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RE: sauropods' lifespan





On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]

Living up to 100 years - just a popular-science guess or any
_references_ for such a statement?
Cheers, David

In fact, there is no evidence that sauropods lived longer than ~50 years or so: Sander, P.M. 2000. Longbone histology of the Tendaguru sauropods: implications for growth and biology. Paleobiology 26:466-488.

Around 50 years? Even the really large ones? That's some growth rate.