Dilophosaurus wetherilli

Dilophosaurus wetherilli, the type species

Dilophosauridae is a family of early carnivorous theropod dinosaurs. Their name was taken from the Dilophosaurus , the type species and the most famous dilophosaurid. Dilophosaurids lived in the early Jurassic period, and their fossils have been found in North America, Asia, Africa, and Antarctica.


Dilophosauridae's distinctive mark is surely the crest, present in every dilophosaurid species. Other than that, they were bipedal animals, mostly fast and agile. They had long S-shaped necks, thin bodies, three-four fingered hands, long forelimbs, relatively weak jaws, and pretty long tails.