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BIGGEST OF THE BIG: A CRITICAL RE-EVALUATION OF THE MEGA-SAUROPOD AMPHICOELIAS FRAGILLIMUS COPE, 1878

@inproceedings{Carpenter2006BIGGESTOT,
  title={BIGGEST OF THE BIG: A CRITICAL RE-EVALUATION OF THE MEGA-SAUROPOD AMPHICOELIAS FRAGILLIMUS COPE, 1878},
  author={K. Carpenter},
  year={2006}
}
  • K. Carpenter
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Questions about the largest dinosaur have largely ignored or downplayed a discovery made in 1878 of a 1.5 m tall neural arch. The specimen is lost, but the original description by E.D. Cope of Amphicoelias fragillimus provides enough information to reconstruct the vertebra as a posterior dorsal of a diplodocid. The estimated 2.7 m height of the dorsal suggests a skeleton 58 m long, about 9.25 m at the highest point of the back, and with a body mass of 122,400 kg. These dimensions indicate that… CONTINUE READING
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