World’s smallest dinosaur is as big as hummingbird
The world’s smallest dinosaur has been discovered, and it’s stuck in a Burmese amber.
About 99 million years ago, a “super weird” and incredibly small bird-like dinosaur got stuck in a gob of tree resin that eventually hardened into amber, preserving what may be the tiniest dinosaur ever known to live on Earth, researchers of a new study said.
This dinosaur, dubbed Oculudentavis khaungraae, was so slight, it likely weighed just 0.07 ounces (2 grams). But wait, it has wings, bulging eyes and 100 sharp teeth!
The fossil’s head is smaller than a blueberry but the perfectly preserved details are visible using 3D imaging. It has enabled researchers to generate a computerised image of its whole body.