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Monolophosaurus

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

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Pronounced
mono-Loh-foh-sore-us
Meaning of name
single-crested lizard
Length
  5.7m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(180 - 159 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Carnosauria, Monolophosaurus
Named by
Zhao and Currie (1993)
Type species
jiangi