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Cryolophosaurus

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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.

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Pronounced
cry-o-loaf-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
frozen crested lizard
Length
  8m
Weight
500kg
Teeth
many sharp and pointed teeth
Diet
carnivorous
Food
other animals
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Early Jurassic
(170  million years ago)
Found in
Antarctica

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Cryolophosaurus
Named by
Hammer and Hickerson (1994)
Type species
elliotti