Just in case this hasn’t been beaten completely to death yet, ScienceDaily also has an article about the discovery of Hesperonychus, a very puny dinosaur. Remember, this is the one I saw on TV (while eating poutine). Here’s a taste of the article:
“Hesperonychus is currently the smallest dinosaur known from North America. But its discovery just emphasizes how little we actually know, and it raises the possibility that there are even smaller ones out there waiting to be found,” said Nick Longrich, a paleontology research associate in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences. “Small carnivorous dinosaurs seemed to be completely absent from the environment, which seemed bizarre because today the small carnivores outnumber the big ones,” he said. “It turns out that they were here and they played a more important role in the ecosystem than we realized.