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Re: Hey, it's out a little early!! Here's the news on the new T. rex growth paper!!






 Message from "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu> on Wed, 11 Aug
2004 13:59:11 -0400 -----

>The Results:
>All the tyrannosaurids plotted on the same type of curve, with a juvenile
>stage, a period of rapid growth, and a levelling off (adulthood).  The
>latter is represented histologically by extremely closely spaced growth
>lines, showing the essential cessation of growth. Sue is the only fully
>grown T. rex in their sample, and it apparently stopped growing about 9
>years before death.

That's interesting.  Are there possible alternative explanations for the
results?



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