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Re: Lenght of an "average" dinosaur? 6.7 m

I have a paper with statistics on dinosaur weigths (non-bird
dinosaurian genera) - a bit out of date. I could post the reference in
the week-end.


Roberto Takata

2005/7/26, Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>:
> >in the JP novel, Grant once stated something like "despite 
> >the majority of people imagine dinosaurs as a giants, an 
> > average dinosaur was about a size of a cow" (not exact 
> >quote). I was wondering, how much this is true.
> You have a pretty big spread here, with everything from 
> hummingbirds to sauropods thrown into the mix.  I can't say 
> what the average would be, but the standard deviation would 
> be incredible!  Then again, I don't know if Dr Grant was 
> counting avian theropods.
> Cheers
> Tim