A team from China, the United States and Canada published a paper in the journal Nature, pointing out that they found the smallest dinosaur found in 100 million years ago Cretaceous amber unearthed in Myanmar
Scientists named the dinosaur guany
, and restored the full body image of the bird with three-dimensional computer images.
is the same size as the hummingbird, only 2 inches long, and its head is only 14 mm long.
has a sharp beak, a huge orbit and up to 100 sharp teeth.
is more like a common bird outside.
if it wasn’t for the amber that wrapped it 100 million years ago, it wasn’t actually a Cretaceous dinosaur, I’m afraid no one would associate the two dinosaurs
At present, it weighs less than 28g, but scientists speculate that dinosaurs at that time should weigh more than 100g, and according to the data, it is a carnivorous dinosaur that feeds on small insects.
researchers say these findings will help further study how modern birds evolved from dinosaurs
Dr. Schmitz of the Los Angeles Museum of natural history said in an interview: when I found it, I was shocked.
is the strangest amber fossil I have ever seen, especially for paleontologists. The discovery of
, a small dinosaur, will help scientists study biological evolution more thoroughly
Dr. Schmitz said that this will greatly promote human understanding of dinosaur and ancient bird evolution, especially the morphological evolution of micro animals.
but he also said that there are some uncertainties in the classification of eye toothed birds, because they only have heads.
Scientists in these three countries are still searching Myanmar for a more complete individual in the future and uncovering all the secrets of Kaya’s eye toothed bird