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The Dinosaur Region in Tanganyika Territory

Naturevolume 115pages638639 (1925) | Download Citation



MR. C. W. HOBLEY'S interesting article in NATURE of April 18 (p. 573) ought to carry conviction as to the importance of the small collecting expedition. which has been organised by the Trustees of the British Museum. In a short note published in this journal a year ago (March 8, 1924, p. 361) Gigantosaurus (or Tornieria), the main object of this expedition, was referred to in a manner which seems to be almost playful. The animal which is described as having “more slender limbs” than the American Diplodocus is a giant of stupendous size, possessing a humerus seven feet long, in its massiveness by no means suggestive of a creature of graceful or slender build. Without further qualification the description scarcely does justice to this wonderful animal.

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