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Re: Atlasaurus (and its neighbors)
In a message dated 11/23/99 3:49:44 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< "a giant sauropod indicated by a trackway [Breviparopus,
which I knew about] (Ishigaki, 1989) and the longest
sauropod femur known (2.36 m; Charroud and Fedan 1992)."
This giant bone would appear to belong to the trackway-
maker called Breviparopus and indicates a huge sauropod
from the Middle Jurassic. >>
There is a partial femur recorded for Bruhathkayosaurus from Late Cretaceous
of India that is 75 cm across the distal condyles and, if complete, would
have approached 3 meters in length. Sauropod femora are >roughly< 4x as long
as their distal condylar width. The tibia of Bruhathkayosaurus alone is 2
meters long. (That's assuming these remains have been correctly identified as
dinosaurian, sauropod, etc.; it was originally described as a theropod[!]).