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Re: Re: Re: Re: Tyrannosaur walking down the street
On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Jeffrey Martz wrote:
> Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
> Vol. 15, Number 4, 27th Decemeber, 1995
> "Body mass, bone 'strength indicator,' and cursorial potential of
> _Tyrannosaurus_ _rex_"
> James O.Farlow, Matt B. Smith, and John M. Robinson
A very good paper but the illustration of the _T.rex_ falling was bit
'harsh', but it does get the point across.
> The paper basically gives a new mass estimate of 5,400-6,300 kg for
> T.rex (I converted this to lbs but can't remeber what the value was) and
> speed estimate of about 10-15 meters/second (I think about 20-30 mph.
> My math sucks).
About 11,904.96-13,889.12 lbs (It really just hit me that is about 70x
my weight) and the speed is 22.36-33.55 mph( you were close enough)
I love my TI-85!
> LN Jeff
Preparator,Dept. of Earth Sciences
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wa, 98447
"Very funny Scotty, Now beam down my clothes."