Compsognathus

Compsognathus

Komp-sog-NATH-us

'pretty jaw'

3kg, 0.65m-long small theropod

Diet: carnivorous

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, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae

Named by: Wagner (1859)

Type species: longipes

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