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--- Tommy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Has anyone seen a length measurement for the femur
> of the sauropod
> >Gongxianosaurus? The original desciption just says
> it is short.
> >Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D. Curator of Lower
> Vertebrate Paleontology and Chief
> >Preparator Department of Earth Sciences Denver
> Museum of Nature & Science
> >2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205 USA
> And if I might tag off here, Isn't there a formula
> for estimating total
> body length by femur length? Or am I mistaken?
> Tommy Bradley
The newest issue of JVP has a paper by Farlow et al
that estimates body size based off of femur size.
As far as I know, this only works for crocodylians
(and then, only for "classic" bauplan crocodylians).
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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