|Let me introduce you to Monolophosaurus. This is a no-frills predator straight from the Jurassic. Honestly, I could wax lyrical for days, 'cause it's hard not to be impressed by such a colorful crest. But don't be fooled; this is one minacious hunter!
Monolophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that originated from Middle Jurassic Asia. Originally thought to be related to Guanlong and later found as a basal Tetanuran dinosaur, Monolophosaurus is included in the Camp Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack.
Monolophosaurus was recreated by InGen for Jurassic World on Isla Nublar. Several members of the species remained alive on the island in the aftermath of the park's abandonment in 2015, and were encountered by the survivors of Camp Cretaceous; Jurassic World's resident summer camp.
Monolophosaurus is a relatively small carnivore, similar in size and appearance to the Tyrannosaurian Proceratosaurus. It has a unique, flat crest extending from is snout and slightly over its eye socket.
The first remains of Monolophosaurus were unearthed in the Shishugou Formation of China in 1984 after it was discovered 3 years prior. This genus would have lived alongside many other dinosaurs, including the sauropod Mamenchisaurus.
Several years later, it was hypothesized by paleontologist Thomas Carr that Monolophosaurus was the adult growth stage of another theropod found in the same formation: Guanlong due to their similar appearances, but a later study by another paleontologist, Steve Burasette, disproved this idea.
- Monolophosaurus on Wikipedia