Sizes of the Largest Fossils in the Geological Record

This table contains taxonomic, size, and source information describing the largest known fossil plants, animals, protists, and prokaryotes in the fossil record. The prokaryote record covers only the Archaean and early Paleoproterozoic. The protist, animal, and vascular plant records cover all relevant geological periods from the Paleoproterozoic through the Neogene. See also http://bodysize.nescent.org.