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Re: Dinosaur mass table online
Zach Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.