Sinosauropteryx is a compsognathid that was the first feathered dinosaur to be discovered. Sinosauropteryx was described in 1996, and lived in the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation. In early 2010, it was revealed that it was the first dinosaur for which we know its true color: reddish-orange with whitish-gray rings along the back, face, and the tail. In 1997, it was thought that Sinosauropteryx was the same as Compsognathus.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Sinosauropteryx

Jurassic Park franchise

Sinosauropteryx appeared in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder. Sinosauropteryx appeared in the website Jurassic Park: Institute on Dinopedia.


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