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Just kidding, although that was basically the headline that the Daily Mail used on their article.
A new study published in the Journal of Zoology concludes that the model (or one model at least) previously used to estimate dinosaur weight was massively wrong. For instance, Apatosaurus has been estimated at up to 38 tons, but was actually only around 18 tons, according to this new research. So in reality what we’re talking about here is Dinosaurs probably being a fair bit skinnier than was generally believed.
From a purely artistic perspective (I’m involved Art Evolved, remember), this seems really interesting. Large Dinosaurs, especially Sauropods, have been portrayed as hugely bulky in the past. With this new research out, will we start to see a difference in artistic recreations?