The Case for Dino Anorexia

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Is it possible that our view of dinosaurs is terribly flawed and based on faulty calculations?

“…According to Packard and his fellow dino-heft experts, the Apatosaurus louisae, for instance – one of the largest of the dinos – was actually far more svelte than had been thought, its weight having been overestimated by no less than 20 tonnes. The Giraffatitan (aka Brachiosaurus) was actually 16 tonnes less portly than formerly estimated…In other words, the traditional image of lardy earth-shaking dinosaurs as popularised in Jurassic Park, The Lost World etc etc is deeply flawed. In fact, the mighty lizards of old were (comparatively) slender, dainty and light on their feet….”

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