Protarchaeopteryx

Prot-archaeopteryx

Pronunciation:
pro-tark-ee-op-ter-iks
Name meaning:
'before Archaeopteryx'
Protarchaeopteryx
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Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
2.0m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 122-120 million years ago
Found in:
China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora
Named by:
Ji and Ji (1997)
Type species:
robusta
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