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Re: Anything new on Deinocheirus



At 11:19 PM 1/24/98 -0800, JSW wrote:
>but no
>known ornithomimid has arms even half that size.  In fact, as far as I
>know none of the well-known theropods of _any_ group are big enough to
>fit arms two and a half meters long.   

Actually, don't be fooled by matters of scale.  In fact, some of the big
Gallimimus specimens would probably have arms about half this size, and Peg
Yaccobucci (at SVP around 1991) calculated that, scaling on known
ornithomimosaurs, Deinocheirus is "only" as big as T. bataar or so.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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