Roy's Postcards: 1983/07/13
We visited the Dinosaur Gardens today and saw all the replicas of the mighty dinosaurs. I took Leonard's picture standing under this giant. We went with Barbara Hall and her children, Amy, Jenifer and BJ.
Dinosaur National History Museum
The largest and among the most highly evolved of all the meat-eating (carnivorous) dinosaurs. Standing 18 to 20 feet tall and reaching a length of 50 feet, the creature weighed between 8 and 15 tons. It had dagger-like teeth over six inches in length.
Photo by Lowell T. Seaich
In case this postard is someone's first exposure to dinosaur evolution, I need to point out that T-rex is not "among the most highly evolved" dinosaurs, because evolution works by adapting populations to their local environments, not by improving a species' standing in some external ranking. Everything else about this postcard is accurate, though.
Actually, no, I bumped up the brightness and contrast because otherwise the picture was kind of muddy.
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