Most of the dinosaurs in a mass understanding of the giants, owners of titles like “the largest predator in the history of the planet.” Recently, however, paleontologists had a chance to meet with another extreme. In the formation of Jinju, in South Korea found traces Dromaeosauriformipes rarus. This species of dinosaurs was so tiny that could fit in the palm of the person.
Science is known as a relatively small dinosaurs, velociraptors and utaraptor the height of a man, and very tiny – “the Chinese microraptor” did not rise more modern Sparrow. Traces Dromaeosauriformipes, prints on ancient soil, have only 1 centimeter in length.
And it was a dinosaur, and active and very aggressive predator. Two-toed footprint, pressure distribution is seen that the third finger was a raised above the ground a sharp spur. This is a typical the signs of a predator, likely the schooling type. But there is one catch – the paw prints don’t understand, it’s an adult or Hatchling?
Even if we are talking about the cubs and adults were much more Dromaeosauriformipes rarus remains one of the smallest dinosaurs in history. Unfortunately, scientists have little hope to find his backbone again, because of such bone size could easily spread to other animals or corny they decayed because of the small amounts of the substance. But we know the age of the prints — 110 million years BC
Source — University of Queensland