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Re: Sue theories and the size of crocs
>What we have is twenty or so separate individuals of *T. rex*, not
>counting *T. bataar* in Asia. This, compared to the centrosaur bonebeds
>or the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, is insufficient data.
It's even worse than that. Most of the 20 or so known speciment of T. rex
are so fragmentary that they cannot be confidently identified as either
robust or gracile.
>Patience is a virtue. And I will stay off this particular thread unless
>there is fossil comparions that can be made. No more hyenas, cheetahs,
>lions! They are too specialized for their particular niches to be
>comparitive to extinct dinos.
Exactly my point. One one hand, we are free to speculate on what ever we
want. On the other, keeping our speculations withing the realm of the
productive is more restrictive than many of us think.
>Welcome back, Paul.
Thanks mate, it's good to be back!
Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was
host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom.