What's the smallest Dinosaur?

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Sadam Housane

Southampton, UK

#1 Nov 26, 2009
Anser or i blow you up.

“Titan Predator Of Africa”

Since: Aug 09

Basildon, UK

#2 Nov 26, 2009
Sadam Housane wrote:
Anser or i blow you up.
no need to insult. the smallest is epidexipteryx.

By da way, are you spinodontosaurus? if not then don't kill me XD.
Spinodontosaurus

Southampton, UK

#3 Nov 26, 2009
Spinosaur King wrote:
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no need to insult. the smallest is epidexipteryx.
By da way, are you spinodontosaurus? if not then don't kill me XD.
Remember i dont live in Brighton, i live in Penrith.(its in cumbria, the place that was hit with alot of floods in those recent storms). So no im not him.

“Titan Predator Of Africa”

Since: Aug 09

Basildon, UK

#4 Nov 26, 2009
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
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Remember i dont live in Brighton, i live in Penrith.(its in cumbria, the place that was hit with alot of floods in those recent storms). So no im not him.
Ok i believe you 100%.

“Religion is Superstition”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#5 Nov 29, 2009
Actually, the bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest known dinosaur by adult weight. This little flying jewel has Epidexipteryx beat by a wide (figuritively) margin.

“Religion is Superstition”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#7 Nov 29, 2009
Spinosaur King wrote:
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ean the smallest NON-AVIAn dinosaur, birds not included.
Why make a distinction betwene the two clades, especially when the smallest non-avian dinosaurs known are theropods just as the birds are?
Big Al

Limbiate, Italy

#8 Nov 29, 2009
I agree with cristopher : why shouldnt birds be included? And birds r not a small clade of dinosaurs, but a huge one. Its like sayin da smallest non-placental mammal
Birds r right 2 be dinosaurs XD
Big Al

Limbiate, Italy

#9 Nov 29, 2009
Otherwise, we could ask "da smallest extinct dinosaur" (birds included)?
Spinodontosaurus

Southampton, UK

#10 Nov 29, 2009
Al your right but, When people ask 'what is the smallest dinosaur?' Or 'what was the fastest dinosaur?'. They expect to get something like microraptor for the first one (yes i know it isnt the smallest) and mabye some type of raptor for the second one. They dont expect to get 'Bee Hummingbird' as the first anser and 'Ostrich or some type of bird of prey (when it dives straight down it reaches over 100mph)' do they? So while it is correct saying it, it is not what most people want as an anser,they normally mean (even though they dont say it) fastest or smallest EXTINCT dinosaur.
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#12 Nov 29, 2009
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
Al your right but, When people ask 'what is the smallest dinosaur?' Or 'what was the fastest dinosaur?'. They expect to get something like microraptor for the first one (yes i know it isnt the smallest) and mabye some type of raptor for the second one. They dont expect to get 'Bee Hummingbird' as the first anser and 'Ostrich or some type of bird of prey (when it dives straight down it reaches over 100mph)' do they? So while it is correct saying it, it is not what most people want as an anser,they normally mean (even though they dont say it) fastest or smallest EXTINCT dinosaur.
In fact people r ignorant and expect 2 get wrong answers :P : if by "dinosaur" we always mean "non-avian dinosaur", people NEVER will know and understand dat dinos r still alive and dat survived k-t event by bein highly adaptabile and warm-blooded and strong animals. Cuz "dinosaur" only means "big dead prehistoric monster" 2 most people, and this is hilarious but wrong :)
Big Al

Milan, Italy

#13 Nov 29, 2009
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
fastest or smallest EXTINCT dinosaur.
Well if u want there is mesembriornis (da fastest extinc land dinosaur), at 90km/h; and im sure there r extinct birds smaller than da smallest non-avian dinosaur :-)
Spinodontosaurus

Southampton, UK

#14 Nov 29, 2009
Big Al wrote:
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In fact people r ignorant and expect 2 get wrong answers :P : if by "dinosaur" we always mean "non-avian dinosaur", people NEVER will know and understand dat dinos r still alive and dat survived k-t event by bein highly adaptabile and warm-blooded and strong animals. Cuz "dinosaur" only means "big dead prehistoric monster" 2 most people, and this is hilarious but wrong :)
Yes but if some one asked you 'when did the Dinosaurs go extinct?' and you say they havent, just look in the sky. Then they will thik your an idiot. Cause most people mean Dinosaur as Dinosaurs, not birds. Though calling birds Dinosaurs is correct, most people mean Dinosaur as those that went extinct over 65 million years ago.
Big Al

Limbiate, Italy

#15 Nov 29, 2009
Spinodontosaurus wrote:
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Yes but if some one asked you 'when did the Dinosaurs go extinct?' and you say they havent, just look in the sky. Then they will thik your an idiot. Cause most people mean Dinosaur as Dinosaurs, not birds. Though calling birds Dinosaurs is correct, most people mean Dinosaur as those that went extinct over 65 million years ago.
In fact i dont look in da sky, i look in THEIR OWN EYES XD
I know what u mean, it can be very irritatin. But when i say "birds r dinosaurs", i say always "Do u know science proved this? Im not talkin about my personal beliefs... i like palaeontology and
And bdw i dont say dat birds r not birds, i just say "birds r one of da many kinds of dinosaurs cuz they evolved from dinosaurs"
Yeah i know dat many people think people sayin such things r crazy, but i dont care. I usually dont care of what people dat r not my friends say

“titan predator of africa”

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#16 Nov 29, 2009
crocodilians are also dinosaur decendants though its really confusing me
Big Al

Limbiate, Italy

#17 Nov 29, 2009
ohyeah spinosaurus wrote:
crocodilians are also dinosaur decendants though its really confusing me
Not really: crocodilians evolved from crurotarsans, and Crurotarsi is da sister taxon of Avemetatarsalia: dinosaurs evolved from avemetatarsalians. Both avemetatarsalians and crurotarsans evolved from basal archosaurs
DinoHunter999

UK

#18 Nov 29, 2012
WHO AGREES THAT micrpraptors are the SMALLEST DINO
DinoHunter999

UK

#19 Nov 29, 2012
WHO AGREES THAT EVERYONE WHO THINKS micrpraptors are the smallest dino
ARE SUCKERS(wrong its not micrpraptors but I forgot the name of the real smallest!
Edaphosaurus

Edinburgh, UK

#20 Nov 29, 2012
DinoHunter999 wrote:
WHO AGREES THAT EVERYONE WHO THINKS micrpraptors are the smallest dino
ARE SUCKERS(wrong its not micrpraptors but I forgot the name of the real smallest!
What, the bee hummingbird?

“What trolls???”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#21 Nov 29, 2012
Edaphosaurus wrote:
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What, the bee hummingbird?
YES! THE BEE HUMMINGBIRD!!!!!!!!!!
Neon Drane

San Francisco, CA

#22 Nov 29, 2012
Correct!

btw, the smallest non-avian dinosaur is Anchiornis, since that question was never answered.

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