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Temporal range: Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous, 150.8–140 Ma
Reconstruction o a skelet, Museum o Auncient Life – Thanksgiving Point
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Faimily: Compsognathidae
Subfaimily: Compsognathinae
Cope, 1875
Genus: Compsognathus
Wagner, 1859
Teep species
Compsognathus longipes
Wagner, 1859

Compsognathus corallestris
Bidar, Demay, & Thomel, 1972

Compsognathus (/kɒmpˈsɒɡnəθəs/;[1] Greek kompsos/κομψός; "elegant", "refined" or "dainty", an gnathos/γνάθος; "jaw")[2] is a genus o smaa, bipedal, carnivorous theropod dinosaurs. Members o its single species Compsognathus longipes could grow tae the size o a bubbly-jock.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Compsognathus", Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition
  2. Liddell & Scott (1980). Greek-English Lexicon, Abridged Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-910207-4.