Compsognathus

Compsognathus

Pronunciation:
Komp-sog-NATH-us
Name meaning:
'pretty jaw'
Compsognathus
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Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
0.65m
Weight:
3kg
Diet:
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Teeth:
sharp
Food:
vertebrates
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 145-140 million years ago
Found in:
France, Germany

Taxonomic details

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