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Re: Diminutive dinosaurs





> Is there any reason (biological/ecological or other)
> why we should not expect there to have been tiny 

a little addition: NON-AVIAN. oops! 

> dinosaurs, in which the adult size is far smaller
> than
> the Compsognathus? Could dinosaurs exist in which
> the
> adult would fit in the palm of your hand for
> example?
> NB this is not a question about preservation
> potential.
> So, is it possible? The simple answer is probably
> "No,
> because lizards and frogs etc. got there first" but
> I
> am interested in the possibility. 
> 
> Adam
> 
> 
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