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Re: Giganotosaurus mass

From: Buckaroobwana@aol.com
Reply-To: Buckaroobwana@aol.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Giganotosaurus mass
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 21:59:02 EST

MASS: 6 tonnes to 8 tonnes, for Giganotosaurus.

Isn't the above estimate the same for Tyrannosaurus rex? If so, why all the
fuss over the size difference after all?
Brian Buck

Another thing to fuss over, when asked on what was the difference between Giganotosaurus and Tyrannosaurus, besides the propangada rethoric about how much more they would like to meet Tyrannosaurus then Giganotosaurus in an alley, one paleontologist, R. Coria, stated "the Giganotosaurus' eyes were "looking at you, like an eagle," while the eyes of T. rex were on the side." Which seems to be at odds with what we know about the stereo ability of derived Tyrannosaurid vision and the more side facing eyes of the typical Allosaur...

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