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Re: New Paper



----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <mike@indexdata.com>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 2:43 PM

The literature is peppered with various Fundamental Size Limits that
people have proposed, based on all sorts of different criteria, and
for all sorts of different critters.  The one thing they have in
common is that the moment they are published, someone finds a fossil
bigger than the predicted limit :-)

Ah, no. You sent me the 1986 paper that proposes a limit of 140 t because then the legs of a quadruped have to be so thick that they touch in the middle. The new estimate for *A. fragillimus* is 120 t, and that may still be too much...