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Re: T. rex was a 'slow-turning plodder'...

One thing that puzzles me about this paper - they said that early mass
estimates using scale model displacement were off because they just
accounted for an overall volume density equivalent to water, yet in
this experiment they used a model with 5 internal regions of 0 density
to represent the lungs, trachea, nasal passages etc, no internal
regions with density greater than water, but, if memory serves me
correctly, the water displacement masses presented in Desmond's 'Hot
Blooded Dinosaurs' were less than the 5074kg - 8405kg presented in
this paper.  Were those earlier models based on a much smaller

On 6/5/07, Guy Leahy <xrciseguy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Sticks and stones will (well, you know the rest) :-)


Guy Leahy