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Re: futalognkosaurus 105 ft in *Height*



In the Yahoo report is written that Calvo estimated that:
" the neck alone must have been 56 feet long, and by studying the vertebrae, they figured the tail probably measured 49 feet. The dinosaur reached over 43 feet tall"
Thus not really 105 feet in height
Cheers,


                                                       Silvio


At 08.46 16/10/2007, you wrote:
In height?
32 m?

What would be the length of a titanosaur of such a height?
Jean-Michel

----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
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Subject: BBC: futalognkosaurus 105 ft in *Height*



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7046223.stm

Scientists think they have found a new species of giant plant-eating dinosaur, Futalognkosaurus dukei, that would have roamed the earth some 80m years ago.

It would have measured at least 32m (105ft) in height, making it one of the tallest dinosaurs ever found, Argentine and Brazilian palaeontologists say.
...



BBC appears to be the only one to have reported it this way (using the terms futalognkosaurus tallest to search google news with).


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