Dilophosaurus wetherilli
An artist's illustration of Dilophosaurus.
Range Early Jurassic Period.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Dinosauria
Family Dilophosauridae
Genus Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus is a genus from the Dilophosauridae family. It was a carnivorous dinosaur of the early Jurassic.


It had a thin, long tail, slender legs, and long arms that were used to capture prey. Dilophosaurus lived around 193 million years ago. It was about six meters long and weighed about 500 lbs. Studies by Robert Gay show no indication that there was a difference between male and female Dilophosaurus but says nothing about crest variation. The first skeleton was discovered in 1942 in Arizona


The crests on it's head were used to attract mates.



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