Juravenator

Juravenator

Pronunciation:
ju-rah-ve-nay-tor
Name meaning:
'Jura (Bavarian mountains) hunter'
Juravenator
Dinosaur description:
0.8m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Germany
Period:
Late Jurassic, 154-151 million years ago

Juravenator was the second non-avian (not bird-like) theropod (small meat-eating dinosaur) to be found in the region of Solnhofen. The type specimen shows impressions of scaly skin along the tail.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae
Named by:
Göhlich & Chiappe (2006)
Type species:
starki
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