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RE: Tyrannosaur species




        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. [SMTP:th81@umail.umd.edu]
        Sent:   Friday, April 09, 1999 4:03 PM
        To:     paleo_mont@excite.com
        Cc:     dinosaur@usc.edu
        Subject:        Re: Tyrannosaur species


        Well, a) the skull has been subject to a bit (!) of deformation
post-burial,
        so we don't know its exact shape; b) all tyrannosaurs go through
some pretty
        dramatic skull shape changes with growth (the "meat" of Carr's
forthcoming
        paper); and c) in fact, where there are differences in skull shape
between
        "Nano" and other small tyrannosaurid specimens, those differences
match
        adult _T. rex_ specimens!

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        A question for Tom (or whomever): any estimate on the age at death
of the specimen (providing it was a juvenile T. rex)?

        Dwight