Cryolophosaurus

Cryolophosaurus

Pronunciation:
cry-o-loaf-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'frozen crested lizard'
Cryolophosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
8.0m
Weight:
500kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
many sharp and pointed teeth
Food:
other animals
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Early Jurassic, 170 million years ago
Found in:
Antarctica

Cryolophosaurus is one of the earliest meat-eating dinosaurs found so far. It lived in what is now Antarctica and had a small curved crest on the top of its head.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Carnosauria
Named by:
Hammer and Hickerson (1994)
Type species:
elliotti
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