Skip to comments.Dinosaurs Skinnier Than Previously Thought
Posted on 06/06/2012 3:57:55 AM PDT by Renfield
Dinosaurs were often hefty, but not as plump as previously thought.
A new study describes a new technique used to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. It could forever change museum exhibits, book illustrations, and other recreations of these now-extinct species. The study appears in the latest issue of Biology Letters
This is a huge help for any sort of reconstruction, lead author William Sellers told Discovery News. We now have a number that suggests how much flesh to add to the bones and that should help people produce animals that are the right balance of too fat or too thin....
(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...
The Brachiosaur, once thought to weigh 176,370 pounds, is now believed to have weighed 50,706 pounds.
Mebbe the Earth’s gravitational field was once a little less? A sudden change would ‘ve toppled them.....
Mayor Bloombergosaurus outlawed greasy spoon dinos.
...and Moocheles ass is bigger than previously thought.
That’s cause they didn’t drink carbonated sugary beverages in quantities greater than 20 ounces.
They’ve thought for some time now that many dino species’ bones were “bird-like” or filled with cavities. So it would make sense that their bones would also be weaker structurally and less able to support really heavy bodies.
Or it could have been the Paleo Diet they were on. See, we need to go back to nature - way, way back.
Panic from the “Oil came from dinosaurs” crowd to follow...
seems like there is a lot we don’t actually know about dinos, actually, doesn’t it?
“It could forever change museum exhibits, book illustrations, and other recreations of these now-extinct species”
I think we vastly underestimate the death grip this fact has on the ability of the public to ever re-think things about the dinos.
We all “know” everything we need to know...we’ve seen it in a museum after all.
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