Safari Ltd. - Dilophosaurus
Safari Ltd. Dilophosaurus #100-508 Review:
Safari Ltd. has two Dilophosaurus currently available. This is the new version released in 2021.
This is the smallest of the Dilophosaurus currently available. It is the only version that has a closed mouth. We feel that most collectors like to see the teeth of the model, so beware that this version is a closed mouth version. Since it is closed, you cannot really see the "kink" in the upper jaw that distinguishes a Dilophosaurus. Color is a muted / flat brown and tan. Orange crests pop off the brown color.
Overall a solid figure. Somewhat small (and no teeth) for the price, however.
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Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Facts:Dilophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaurs (hollow bones and 3 toed limbs) that lived in what is now North America about 193 million years ago. It was also the largest known land-animal of North America during the Early Jurassic period.
Slender and lightly built, its size was comparable to that of a brown bear. The largest known specimen weighed about 400 kilograms (880 lb), measured about 7 meters (23 ft) in length, and its skull was 590 millimeters (23 in) long.
Its snout was narrow, and the upper jaw had a gap or “kink” below the nostril. It had a pair of arched crests on its skull. The lower jaw was slender and delicate at the front, but deep at the back. The teeth were long, curved, thin, and compressed sideways. The teeth in the lower jaw were much smaller than those of the upper jaw. Most of the teeth had serrations at their front and back edges. The neck was long and its arms were powerful, with a long and slender upper arm bone.
Interestingly, the Dilophosaurus’ hands had four fingers (Theropods typically only have 3); the first was short but strong and bore a large claw, the two following fingers were longer and slenderer with smaller claws; the fourth was genetically unusable.
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