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How large was MOR 008?

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Acro Rex

Apr-14-2014 4:11 PM

Not as big as previously thought....The skull appears to be exaggerated in some respect. It hass been revised from 1.5 meters to 1.35 meters. From snout to quadratajugal



Rex Fans need not fear! Length and weight estimates for 'junior' have been established. While not the largest, MOR 008 has surpassed sue in length. At 12.57 meters, and 7 tons MOR 008 shows that Tyrannosaurus did get longer then sue, increasing the average - and perhaps even the maximum - length for the species.

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Lord Vader

Apr-14-2014 4:39 PM


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Apr-14-2014 4:56 PM

Veyr interesting.



Apr-14-2014 6:01 PM

never fully understood how you get an entire body length off of a skull...and the toe bone associated with this individual.

You stated MOR 008 was a Sub adult, Young animals have larger heads in proportion to their bodies.

It's entirely possible young tyrannosaurs shared this feature. Maybe "Junior" is just a bit big headed? If not, he's truly enormous. One can only speculate how large he would have gotten if he reached maturity..

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Apr-14-2014 11:18 PM

hmmm...definately interesting.

Youre fat, and I'm not sugarcoating it cause you'd probably eat that too.

UCMP 118742

Apr-15-2014 3:11 AM

Interesting indeed.

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Rex Fan 684

Apr-15-2014 1:29 PM

Don't know about that weight(7 tons for Mor 008 and 6 for AMNH 5027 seem a little light to me). I would have put them at 8-9 tons and 7.5-8 tons respectively. Either way, interesting.

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