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RE: so, U. of Alberta is supporting Nanotyrannus, then?



Surely whatever equation they use (bet it's some simplistic mix of long bone 
ratios) wouldn't recover Jane as the fastest theropod though.  The press 
release conveniently doesn't mention ornithomimids, parvicursorines, Avimimus, 
troodontids, etc..

Mickey Mortimer

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> Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 06:39:59 -0500
> From: tholtz@geology.umd.edu
> To: hammeris1@att.net
> CC: dinosaur@usc.edu; owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: so, U. of Alberta is supporting Nanotyrannus, then?
>
> On 2016-01-29 23:04, Hammer wrote:
>>> From the science article on theropod speed Ben relayed . . . ?
>
> Well, Universities do not take a position!
>
> But yes, Scott Persons and Phil Currie do provisionally accept
> Nanotyrannus as real (or alternatively a modified version, with those
> specimens belonging to "Tyrannosaurus lancensis").
>
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