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ceratopsian size estimations. was Fw: TRICERATOPS v. JUMBO
Dear Thomas and List,
Unless you know something I don't, and you just may, Arrhinoceratops is
known from one decent skull. I have heard that there may be some new
additional fossil material that shows it grew considerably larger than the
above mentioned type skull, which was under six feet long.
The Horseshoe Canyon ceratopsians where smaller than their Big Bend and
Hell Creek decendants. There is an Anchiceratops bonebed in Western Canada,
but none of the fossil elements TMK, represent giants. They were, however
larger than their Judith River ancestors. Anchis' were about the size of the
largest centrosaurine, Pachyrhinosaurus. Individual skulls would have pachys
max out at 23 to 25 feet. Of course none of the bone bed pachys where bigger
than 18 feet. That is a can of worms for another day.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas de Wilde" <email@example.com>
> To: "Dinosaur Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 3:39 PM
> Subject: Fw: TRICERATOPS v. JUMBO
> > From: "Cliff Green" <email@example.com>
> > "The three largest Ceratopsians are all chasmosaurids;
> > Triceratops Horridus, Pentaceratops Sternbergii, and Torosaurus Latus"
> > What about Arhinoceratops? Wasn't he 9m long which is longer than Toro
> > Thomas