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Compsognathus longipes Wagner 1861 (elegant jaw)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53007

Alternative combination: Compsognathus gracilis

Synonym: Compsognathus corallestris Bidar et al. 1972 (taxon 55546)

Full reference: J. A. Wagner. 1861. Neue Beiträge zur Kenntniss der urweltlichen Fauna des lithographischen Schiefers [New contributions to the knowledge of the ancient fauna of the lithographic slates]. Abhandlungen der königlichen bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaft, II Classe 9(1):65-124

Belongs to Compsognathus according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid 14.6 x 31.6, femur length 108.8, fibula length 124.9, humerus length 54.1, humerus diameter 9.06, radius length 41.0, scapula 51.2 x 7.0, skull length 100.0, tibia length 131.4, tibia diameter 9.80, ulna length 46.4

Estimated body mass: 3.91 kg based on femur length