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Dilophosaurus


Dilophosaurus
(‘Two-crested lizard’) Carnivore Early Jurassic, 193 MYA Found in: Arizona, USA and China Lived in: Close to rivers and in dry places

Dilophosaurus had two frilly crests on the top of its head. It probably didn’t have a neck frill, unlike its famous movie counterpart Fact
Dino skill Dilophosaurus was one of the largest predators of its time, during the Early Jurassic period. Fossilised footprints suggest that it hunted in packs. Killer rating: 3/5 Speed: 2/5 Defence: 3/5 Dilophosaurus
Head crest The most interesting part of its skull is this crest, used for attracting a mate
Venomous? Despite what you might have seen in the movie Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus was unlikely to have spat out venom
Pack hunter Dilophosaurus was very likely to have hunted in packs like wolves
Small predator Dilophosaurus wasn’t big enough to kill and eat large animals, so it ate smaller creatures and fish instead
Croc-like This dinosaur had a strange bump behind its first row of teeth, making it look like a crocodile


Dilophosaurus