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Re: possible FAQs
> >The smallest certain dinosaur known is Compsognathus, at less than
> >2 feet in length, and less than 1 kilogram in weight. If Protoavis
> >is a dinosaur it is even smaller.
> Actually, that specimen of Compsognathus is a juvenile. The adult specimen
> from France is about 1.1 meters long.
That is, about 3.5 ft.
> > > * How big were Deinonychus and Velociraptor?
> >I do not have the figures at hand for this.
> Velociraptor massed about the same as a jackal (about 20 kg) and was around
> 2 to 2.5 meters long.
Around 7 to 8 feet long.
> Deinonychus massed about the same as a grey wolf
> (big individuals around 70 kg) and got up to 3.5 to 4 meters long.
That is 10 to 14 feet.
> > > * Did Dilophosaurs have frills and spit poison?
> >No. And it was about 10 feet long as well.
> Actually, more like 20 to 25 feet long. Dilophosaurus and its relatives
> were the first large theropods.
Hmm, perhaps I misjudged size of the the specimen (?plaster cast?)
at UCLA. I could have sworn it was only about 10-12 feet long!
> > > * Have we really extracted DNA, blood,... from Dinosaur remains?
> >Not yet, but there are people working on extracting DNA from
> >dinosaur bones.
> Actually, what looks for all the world like dessicated red blood cells have
> been reported from the marrow cavity of the femur of a VERY well preserved
But no DNA has yet been extracted from them. That is currently in
The peace of God be with you.