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Re: New giant sauropod from Argentina
> Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:59:30 -0300 (EST)
> From: Hebert Bruno Campos <email@example.com>
> Discovered giants in Patagonia - Argentineans and Brazilians find
> new evidences of great dinosaurs
Hot damn, I _have_ to learn Spanish, stat!
Can anyone offer even a partial translation of this?
The vertebra illustrated at
looks like a brachiosaurid cervical to me, and the "reconstruction" at
is also, I think, meant to be a brachiosaur (though with short arms).
I am guessing the phrase "um animal com mais of 30 meters of
comprimento" means something like "an animal at least 30m is length".
Assuming a length of 24m for the _Brachiosaurus brancai_ holotype HMN
SII, that suggests that the new animal is 25% longer, which would
imply (for animals of similar proportions) about twice the weight.
Hoo, boy. Patagonia does it again.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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