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Re: Was: Largest dinosaur bones...
Vladimir Socha wrote:
>"...unnamed Middle Jurassic Moroccan sauropod (Monbaron et al., 1999)
Could this unnamed giant be an originator of the footprints of
The 2.36m long sauropod femur from the Middle Jurassic of Morocco was
described by Charroud and Fedan (1992); I have not seen this paper.
Monbaron et al. (1999), in their description of _Atlassaurus_ (also from the
Middle Jurassic of Morocco), mention this huge femur and imply that it may
belong to the same sauropod that produced the footprints named
_Breviparopus_. The ichnotaxon _Breviparopus taghbaloutensis_ comes from
the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of the High Atlas Mountains.
"...(Dry Mesa sauropodian) scapulocoracoid is reffered to
Brachiosaurus (Curtice et al., 1996)."
Is there any mention of its size? I don't think _Brachiosaurus
altithorax_' scapula was over 2.5 m. long.
I don't believe any Dry Mesa brachosaur scapula reached this size. If this
is the scapula described by Jensen (1985) and referred by him to
_Ultrasaurus macintoshi_, then the size given by Jensen is an overestimate.
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