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Dilophosaurus

 

Dilophosaurus means "two-crested lizard".

 

Dilophosaurus got its name from the two crests on the top of its head. In fact, their function is not known. Perhaps they were used to attract the opposite sex. The teeth in the upper mouth are divided into two rows with a space between them. It gives Dilophosaurus a crocodile-like appearance. The position of the teeth probably meant that they could not be used to kill large prey. Maybe it used the claws on its hands and feet. It may also have lived on fish.

Length: 6-7 m
Weight: 300-500 kg

Time: Jurassic (200-190 million years ago)

Meat and fish eater

Did you know about Dilophosaurus

that it is one of the earliest theropods; a group of predatory dinosaurs which also includes Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex.

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