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Compsognathus


Compsognathus
(‘Elegant jaw’) Carnivore Late Jurassic, 155-145 MYA Found in: Germany and France Lived in: Lagoons
Dino skill Compsognathus, Compsognathus may have been small, but they were incredibly fast, able to run at 60km/h – that’s half as fast as cheetahs – to escape predators and to catch small prey. Killer rating: 2/5 Speed: 4/5 Defence: 1/5
Fact Compsognathus had no time for chewing its food – a whole Bavarisaurus has been found in Compsognathus fossils

Complete skeleton Compsognathus skeletons might have looked like this
Pointed teeth It had a small pointed head with sharp teeth
Equilibrium To help it run fast, its long tail helped to give the Compsognathus balance
Deadly Sharp claws made Compsognathus a deadly dinosaur
Sharp sight Large eyes with binocular vision aided hunting
Short arms Compsognathus had short arms with two clawed fingers on each hand

Compsognathus