STL Science Center

STL Science Center

03 June 2011

The New Guy in Town

Time to move back to the Mesozoic Ladies and Gentlemen. Is there any better way to come back to dinosaurs than with a crazy outlandish hood ornament atop your skull? A member of the Dilophosauridae, this animal was discovered in 1991 and officially named and described in 1994 by Hammer and Hickerson as the only species in its genus. Its crest is like Elvis' pompadour haircut and gave it the nickname "Elvisaurus." It was the also the first carnivorous dinosaur unearthed on the frozen continent of Antarctica. Ladies and Gentlemen, our new study for the week, Cryolophosaurus!
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