Celeste bigger than Sue?

Celeste bigger than Sue?

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#1 Oct 8, 2009
I guess all of you guys know about Celeste. Estimates of it's size have been put at 45-50ft. Is it true? If it is, would'nt it make T.Rex bigger than Giganotosaurus?

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Since: Apr 09


#2 Oct 8, 2009
I suggest to wait for the paper describing the specimen. Those folks out in the rockies still have digging to do considering they unearthed 5 Rexes and other dinos.
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London, UK

#3 Oct 25, 2009
Holotype-(CMN 9380,=AMNH 973)(10.6 m, 5.7 tons) maxilla, lacrimal, squamosal, ectopterygoid, dentary (500 mm), surangular, teeth, cervical vertebra, seven dorsal vertebrae, three gastralia,(sacrum- 983 mm) first sacral vertebra (225 mm), second sacral vertebra (210 mm), third sacral vertebra (165 mm), fourth sacral vertebra (180 mm), fifth sacral vertebra (195 mm), scapula, humerus (360 mm), ilia, pubes, ischia, femora (1.28 m), tibia (1.14 m), metatarsus (684 mm)(Osborn 1905, Osborn 1906, Osborn 1912, Osborn 1916)

(FMNH PR2081,=BHI 2033; Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorum "Sue")(11.2 m; 6.7 tons) skull (1.53 m), cervical vertebrae, dorsal vertebrae, sacrum, proximal caudal vertebrae, scapula, coracoid, humerus (37.3 mm), radius (17.3 mm), ulna (21.9 mm), metacarpal I (6.4 mm), manual ungual I, metacarpal II (10.9 mm), phalanx II-1 (5.5 mm), phalanx II-2 (7.9 mm), manual ungual II, pelvis, femur (1.38 m), tibia (1.2 m), fibula, pes

(MOR 980; Rigby specimen; material of [Tyrannosaurus "imperator"])(~10.6 m; ~5.7 tons) braincase, caudal vertebrae, pubes (1.33 m), limb elements (MOR 1126; Celeste or C-rex)(12.3 m?; ~8.9 tons?) surangular, tooth, few cervical vertebrae, cervical ribs, dorsal vertebrae 1-13, twenty-six dorsal ribs, gastralia, sacrum, scapula, pubes, ischia, pedal phalanx (UCMP 118742)(~13.6 m?,~12 tons?) maxilla (skull ~1.75 m)(Carr 1999)

Tyrannosaurus stanwinstonorum "Sue" is the largest relatively complete described specimen. Horner says Celeste is 10% larger, but no measurements have been presented. Though Paul's original estimate for the UCMP maxilla gave an estimate of 13.6 meters, but more recently he's said that it's about the length of Sue's. Rigby's largest specimen on the other hand, has a pubis not much different in size than the holotype.[M.Mortimer]

celest wasn't bigger than giga but roughly the samec size at 13 meters (43 feet)

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