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Re: Giant theropod from South Africa based on tooth



Cool.  Can I be the first to draw and sculpt the entire animal?  I've got some 
ideas of how it should look.

D
On Oct 27, 2011, at 8:56 AM, bh480@scn.org wrote:

> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> 
> A new paper posted online:
> 
> Peter M. Galton and Ralph E. Molnar (2011)
> An unusually large theropod dinosaur tooth from the Kirkwood Formation
> (Lower Cretaceous) of South Africa. 
> Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen (advance
> online publication)
> DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2011/0204
> http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/njbgeol/pre-prints/0204
> 
> Abstract:
> 
> The basal part of the crown is described for a very large theropod dinosaur
> tooth that probably came from the Kirkwood Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of
> Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It originated from an animal as large,
> or possibly larger, than Tyrannosaurus rex, and thus probably represents a
> new taxon for the Kirkwood fauna and the largest theropod from that fauna.
> Examination of the fossil record indicates that very large theropods,
> approximating the size of Tyrannosaurus rex, occurred from the Callovian
> through the Maastrichtian. Such very large forms apparently evolved
> sequentially in several theropod clades. 
> 
> 
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