Let's compare the sizes of these two dinosaurs: a hummingbird versus a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth. T. rex was only, oh, about 2 million times heavier than a hummingbird! Just look at the variation the vertebrate bauplan can achieve, just within theropoda! Brilliant!
Dr Caitlin Symeis a palaeontologist studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
Posts on this blog focus mainly on vertebrate palaeontology and taphonomy, as well early career researcher (ERC) productivity tips and insights.