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Re: Reuters does its math on new dinosaur
On Sat, 27 May 2000 MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:> > Fossil of one-ton dinosaur
found in Buenos Aires
> > [...]
> > 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.
> > 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?
And 18 lbs. = 40 kg
Tho to be fair, the lengths and widths were pretty close.