Compsognathus

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Compsognathus
Compy.jpg
Reconstruction o a skelet, Museum o Auncient Life – Thanksgiving Point, model sculptit bi Bruce J. Mohn
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Reptilia
Order: Saurischia
Faimily: Compsognathidae
Subfaimily: Compsognathinae
Cope, 1875
Genus: Compsognathus
Wagner, 1861
Teep species
Compsognathus longipes
Wagner, 1861
Synonyms

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.