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Re: Argentinosaurus size
In a message dated 9/17/99 7:35:51 AM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> There's no doubt that Argentinosaurus is a big sauropod. But the tibia of
> Bruhathkayosaurus from India is 2m long--25% longer than the
> tibia referred
> to Argentinosaurus. And the femur is 75cm across the distal
> condyles. I don't
> think anyone takes the original classification of Bruhathkayosaurus as a
> >theropod< seriously any more, but it may yet make a pretty
> gigantic sauropod.Unless, of course, it is a tree trunk...
I remain horribly unconvinced of the animal nature of the specimen given the
few details presented. Would love to see the thing in person, though, to
make certain. >>
That's why I used the word "may" in the preceding...