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Re: Fw: Ceratopsian mass estimates



On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Mike Taylor wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 18:14:42 -0600
> > From: Cliff Green <dinonaut@emerytelcom.net>
> > 
> > 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
>       http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/sauropods/sauropods-elephants.html

omigosh, ted holden...

> 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.