A common group of Primitive Coelurosaurs that is short-armed, the Compsognathidae includes both dinosaurs with scales and dinosaurs with feather. It's still unclear what they belong to; they have been classified in the Tyrannraptora, the Maniraptoriformes and just the normal Coelurosauria.

Time PeriodEdit

They lived from the late Jurassic to the end of the late Cretaceous.


Major members include Aristosuchus, Compsognathus, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, and Sinosauropteryx. (Full List)

Procompsognathids resemble Compsognathids; both groups share a name and are small theropods, as well are distant relatives.



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