Genus: Compsognathus WAGNER, 1859
Etymology: Greek, kompsos “elegant [delicate, adorned]”, and Greek, gnathus, jaw; elegant jaw.

Species: longipes WAGNER, 1859

Holotype: IPHG ASI 563 (BSP 1563)

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

Horizon: Lithographic, Solnhofen.


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

Material: Nearly complete specimen.

Note: Remains of 10 or more small eggs found in body cavity of type.