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Re: diminutive dinosaurs



Michael Lovejoy wrote-

> I've been trying to find the paper, (unsuccessfully) but isn't
> Scansoriopteryx heilmanni the smallest known dinosaur? Unless of course
the
> paper states it's a juvenile, which vaguely rings a bell..... anyone?

The known specimens are smaller than Parvicursor (130 mm, ~6 g vs. ~390 mm,
~160 g), but are not mature based on the large head and eyes, unfused
neurocentral sutures, unfused sacrum, and perhaps poorly formed remiges.

Mickey Mortimer