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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.