The Size of Dinosaurs Compared to Airplanes, Visualised

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Just last week, a newly discovered dinosaur named Dreadnoughtus schrani laid claim to the title of world's largest terrestrial animal. But how big is that, exactly?

Thanks to the BBC, you don't have to puzzle over it. This handy visualisation plots both size and weight of a selection of dinosaurs, all compared to a Boeing 737-900. Turns out that Dreadnoughtus schrani was heavier than the airplane and not a dissimilar length. Which is frankly terrifying. [BBC via Flowing Data]