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meaning: "Before elegant jaw - a reference to the genus Compsognathus"
Named By: Eberhaad Fraas in 1913
Time Period: Late Triassic, 210 Ma
Location: Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg - Lowenstein Formation
Size: Estimated about 1 meter long
Diet: Insectivore/Carnivore
Fossil(s): Fragmentary skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Coelophysidae |

Procompsognathus is an extinct genus of coelophysid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 210 million years ago during the later part of the Triassic Period, in what is now Germany. Procompsognathus was a small-sized, lightly built, ground-dwelling, bipedal carnivore, that could grow up to 1 m (3.3 ft) long.

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