Monday, June 8, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Top 10 Biggest Dinosaurs

By Lisa Goudy

Dinosaurs might be on a lot of people’s minds after a new dinosaur was discovered last week in Canada.

The Regaliceratops peterhewsi was nicknamed Hellboy after the fictional comic book character because of how its stubby horns resembled the character and how difficult it was to get it out of the rock. It lived 68 million years ago in what is now Alberta.

In honour of the latest dinosaur discovery, and with the upcoming release of Jurassic World, here’s a list of the Top 10 biggest dinosaurs that once walked the Earth, according to journal Scientific Reports. To put the estimated masses in perspective, a fully-grown polar bear weighs approximately one ton. Also keep in mind that with new discoveries all the time, this list is subject to change.

10. Diplodocus - This was also one of the longest dinosaurs. Diplodocus lived in the late Jurassic period (155.7 million to 150.8 million years ago) and usually roamed in western North America. The estimated mass of the dinosaur is 16.3 tons.

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