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Mass Estimate for _Camarasaurus_
I am having surprising difficulty in finding a published mass estimate
for _Camarasaurus_. It doesn't appear in Colbert 1962, Anderson et
al. 1985, Alexander 1989 or Henderson 1999 ... which seems odd, given
that _Camarasaurus_ is by some distance the best represented sauropod.
All I can find is a line in the Appendix of Peczkis 1994, which cites
a mass estimate of "10-40 tons" from Bakker 1980, which is not as
specific as it could be. Does anyone know of anything more specific
in the literature? What classics am I missing here?
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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Alexander, R. McN. 1989. Dynamics of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct
Giants. Columbia University Press, New York. 167 pp.
Anderson, J.F., Hall-Martin, A., and Russell, D.A., 1985. Long-bone
circumference and weight in mammals, birds and dinosaurs: Journal of
Zoology, v. 207, p. 53-61.
Bakker, R. T. 1980. Dinosaur heresy - dinosaur renaissance;
pp. 351-462 in R. D. K. Thomas and E. C. Olsen (eds.), A Cold Look at
the Warm-blooded Dinosaurs. AAAS Selected Symposia Series No. 28
Colbert, Edwin H. 1962. The weights of dinosaurs. American Museum
Novitates, 2076, pp. 1-16.
Henderson, Donald M. 1999. Estimating the masses and centers of mass
of extinct animals by 3-D mathematical slicing. Paleobiology:
Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 88-106.
Peczkis, J. (1994). Implications of body-mass estimates for dinosaurs.
J. Vert. Paleont. 14(4):520-533.