Sinosauropteryx

Sinosauropteryx

Pronunciation:
sine-oh-sore-op-ter-iks
Name meaning:
'Chinese lizard wing'
Sinosauropteryx
Dinosaur description:
1.0m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
China
Period:
Early Cretaceous, 122-120 million years ago

Sinosauropteryx had feathery wing-like structures, but could not fly.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae
Named by:
Ji and Ji (1996)
Type species:
prima
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