[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
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
> 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.