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Dilophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur. It contains a single known species, Dilophosaurus wetherilli, known from fossil remains found in the Kayenta formation of Arizona, USA. This rock formation has been dated to the early Jurassic Period (Sinemurian age), about 193 million years ago. Dilophosaurus was among the largest carnivores of its time (about 7 meters long) and had a pair of rounded crests on its skull.

Dilophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur. It contains a single known species, Dilophosaurus wetherilli, known from fossil remains found in the Kayenta formation of Arizona, USA. This rock formation has been dated to the early Jurassic Period (Sinemurian age), about 193 million years ago. Dilophosaurus was among the largest carnivores of its time (about 7 meters long) and had a pair of rounded crests on its skull.

How Much Do You Really Know About Dilophosaurus?: Fact #5 - Dilophosaurus Lived During the Early Jurassic Period

How Much Do You Really Know About Dilophosaurus?

How Much Do You Really Know About Dilophosaurus?: Fact #5 - Dilophosaurus Lived During the Early Jurassic Period

Dilophosaurus (/daɪˌlɒfɵˈsɔrəs/ dy-lof-o-sawr-əs or /daɪˌloʊfɵˈsɔrəs/); is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Sinemurian stage of the Early Jurassic Period, about 193 million years ago. The first specimens were described in 1954, but it was not until over a decade later that the genus received its current name.

Dilophosaurus (/daɪˌlɒfɵˈsɔrəs/ dy-lof-o-sawr-əs or /daɪˌloʊfɵˈsɔrəs/); is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Sinemurian stage of the Early Jurassic Period, about 193 million years ago. The first specimens were described in 1954, but it was not until over a decade later that the genus received its current name.

antique print, Jurassic formation ammonite fossils, 1905

1905 Antique JURASSIC print, Jurassic formation ammonites, Fossil, Black and white print

dilophosaurus-skeleton./A reconstruction of Dilophosaurus at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Photo by Brian Switek http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/28/how-dilophosaurus-became-a-rock-star/

dilophosaurus-skeleton./A reconstruction of Dilophosaurus at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Photo by Brian Switek http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/28/how-dilophosaurus-became-a-rock-star/

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