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From: Jaime A. Headden [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 10:53 PM
Subject: RE: Raptors
Dwight Stewart wrote:
<Which brings up the specimen discovered in Argentina, the
"Megaraptor". Is it a Dromaeosaur dinosaur? If so, isn't the size
estimate on it something in the order of 4.2 meters tall?>
Whoa, baby! Almost twelve feet, you say? My estimates of the bones
illustrated in Nat. Geo. and subsequent measures given on the list
place the animal's height at about seven feet (2.2m) high at the hip
and some twenty-five feet (7.6m) in length, snout to tip of the
as based on a dromaeosaur's (raptors, to those who prefer it)
proportions. Nasty critter, size of a horse.
Jaime A. Headden
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Well, that's the "height thing" again! :-) I saw that estimate on
the Giganotosaurus Web Page. I ASSUME (usually risky) that it meant to the
top of the head, not at the hip. By "size of a horse" you mean weight?
This creature would be a formidable predator, certainly!