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Cryolophosaurus

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Product Code :RC16013D

Name:Cryolophosaurus

Meaning:Frozen crested lizard

Pronunciation:Cry-oh-loaf-oh-sawr-us

Named by:William R. Hammer and William J. Hickerson

Order:Saurischia

Diet:Carnivore

Period:Early Jurassic

Figure size:29cm x8,5cm x 12,2 cm (l x w x h)

Real size:21,3 ft long 5 ft tall at the hips.

Weight:465 kg

Excavated in:Antarctic

Features:The most distinctive feature is the bony crest on the top of its head, that looks a lot like a Spanish comb.


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The crest on the top of its head is thought to be used for Intra-species recognition. The brain of Cryolophosaurus was more primitive then those of other theropods. It was the first carnivorous dinosaur to be discovered in Antartica.

QUESTION:

why did Cryolophosaurus not freeze to death in Antartica?

ANSWER:

Antartica had a much warmer climate in the early Jurassic.






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