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Re: T. rex Track

Hello Mike,

If I remember correctly, there is not another footprint, in what's left of
the sediments before it breaks up, nine feet before or after the one print.
But I wouldn't quote me on that. I'm sure one of the experts here could tell
you more.

Todd Marshall

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: T. rex Track

> > Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 19:37:48 -0500
> > From: "Ray Stanford" <dinotracker@earthlink.net>
> >
> >     And, I don't know where the person who set up the web page (link
> > in my earlier post) on the T. rex track got the mistaken idea that
> > there could be a 60 foot T. rex.  Sounds like an exaggeration, to
> > me.  But the other information is quite useful, I think.
> On the subject of that page,
> http://annex.com/timbuktu/philmont/T_Rex.html
> Can anyone enlighten me as to how Lockley determined a stride length
> of nine feet from a _single_ print?
> Strange that the inflated sixty-foot length estimate comes in tandem
> with a weight estimate of 8,000-12,000 pounds: well towards the lower
> end of conventional T. rex weight estimates.
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