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Juravenator

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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.

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Pronounced
ju-rah-ve-nay-tor
Meaning of name
Jura (Bavarian mountains) hunter
Length
  0.8m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(154 - 151 million years ago)
Found in
Germany

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Compsognathidae, Juravenator
Named by
Göhlich & Chiappe (2006)
Type species
starki