Compsognathus is a small theropod from the Late Jurassic. At just 1 m in length it was one of the smallest dinosaurs that have ever been found by scientists, but it is also one of the more complete. It was found in Germany alongside one of the first birds, Archaeopteryx. It was a predator and belonged to the Coelurosaur branch of the dinosaur tree.

In the Walking with... SeriesEdit

The Complete Guide To Prehistoric LifeEdit

It is mentioned in the book.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside Their WorldEdit

Compsognathus is one of the viewable dinosaurs in the app.


Until the discovery of Microraptor, Compsognathus was considered to be one of the smallest of dinosaurs.

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