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Re: Reuters does its math on new dinosaur



What is a glyphodont? Glyptodont was an giant relative of modern armadillos
(we call them "tatus" in Brazil). Glyptodont were not dinos.
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From: <MKIRKALDY@aol.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 1:54 PM
Subject: Reuters does its math on new dinosaur


> > Fossil of one-ton dinosaur found in Buenos Aires
>
> > BUENOS AIRES, May 27 (Reuters) - Fossilized remains of a massive
> > armadillo-like dinosaur were discovered during excavation to extend a
> > subway line in the west end of Buenos Aires, La Nacion newspaper
> > reported on Saturday.
>
> > Paleontologists Fernando Novas and Augustin Scanferla of the
> > Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences identified the fossil as belonging
> > to a 365-pound (800-kg) glyphodont, an armadillo-like dinosaur that had
> > a tail mounted with an 18-pound (40-kg) club, La Nacion said.
>
> > Neither scientist could be reached at the museum Saturday.
>
> > Other fossils of that type of dinosaur have been unearthed in other
> > parts of the province surrounding Buenos Aires, and this fossil will
likely
> > be put on display at the future Triunvirato subway station, Scanferla
told
> > La Nacion.
>
> > The animal was estimated to be about seven feet (2 metres) wide and
> > four feet (1.2 metres) high. The excavation crew found it about 40 feet
> > (12 metres) underground, La Nacion said.
>
> 365 lbs. = 1 ton?
>
> Mary
> mkirkaldy@aol.com
>