Compsognathus

Compsognathus

Pronunciation:
Komp-sog-NATH-us
Name meaning:
'pretty jaw'
Compsognathus
Dinosaur description:
3kg, 0.65m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
France, Germany
Period:
Late Jurassic, 145-140 million years ago
Teeth:
sharp
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
vertebrates

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae
Named by:
Wagner (1859)
Type species:
longipes
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