Dilophosaurus (Jurassic Park)
Background information
Feature films Jurassic Park
Jurassic World (Hologram only)
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs
Video games Jurassic Park (NES)
Jurassic Park (SNES)
Jurassic Park (Sega Genesis)
Jurassic Park Interactive
Jurassic Park (1994 arcade game)
Chaos Island: The Lost World
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (arcade)
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Jurassic Park: The Game
Jurassic Park: Builder
Jurassic Park (2015 arcade game)
Jurassic World: The Game
Lego Jurassic World
Park attractions Jurassic Park: River Adventure
Jurassic Park: The Ride (Hollywood)
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Portrayed by
Performance model
Inspiration Dilophosaurus from the novel of Jurassic Park
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Swift, ferocious, cunning, agile, hungry
Appearance Small Dilophosaurus, green, beady eyes, sharp slender teeth
Occupation Hunter
Alignment Bad
Goal To eat everything in its path
Home Isla Nublar
Isla Sorna
Allies Each other
Minions Themselves
Enemies Dennis Nedry
Likes Food, eating, water
Dislikes Being killed, dying, being injured, starvation, thirst
Powers and abilities Speed, extreme acrobatic, jumping abilities, strength, scenes, jaw strength, stamina
Weapons Venomous spit, frilled neck razor sharp teeth, claws
Fate TBA

Dilophosaurus, meaning "double-crested lizard" in reference the two thin crests of bone on the top of its head, was a large-sized theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period.




Jurassic ParkEdit

The endorsement team was meant to see the Dilophosaurus in its paddock during their tour of Jurassic Park, but no Dilophosaurs revealed themselves to the visitors.

When Dennis Nedry turned off the park's secuirty systems so he could steal InGen's dinosaur embryos, Dilophosaurus was one of the many dinosaurs that were free to roam the island. One such Dilophosaur stalked Nedry himself when he was trying to get his vehicle unstuck out of a fallen tree limb. Feeling uneasy, Nedry stopped rope towing his jeep to face his stalker that was right behind him. Dennis Nedry tried to trick the dangerous dinosaur into fetching a stick for him, but the Dilophosaurus showed little care for the stick outside of the brief sound it made when it hit the forest floor. Angered that his trick was unsuccessful, Dennis Nedry jeered the Dilophosaur before running back to his jeep. But when he was climbing up the hill to get to his vehicle, the Dilophosaurus followed in pursuit and began to spit its venom at Nedry. The Dilophosaur's first attack failed to reach his eyes and its prey increased the pace of his escape only for its next spit managed to hit its target. While Dennis Nedry was wiping the stinging venom from his eyes, the Dilophosaurus went inside his vehicle where it proceeded to kill him once he got into the driver's seat.

Jurassic WorldEdit


A Dilophosaurus hologram in the Innovation Center.

No Dilophosaurus were known to have been held publicly in Jurassic World, nor were listed on its official website as attractions, but the Innovation Center included it in its list of holographic dinosaurs, along with Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and other dinosaurs created by InGen but not kept on display in the park. During the second Isla Nublar incident, the holographic display of Dilophosaurus was briefly used by Gray Mitchell to distract the Velociraptor Delta while he, Claire Dearing, Owen Grady, and his brother Zach Mitchell escaped the building.



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Jurassic Park

1993-jurassic-park-poster1Media: Jurassic Park | The Lost World: Jurassic Park | Jurassic Park III | Jurassic World


Jurassic Park: Robert Muldoon | Donald Gennaro | Dr. Alan Grant | Ellie Sattler | John Hammond | Ian Malcolm | Mr. DNA | Tim Murphy | Lex Murphy | Velociraptor (The Big One, Kim and Randy) | Brachiosaurus | Parasaurolophus | Triceratops | Tyrannosaurus rex (Roberta) | Dilophosaurus | Gallimimus

The Lost World: Jurassic Park: Ian Malcolm | Sarah Harding | Roland Tembo | Peter Ludlow | Compsognathus | Gallimimus | Mamenchisaurus | Pachycephalosaurus (Friar Tuck) | Parasaurolophus (Elvis) | Pteranodon | Stegosaurus (Claire) | Tyrannosaurus rex (Tyrannosaur Buck, Tyrannosaur Doe and Junior) | Velociraptor

Jurassic Park III: Dr. Alan Grant | Paul Kirby | Amanda Kirby | Billy Brennan | Eric Kirby | Udesky | Cooper | Nash | Ellie Sattler | Mark Degler | Ben Hildebrand | Enrique Cardoso | Charlie Degler | Cheryl Logan | Hannah | Spinosaurus | Tyrannosaurus rex (Male T. rex) | Velociraptor | Triceratops | Stegosaurus | Parasaurolophus | Ankylosaurus | Pteranodon | Brachiosaurus | Corythosaurus | Ceratosaurus

Jurassic World: Owen Grady | Claire Dearing | Simon Masrani | Vic Hoskins | Gray Mitchell | Zach Mitchell | Gray Mitchell | Zach Mitchell | Lowery Cruthers | Barry | Henry Wu | Karen Mitchell | Vivian Krill | Katashi Hamada | Zara Young | Scott Mitchell | Nick | Mosasaurus Announcer | Leon | Jimmy Fallon | Hal Osterly | Zach's Girlfriend | Indominus rex | Tyrannosaurus rex (Roberta) | Velociraptor (Blue, Delta, Echo and Charlie) | Gallimimus | Apatosaurus | Triceratops | Stegosaurus | Parasaurolophus | Ankylosaurus | Pteranodon | Dimorphodon | Mosasaurus | Pachycephalosaurus | Triceratops


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