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RE: No Jurassic Park IV
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of David Marjanovic
> > I think the third sequel gets such a bad rap mostly for the -
> > admittedly pointless - _T.rex_ vs. S_aegyptiacus_ scene. God forbid
> > superhero _T.rex_ turns out not to be the greatest animal
> of all time.
> Let *Spinosaurus* pwn *Tyrannosaurus*. I don't care. But
> anything that survives having its neck between a pair of
> *Tyrannosaurus* jaws is against the laws of thermodynamics.
Indeed. As I said (http://dml.cmnh.org/2001Jul/msg00625.html) when the movie
first came out:
"Once EITHER of the big guys got a serious clamp on the other, victory
have been theirs. Had the fight been choreographed so that the T. rex
didn't get a serious hold on the Spinosaurus prior to the Spinosaurus' bite,
it would have played off a little more realistically. However, they clearly
show the T. rex have a strong clamp on the spinosaurs neck. It should have
been "bone crush, spinal chord severed, windpipe crumpled" time."
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA