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RE: Amazonsaurus maranhensis (Carvalho, Avilla, and Salgado 2003)
Somebody on this list asked how long this sauropod was, and I was curious
too, since the paper is not so helpful in this regard. The following story
offers an estimate of 10m long for _Amazonsaurus_, and a weight of only 10
The article also says that _Amazonsaurus_ belongs to the "Diplodocus
family". True, Carvalho et al. (2003) assign _Amazonsaurus_ to the
Diplodocoidea, but they avoid placing it in any particular family. Mustn't
BTW, Carvalho et al. (2003) mention that the South African sauropod
_Algoasaurus_ might also be a diplodocoid (rebbachisaurid), and mention a
paper in press.
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