"Protarchaeopteryx" means "before Archaeopteryx - "Archaeopteryx" refers to one of the earliest known birds, and its name means "ancient wing", thus "Protarchaeopteryx" can be translated as "before ancient wing" or "early ancient wing".
Protarchaeopteryx was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Protarchaeopteryx was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Protarchaeopteryx was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Protarchaeopteryx was not itself an ancestor of birds).
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