big can an animal get? What size is implausible?

Post by TJrandom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Nice - blame Japan for it... ;) I swear I have never seen one that large, or if I did, I'd have assumed it was a dragonfly. :roll: Will we never stop being blamed for giving them our Manchurian province? :?

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Post by Darren Wilshak » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:01 pm

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Re: How big can an animal get? What size is implausible?

Post by landrew » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 pm

Darren Wilshak wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Its a crane fly then.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society ... west-china
I suppose this one is a crane fly too?
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Post by Darren Wilshak » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:24 pm

Nah its a skeeter. Crane fly feed on larvae, THEM Mozzys eat cars. Fantastisch!
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Post by Austin Harper » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 am

I've never seen a mosquito that big, but I've run into some of these
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Post by TJrandom » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:40 am

I squashed one of those this morning.