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--- Tommy Bradley <htomsirveaux@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >Has anyone seen a length measurement for the femur
> of the sauropod
> >Gongxianosaurus? The original desciption just says
> it is short.
> >Ken
> >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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