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Fw: Ceratopsian mass estimates
Let me try this again. I accidently sent this out before finishing. D'oh!
Dear Tom and List,
What does the Guiness book of world records say is the largest
modern elephant on record? I have heard that there were jumbo sized ones
( pun intended ) that were in and about ten tons. If I have been
misinformed, please enlighten me further.
Towards the within Cliff
Where does your 10 t Loxodonta mass estimate
> come from? Nowak (Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th Edition) lists 7.5 t
> the upper
> > part of the recorded range for historic Loxodonta. Certainly extinct
> proboscideans (Mammuthus trogonotherii, M. imperator) greatly
> > exceeded this, but are their directly measured specimens of African
> elephants that give this mass?
> > Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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