Dinosaur Size Comparison

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Dinosaur Size Comparison

#1  Postby Calilasseia » Jul 13, 2016 2:17 am

This short animated clip features a comparison of the actual sizes of various Mesozoic fossil organisms alongside a 6ft tall human being. Starting with the smallest, and ending with the largest. Enjoy.



In order of appearance, the animation features:

Shuvuuia
Sinosauropteryx
Compsognathus
Microraptor
Caudipteryx
Microceratus
Hypsilophodon
Ornitholestes
Masiakasaurus
Psittacosaurus
Velociraptor
Laeallynasaura
Stegoceras
Troodon
Oviraptor
Protoceratops
Dromaeosaurus
Stygimoloch
Coelophysis
Dracorex
Dryosaurus
Deinonychus
Scelidosaurus
Herrerasaurus
Ornithomimus
Kentrosaurus
Gigantspinosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus
Dilophosaurus
Gastonia
Concavenator
Utahraptor
Euoplocephalus
Sauropelta
Miragaia
Chasmosaurus
Magyarosaurus
Einiosaurus
Camptosaurus
Diabloceratops
Styracosaurus
Cryolophosaurus
Tuojiangosaurus
Ceratosaurus
Edmontonia
Plateosaurus
Ankylosaurus
Baryonyx
Wuerhosaurus
Gallimimus
Neovenator
Pachyrhinosaurus
Carnotaurus
Ichthyovenator
Maiasaura
Iguanodon
Dacentrurus
Gigantoraptor
Gorgosaurus
Melanorosaurus
Majungasaurus
Ouranosaurus
Stegosaurus
Olorotitan
Triceratops
Deinocheirus
Corythosaurus
Amargasaurus
Allosaurus
Parasaurolophus
Therizinosaurus
Albertosaurus
Suchomimus
Edmontosaurus
Saurophaganax
Acrocanthosaurus
Lambeosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Carcharodontosaurus
Giganotosaurus
Shantungosaurus
Spinosaurus
Cetiosaurus
Diplodocus
Camarasaurus
Apatosaurus
Giraffatitan
Alamosaurus
Dreadnoughtus
Brachiosaurus
Sauroposeidon
Mamenchisaurus
Puertasaurus
Argentinosaurus.
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Re: Dinosaur Size Comparison

#2  Postby Weaver » Jul 13, 2016 2:59 am

Wish the names were included above each animation - but that's a lot of fun. Can't wait to show my granddaughter in the morning.
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#3  Postby igorfrankensteen » Jul 13, 2016 3:10 am

I've always wondered one thing about all these dinos.. what's up with those necks? Why do so many, have that neck-longer-than-any-other-section thing going on?
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#4  Postby Weaver » Jul 13, 2016 3:16 am

It's an efficient way to get at high-height vegetation while minimizing overall body mass.

The other options are really long legs - these present stability problems, plus with the megafauna they're just not that practical with the high weight - or overall huge bodies - which is really inefficient, requires much more food energy, and massively increases the heat, circulation and other problems.
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#5  Postby Calilasseia » Jul 13, 2016 10:59 am

Indeed, a long neck was a feature that emerged in at least two different Families, which ended up looking surprisingly similar, despite being on different cladistic branches of the Sauropoda. The Mamenchidsuaridae and Brachiosauridae are separated cladistically, but have very similar bauplans, though Brachiosaurus and Giraffatitan both exhibit lengthening of the forelimbs not seen in Mamenchisaurus.
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#6  Postby Matt_B » Jul 13, 2016 1:32 pm

What I want to know is why the spinosaurus just walked past the man without eating him in one gulp.
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#7  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 13, 2016 2:19 pm

It's not the size that counts.


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#8  Postby Scar » Jul 13, 2016 2:29 pm

The_Metatron wrote:It's not the size that counts.


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Of course you would say that :drunk:
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#9  Postby Onyx8 » Jul 13, 2016 4:03 pm

They should have ended it with Argentinosaurus stepping on the dude.

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#10  Postby Skinny Puppy » Jul 13, 2016 4:10 pm

Awesome! :thumbup:
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#11  Postby Alan B » Jul 13, 2016 5:03 pm

My friends daughter (9 yo) and I were ooing and ahhing all the way through the video. Brilliant! Thanks Cali. :cheers:
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#12  Postby Alan B » Jul 13, 2016 5:08 pm

I would echo Weaver that the names could be tagged to the list - even a simple number tagging would do.
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#13  Postby DougC » Jul 13, 2016 10:27 pm

Excellent film, although I do agree with Weaver about an in film naming.
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#14  Postby rplatell » Jul 14, 2016 3:06 am

See, evilutionists - this video is conclusive proof that man did in fact walk with dinosaurs [/Ken Ham mode]
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#15  Postby don't get me started » Jul 14, 2016 3:42 am

Fantastic video...my nine year old self would have been hitting the repeat button until I had all of them memorized.

Now, I know that these were not all living at the same time, but still, the sheer variety of species is breathtaking.
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#16  Postby igorfrankensteen » Jul 14, 2016 3:46 am

Weaver wrote:It's an efficient way to get at high-height vegetation while minimizing overall body mass.

The other options are really long legs - these present stability problems, plus with the megafauna they're just not that practical with the high weight - or overall huge bodies - which is really inefficient, requires much more food energy, and massively increases the heat, circulation and other problems.


Doesn't that imply that trees and all other food sources for these creatures, suddenly (evolutionarily speaking) became extremely tall, with no edible portions near the ground? It sounds like the Giraffe explanation I got as a kid, which contributed so greatly to the massive misunderstanding of evolution theory that plagues so many.

Oh well. The video IS an excellent quick watch, to get a real understanding of how damn big some of those guys were.
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#17  Postby Weaver » Jul 14, 2016 4:18 am

No, doesn't imply that - only that there were other animals taking up the niche of lower vegetation, and the ability to hit the heights enabled them to exploit an unused niche.
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#18  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Jul 14, 2016 4:45 am

Weaver wrote:No, doesn't imply that - only that there were other animals taking up the niche of lower vegetation, and the ability to hit the heights enabled them to exploit an unused niche.


But it is more complicated than that. Mean mutation rates rise with temperature. Having more mutations gives organisms the ability to explore more design space, provided population depression doesn't kill them first. So that is why smaller organisms are usually better invaders of new niches, because they can adapt more quickly. That is why stem organisms are almost always small, because it is easier for them to alter their bauplans.
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#19  Postby Alan B » Jul 14, 2016 9:38 am

So, the Bible is lying. The 'Ark' should be much, MUCH, bigger...
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#20  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Jul 14, 2016 10:00 am

Alan B wrote:So, the Bible is lying. The 'Ark' should be much, MUCH, bigger...


It is much bigger, it is called the USS Nimitz. The nuke reactors are build from genuine stone age wood, specially treated with god's grace. It only appears to look like a modern fleet aircraft carrier, but that is only to frighten Old Nick, and his minions. Those with true faith will see the real ark in all it's glory, with Noah and everything. God Bless America.
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