Dilophosaurus

About Dilophosaurus

The blockbuster movie "Jurassic Park" featured a Dilophosaurus attacking a man by spitting in his eyes during a rainstorm. It is unlikely that the real Dilophosaurus could spit, or that it had extendable flaps around its neck as portrayed in the movie. Dilophosaurus dates back to around 200 million years ago, making it one of the first large meat-eating dinosaurs. It had two thin ridges that grew over each eye that were each about half as large as a dinner plate. It is not known what these ridges were used for. Some scientists believe that they were for attracting a mate, or as a sign of maturity.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Dilophosaurus
How do I pronounce Dilophosaurus?
Die-loaf-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Dilophosaurus mean?
Double-Crested Reptile
How long was Dilophosaurus?
20.00 feet 6.00 meters
How heavy was Dilophosaurus?
880.00 pounds 400.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Dilophosaurus assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Dilophosaurus eat?
Animals
How many years ago did Dilophosaurus live?
200,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Dilophosaurus live?
Early Jurassic
Where did Dilophosaurus live?
Arizona, China, North America, Utah
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Dilophosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Dilophosaurus Map

Dilophosaurus's size

0 kg
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