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RE: Rigby's Tyrannosaur
> 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
As well you should be...
> Is this an estimate, based on the legnth of the
Estimate, or wild extrapolation...
> Or is it
> an accurate measurement of the skeleton as a whole?
What "skeleton as a whole"?!?! Only a few parts were discovered, especially
as the folks who had started to collect it did so with a backhoe... :-S
> Has Rigby
> published his
> findings? I assume so, as this ended up on TV and all.
Ummm, no. Do NOT assume because something is on TV that it has gone through
peer review!! Far from it!
> Or is this
> still yet
> another "wait-for-the-paper" moment?
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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