Showing posts with label Argentinosaurus.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Argentinosaurus.. Show all posts

Bruhathkayosaurus measuring


As we have the latest posts dedicated to mammals, marsupials antique and prehistoric arthropods, the truth is that this time I wanted to speak again about dinosaurs, large reptiles ... titanic sized reptiles ... I love it!


The prehistoric animal which we will discuss today, is called Bruhathkayosaurus (which does not refer to a yoga posture which we might call "the reptile"). Its name comes from the Sanskrit bruhath (बृहत) "big, fat", and Kaya (काय) "body" and then, from the Greek meaning saurus reptile: the lizard of large, heavy body.

The Bruhathkayosaurus, and specifically the spice called matleyi, was a giant sauropod, titanosaurids-called. A titanic as the famous sauropod Argentinosaurus and Diplodocus: large herbivorous reptiles 4 legs, long necks and long tails.

By name, Bruhathkayosaurus, we can intuit that the bones have been found in India. And their fossilized bones can extract and calculate the dimensions of this amazing beast. Compare with the two other known sauropods.

The Diplodocus was 30 feet and 80 tons.

The Argentinosaurus 35 meters and 100 tons (some think more).

The Bruhathkayosaurus measuring 40 meters and could weigh up to 140 tons.


If one day we will be sure of the existence of Amphicoelias, Bruhathkayosaurus could say that would be the second largest dinosaur on Earth ... but since we are not sure of the existence of Amphicoelias we can say: the Bruhathkayosaurus, the animal was longer and heavier than ever existed. I will not get into an argument about its dimensions ... if yes, if not ... the point is that rivaled in size with the known Argentinosaurus. (sorry for the Argentines who were proud of the huge prehistoric animal bearing the name of their country).

Keep in mind that 140 tons is a lot, sometimes, we get lost in numbers and costs us get an idea of ​​the size ... for example, we can compare it with 21 male African elephants.


The Bruhathkayosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous period in the Maastrichtian, 70 million years ago in what is now the Indian subcontinent.

Argentinosaurus.



I have wanted to talk about the Argentinosaurus, a huge dinosaur, we talked about it when I wrote about other terrestrial animals such as colossal Amphicoelias fragillimus or Diplodocus. Well ... Argentinosaurus was THE LARGEST LAND ANIMAL STORY (after Argentinosaurus, although this is of doubtful existence). And not only was the second largest, was also a heavyweight. Let's see some data.




* The Diplodocus measuring 35 meters and 80 tons. (green)

* The Argentinosaurus 40 meters and 100 tons. (gray)

* The fragillimus Amphicoelias was up to over 45 meters and 120 tons. (red)



As shown in the video, was a huge animal, weighed, a giant terrestrial. Grew to be 20 meters high, as a 6-storey building. When stepped on, the ground rumbled like an earthquake, and a frightened herd (if there is any animal that could do that) made the ground tremble.

This herbivore ate Cretaceous pines in what is now South America. Hence its name: Argentina (Argentina) and saurus (lizard).

Sauroposeidon, The largest and heaviest dinosaurs of Earth's history


The Sauroposeidon who lived during the Cretaceous, in what is now North America, is the largest known lizard, long and weighing of all land animals throughout the history of the Earth. Hence its name, which means "lizard god of earthquakes."
This vegetarian sauropod is ahead in size and weight above Argentinosaurus, Ultrasauros and other sauropods.
Well, the Sauroposeidon reached 17 meters in height (as a 6-storey building) and weigh up to 60 tons (more than 10 African savannah elephants together) and a length of 35 meters (100 ft).
To give an idea of what was long enough to know that one of his vertebrae could be up to 1.20 meters long (4 ft). And only the neck measuring up to 12 meters (37–39 ft).

This is why it is ranked as the longest dinosaur history.

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