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Re: Biggest Predator

I agree.  Paul is extremely knowledgeable about marine reptiles (among other
things).  I would email him when he gets back and he should be able to clear
up the discrepancies.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Dunn <larrydunn@hotmail.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Saturday, October 11, 1997 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: Biggest Predator

>>From: PELLUCIDAR@aol.com
>>The recently published book "Ancient Marine Reptiles", edited by Jack
>>Callaway and Elizabeth Nicholls, contains the following quote:
>>*The largest Mesozoic marine reptiles include the pliosaur Kronosaurus
>>the ichthyosaur Shonisaurus, which both reached lengths of around 15
>>So Caitlin, your figures seem to err a bit on the side of caution,
>>than exaggerate the size of these amazing creatures.
>>The following reference is cited for this data:
>>Carrol, R.L.  1988  "Vertebrate Paleontology And Evolution".  W.H.
>>and Co., New York, 698 pp.
>Well, if Paul Willis is right, isn't this book wrong?
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