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Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi?



Rahul Daryanani writes:
 > The old [weight estimates for Bruhathkayosaurus] (175-220 tons),
 > and the new ones (157 tons), both seem a tad heavy for a land
 > animal. The lower one puts it in the range of the heaviest Blue
 > Whale (160-180 tons), and the higher one far exceeds it. In my
 > humble opinion, a land animal would be completely unable to support
 > such a weight.

What calculations have you done?

 > P.S. Just out of curiosity, what were the estimates for
 > Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi when it was still considered to be a
 > theropod?

There were none -- just as there have been no published estimates of
its size as a sauropod.  The _only_ published work on this think
remains the original atrocious description.

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