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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!
From: Allan Edels [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 1998 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: _Giganoto_ is no speedster (was RE: T rex
As far as I know, when they mounted the ANSP version of _T.
carefully cut out the excess improper tail verts. Ken Carpenter was
charge of the mount (all the mounts in the 1986 version of the
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
been broken off and replaced several times.
P.S. Tom - Hope your WorldCon appearance went well. Maybe we'll see
here in Philly for the WorldCon 2001.
From: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
>University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
>College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661