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Re: Giant _Tarbosaurus_ and _Saurolophus_ individuals?

Vladimír Socha wrote:

spoke about the last Soviet (i.e. last pre-1991) expedition to Gobi
desert. Just before the end of expedition, russians discovered giant
skeletons of _Tarbosaurus

I heard of a large Tarbosaurus skeleton discovered at Gurilin Tsav in 1987 but never collected.

and _Saurolophus_. According to him, they
both were some 17-20 (!) meters long. Russians didn't have time to
pick them up, so they planned to do so during their next expedition.
But that never happened due to "change of climate" after the fall of
Soviet bloc. The exact location of the find is still kept in secret,
perhaps until next russian expedition will be dispatched.
Doesn't sound likely? Well, the value of 20 m. is almost surely
exaggerated, 17 m. sounds not likely, but even if the skeletons would
measure "only" about 15 m., the find would be sensational...

The Russians overestimated the size of the type specimen in life. 15m is too large considering that T. bataar was smaller than T. rex. GSP's estimate of 10m is better.

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