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Re: Spines (Re: Texas dinos)

Quoting Mickey Mortimer <Mickey_Mortimer111@msn.com>:

> Josh Smith wrote-
> > This individual was also very likely a
> > subadult its true, but an adult _S. aegyptiacus_ was very
> > likely very similar in size to an "average" sized individual of
> > _Carcharodontosaurus_.
> But if the subadult holotype of Spinosaurus was about 17 meters
> long (12-19 tons), how can the adult be similar in size to
> Carcharodontosaurus (~13 m, 5.5 tons)?
> Mickey Mortimer
I was just putting very large error bars around each of these estimates 
and presuming that neither set of numbers was particularly accurate.

Josh Smith
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Harvard University
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