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Re: T.rex needs a diet!

On 10/15/2011 11:52 AM, Vivian Allen wrote:

The disagreement between volumetric estimates of mass and estimates
based on scaling of bone dimensions is interesting, though.The most
straightforward synthesis, assuming both datasets are accurate (and I
have no reason to suspect otherwise), is that dinosaurs may have had
lower safety factors than mammals of equivalent size.

That would be a logical consequence of differing reproductive strategies -- i.e., K-selection vs R...