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RE: T. Rex Dethroned as Biggest Flesh-Eating Dinosaur



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]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.

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