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Re: Fw: Ceratopsian mass estimates
> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 18:14:42 -0600
> From: Cliff Green <email@example.com>
> 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.
The 2002 edition of the Guinness Book of Records says (p. 92):
The heaviest recorded specimen was a bull shot in
Mucusso, Angola, on 7 Nov 1974, that had a projected
standing height of 3.96m (13 ft) and weighed a
staggering 12.24 tonnes (26,900 lb).
There are some useful references on the web-page
In particular, it cites
Gerald L. Wood. 1978. Animal Facts and Feats. Sterling
Publishing Co., New York.
as saying of the elephant in the NMNH atrium that measurements
indicate a mass of 10886kg.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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