Terrible Lizards
Terrible Lizards
Jun 30, 2021
S04E05 The Biggest Dinosaurs
Play • 1 hr 1 min

Perhaps the single most notable feature of dinosaurs is the quite extraordinary sizes that many of them achieved. We have talked before about some of the issues surrounding being big, but before now we have not tackled the most obvious question in all of this: what is the biggest dinosaur? Well as you may expect by now this isn't a simple question to answer and between fragmentary fossil remains, uncertain scaling and growth issues there is no easy answer, but we'll at least try. We are joined this time out by comedian Laura Lexx who has a question about dinosaur families (eventually, there's yet more taxonomy talk first).

Links:

An old Guardian article by Dave about they then announced largest dinosaur ever : https://www.theguardian.com/science/lost-worlds/2014/may/19/have-we-reached-peak-dinosaur

The first of a series of articles on the great SV-POW blog about various giants in North America and the problems of working out how big they are: https://svpow.com/2019/06/13/supersaurus-ultrasaurus-and-dystylosaurus-in-2019-part-1-what-we-know-now/

Laura has a podcast called treasures pod lauralexx.co.uk

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