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Dinosaur Fact File: Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx with wings outspread, resting on a tree branch.

Name: Archaeopteryx

Meaning: Ancient Wing

How to say it: ark-ee-OP-ter-iks

Where found: Germany, Europe.

Length: 1 foot

Height: 1.5 feet

Weight: 300-500 grams

How it walked: Walked on two legs

Teeth: Many small conical teeth in the upper jaw

Type of feeder: Carnivore

Food: Herbivores

Period: Cretaceous

When it lived: 150 million years ago

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