Good day,a few days back there was a post about tyrannosaur tooth from a private collection, that is 17 inches (43.2 cm) long. If this measurement is correct, than how large could be its former owner? Is it correct to extrapolate the length of largest known "Sue" tooth (30.5 cm long)? It such a case, this T. rex individual would be 1.4 times larger, i. e. about 17.2 meters long and 5.2 meters tall in the hips (which would be monstrous). Thank you in advance, Tom
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