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Re: Dwarfism in dinos
> Are any examples of pygmy dinosaurs known?
Europe was an archipelago in the Mesozoic (higher sea levels
etc etc), and some European dinosaurs have been described as "pygmy"
or "dwarf" members of their respective lineages - _Struthiosaurus_
for the polacanthids (or nodosaurids), _Telmatosaurus_ for the
hadrosaurids. But, as far as I know the list ends here. And, there
are a lot of fairly big European dinosaurs too (for Britain as well
as the Continent).
Of course, _Nanotyrannus_ and _Maleevosaurus_ could be regarded as
pygmy members of the Tyrannosauridae, but this is probably correlated
with niche partitioning; not because they evolved on islands.