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Compsognathus

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Pronounced
Komp-sog-NATH-us
Meaning of name
pretty jaw
Length
  0.65m
Weight
3.6kg
Teeth
sharp
Diet
carnivorous
Food
vertebrates
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(145 - 140 million years ago)
Found in
Germany, France

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae, Compsognathus
Named by
Wagner (1859)
Type species
longipes