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(Slate)   Today's Slatesplanation: Ackshually, the Gigantosarurus featured in Jurassic Park wasn't necessarily the largest carnivore ever   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus, sixth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, fictional paleontologist, largest dinosaur, Jurassic World, Paleontologist Rodolfo Coria, Dr. Alan Grant  
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2022-06-10 10:10:49 AM  
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Wait, who's the biggest carnivore ever?
 
2022-06-10 12:22:15 PM  
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2022-06-10 12:23:34 PM  
We know, Subby. It was your mom.
 
2022-06-10 12:29:01 PM  
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2022-06-10 12:30:39 PM  
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2022-06-10 12:35:55 PM  
The actual largest carnivore to ever roam the Earth? You guessed it...

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...Frank Stallone!
 
2022-06-10 12:37:08 PM  
Well, then I'm not going to watch it if it isn't realistic.
 
2022-06-10 12:38:56 PM  
I've been to a buffet in FL. I've seen the largest land carnivores ever. Not fast though, usually limited by scooter speed. So not scary.
 
2022-06-10 12:40:41 PM  
Holy crap! You mean a Hollywood, CGI action movie isn't based on facts? I'm going to have to change my entire world view.
 
2022-06-10 12:41:18 PM  
it is far more important to understand the animals' evolutionary history and their ecological roles than to settle the size contest

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2022-06-10 12:44:59 PM  
Interesting fact: The oldest known fossil of that species is around 99 million years old, which is almost as old and worn out as the Jurassic Park film franchise
 
2022-06-10 12:48:04 PM  
FTA: " at 41 feet in length (that's about two Asian elephants standing in a line). A few years later, after discovering further Giganotosaurus fossils, Coria upped that estimate to 45-47 feet. In contrast, the largest Tyrannosaurus known to science(colloquially known as "Sue") stands in the Field Museum at a little over 40 feet."

seems odd to switch dimensions like that.

hard time figuring out if the elephant length includes the trunk being extended forward.
 
2022-06-10 12:48:32 PM  
""Today, when you picture a dinosaur you're relying part on evidence and part on imagination-even if you're a strict book reader and museumgoer." "

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2022-06-10 12:48:51 PM  

kryptoknightmare: Interesting fact: The oldest known fossil of that species is around 99 million years old, which is almost as old and worn out as the Jurassic Park film franchise


isn't there some other fact like TRex is closer to man than some other popular dinos in the timeline?
 
2022-06-10 12:56:23 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: ""Today, when you picture a dinosaur you're relying part on evidence and part on imagination-even if you're a strict book reader and museumgoer." "

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The second pic is an accurate depiction of their personality. Hippos will chase your ass down and murder you for fun.
 
2022-06-10 1:13:25 PM  

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Wait, who's the biggest carnivore ever?


Done in one.  The blue whale isn't just the largest carnivore, it's the largest animal in the history of ever.
 
2022-06-10 1:14:22 PM  
*Akshuallly*, Blue whales are the largest animals to have ever lived, they eat krill, which are tiny shrimp, which makes them carnivores.
 
2022-06-10 1:25:00 PM  
Giganotosaurus was one of the largest terrestrial carnivores, sharing that spot with Tyrannosaurus rex, Acrocanthosaurus, and Carcharadontosaurus. THE largest terrestrial carnivore, even after all its redesigns, is Spinosaurus.
 
2022-06-10 1:29:56 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: ""Today, when you picture a dinosaur you're relying part on evidence and part on imagination-even if you're a strict book reader and museumgoer." "

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2022-06-10 1:31:20 PM  

Excelsior: *Akshuallly*, Blue whales are the largest animals fish to have ever lived, they eat krill, which are tiny shrimp, which makes them carnivores.


Sorry, pet peeve
 
2022-06-10 1:34:04 PM  
The Jurassic World people have been on islands for so long, I'm surprised they haven't run across Giligan.
 
2022-06-10 1:36:29 PM  
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2022-06-10 1:41:29 PM  
 
2022-06-10 1:55:08 PM  
They would never last. Someone would shoot it and mount it over the fireplace.
 
2022-06-10 2:27:56 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: ""Today, when you picture a dinosaur you're relying part on evidence and part on imagination-even if you're a strict book reader and museumgoer." "

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2022-06-10 2:32:01 PM  

big pig peaches: We know, Subby. It was your mom.


Subby's mom's not a carnivore, she don't eat meat (but she sure like the bone)...
 
2022-06-10 3:06:15 PM  
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No! This was the biggest dinosaur
It's right there in the name -- Totalisaurus West Elizabethus
 
2022-06-10 3:46:53 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: ""Today, when you picture a dinosaur you're relying part on evidence and part on imagination-even if you're a strict book reader and museumgoer." "

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Imagine what they'll think of the Shuttle skeleton.
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2022-06-10 5:04:45 PM  
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2022-06-10 9:36:32 PM  
I came here for Calvinosaurus and very nearly walked away disappointed.
 
2022-06-10 11:00:53 PM  
Remind me never to go to a paleontologist party. Hanging out with a bunch of drunks in the kitchen forced to take sides in an argument about femur verus tibia length.
 
2022-06-11 4:30:19 AM  

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I'm WAY more excited to see the theris. People who don't play Ark just don't know how bad a tickle chicken will fark you up if you so much as exist near it...
 
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