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Re: Rigby's Tyrannosaur

Having seen the specimen it is not that large. It is about the same size as Sue.


Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.
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>>> <Buckaroobwana@aol.com> 07/Feb/03 >>>
Greetings all,
I just watched an episode of Plaeoworld on the Science Channel where it was 
stated that Rigby's giant Tyrannosaurus rex tops out at 65 feet long. I was 
incredulous. Is this an estimate, based on the legnth of the pelvis? Or is it 
an accurate measurement of the skeleton as a whole? Has Rigby published his 
findings? I assume so, as this ended up on TV and all. Or is this still yet 
another "wait-for-the-paper" moment?
                                                                   Thanks to 
whoever responds,
             Brian Buck

"Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack."-Rule of Acquisition #109