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All dinosaur estimates are under estimates!

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Since: Feb 11

Dauphin, Canada

#1 Sep 2, 2011
The introduction of cartilage to dinosaur bones adds significantly more length and height to prehistoric animals and dinosaurs!

http://523988.xobor.com/t214f5-Cartilage-and-...

The addition of cartilage which is between the bones adds at least half a meter to tyrannosaurus rex's total length, meaning, a 12 meter t.rex is at least 12.5 meters in length when it was alive! This increase in size also adds weight to the animal and would mean that modern weight estimates for t.rex and other theropods are under estimates.

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Dauphin, Canada

#2 Sep 2, 2011
At top of the page in link.

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#4 Sep 2, 2011
Yay! That means Troodon could grow to be about 15.5 feet long! Hooray!:D!

Since: Feb 11

Dauphin, Canada

#5 Sep 2, 2011
Spinoraptor wrote:
Yay! That means Troodon could grow to be about 15.5 feet long! Hooray!:D!
Actually, it only increases the size of the animal 4-6%.

That means a 8 foot long troodon would actually be in real life, 8.4 feet long. Not much but its almost 8 and a half feet long.

8 +(5% of 8)= 8.4

In larger theropod dinosaurus like t.rex however, it increases its living length from 40 feet to 42 feet

40+(5% of 40)= 42 ft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon

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Dauphin, Canada

#6 Sep 3, 2011
yep

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#7 Sep 4, 2011
That makes Spino range from 58.8 to 63 ft

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#8 Sep 4, 2011
I scarcely see a difference in ol' Stan.

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#9 Sep 4, 2011
anomonyous wrote:
I scarcely see a difference in ol' Stan.
There is a difference it's just too small

Since: Feb 11

Dauphin, Canada

#10 Sep 4, 2011
anomonyous wrote:
I scarcely see a difference in ol' Stan.
They didn't account all the cartilage into Stans skeleton, they only added it to the neck vertebrae. However, even though they didn't account the spin and tail cartilage it added a huge 10-15 cm to its over all length! If you added the rest of the cartilage, it is said that Stan is at least half a meter longer.

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Dauphin, Canada

#11 Sep 4, 2011
Balaur wrote:
That makes Spino range from 58.8 to 63 ft
That also makes Sue 44 feet long, and also makes MUCPv-95 (Giganotosaurus), 45 feet. Again, this makes averaged size tyrannosaurus rex that we thought were 40 feet 42 feet, which is Sue sized, meaning Sue length tyrannosaurs were actually average size in real life!

FMNH PR 2081:

42 +(5% of 42)= 44.1 ft

MUCPv-95:

43 +(5% of 43)= 45.15 ft

BHI 3033:

40 +(5% of 40)= 42 ft

Theoretical 45 foot long t.rex specimen:

45 +(5% of 45)= 47.25 ft

Spinosaurus:

52 +(5% of 52)= 54.6 ft

56 +(5% of 56)= 58.8 ft

59 +(5% of 59)= 61.95 ft

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#12 Sep 5, 2011
Mattking rex wrote:
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That also makes Sue 44 feet long, and also makes MUCPv-95 (Giganotosaurus), 45 feet. Again, this makes averaged size tyrannosaurus rex that we thought were 40 feet 42 feet, which is Sue sized, meaning Sue length tyrannosaurs were actually average size in real life!
FMNH PR 2081:
42 +(5% of 42)= 44.1 ft
MUCPv-95:
43 +(5% of 43)= 45.15 ft
BHI 3033:
40 +(5% of 40)= 42 ft
Theoretical 45 foot long t.rex specimen:
45 +(5% of 45)= 47.25 ft
Spinosaurus:
52 +(5% of 52)= 54.6 ft
56 +(5% of 56)= 58.8 ft
59 +(5% of 59)= 61.95 ft
This maybe a true fact but it will likely take years to get used to the new sizes

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#13 Sep 5, 2011
I heard it didn't affect theropods much, but ceratopsians and sauropods could me up to 10 percent larger.

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#14 Sep 5, 2011
Mattking rex wrote:
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That also makes Sue 44 feet long, and also makes MUCPv-95 (Giganotosaurus), 45 feet. Again, this makes averaged size tyrannosaurus rex that we thought were 40 feet 42 feet, which is Sue sized, meaning Sue length tyrannosaurs were actually average size in real life!
FMNH PR 2081:
42 +(5% of 42)= 44.1 ft
MUCPv-95:
43.3 +(5% of 43.3)= 45.47 ft
BHI 3033:
40 +(5% of 40)= 42 ft
Theoretical 46 foot long t.rex specimen:
46 +(5% of 46)= 48.3 ft
Spinosaurus:
52 +(5% of 52)= 54.6 ft
56 +(5% of 56)= 58.8 ft
Fixed

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#15 Sep 6, 2011
Icang wrote:
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Fixed
The theoretical Rex was only 45 feet long and theoretical Spino is 60 feet

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#16 Sep 6, 2011
Dude, c-rex was estimated to be 10% larger than sue. Sue was 42 or 44.1 feet. So, 10%* 42 or 44.1 = 46 or 48.3.

As for spino, its size, whether it's 40, 50, 52, 59, 62, all of them are purely theoritical. Because no complete skeleton has been found, we could only base spino's length on its relatives.

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Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Sep 6, 2011
Icang wrote:
<quoted text>
Fixed
LOL

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#18 Sep 6, 2011
Icang wrote:
Dude, c-rex was estimated to be 10% larger than sue. Sue was 42 or 44.1 feet. So, 10%* 42 or 44.1 = 46 or 48.3.
As for spino, its size, whether it's 40, 50, 52, 59, 62, all of them are purely theoritical. Because no complete skeleton has been found, we could only base spino's length on its relatives.
Sue was 41 to MAYBE 43 ft but closer to 41 so:
41+(10% of 41)=41+4.1=45.1 ft
And about Spino,it should be 56-58 feet average

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#19 Sep 6, 2011
59-60 feet isn't average, but it wasn't that rare. About 20% of the ones that lived could grow that big.
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#20 Sep 6, 2011
Icang wrote:
Dude, c-rex was estimated to be 10% larger than sue. Sue was 42 or 44.1 feet. So, 10%* 42 or 44.1 = 46 or 48.3.
As for spino, its size, whether it's 40, 50, 52, 59, 62, all of them are purely theoretical. Because no complete skeleton has been found, we could only base spino's length on its relatives.
C-Rex is also "purely theoretical".

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#21 Sep 6, 2011
Balaur wrote:
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Sue was 41 to MAYBE 43 ft but closer to 41 so:
41+(10% of 41)=41+4.1=45.1 ft
And about Spino,it should be 56-58 feet average
Sue was 42 ft -_-" please check wikipedia or google search.

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