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RE: T. Rex Dethroned as Biggest Flesh-Eating Dinosaur
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> T. Michael Keesey
> On 3/1/06, Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org <Ken.Carpenter@dmns.org> wrote:
> > http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,186488,00.html
> Shouldn't that be "_Giganotosaurus_ Dethroned..."?
Hey, it's Fox "News": don't bother them with facts and analyses, it just
confuses them... :-)
To be fair, they mention both a) that _Spinosaurus_ was already interepreted as
bigger than _T. rex_ back in Stromer's day, and that b) _Giganotosaurus_ was
already known to be bigger than _T. rex_. So it isn't the reporter's fault.
Reporters rarely get to write their own headlines.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
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