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Re: Reuters does its math on new dinosaur







On Sat, 27 May 2000 12:54:07   MKIRKALDY wrote:
>> 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? 

Glyphodon= dinosaur???????????

Steve



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