Table 6

Body mass estimates of some commonly cited non-avian quadrupedal dinosaurs.

Taxon

Sp #

C1962

A1985§

P1997

H1999

S2001

This study


Iguanodon bernisartensis

IRSNB R51

4510

7204

3200

3790

3776

8680

6510-10850

Corythosaurus

casuarius

ROM 845

3820

3030

2800

-

3079

3620

2720-4530

Protoceratops

andrewsi

MPC-D 100/504

177

68

164

-

23.7

79

59 - 98

Styracosaurus

albertensis

AMNH 5372

3690

3649

1800

-

-

4370

3280-5460

Triceratops horridus

NSM PV 20379

8480

5310

6400

3938

4964

7400

5550-9250

Stegosaurus mjosi

SMA 0018‡

1780

4131

2200

2530

2611

4950

3720-6190

Diplodocus longus

USNM 10865*

10560

9061

11400

13421

19655

10940

8200-13670

Brachiosaurus brancai

HMN SII†

78260

29336

31500

25789∫

28655

35780

26840-44730


Body masses estimated in this study are based on the phylogenetically corrected total stylopodial circumference equation (Equation 2) and the error range is based on the 25% mean prediction error obtained from the equation. References: A1985, Anderson et al. [73]; C1962, Colbert [46]; H1999, Henderson [51]; P1997, Paul [71]; S2001, Seebacher [49]. Museum abbreviations in dataset file [See Additional File 1 Dataset]. * - limb measurements based off of a cast mounted at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; † - measurements taken from Anderson et al. [73]; ‡ - measurements from Redelstorff and Sander [145]; § - all estimates presented under A1985 are based on the equations presented in that study, but based on the limb measurements presented in dataset S1, the only exceptions are B. brancai, which is based on data from A1985; ∫ - estimate from Henderson [63].

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