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Giant Saurophaganax humerus?
An older topic mentions a humerus of Saurophaganax maximus indicating a
length of 13m: http://dml.cmnh.org/2001Jan/msg00445.html
The specimen can only be OMNH 1935, given in the Theropod Database to be
545mm long (consistent with the estimated total length).
I couldn’t find anything explicit on the size of that element in
published works that describe Saurophaganax material (Chure 1995 and
2000), does anyone here know what it based on and whether it is accurate?
By contrast, Smith 1998 contains an unspecified Saurophaganax humerus in
a plot (Figure 18), where its length is given as about 485mm. However
that study is cited in the post I’m referring to, so Mortimer is
probably aware of that.
What am I overlooking?
Chure, Daniel J. (1995): A Reassessment of the gigantic Theropod
Saurophagus maximus from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of
Oklahoma, USA. In: Sun, Ailing; Wang Yuanquing: Sixth Symposium on
Mesozoic terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short Papers. Beijing.
Chure, Daniel J. (2000): A new Species of Allosaurus from the Morrison
Formation of Dinosaur National Monument (Ut-Co) and a revision of the
theropod Family Allosauridae. New York
Smith, David K. (1998): A Morphometric Analysis of Allosaurus. Journal
of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 18 (1) pp. 126-142