NWDInterestingThe Skull of the Smallest Dinosaur on the Planet Was Found in Myanmar

The Skull of the Smallest Dinosaur on the Planet Was Found in Myanmar

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A new species of tiny dinosaur was discovered in a drop of amber in northern Myanmar. Specialists believe that the unique find is at least 99 million years old.

In particular, judging by the found skull, this species of dinosaur was smaller than the hummingbird, and today is considered the smallest animal of the Mesozoic era. It is also one of the oldest birds known to science.

The dinosaur was called Oculudentavis khaungraae. The found skull is 12 mm long. It is estimated that the creature weighed 2.8 g, each jaw had up to 30 sharp teeth and was active during the day. Despite its size, Oculudentavis khaungraae was a predator and hunted for small invertebrates and arthropods.

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