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Re: JP III Item

> Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 10:31:08 -0500
> From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
> >     At 44 feet long, from head to tail, and weighing in at 26,000
> >     pounds, he's bigger than a T-rex
> >
> > 26000 lb, that's the best part of twelve tons.  Is this just a
> > mistake, or has _Spinosaurus_ been revisited and fattened up?
> Folks, this Jurassic Park, NOT paleontology.  Expect any size
> estimates to be over-estimates for the sake of entertainment.
> (_Velociraptor_ faster than cheetahs and smarter than chimps, etc.).

Well, I do appreciate this, but still: the gave a reasonable length
estimate for _Spinosaurus_ (44 feet is somewhat below fifteen
meters), so they seem to have the weight twice what it should be
_for the given length_.  It's that correlation that I'm querying.

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