I Know Dino Podcast: Dilophosaurus

Episode 18 is all about Dilophosaurus, (as requested by Fb fan Luke) a dinosaur well-known for being inaccurately depicted in Jurassic Park.

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On this episode, we talk about:

    • The dinosaur of the day: Dilophosaurus, which suggests “double crested”
    • Dilophosaurus had paired crests on high of its head, although what’s was used for is unknown (might have been to draw females or assist packs acknowledge one another, if Dilophosaurus traveled in packs)
    • Dilophosaurus lived within the early Jurassic (200 to 190 million years in the past)
    • The crests had been most likely too delicate for something however show
    • Dilophosaurus is known for being the spitting, venomous dinosaur in Jurassic Park, however that is inaccurate
    • Dilophosaurus was not toxic, and there’s no proof of any dinosaur having venom
    • Dilophosaurus additionally didn’t have a “fluttering neck crest” and no proof of any dinosaurs having that frill
    • In Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus was a small dog-sized dinosaur, however in actuality it was about 20 toes lengthy and weighed 1,000 kilos
    • Dilophosaurus was much like most theropod, meat eaters within the Jurassic in North America (except for the top crest), so it’s not clear why Dilophosaurus was portrayed the way in which it was in Jurassic Park
    • Jurassic Park clarification: inclusion of the frog DNA or a splicing error gave it the irregular traits
    • Dilophosaurus was initially grouped as a Megalosaur (the “wastebasket taxon”) for theropods, when it was found in 1942 in Arizona, however the crest gave it its personal genus
    • Dilophosaurus was a primitive predator, so it didn’t have ahead going through eyes (stereo imaginative and prescient)
    • It most likely used scent to hunt, had a dewclaw, hole bones, and s-shaped curved neck, and had an extended tail it might use as a whip in a struggle
    • Dilophosaurus might most likely run at 30 mph, and it might have hunted in packs
    • Dilophosaurus had needle-like puncturing tooth, might have eaten fish; had a crocodile-like look, with a notch behind the primary row of tooth
    • Dilophosaurus skeletons at the moment are housed on the College of California’s Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley, CA
    • Dilophosaurus is a part of the household Dilophosauridae, which had been early carnivorous dinosaurs that lived in lots of areas
    • They had been 13-23 toes lengthy and weighed 660 to 1100 kilos, and recognized for his or her head crests (used for attracting a mate or to scare off rivals)
    • Dilophosauridae even have a notch between a row of tooth, which makes them seem like crocodiles; nevertheless, they most likely had a weak chunk and had been scavengers
    • Although Dilophosauridae is a part of the superfamily Coelophysoidea, dilophosaurids could also be nearer to the Tenaurae group (which has superior megalosaurs, carnosaurs and coelurosaurs)
    • Enjoyable truth: The quickest dinosaurs had been ornithomids (ostrich like dinosaurs akin to Dromiceiomimus), and so they might run as much as 37 mph

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