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Protarchaeopteryx

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Pronounced
pro-tark-ee-op-ter-iks
Meaning of name
before Archaeopteryx
Length
  2m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(122 - 120 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Protarchaeopteryx
Named by
Ji and Ji (1997)
Type species
robusta