Colourful Compsognathus

A fan of Everything Dinosaur very kindly sent into us a beautiful illustration of the small, Jurassic Theropod Compsognathus.  Our thanks to Maurizio from Italy for producing such a fantastic piece of artwork and sharing it with us.

A Very Colourful Compsognathus

Compsognathus illustrated.

A beautiful illustration of the Late Jurassic Theropod dinosaur Compsognathus.

Picture Credit: Maurizio

An Elegant Illustration of “Elegant Jaw”

The fast-running Compsognathus was about the size of a small goose and for a time it was regarded as the smallest dinosaur known to science.  The scientific name for this European dinosaur is Compsognathus longipes, the genus name comes from the Latin for “elegant jaw”, a reference to the delicate, slender jaws of this little predator, which probably fed on insects and small vertebrates.

Commenting on the drawing, illustrator Maurizio said:

“I just wanted to send  you [Everything Dinosaur] this illustration.  The illustration features a Compsognathus inspired by the ones seen in “Jurassic Park” and the “Lost World” movies.  My Compsognathus is hiding inside some prehistoric plants.”

Maurizio Has Skilfully Drawn the “Elegant Jaw” of Compsognathus

A close-up view of the elegant jaw of Compsognathus.

A close-up view of the head of the Compsognathus longipes that had been drawn by Everything Dinosaur fan Maurizio.

Picture Credit: Maurizio

Always Happy to Receive Prehistoric Animal Drawings

A spokesperson from the UK-based dinosaur company stated that team members were always happy to receive prehistoric animal drawings from fans of dinosaurs and this person went onto state:

“We get sent a lot of illustrations and examples of prehistoric animal themed artwork and we are always happy to post up the pictures onto the walls of our office or within the company warehouse.  These drawings make a very attractive display.”

Our thanks once again to Maurizio for taking the time and the trouble to send into Everything Dinosaur an example of his artwork.

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