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Odp: [dinosaur] Wiehenvenator, new megalosaurid from Middle Jurassic of Germany (free pdf)



Oliver W.M. Rauhut, Tom R. Hübner, and Klaus-Peter Lanser (2016)
A new megalosaurid theropod dinosaur from the late Middle Jurassic (Callovian) of north-western Germany: Implications for theropod evolution and faunal turnover in the Jurassic. 
Palaeontologia Electronica 19.2.26A: 1-65
http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2016/1536-german-jurassic-megalosaurid
http://zoobank.org/89E8C946-70F3-4C4F-A591-770649B4126D
 
It's the 'Monster von Minden', right?
 
"Concerning the size of Wiehenvenator, the
maxilla is c. 82% of the size of that of Torvosaurus
gurneyi, which was estimated to be approximately
the size of Gorgosaurus or Daspletosaurus (c. 10
m in length and 4 to 5 tons in weight) by Hendrickx
and Mateus (2014a). On the other hand, the caudal
vertebrae are closely comparable in size to elements
from a similar position in Torvosaurus
tanneri, and the fibulae are even slightly longer
than those referred to the latter taxon (Britt, 1991);
this taxon was estimated to be approximately 9 m
in body length by Britt (1991). Thus, Wiehenvenator
is one of the largest theropods found so far in
Europe and might only have been slightly smaller
than Torvosaurus gurneyi."