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Re: Oklahoma state fossil...



what the hell means IIRC, for you Americans it will be obvious, but as this
is an international discussion group, you can't take it fot granted that
everybody speaks perfect american english, so please speel your shorts full out!

fred, from the Netherlands (Europe)

At 19:30 22-05-2000 EDT, you wrote:
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>Nick Pharris wrote:
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>>  _Saurophaganax_ is, IIRC, only known from a portion of a single vertebra,
>>which indicates it was bigger than typical _Allosaurus_; I would have to 
>>say
>>that too little is known to say whether the entire animal would have been
>>larger than the largest known _T. rex_.
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>_Saurophaganax maximus_ is known from more than just a partial vertebra (you 
>may be thinking of _Epanterias_).
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>The holotype (OMNH 01123) is a neural arch (mid-dorsal), but material 
>referred to _S. maximus_ includes an atlas, other vertebrae (cervical, 
>dorsal, caudal), humerus, hip elements/fragments, femur, tibia, and pes.  
>All material comes from "Stovall's Pit 1" (Quarry 1), Cimarron County, 
>Oklahoma, United States.  I believe this conforms to the upper part of 
>Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation; Late Jurassic (late 
>Kimmeridgian).
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>Based upon this material (representing at leasty two individuals), Chure 
>(1995) estimates a body length of over 14m and a weight of close to 3 tons.
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>
>Tim
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