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Re: tyrannosauus



At 11:55 PM 12/3/98 -0800, Dwight Stewart wrote:
>Hello All;
>
>   Before I bound off for the weekend, I thought I would see if anyone out
>there in Dinosaur Land has
>any information about a Tyrannosaurus find by a Dr. Keith Rigby of Notre
>Dame?   I saw a blurb
>somewhere on the Web stating that this specimen might have been as long as
>18 meters.  Is that
>correct?
>

And, of course, everything on the web is correct... :-S

Please consult the dinosaur list archives (at http://www.cmnh.org/) for more
information on this specimen.  We have dealt with it quite extensively in
the past.

The short form: there is no positive information at the moment to suggest
this specimen is dramatically larger than other big specimens of _T. rex_.
Also, there is no positive information at the moment that this ISN'T a _T.
rex_, Internet-discussions to the contrary notwithstanding.

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