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What is the heaviest dinosaur?

  TOP TEN HEAVIEST DINOSAURS
Weight
Dinosaur
1: AMPHICOELIAS 120 tons
2: ARGENTINOSAURUS 75 tons
3: BREVIPAROPUS 72 tons
4: ALAMOSAURUS 65 tons
5: ELALTITAN 65 tons
6: PUERTASAURUS 65 tons
7: PARALITITAN 58 tons
8: ARGYROSAURUS 50 tons
9: NOTOCOLOSSUS 50 tons
10: TURIASAURUS 48 tons
  Based on current database entries
If you glance to the right (or above, if you're on our mobile site) you will notice a top ten list of the heaviest dinosaurs, plucked from our prehistoric database. The list will be automagically updated as heavier species are discovered.

Please bear in mind that extinct dinosaur sizes are based on often shabby remains using the not strictly scientific method of "guestimation". Soft tissue doesn't fossilize well so the ammount of heavy flesh and fat, tendons, skin, ligaments and cartillage, which all alter weight, are complete stabs in the dark. Note also that different scientists have concocted their own method of estimating body mass, each of which yield dramatically different results.

This page displays the highest estimated weights (within reason) that have been suggested in the scientific literature using good ol' fashioned ink and paper. We will bet our bottoms that this list never displays anything that isn't a sauropod!
Recommended...
• Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
• Kenneth Carpenter (2006) "Biggest of the Big: A Critical Re-Evaluation of the Mega-Sauropod Amphicoelias fragillimus Cope, 1878".
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