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Compsognathus Wagner 1861 (elegant jaw)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38538

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

Parent taxon: Compsognathidae according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

Sister taxa: Aniksosaurus, Aristosuchus, Compsognathinae, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, Nqwebasaurus, Ornitholestes, Scipionyx, Sinocalliopteryx

Subtaxa: Compsognathus longipes

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-insectivore