Monolophosaurus

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NameMonolophosaurus
Diet
Weight480 kg
Length5.7 meters
Height1.8 meters
Period
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Monolophosaurus was a genus of tetanid theropod dinosaur that lived in western China from Asia during the Jurassic period. The name means "one-crested lizard" and refers to the single crest on the top of its skull. It was a medium-sized carnivorous carnivorous carnosaur about 5 meters long. However, they are not related to Dilophosaurus, but are closely related to more advanced carnivores such as Allosaurus. 

The crest was similar to that of the small theropod Guanlong, and it was suggested that they were used to mate, intensify roaring or communicate in a flock while hunting. It hunted in packs to take down sauropods and stegosaurs as the most advanced carnivores during the late Jurassic. It had a large slender head with a mouth full of sharp, jagged teeth. The monolophosaur lived on the shores of lakes and oceans according to the fossil skeleton found and showed signs of water. 

Monolophosaurus reached 5 to 6 meters in length and weighed up to 1,500 pounds.

What did the Monolophosaurus eat?

Monolophosaurus was a medium-sized carnivorous carnosaur hunted in packs to overthrow sauropods and stegosaurs as the most advanced carnivores during the late Jurassic. 

When did the monolophosaur live?

Monolophosaurus was a genus of tetanic theropod dinosaur, which lived in western China from Asia during the Jurassic period, about 166.1 million years ago - 163.5 million years ago.

What does monolophosaurus mean?

The name means "one-crested lizard" and refers to the single crest on the top of its skull.

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Fun Facts

  • Monolophosaurus was famous for its unique crest on the top of its skull.
  • It was a carnivore or a carnivore.
  • It hunted in herds.
  • He lived on the shores of lakes and oceans.
  • It had a large slender head with a mouth full of sharp, jagged teeth. 

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