The hummingbird is the smallest dinosaur. amirite?

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Platypuses and echidnas are the oldest mammals. Only the cute survive.

This made me really curious, and I'm not gonna argue that the hummingbird is not a dinosaur, cuz that's where I was originally going, and after research, yea, birds are dinosaurs.

That being said, you are close but incorrect, the bee hummingbird is the smallest hummingbird at an average adult length of of 5.5 centimeters for males and 6.5 centimeter for females.

Now for the smallest dinosaur is known as the oculudentavis, which there is no full specimen, the most complete one has its head, and the front portion of its torso, and the head measures at about 1.73 and 1.42 centimeters, similar but still smaller than the bee hummingbird and shows body proportions should also be smaller as well.

I guess it's debatable because of no full specimen, but it's seemingly more in like with the archaeopteryx and it's descendants rather than hummingbirds, and there is some debate on whether it can be considered a dinosaur because it shares many traits with non dinosaur species.

Overall it may be the smallest dinosaur, the size definitely leans towards it being smaller than the bee hummingbird, but it's definitely debatable, and I just found all these interesting tidbits people might find interesting.

They should use the hummingbird sounds as dinosaurs' voice

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +4Reply

They are quite fierce.

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@404ChompyNotFound Cockroches

That's stretching the definition of dinosaurs to Facebook science levels

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