Classification: Theropods, Neotheropods

Body length: 6 m

Body weight: 500 kg - 1 t

Period: Early Jurassic

Localities: USA, China

The name Dilophosaurus is derived from the Greek words “di” (“two”), “lophos” (“crest) and “sauros” (“lizard”); hence, “two-crest lizard”.
It derives from the most distinctive feature of Dilophosaurus, a pair of rounded scutes in the skull, formed by extensions of the nasal bones. These are considered too fragile for anything other than display.
Dilophosaurs were carnivorous and fed on dead skeletons because their teeth were too weak to kill large prey.

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