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Top 10 Largest Theropods

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I Meme Everything

Apr-29-2017 6:34 AM

Well, I've finally put together a list of the top ten largest theropods, albeit with some help from this.


10. Acrocanthosaurus atokensis

Weight: 6.1 tonnes

First up is a North American theropod, and not the last. Acrocanthosaurus has a large 6.1-tonne mass that earns it a spot on this list.


9. Bahariasaurus ingens

Weight: Possibly 6 tonnes

Once speculated to be a giant Tyrannosaur, Bahariasaurus was said to be comparable in size to Tyrannosaurus, but this was said when T.rex was thought to be smaller than theropods like Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.


8. Deinocheirus mirificus

Weight: 6.4 tonnes

Missing the top 5 is one of the weirder entries. Despite being mistaken for a Hadrosaurid, it is indeed a theropod, and a deadly one. Massive claws propelled by a giant 6400 kilogram frame is something that should never be overlooked, especially if the last thing you want to see is its face, which ressembles a satanic duck. Yes, I got that joke from The Vividen.


7. Sauroniops pachytholus

Weight: 6.4 tonnes

Sauroniops is known from fragmentary remains of its eye-socket, hence the name, which means the "Eye of Sauron." Estimates put this thing at around 600 kilograms.


6. Tyrannotitan chubutensis

Weight: 6.4-6.5 tonnes

Tyrannotitan is similar in size to Sauroniops, estimated to be around 600 kilograms. However, I placed it higher due to more of the animal being found than that of Sauroniops.


5. Oxalaia quilombensis

Weight: 5-7 tonnes

Oxalaia is one of two Spinosaurids that are considered to be megatheropods, on a list that is entirely made up of megatheropods. It is big enough to put up a fight against supercrocs like Deinosuchus or its cousin Spinosaurus's rival, Sarcosuchus imperator. A giant, seven-tonne body isn't something to be looked down upon.


4. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus

Weight: 6-7 tonnes

Spinosaurus looks at Oxalaia and scoffs. Although not as big as previously thought, Spinosaurus still stands as one of the largest theropods. It could have weighed six to seven tonnes, even with the shortened legs. By the way, it is bipedal, but still is short in height.


3. Giganotosaurus carolinii

Weight: 6.8-8.2 tonnes

Going back to South America, we have arrived at the third-to-last entry on this list. In the past, its size was greatly overexaggerated, with word spreading that it was larger than the Tyrant King, although this turned out to be false.


2. Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

Weight: 8-9 tonnes

Coming in at Number 2, Carcharodontosaurus saharicus has uncertain limits. It could have approached or exceeded eight tonnes.


1. Tyrannosaurus rex

Weight: 8-10 tonnes

Taking the Number 1 spot, the King of the Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex outweighs the competition. Although other theropods are longer, it is heavier, with Sue weighing nine tonnes. It could've reached fifty feet in length and ten tonnes, which would make this beast a true tyrant. Last year, a massive juvenile T.rex specimen was found. It was forty feet in length, so for all we know, it would've been bigger as an adult.

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13 Responses to Top 10 Largest Theropods


Apr-29-2017 12:44 PM

What is your source material for the T. imperator specimen?

I Meme Everything

Apr-29-2017 6:26 PM

^Wikipedia (yes, I used it, it's more reliable. How do I know it's more reliable? I kept changing the name of Ostafrikasaurus for troll purposes and I got a warning from one of the mods)

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Apr-29-2017 9:20 PM

PM me the link you used for T. imperator's measurements.  I would like to discuss it with you.


Apr-30-2017 11:29 AM

I mostly agree, you did really good points and glad that you used credible sources! :)

But I have still some doubts on carcharodontosaurus is larger than giganotosaurus, even a skull is larger, we have no carcharodontosaurus skeletons and it is more difficult to determine a size if you have no skeletons as reference, we just use imagination while looking at giganotosaurus.

And I am glad that you agree that tyrannosaurus is bigger than giganotosaurus.

Sue was in fact is heavier by giganotosaurus holotype by around 200 kgs , Sue was also taller (Sue is almost 4 meters tall , 13 ft while giganotosaurus holotype is 3.5-9 meters tall , 11-12 ft) , bigger in mass and heavier , giganotosaurus is slightly longer.

The largest giganotosaurus estimated is just based on a jaw fragment , while the tyrannosaurus imperator that you mentioned is based on a complete skull which is larger than sue's one...well I believe that this tyrannosaurus and this giganotosaurus are around the same size.

Again good post! congrats ;)

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I Meme Everything

May-06-2017 10:26 AM

^Thanks lol, I guess the reason people think Giganotosaurus is bigger than Carcharodontosaurus is because its name translates to "giant southern lizard" since when it was first discovered, nobody could shut up about how big it was

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Jun-15-2017 6:30 PM

This is interesting.

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

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Jun-15-2017 6:31 PM

KOTM my list was primarily based on weight. Had it been length-based, then there would be a lot more clutter between the Big Four.

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I Meme Everything

Jun-15-2017 6:40 PM

I also have some honourable mentions:

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus

Tarbosaurus bataar

Mapusaurus rosae

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I Meme Everything

Jun-21-2017 1:16 PM

Also, if it was length-based, Spinosaurus would be Number 1

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Something Real

Jun-21-2017 1:23 PM

DRACONUS - Ah! I very much enjoyed this topic! I am quite pleased that Acrocanthosaurus made the list! :)

I Meme Everything

Jun-29-2017 5:52 PM

^Well now it got pushed down to the lowest spot after doing more research xD

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