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Re: epanterias et al



> >The latest information (found in The Dinosaur Report Winter 1994 issue) is
> >that this dinosaur is figured from a theropod hip and sauropod limb bones.
> >The quality of Indian material is not very good.  The theropod is probably
> >a abelisaur similar to Carnotaurus.
> >--John Schneiderman <dino@cwis.unomaha.edu>
> 
>   Are you saying that the size estimate of this animal came from some kind of
> chimera created by confusing the remains of two different genera? If so, does
> sorting out the abelisaur remains indicate that this species is still larger
> (by mass) than the mighty rex? What confidence do you have that this thing is
> a theropod? How (in)complete are the remains?

The remains are hip bone about the same size as the hip in the largest
Tyrannosaurus and a few fragmentary vertebrae which are less massive than
those in Tyrannosaurus.  If this proves to be an abelisaur than it is
likely that it is longer but not quite as massive.  Tyrannosaurus still
tips the scales.

--John Schneiderman <dino@cwis.unomaha.edu>