Theropod dinosaur - ROM2007_9419_1

ROM2007_9419_1

Theropod dinosaur

Place Collected
(Object)
:
North America, USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Moa Ave 1, 20 Miles North of Cameron, near Tuba City, On Navajo Indian Reservation
Date: Date Collected: 1942
Dimensions:
length=369; width=33; height=210 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderSaurischia
    • FamilyPodokesauridae
    • GenusDilophosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetwetherilli
Type Status:
Holotype
Object number: ROMVP46220
Not on view
DescriptionDilophosaurus was one of the earliest large carnivorous dinosaurs (theropods). The prominent, arched crests on the top of its skull were probably used for display and may have been brightly coloured. Long claws on its back toes would have served as formidable weapons. Dilophosaurus may have lived and hunted in small packs.
Collector(s):University of California Museum of Paleontology
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