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Nqwebasaurus thwazi de Klerk et al. 2000 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 66506

Full reference: W. J. de Klerk, C. A. Forster, S. D. Sampson, A. Chinsamy, and C. F. Ross. 2000. A new coelurosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(2):324-332

Belongs to Nqwebasaurus according to T. R. Holtz et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AM 6040, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is 5 km west of Kirkwood, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial mudstone in the Kirkwood Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 118.0, humerus length 58.5, radius length 44.2, scapula length 64.7, tibia length 140.7, ulna length 44.5

Estimated body mass: 4.91 kg based on femur length