The great Titanosaur, Argentinosaurus lived during the late Cretaceous period on what was then an island that we now recognize as the continent of South America. With minimal fossilized remains of this great herbivore discovered to date, much of what researchers understand about this great beast comes from similarly constructed sauropods. Some researchers hypothesize that despite it’s great size, Argentinosaurus would still have had to battle with one of the biggest carnivores of the period – Giganotosaurus. We’ve already taken a look at how large Giganotosaurus was so let’s take a look at the numbers on Argentinosaurus!
The Numbers On Argentinosaurus!
The approximated length of Argentinosaurus is around 120 feet long.
120 feet is equal to:
The length of a standard tennis court.
The length of the length of eight large newborn North Atlantic right whales.
Approximately 35 feet longer than a fully grown blue whale.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of the diameter of 1,725 nickels.
Estimates of Argentinosaurus’ weight fall at around 80 to 110 short tons or somewhere around 200,000 pounds.
200,000 lbs is equal to:
The weight of the average sized fully grown blue whale.
The same weight as 22.5 fully grown large Indian rhinoceros.
The weight of 45 large giraffes.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 160,000,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Argentinosaurus at around 70 feet tall in total and around 15 feet tall at the hips with taller shoulders.
70 feet is equal to:
The height of 10 Bactrian camels.
The height of 7 African elephants.
The maximum height of an American persimmon tree.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 13,766 pennies stacked on top of each other.
Argentinosaurus was an incredibly large herbivore that had to feed so often that it was constantly on the move. You wouldn’t like to get trapped underfoot with one of these giant Argentinosaurus’ walking around!