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Re: Dinosaur mass table online



Zach Armstrong <zach.armstrong64@yahoo.com> wrote:


> Quick question: was Mamenchisaurus sinocanadorum really 75,000 kg? That
> seems very massive, especially since the mass estimate for
> Argentinosaurus is 55,000 kg. 


I was also intrigued by this.  75 tonnes seems way, way too high.  
Mamenchisaurs were gracile sauropods: all neck and tail, with a rather svelte 
body in between.  If _M. sinocanadorum_ was around 25m long (which matches 
other estimates), then at least 12m of that was neck.  


Cheers

Tim