Some Dinosaurs Were Tiny!

2000. Acrylic on acetate. 13"x22".


Essay

Although many of the best-known dinosaurs were much bigger than elephants, a few were very small. Compsognathus was a tiny dinosaur that would have been outweighed by a Thanksgiving turkey!


Vital Statistics

  • Genus Name: Compsognathus ("delicate jaw")
  • Type Species: * C. longipes (Wagner, 1859)
  • Length: 3 feet (1 meter)
  • Weight: 5-6 pounds
  • Time: Jurassic
  • Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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