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Re: New Paper
Well, thanks to those who gave me the link. I just had a question about it.
Is it really possible (stesses on possible), that A. fragillmus is a genera
or specie of A. altus. Personally, I really doubt it, by looking at the most
SIZE. Most of my sources cite A. altus at a maximum of about 80 ft and a
minimum of 65 feet, while the minimum I've seen anywhere for A. fragillmus
is 130 ft (Paul's estimate), and a maximum of 205 ft. That's a difference of
more than 200%, so I highly dobut that even the most abnormal species could
grow so much larger than normal. I don't even need to mention weight, as A.
altus is cited at about 11-12 tons, while using Diplococus' various weight
estimates of 5.8-18.5 tons, Amphicoelias weighs about 46-148 tons, not to
mention Mickey's estimate of 170 tons.
Although size is one of the less scientific ways of distinguishing the two
species, I'd say it's one of the most obvious. Your thoughts are welcome.
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