Dinosaurs 'much lighter than previously thought'
Dinosaurs are much lighter than previously thought, with some weighing less than half what one might expect, scientists believe.
Producing a formula to accurately calculate the animal’s dimensions, they found a Brachiosaur, estimated to be as heavy as 80 tons, would actually have weighed a relatively light 23 tons
The enormous animals are traditionally portrayed as monstrously heavy, with thundering footsteps and a huge bulk adding to their fearsome appearance.
But experts at the University of Manchester have now found they are far lighter than previously
Dinosaurs 'much lighter than previously thought' - Telegraph