Pronounced di-loaf-oh-sore-us, and meaning ‘Double-crested lizard’. Some believe the two crests on the head of a Dilophosaurus increased their attractiveness to potential mates.
This dinosaur was built for speed and as a meat-eater, they probably ate smaller animals including fish and other dinosaurs! They measured about 7 metres long and 3 metres tall, and could have weighed about half a tonne.
Discovered in North America and China, they hailed from the early Jurassic Period (200 million years ago).
Like the Dilophosaurus, cockatoos have a crest on their heads, which they use for all sorts of communication, including attracting a mate.
The Carnaby’s Cockatoo is facing extinction. Taronga is working with Birdlife Australia to protect and restore key nesting habitat for Western Australia’s wild Carnaby’s Cockatoos. You can help by adopting our Australian birds today!
Bring the Dilophosaurus back to life by scanning the marker, then collect all interactive dinosaurs as part of our new 3D experience.