Post by Hatzegopteryx on Feb 15, 2014 11:54:06 GMT
Thesporerex: The Siats meekerorum specimen was an immature individual, and we don't have information on this animal's growth rate. How am I denying it that it would be larger at adult size? That is quite obvious, and I wouldn't deny that.
We don't know the growth rate, so why debate about the growth rate. its smaller than an adult siats thats all we know and considering it was only described a few months ago we know hardly anything about it.
Post by Hatzegopteryx on Feb 15, 2014 13:11:16 GMT
Because Mecha brought up a possible adult size, while the specimen we have is about 30 feet in length. I am not sure what taxa they used to scale it, but since Australovenator wintonensis is its sister taxon, maybe that should be used.
Post by themechabaryonyx789 on Feb 15, 2014 13:13:29 GMT
No I'm pretty sure the specimen we have found is around 11-12 metres in length and is a sub-adult. I didn't bring up a possible adult size, I simply stated that an adult Siats would be larger than a sub-adult Siats.
Post by themechabaryonyx789 on Feb 15, 2014 13:43:31 GMT
Quoted from Blaze from Carnivora: "The paper does estimate its mass at 3.9 tonnes, there's no mention of total length, but assuming perfect isometry with Acrocanthosaurus it'll be ~10.8m long (~35ft), I'll check with Hartman's Neovenator, that should be a better comparison, but of course, not perfect since Siats is not that complete. edit: I think I'll compare using other parts of the body, comparing with Neovenator using the estimated femur length yields 11.7m in length from tip to tip, that's too big, IMO.
edit2: So, the 13th dorsal is 54% longer than that of the holotype of Neovenator, the 5th is 89% longer, removing the bones from the skeletal in the paper (is not that good) and trying to fit them in Neovenator, I got it at something like 55% bigger, it turned up again over 11m from tip to tip..."
Hatzegopteryx: That's not even the beginning, the whole forum is disturbingly lethargic.
Jun 14, 2014 15:49:29 GMT
Spinosaurus Maroccanus: I'm quite surprised how no one has touched the Argentina 97ma thread
Jun 14, 2014 15:20:28 GMT
Hatzegopteryx: This forum needs some serious attention; I'll be at it for a moment, unless I get other tasks that do not allow me to do so.
Jun 6, 2014 19:13:55 GMT
Hatzegopteryx: It's a genetic fallacy. It's basically an argument that intends to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position.
May 26, 2014 20:47:51 GMT