Microvenator is an unusual, almost bird like oviraptorosaurian, that most likely featured feathers and a short, sharp beak. Although this theropod stood only two and a half feet tall, this carnivore took its advantage in sheer speed. Where larger, clumsier carnivores were often outrun by their prey items, Microvenator gave every meal a run for its money! This was an early Cretaceous beast that could be found in North America near current day Montana where it likely fed on small rodents and other mammals in addition to small reptiles and insects. Let’s take a look at just how small this miniature carnivore was.
The Numbers On Microvenator!
The approximated length of Microvenator is around 4 ft feet long.
An average length of around 4 feet is equal to:
The length of a large elk.
The length of a fully grown oryx.
Approximately the length of a fully grown capybara.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of 122 sugar ants.
Estimates of Microvenator’s weight fall at around 14 lbs.
14 lbs is equal to:
The weight of a Lhasa Apso.
The same weight as an English toy spaniel.
The approximate weight of a turkey large enough to feed 12 people.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 11,200 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Microvenator at around 2.5 feet tall.
2.5 feet is equal to:
The approximate height of a tabletop Christmas tree.
The height of a gray wolf.
The height of a puma.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 492 pennies stacked on top of each other.
Microvenator won’t win any awards for being the biggest or scariest looking dinosaur out there but if this beaked carnivore came at you full speed you’d still be in for a world of hurt!