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Re: dinosaur sizes...



On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 Dinochandler@aol.com wrote:

> Just wondering...what is currently thought of as the smallest (non-avian) 
> dinosaur?  I know it used to be Compsognathus...but I know there are 
[non-avian]
> dinosaurs smaller than that.

Are there? Candidates I can think of are _Micropachycephalosaurus_,
Microcephale, _Nanosaurus_, _Gasparinisaura_, _Sinosauropteryx_,
_Procompsognathus_, _Yandangornis_ (unless it is avian), and
_Bambiraptor_. I think all are 1-10kg.

> Also, does anybody know what the smallest 
> ornithopod,

_Nanosaurus_ or _Gasparinisaura_?

> stegosaur,

They're pretty much all in the same range (3-5m) except for _Stegosaurus_,
_Tuojiangosaurus_, and _Wuerhosaurus homeni_.

> and sauropodomorph is?

I have _Ohmdenosaurus_ listed as 4m long. (Did I make a typo?)
_Magyarosaurus_ (5-6m) and _Vulcanodon_ (6.5m) are down there.
 
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