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Compsognathus longipes

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Name: “elegant jaw"

Length: 1 m

Height: 30 cm

Weight: 3 kg

Diet: carnivore

Time: Jurassic

Location: Europe (Germany)

Compsognathus (pronounced Komp-so-Nath-us, Greek kompsos; “elegant”, “refined” or “dainty”, and gnathos; “jaw”) was a small, bipedal, carnivorous theropod dinosaur. The animal was the size of a turkey and lived around 150 million years ago, the early Tithonian stage of the late Jurassic Period, in what is now Europe. Paleontologists have found two well-preserved fossils, one in Germany in the 1850s and the second in France more than a century later. Many popular presentations still describe Compsognathus as a “chicken-sized” dinosaur because of the small size of the German specimen, which is now believed to be a juvenile form of the larger French specimen. Compsognathus is one of the few dinosaurs for which the diet is known with certainty: the remains of small, agile lizards are preserved in the bellies of both specimens. Teeth discovered in Portugal may be further fossil remains of the genus.
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paleosir's avatar
Nice, really detailed!
Though as a coelurosaur, it would be fuzzy.
Spike-McFinn's avatar
You're teeny-tiny!
Pappasaurus's avatar
I think that this dinosaur needs fuzz on its body.
Jegi-san's avatar
wow i love it!!!**
Turok21's avatar
Nice Dinosaures RIP Life fore ever nice Work ^^
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KristenMash's avatar
I like the coloring on this.
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