Cryolophosaurus is the first meat-eating dinosaur to be discovered on the frozen continent of Antarctica. It was an odd looking dinosaur, fairly large for such an early hunter.

Cryolophosaurus had a large, deep skull similar to that of Allosaurus but with a most unusual crest that curved forward and was flattened front-to-back and being broad from side to side. The crest was likened to the hair of Elvis Presley and earned Cryolophosaurus the nickname of "Elvisaurus".

Dino Facts

  • Pronounced: cry-o-LOF-o-SAWR-us
  • Means: Frozen-crested lizard
  • Size: 26 ft (8 m)
  • Where: Antarctica
  • When: Early Jurassic
  • Diet: Carnivorous (prosauropods)

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