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RE: Samson the T. Rex



Darryl Jones wrote:
>
>
> Have a look at some alligator/crocodile skulls.  At some point in their
> growth, they stop getting a whole lot longer and they just get more and
> more
> robust.  They get downright gnarled and ugly as a matter of fact.  I think
> that it is no coincidence that "Sue" is the oldest and most robust of the
> lot (save for MOR 008- big and ugly).

At the Frenchman meeting in May, Currie et al. presented evidence that
"Scotty" may be even older. But it, too, is a gnarled old critter.

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