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Re: Sauroposiedon specs?



Caleb:

You should get a copy of the Sauroposeidon paper by Wedel et al.:

Wedel, M.J., Cifelli, R.L., and Sanders, R.K. 2000. _Sauroposeidon proteles_, a new sauropod from the Early Cretaceous of Oklahoma. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20(1): 109-114.

Because there are only four cervical verts, the size estimate is just that: an estimate. Compared to Brachiosaurus, the cervical verts (particularly C8) are about 25% larger. The illustration by Matt Wedel on pg. 113 of the article gives a good visual idea of how much larger Sauroposeidon may have been in comparison with Brachiosaurus.

Matt Bonnan



From: Caleb <terminator2029@usa.net>
Reply-To: terminator2029@usa.net
To: Dino List <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: Sauroposiedon specs?
Date: 22 Jun 00 18:20:27 MDT

Gang,

Can anyone give me the estimated size specs for Sauroposeidon (height,
weight, length, etc. [assuming that there is an "etc."]). Is there any bigger
of a sauropod, I thought I hear it mentioned that they found one bigger than
Sauroposeidon. Ah well.



Caleb

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