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Re: New paper on pre-Archaeopteryx coelurosaurian dinosaurs
On 27 October 2010 05:05, Tim Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I thought Gigantoraptor was ~2 tonnes, much smaller than e.g. Tyrannosaurus
>> or Spinosaurus. Has its size been revised upwards?
> I was going by Senter and Robins (2010), who looked at the heights of
> theropods based on hindlimb length. _Gigantoraptor_ has a hip height
> of 3.5m, which would have made it among the tallest of theropods.
> Though not as tall as the largest _T. rex_, such as "Sue", which has a
> hip height of around 4m.
Really? From Brochu (2003:138) I have:
left femur length: 130.8
left tibia length, including tarsus: 124.5
right MT III (the longest): 67.1
All measurements in cm.
That sums to 322.4 cm (assuming totally erect hindlimb posture, which
of course is wrong). I can see where you'd add on a few extra cm for
the cartilaginous joints, but a whole 80 cm?