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Compsognathus

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Compsognathus longipes from the Kimmeridgian of Germany and France, curious about a stranded starfish. Long described as the smallest dinosaur the size of a chicken, the century old known bavarian specimen was actually a juvenile. The adult was ratherthe size of a big turkey as shown by the more recently discovered French specimen from Canjuers. A request from :iconchimera-gui:
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3888x2592px 3.18 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
75 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 27, 2008, 1:07:19 PM
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Every time I see Compsognathus I remember the song I learned as a kid 'Compsognathus small as a chicken, ran 'round the forest floor, he hunted for quick little lizards and bugs, this mini dinosaur"

Heehee, moment of nostalgia.:happy: 
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Hey there. I recently made a Compsognathus character who kind of looks likes this design
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His name is Coomak. From my original series The Chronicles of Gadooa
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Coomak the Compy? Cool name...
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The world he comes from has Earth Animals from all time periods (including ours) together. There is also magic if you can believe it.
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No limit to the imagination :)
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If you want to know more, look at my latest journal entry
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Fascinating!
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I didnt know that.
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I like the pic but shouldent it have only two fingers?
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Nope, compy had three fingers. It was thought to have only two but a new specimen from Canjuers, France definitely showed that it was tridactyl.
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cute little guy--very cool
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Aww it has tiny feet and tiny hands and tiny eyes... that's what makes it cute :)
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Actually big eyes compared to head size (like babies). That's what makes the nastiest creature cute.
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well, they look small to me :P
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