Dilophosaurus found fame in the film Jurassic Park with its venom-spitting attack. However, looking at its fossil remains, palaeontologists cannot find any evidence that it really could spit. The idea was invented to make the film more exciting!
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Meaning of name
When it lived
Early Jurassic (200 million years ago)
Where it lived
China and North America
The films don’t always get it wrong. Dilophosaurus is one of the few dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic Park’ that actually lived in the Jurassic period.