Temporal range: Late Triassic
Procompsognathus (meaning "before pretty jaw from the Triassic period") was a small, speedy theropod dinosaur. This meat-eater lived during the late Triassic period, about 222 to 219 million years ago. It probably ate insects and lizards in a relatively dry, inland environment.
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Procompsognathus was named by Eberhard Fraas in 1913. The type species is P. triassicus.