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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

Aaron Feuk 
Preparator,Dept. of Earth Sciences
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Wa, 98447
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