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Re: I need some help building a Rex!
[Moderator's note: I wasn't sure whether or not I should pass this on
to the list, but since it relates more to dinosaur biology than to
the specifics of Martin Lyle's problem, I figured what the hey... But
since the issue is now raised, I should tell you that I rejected a
previous message that Martin Tillett sent in describing how you might
build a T. rex skeleton for a play. I thought it should go only to
Martin Lyle directly, but if a bunch (let's say five or more) of you
ask to see it, I'll forward it to the list. -- MR ]
On Sun, 18 Feb 1996, Martin Lyle wrote:
> The script calls for, oddly enough, a baby Tyrannosaurus
> Rex skeleton to be assembled during the course of the show.
> The entire completed structure needs to end up being between about 8
> or 9 feet tall. That's all I know so far. How wide would that be? What are
> the dimensions of a T. Rex?
8 OR 9 FEET TALL?? That's hardly a baby! Hmmm... Let's see. As I
recall, _Utahraptor_ is supposed to be about 6 feet tall and 20 feet
long. A similarly-proportioned 9-foot-tall _T. rex_ would be about 30
I assume you mean 8 to 9 feet long. Theropods are (fortunately) usually
measured by hip height and length, as the back was held horizontally
(PLEASE remember this when you are building your _T. rex_!).
> -- M
> J. Martin Lyle
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S Truman