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Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« on: 11 May, 2017, 10:14:31 AM »
Bit of an odd request, but I know this is the place to ask it.

Could someone knowledgeable in such things rank these dinos in rough size order? And yes, I know a few of them aren't really dinosaurs.

Stegosaurus
Triceratops
Pterodactyl
Ichthyosaur
Ankylosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Apatosaurus
Gallimimus
Velociraptor
Hadrosaur

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #1 on: 11 May, 2017, 10:57:10 AM »
Here you go Jimbo.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dino-directory/name/a/gallery.html

You'll find all the basic info you need on the above link.

I would go through your list and size them for you, but I was only having a wee look at the forum while waiting for some ink to dry. .. and the ink is now dry. :)

A few minutes of clicking and you'll get the answers you need.


Cheers

Colin

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #2 on: 11 May, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
Size meaning...? Mass? Height? Wingspan? Length?  Laden or unladen? Also, many of these aren't one animal but orders, genus or groups of species with a lot of variety (e.g. how large is A Bear*?). Assuming you mean the largest example from each measuring snout-to-tailend, here's my probably out-of-date understanding.

Apatosaurus (22m)
Ichthyosaur (huge variety anywhere from 2-20m, most common species probably 4m - take your pick!)
Tyrannosaurus (12m)
Hadrosaur (largest is 15m, but most species around 10m - so I'm putting it here)
Stegosaurus (9.5m - but much lighter than the biggest triceratops)
Triceratops (9m)
Gallimimus (8m)
Pterodactyl (assuming we're using the common name that includes pterosaurs, 6m length and up 12m wingspan)
Ankylosaurus (6m)
Velociraptor (2m - but Utahraptor up to 7m)

*Prof Bear included.
« Last Edit: 11 May, 2017, 11:10:01 AM by TordelBack »

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #3 on: 11 May, 2017, 11:13:40 AM »
Size meaning mass, essentially. Cheers fellas, very helpful!

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #4 on: 11 May, 2017, 11:49:21 AM »
Size meaning mass, essentially.

Curses!

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #5 on: 11 May, 2017, 12:51:00 PM »
Heavens to murgatroyd man don't leave us hangin' why, why I demand to know?

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #6 on: 11 May, 2017, 12:58:17 PM »
Heavens to murgatroyd man don't leave us hangin' why, why I demand to know?

He's going back in time to hunt them and needs to know what size of suitcase to take.
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #7 on: 11 May, 2017, 01:01:13 PM »
He's going back in time to hunt them and needs to know what size of suitcase to take.

He's using Flesh as a business plan.

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #8 on: 11 May, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »
He's going back in time to hunt them and needs to know what size of suitcase to take.

He's using Flesh as a business plan.

In which case he wants to know what size suitcase to make ;-)

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #9 on: 11 May, 2017, 06:21:03 PM »
He's quite clearly divising a post-Brexit non-French system of weights and measures that will be familiar and thus acceptable to the Leave demographic. "I'll have a 1/64th Dromaeosaur of warm beer, landlord: none of your confusing milliwotsits please. Mind, I can remember when you could get half a fried oviraptor and a packet of lava for that kind of money".
« Last Edit: 11 May, 2017, 06:23:05 PM by TordelBack »

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #10 on: 11 May, 2017, 08:16:24 PM »
Here you go Jimbo.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dino-directory/name/a/gallery.html

You'll find all the basic info you need on the above link.

I would go through your list and size them for you, but I was only having a wee look at the forum while waiting for some ink to dry. .. and the ink is now dry. :)

A few minutes of clicking and you'll get the answers you need.

Cheers

Colin

Back in the old days, art droids' chains weren't long enough that they could get that far away from their ink, drying or otherwise...


Anyway, correct ranking for dinosaurs:

Is Tyranny Rex a dinosaur?  I know she's a saurian, and her name suggests she is, but I'm not sure...
Tempted to put the Technophage in there somewhere as well...

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #11 on: 11 May, 2017, 08:36:35 PM »
Oi! I'm right here.
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #12 on: 11 May, 2017, 09:14:52 PM »
Whow, whow, whow Sheridan how do you get the mighty hag queen after her son. Its clear that Old One Eye is no.1 and Satanus no.2.

That aside yeah you pretty much got it!

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #13 on: 12 May, 2017, 01:10:09 AM »
Whow, whow, whow Sheridan how do you get the mighty hag queen after her son. Its clear that Old One Eye is no.1 and Satanus no.2.

That aside yeah you pretty much got it!

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Re: Hivemind - Ranking dinosaurs?
« Reply #14 on: 12 May, 2017, 06:19:12 PM »
By age?

1. Proudhuff
2. Satanus
3. Old One Eye
4. Gorehead
5. Golgotha
5. Bob and Carol and Ted and Ringo
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