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Titanic by Fragillimus335 Titanic by Fragillimus335
Amphicoelias, possibly the largest sauropod and largest animal yet discovered, shown with two of the largest mammals alive today. The Blue Whale at a massive 28 meters long and weighing ~140 metric tons, and the Asian elephant at 3m tall and ~4 tons in mass.

Edit: I redid this scale with a more modest reconstruction of Amphicoelias. Still seemingly the largest animal ever at about 60-70 meters long. Only known from one dorsal vertebra estimated to be nearly 9 feet tall, scaling from related sauropods gives numbers clustering in the 60-70 meter range. At the size I depict here a likely weight would be around 135-165 metric tons (Assuming slightly higher pneumaticity than seen in Diplodocus). Recent studies show that sauropod necks tend to lengthen to the power of 1.35 in comparison to smaller relatives. Since diplodocus had a ~6.5-7 meter neck, Amphicoelias could have had a neck 2.5^1.35 times as long....That's over 20 meters of neck! The only possible contenders to Amphicoelias's size are the Blue Whale and the very poorly known Broome Titanosaur.

All scaling is imprecise and based on Amphicoelias assuming similar proportions to Barosaurus and Diplodocus.
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JaggerTheDog Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good thing blue whales are 205 tonnes at maximum. Yes I'm a mammal fanatic D:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, blues are likely heavier than Amphicoelias.
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gerdzerl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a creature way bigger than Amphicoelias.

It's called :icongodzillaplz:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad he's fake.
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gerdzerl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True.
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megabass22 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It truly is ridiculously big
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The largest animal, up with the Blue whale.  But much larger dimensionally!
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maowanjv Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
When I saw them, I was shocked. Thank you for giving me such good visual feast and You are a real genius
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And welcome to Deviant art!
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
cool:D:D:D
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