Determining the Largest Known Land Animal: A Critical Comparison of Differing Methods for Restoring the Volume and Mass of Extinct Animals

@article{Paul2019DeterminingTL,
  title={Determining the Largest Known Land Animal: A Critical Comparison of Differing Methods for Restoring the Volume and Mass of Extinct Animals},
  author={G. Paul},
  journal={Annals of Carnegie Museum},
  year={2019},
  volume={85},
  pages={335 - 358}
}
  • G. Paul
  • Published 2019
  • Geology
  • Annals of Carnegie Museum
  • ABSTRACT Recent claims regarding what is and is not the largest known sauropod dinosaur are tested via dimensional comparisons of the most critical metrics of relative size—especially, when possible, the functional lengths of the dorsal vertebral centra and the articulated length of the combined trunk vertebrae—and analog volumetric models based on technical skeletal restorations. The Cretaceous Argentinosaurus massed 65–75 tonnes, and its dorsal vertebrae and dorsal–sacral series are much… CONTINUE READING
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