When Archaeopteryx remains were first unearthed, the dinosaur was thought to be a Compsognathus. However, palaeontologists soon realized that this is one of the most important dinosaur discoveries ever made.

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Family Coelundea Period Late Jurassic Where found Germany Heiaht 0.3 metre (1 foot)

iength 0.5 metre 0-6 feet) Weight 500 grams 08 ounces)

Food Meat

Special features Feathers

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