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Re: [dinosaur] Tyrannosaurus second largest theropod?
On Thu, Oct 26th, 2017 at 1:22 AM, Poekilopleuron <email@example.com>
> Good day,
> would you agree that the _T. rex_ is currently the second largest known
> theropod species after _S. aegyptiacus_, based on this:
> tyrannosaurus ? Thank you in advance, Tom
It depends on what you mean by 'largest' (longest, tallest, widest, heaviest,
etc). If it's mass you're interested in,
then I'd take any mass estimates with a grain of salt. The error range of the
mass estimates for any two theropod
species could potentially overlap. If the largest known theropod species all
hovered around the upper biological limit
for bipedal dinosaurs, then it wouldn't be surprising if their maximum masses
were very similar.