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RE: _Giganoto_ is no speedster (was RE: T rex brooding)

A friend of mine (& fellow dinosaur enthusiast) saw the Philadelphia mount &
was VERY impressed.  If I'm anywhere near there, I will certainly stop in!


        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Allan Edels [SMTP:edels@email.msn.com]
        Sent:   Saturday, August 22, 1998 1:09 PM
        To:     dinosaur@usc.edu
        Subject:        Re: _Giganoto_ is no speedster (was RE: T rex


            As far as I know, when they mounted the ANSP version of _T.
rex_, they
        carefully cut out the excess improper tail verts.  Ken Carpenter was
        charge of the mount (all the mounts in the 1986 version of the
exhibit) -
        you might be able to check with him as to whether they used allosaur
        and chevrons or whether they replaced them.

            As to the proportions, I was unaware that the legs were from
        specimen.  The feet on the ANSP copy are most likely wrong - and
they have
        been broken off and replaced several times.

            Allan Edels

        P.S. Tom - Hope your WorldCon appearance went well.  Maybe we'll see
        here in Philly for the WorldCon 2001.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <th81@umail.umd.edu>
        To: qilongia@yahoo.com <qilongia@yahoo.com>
        Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
        Date: Friday, August 21, 1998 8:38 AM
        Subject: _Giganoto_ is no speedster (was RE: T rex brooding)


        >(and lacking the true structure of tyrannosaurid feet), the tail of
        >mount still uses _Allosaurus_ based vertebral and chevron "falsies"
        >perfectly good examples of real tyrannosaurid caudals and chevron
are to be
        >found on the _Gorgosaurus_ models on the wall), etc.]


        >Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
        >Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
        >Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
        >University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
        >College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661