Translation: Double-Crested Lizard
Height: 6 - 8 feet
Length: 20 feet (6 meters)
Weight: 650+ Lbs. (300+ kg.)
Time: Jurassic Period (200MYA)
Dilophosaurus was a speedy, slender, meat-eater that lived during the early Jurassic period. Dilophosaurus was bipedal (walked on two legs). It had two thin, bony, almost semi-circular crests on its head; these may have been for mating displays. It had short arms with three-fingered hands and strong legs with four-toed feet (one toe was a dewclaw). Both fingers and toes had claws. It had hollow bones and an S-shaped, curved neck.
Dilphosaurus had loosely attached jaws, which would have made killing animals with its teeth difficult. It must have killed with its clawed arms and legs, and/or scavenged carcasses.
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