Monolophosaurus

Monolopho-saurus

Pronunciation:
mono-Loh-foh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'single-crested lizard'
Monolophosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
5.7m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 180-159 million years ago
Found in:
China

Monolophosaurus had a long bony crest on its head, perhaps for display.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Carnosauria
Named by:
Zhao and Currie (1993)
Type species:
jiangi
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