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Re: Dinosaur mass table online

In a message dated 3/26/10 5:41:51 AM, tijawi@yahoo.com writes:

<< 75 tonnes seems way, way too high.  Mamenchisaurs were gracile 
sauropods: all neck and tail, with a rather svelte body in between.  >>

Nonsense. Mamenchisaurs had unusually short legs for their long and massive 
bodies, check out the unusually high k values for the femur. Brachiosaurs 
and even titanosaurs were longer legged despite their fat bellies. I 
discusses this in the 1997 Dinofest volume which also details the procedures 
with PDW etc.