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Sinosauropteryx

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

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Pronounced
sine-oh-sore-op-ter-iks
Meaning of name
Chinese lizard wing
Length
  1m
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, Compsognathidae, Sinosauropteryx
Named by
Ji and Ji (1996)
Type species
prima