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Compsognathus longipes

Pronounced (Komp-so-Nath-us)

Solnhofen Formation, Germany
155 million years old

A small dinosaur sometimes referred to simply as “Compy”, Compsognathus (meaning “elegant jaw”) was a therop that lived along the shores of the Tethys sea.
A recent discovery of a relative, Juravenator, also in the Solnhofen Limestone, preserves scaled skin on parts of its body, indicating that these small dinosaurs probably did not have a covering of dinofuzz.

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