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



On 2016-01-30 07:37, Mickey Mortimer wrote:
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..

Nor does the paper, for the most part. Non-carnivorous theropods were excluded from the study.

Additionally, some of the smaller elongate-limbed theropods (parvicursorines, derived troodontids, Avimimus) might achieve faster relative speeds (body lengths per unit time) but slower absolute speeds m/s) by virtue of being small.

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