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Re: T.rex needs a diet!
I'm a bit at a loss wrt people's surprise! Allen et al. 2009 showed
way more muscular tails etc. than often assumed, Person & Currie 2010
showed the same, my Plateo models is also quite a bit heavier than
many calculations before (Henderson 2006?). Phil Manning keeps telling
people about the wide-assed hadrosaurs..... no wonder Rexy is more
And you don't need a LIDAR scanner for this, a friendly hospital
doctor with a CT and a few days of dismounting, transporting and
re-mounting will do ;)
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Office phone: +49 (0)30 2093 8764
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.
Gaius Julius Caeser
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
>> On Behalf Of Brian Hathaway
>> Given enough time it will pass Spino !
> Not likely! One (generally unstated) outcome of this analysis is that a LOT
> of dino masses would have to be increased, but we don't
> have the specimens (and the LIDAR scans...) to get the analyses done yet.
>> Has there been any recent scrap of evidence that any sauropod
>> survived in N.A.
>> during Rexy's existence?
>> That would be so thrilling to find its puncture marks on a
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