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Re: Re Re : New Tyrannosaurus paper
From: dexter dexter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Another thing to concider : They used 6,000 kg for MOR 555,
which is heavy. In Currie's 2000 paper, he claims the
Anderson method gives 4,160 kg for MOR 555. Would such a big
(~1.45) difference in weight affect the outcome of their
According to the paper, actual body mass is irrelevent, and does not factor
into the equation:
"Although [body mass] is unknown for extinct taxa, our calculation expressed
the required extensor muscle mass as a percentage of body mass (T),
factoring out [body mass] (see Methods)."
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