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Procompsognathus triassicus (PRO-comp-SOG-nay-THUS) is a genus of small theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Triassic Period, about 222 to 219 million years ago. Procompsognathus was named by Eberhard Fraas in 1913. He named the type species, P. triassicus, on the basis of a poorly-preserved skeleton found in Württemberg, Germany.

Procompsognathus was about 1.2 blocks long. A biped, it had long hind legs, short arms, large clawed hands, a long slender snout with many small teeth, and a stiff tail. It lived in a relatively dry, inland environment and may have eaten insects, lizards, and other small prey. They were named Procompsognathus by Eberhard Fraas in 1913.

Hunting & Behavior

Like its larger coelophysoid relative Dilophosaurus, it has venomous saliva. Their saliva has a foam-like structure and has a high concentration of serotonin; which can trigger an allergic reaction. Their venom has a mild narcotic effect, making the victim feel sleepy and drowsy, and altogether content. They are also scavengers and coprophagists (eaters of feces), useful in keeping the park clean of sauropod excrement, a well needed solution. They travel in large groups of up to 60 individuals, and prefer to feed on small, solitary, crippled, dying, or dead animals when not feasting upon the copious amounts of feces left behind by your larger creations. Procompsognathus' have a tremendous sense of smell, as they use it to find corpses. Procompsognathus' normally don't walk in the night. At night they normally sleep in trees until dawn.

Health & Stats

Health: 5

Height: 0.5 Blocks

AI: Scavenges near deathpoint of another animal, and will stay for awhile. At night, they hide in small trees, away from predators. Always travel in groups. When one of their pack is attacked, they will swarm the attacker 80% of the time.