Compsognathus, a small, bipedal (two-legged) carnivore, is one of the smallest known dinosaurs. The models in this exhibition are juveniles; fully grown, they could be the size of geese.
This is one of only a few dinosaurs whose diet we know for sure: it included small lizards. Although palaeontologists have found only two skeletons of this tiny dinosaur, there were remains of small lizards in both finds.
Thanks to its long back legs and long, balancing tail, Compsognathus could easily outrun the lizards.