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I'm a bit curious about sauropods (always was). I have a few questions.
1. Everyone knows what kind of horror we went through when we saw the
Bruhathkayosaurus diagrams. They are PATHETIC, and it's pretty difficult to
determine much stuff from them. I was wondering if anyone knows when newer,
and hopfeully better papers, are published. I'm asking because
Bruhathkayosaurus is a very interesting titanosaurid, exceeding 150 tons in
nearly all calculations.
2. I'm sure that 'Ultrasauros' can never be forgotten. Of course, in the end
it was a large Brachiosaurus and Supersaurus. I was wondering how big these
two specimens were estimated to be.
3. Both Amphicoelias fragillmus and Bruhathkayosaurus have recieved huge
figures of weight in most publications. The newest paper by Ken Carpenter
put the former at something like 135 tons (US tons that is), and
Bruhathkayosaurus is SUPPOSED to have been even larger. Is it possible for
these creatures to actuallly be that big? What is the theoretical limit for
the mass of a land animal?
Thanks a lot.
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