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Re: Rigby's T. Rex (was Smithsonian mag)
In a message dated 3/10/98 9:27:04 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> At the AAAS meeting press room, the woman who handles PR for Notre Dame
> said that Rigby has found remains of two other T. rex's in the Montana
> deposit. This is consistent with what I heard unofficially last year, and I
> assume means they found the evidence of the others when they were getting
> stuff out of the ground last fall.
> -- Jeff Hecht
Yes, I was also told this by Earthwatch last year--3 T. rex were found.
The article in Smithsonian (pp. 50, 52) says:
"The 'boot' of the pubis was twice the size of that found in other
_T. rexes_ (sic). The tail vertebrae were also huge. The skull, however,
was a normal size. Were there three _T. rexes_ (sic) here? Rigby had
begun to wonder out loud whether his colossal dinosaur was not
after all a _T. rex_, but perhaps some new species never before
Another interesting tid-bit in the article (p. 52):
"...he claims to have unearthed dinosaur fossils from strata more
recent than the Cretaceous-Tertiary divide,..."