Compsognathids are small meat eating dinosaurs from the Jurassic to the Cretaceous time period. There was once a find of a compsognathid found in New Zealand.


The compsognathid was among the dinosaurs that lived in New Zealand. It lived the same time as Joan Wiffen's theropod a type of megalosaurid or allosaurid that also lived in New Zealand.


When it was first found scientist classified it as a compsognathid. This includes Sinosauropteryx, Compsognathus, and Juravenator.

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