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[komp-sog-nuh-thuh s] /kɒmpˈsɒg nə θəs/

any bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Compsognathus, of late Jurassic age, having a slender body that reached a length of 30 inches (76 cm).

genus of small dinosaurs, Modern Latin, from Greek kompsos “refined, elegant” + gnathos “jaw” (see gnathic).


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