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Re: "Largest" dinosaurs...



> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 23:23:19 +0100
> From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
> 
> > (MNHN SAM 124) (~28 m, ~50-80 tons, adult) (skull 2 m)

Yow!

> > (Tuscon Rock show) partial jaw (skull ~2500 mm)
> 
> I need holidays.

Yeah.  Naively, a 2500mm skull suggests an animal 5/4ths the size of
MNHN SAM 124 in all three dimensions, hence 5^3/4^3 = 125/64 times the
mass, ie. a 98-156 tonne theropod?!!?!

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