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Re: Biggest predators
From: Dinogeorge@aol.com <Dinogeorge@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 17. marec 1999 17:27
Subject: Re: Biggest predators
>In a message dated 3/17/99 5:47:32 AM EST, email@example.com
><< However, these
> were not the biggest Tarbosaurus that lived at the time - these were
> juvenile specimens. >>
>Interesting how the "juvenile" specimens outnumber the "biggest"
>by about 15 to 1 in the Nemegt fauna. What features of the specimens
>they were juvenile?
They were all labeled as Tarbosaurus bataar at the exhibition. Isn't it a
general problem in paleontology: distinguishing genuses and species from
different gender and growth stage? There was also one rather small
theropod - tyrannosaurid ( dark - almost black stone) skull with relatively
large teeth placed among Tarbosaurus specimens. When I
asked Mongolian curator about it, she answered it was a young Tarbosaurus.
Its teeth however, were relatively bigger than the teeth of the bigger
specimens. The shape of the skull was also quite different.
Berislav Krzic (Kr?ic)
DINOSAUR ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE
BERI'S DINOSAUR WORLD