Procompsognathus meaning

A taxonomic genus within the family Coelophysidae — small, bipedal, dinosaur that lived during the Late Triassic Period, about 222 to 219 million years ago.
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Origin of procompsognathus

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek πρό (pro, “before”) and New Latin Compsognathus, from Ancient Greek κομψος (kompsos, “elegant", "refined" or "dainty”) + γναθος (gnathos, “jaw”)

    From Wiktionary