Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus found fame in the film Jurassic Park with its venom-spitting attack. However, looking at its fossil remains, palaeontologists cannot find any evidence that it really could spit. The idea was invented to make the film more exciting!

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Diloph Fact File

Fact File

Pronounced
DIE-lof-owe-SORE-us

Meaning of name  
Double-crested lizard

Length    
6 m

Weight    
400 kg

Diet    
Carnivorous

When it lived   
Early Jurassic (200 million years ago)

Where it lived  
China and North America

DINOMAZING FACT!

The films don’t always get it wrong. Dilophosaurus is one of the few dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park’ that actually lived in the Jurassic period.

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