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Re: Argentine Claims World's Biggest Dinosaur Find
> Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 23:16:08
> From: "Ken Kinman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Does sound big, but the dinosaur vertebrae that Cifelli found
> down in Texas (or was it southern Oklahoma?) were originally thought
> to be petrified tree trunks. Can't remember how big across they
> were, but they were pretty darn big.
I assume you're talking about Sauroposeidon. I don't have the paper
to hand, but if memory serves, the vertebrae are surprisingly narrow
mediolaterally - maybe something of the order of 20-30cm. But these
are mid-cervicals; maybe the new Argentinian sauropod vertebrae are
Still sounds stupidly big, though.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor -- <email@example.com> -- http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/
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