Cryolophosaurus

Cryolophosaurus

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'frozen crested lizard'
Cryolophosaurus
500kg, 8.0m-long large theropod
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Diet: carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Country: Antarctica
Period: Early Jurassic, 170 million years ago
Teeth: many sharp and pointed teeth
How it moved: on 2 legs
Food: other animals

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, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria
Named by: Hammer and Hickerson (1994)
Type species: elliotti
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