Was The Blue Whale the Largest Dinosaur

blue whale size comparison

You can find many different species of whales in the marine environment. This includes blue whales which are the biggest animals. They can grow to be over one meter in length. While the majority of people would immediately think of a blue whale when they hear the term whale, there are actually many other varieties. In fact, there are several classifications for the different sizes of marine mammals including the blue whale.

Blue Whale – the largest Dinosaur

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The most common animal in this classification is the blue whale. In fact, the largest land based animal measured in terms of mass is also named as Pteranodon, which is measured at over 40 metres in length and weighs up to about 150 tons. Now let’s compare this with some other known species of marine reptiles such as dinosaurs. The largest dinosaur measured was the Stegosaurus which was a dinosaur rid of around two hundred and twenty five feet in length.

The best way to compare the blue whale with these other creatures is by looking at the diet of the animals. It has been calculated that the blue whale is a carnivore with a load of meat on each individual animal of over three hundred thousand pounds. Now it is obvious that the same would apply to dinosaurs as well. Therefore, looking at this from a diet point of view, the same evolution has occurred in both cases. However, it is also possible that the similarities end there.

Just consider that this massive animal has evolved over the last seven years. If you take the average growth rate of these animals, it is safe to assume that the largest land animal ever to walk the earth was created in that time frame. Furthermore, it is estimated that the weight of the blue whale is in excess of twelve thousand pounds. If we were to find a blue whale that weighs less than eight hundred and twenty pounds, it is entirely possible that it is a completely different animal from the one that originated over seven years ago.

This brings us to a couple of interesting points regarding this animal. First, it is possible that the blue whale is not related to either dinosaurs or whales at all. On this point, some researchers speculate that the creature may be a mosasaurus which lived around the same time as the dinosaurs. Secondly, it is possible that the animal is related to the sea monster called the sailfish’ which lived along the Pacific Ocean about seven years ago.

The animal has a body length of about ten and a half feet and is known to have a very long tail. If this tail was not long enough to be its own dorsal fin, then it would be shorter than it is. On top of this, it has four toes known as claws which is also a feature unique to this creature. If these features are indeed present on this creature, then it would make the conclusion that the titanosaur was a relative of the blue whale.

The last feature I will discuss is the weight which is around two hundred and seventy kilograms. Although this is significantly smaller than the blue whale, it is only a fraction of the weight of the theropod. We also know that the same animal measured twelve tonnes in weight when it was alive. Therefore, this can only mean that the theropod was larger than the blue whale.

End Note

In conclusion, the best way to compare the biggest dinosaur is by using a blue whale size comparison. Durge is the most precise record for this particular type of dinosaur and the other records will likely soon follow suit. We can only hope that these creatures are not a distant relation to our modern day whales.

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