Sinosauropteryx asiaticus (name meaning "Asian-Chinese reptilian wing") is a species of compsognathid dinosaur that was originally extinct and once lived in Early Cretaceous China, but has since been brought back from extinction SciiFii and now lives in Chinese Forest walkthough exhibit at Cretaceous Park located in Sacramento, California. It was originally planned to be shipped to the now-scrapped Chinese Dinosaur Zoo in Beijing, but due to the shipping truck containing the modern Sinosauropteryx tipped over, thus releasing the small theropods to the eycosystem, the Sinosauropteryx are now found throughout Eurasia, even in cities. It is covered with a coat of very simple filament-like feathers. The colouration of this animal includes a reddish and light banded tail and a brown "masked" face. Sinosauropteryx asiaticus is a small theropod with an unusually long tail and short arms. The longest known specimen reaches up to 1.07 metres (3.51 feet) in length, with the weight of 0.55 kilograms (1.21 pounds) It is a close relative of the similar but more famous Compsognathus noelongipes, both genera belonging to the family Compsognathidae. It is purely carnivorous and mainly feeds on arthropods, mollusks, worms, fish, frogs, small lizards, small snakes, small birds, small mammals, eggs, and carrion. Unlike its Compsognathus relatives, all populations of Sinosauropteryx are completely solitary animals, it's when the breeding season arrives, the males locate a female and try to attract them by making songs similar to that of various songbirds of China. Just like Compsognathus, Sinosauropteryx lay around 9-12 eggs at a time and the eggs hatch around 2-3 months after being laid by their mothers.
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