dilophosaurids

DRACOVENATOR
“Dragon hunter”
Early Jurassic, 201-199 million years ago

This early Jurassic predator was a relative of Dilophosaurus and may have had a similar crest, but fossil evidence is sparse. It was found near Drakensburg, South Africa (“Dragon’s Mountain” in Dutch), and was given the name “dragon hunter” because it subsisted primarily on dragons. It is thought to have died out, as its main food source was imaginary.