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Re: [dinosaur] The weight of T. rex Sue

Short answer: no consensus.

Longer answer: the different estimates represent different techniques. If we knew which technique was best, we would not be trying different ones.

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Poekilopleuron <dinosaurtom2015@seznam.cz> wrote:
Good day,

just one quick question - what was the most likely mass of Sue (FMNH PR 2081), given the great span of estimates in the scientific papers (ranging from 5400 kg up to 18 500 kg)? I suppose about 8000 kg would by most likely, but is there any scientific majority consensus? Thank you very much, Tom


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