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Spinodontosaurus

Manchester, UK

#1 Feb 6, 2010
Okay, lord vader, there is no evidence for Giganotosaurus being 52ft. the Holotype was 12.5m and another with a 1.95m skull is estimated (not published) at 13.2m. Appart from fan made sites there is no site that realistically says Giganotosaurus is 15m. Some may inccorectly round 13.2m to 14m and call it the biggest, but it is not. the only weight estimates i have ever seen for Suchomimus are 2.9-4.8t, but that didnt take into account the Holotype is not fully grown. here is a PDF on gig's size, it wont load on my computer so it may not work.
http://www.mnhn.fr/museum/front/medias/public...
The Holotype Spinoaurus is estimated to have been around 14 meters (46 ft) long and to have weighed about 6.7 tonnes (7.4 short tons). here is an outdated tripedal picture of the Holotype. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04...
Spinosaurus, by pure logic, can not weigh 4t. Suchomimus weighs abouthat much. irritator and baryonyx are about 2t. Spino wasnt an 18m legged seprpent, it was a theropod.
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#2 Feb 6, 2010
I agree.
Sacred Fire

Shepherdsville, KY

#3 Feb 6, 2010
yep me too
Simple hand

Milan, Italy

#4 Feb 6, 2010
I support spinodontosaurus XD Spino was not a legged-snake XD
And 16 m giga? Dats wrong
Spinodontosaurus

Manchester, UK

#5 Feb 6, 2010
Now we wait for Darth Vader
Spinodontosaurus

Manchester, UK

#6 Feb 6, 2010
I mean Lord Vader, not darth vader.
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#8 Feb 6, 2010
XD!
Sacred Fire

Shepherdsville, KY

#9 Feb 6, 2010
LOL
Lemmings Armageddon

Manchester, UK

#10 Feb 6, 2010
Does anybody still seriously doubt Spinosaurus was the largest theropod? Even the most conservative estimates put it as the largest.
Simple hand

Milan, Italy

#11 Feb 6, 2010
Lord vader- "Spinodontosaurus, "I AM YOUR FATHER!"

“Are you afraid? You should be.”

Since: Jan 10

Niagara Falls, Ontario

#12 Feb 6, 2010
Lord Vader-Spinodontosaurus, help me take this mask off.
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#13 Feb 7, 2010
Lord Vader-"Spinodontosaurus, It is your destiny"

XD
Zero percent wrong

Doha, Qatar

#14 Feb 7, 2010
Is Spino really 18 m? I mean, D-data says tht it's 16m or something.
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#15 Feb 7, 2010
Zero percent wrong wrote:
Is Spino really 18 m? I mean, D-data says tht it's 16m or something.
18 meyters is the highest reasonable estimate. The lowest is 16. I go by 17 meters as its the average.
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#16 Feb 7, 2010
meyters=meters
Fred

Switzerland

#17 Feb 7, 2010
Don't know if this paper has been discussed before but the body masses presented here are far larger than previous estimates

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2009...

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1671/0272-46...

Basically, Carcharadontosaurus is the longest and heaviest while spinosaurus loses its title.
PaudieN1

Europe

#18 Feb 7, 2010
39ft Rex? Need I say more?
Spinosaur King

Liverpool, UK

#19 Feb 7, 2010
Fred wrote:
Don't know if this paper has been discussed before but the body masses presented here are far larger than previous estimates
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2009...
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1671/0272-46...
Basically, Carcharadontosaurus is the longest and heaviest while spinosaurus loses its title.
lol!£9 foot rex? 42 foot spino? dude, those sites are old and go with "evidence" not backed up by proper studies. This is how it is using averages:

1) Spinosaurus=56ft (17 meters) and 9-12 tons
2) Deinocherus=(debatable) 50ft or 15 meters(?) and 9 tons(?)
3) Carcharodontosaurus=43ft (13 meters) and atleast 6 tons
4) Giganotosaurus=12.5 meters (41 feet) and atleast 6 tons
5) Tyrannosaurus=12 meters (40 feet) and atleast 6 tons
Zero percent wrong

Doha, Qatar

#20 Feb 7, 2010
Spinosaur King wrote:
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lol!£9 foot rex? 42 foot spino? dude, those sites are old and go with "evidence" not backed up by proper studies. This is how it is using averages:
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5) Tyrannosaurus=12 meters (40 feet) and atleast 6 tons
Argh! Our best estimates for Rex's size are 43, 46 and 49 ft long. 39 and 40 ft are estimates made in 1997-2001. D-Data and Wiki say tha Rex was only 43 ft long. Many books and sites made in 2004-2009 say it was 46ft. DK and some toy companies say rex was 49 ft, which I highly doubt.
Zero percent wrong

Doha, Qatar

#21 Feb 7, 2010
Spinosaur King wrote:
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lol!£9 foot rex? 42 foot spino? dude, those sites are old and go with "evidence" not backed up by proper studies. This is how it is using averages:
1) Spinosaurus=56ft (17 meters) and 9-12 tons
2) Deinocherus=(debatable) 50ft or 15 meters(?) and 9 tons(?)
3) Carcharodontosaurus=43ft (13 meters) and atleast 6 tons
4) Giganotosaurus=12.5 meters (41 feet) and atleast 6 tons
5) Tyrannosaurus=12 meters (40 feet) and atleast 6 tons
Our best estimates for Spino's size is 49-55 ft. Carch is actually smaller than Rex, even Wiki says that it MAY have been 0.5 ft bigger.

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