Genus: Compsognathus WAGNER, 1861
Etymology: Greek, kompsos “elegant [delicate, adorned]”, and Greek, gnathus, jaw; elegant jaw.

Species: longipes WAGNER, 1861

Holotype: IPHG ASI 563 (BSP 1563)

Locality: Jachenhausen? Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Lithographic, Solnhofen.


Age: Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

Note: Ostrom (1978) "A striated or linear pattern does occur proximally at the lower edge of the ischium, and also between the right radius and ulna. In both of these sites, the striations are parallel to the adjacent
bone edges. There also appears to be a very faint lineation along the dorsal region of the proximal caudals close to the tip of the right dentary. Nopsca's "fibers" may well represent impressions of soft tissues." Or possible feather impressions?

= Compsognathus corallestris BIDAR, DEMAY & THOMEL, 1972


Locality: <<Petit Plan>>, Canjuers, Var Department, France.

Horizon: Portlandian Lithographic limestone.


Age: Tithonian? Or Kimmeridgian Stage? Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and nearly complete skeleton.

Note: Possible skin impressions distal to caudal 12 displays patches of uniformly siezed, bumpy structures on the lateral sides (PEYER, 2006).