Caudipteryx

About Caudipteryx

Caudipteryx has long been the subject of discussion and debate among paleontologists world-wide. Was Caudipteryx a dinosaur or a bird? Did it descend from earlier dinosaurs or from earlier birds? Caudipteryx lived about 140 million years ago, after the first birds evolved. Whether a dinosaur or a bird, Caudipteryx was a powerful and agile hunter. It had a very short tail, long clawed feet, and small wing-like limbs.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Caudipteryx
How do I pronounce Caudipteryx?
Cawd-ip-tur-icks
What does the name Caudipteryx mean?
Tail Feathers
How long was Caudipteryx?
2.50 feet 0.80 meters
How heavy was Caudipteryx?
11.00 pounds 5.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Caudipteryx assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Caudipteryx eat?
Animals and plants
How many years ago did Caudipteryx live?
90,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Caudipteryx live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Caudipteryx live?
Asia, China
Caudipteryx Picture Image

Caudipteryx's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Caudipteryx Map

Caudipteryx's size

0 kg
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