Dilophosaurus are neutral mobs. The AI of this dinosaur is largely based on the Velociraptor's AI. This species is carnivorous, feeding on any kind of meat. It is based off the Jurassic Park's fictional dinosaur species Dilophosaurus venenifer. Like all other prehistoric reptiles of the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world.
The Dilophosaurus is a medium-sized dinosaur with a pair of orange and yellow rounded crests on its head and an artichoke green body with a darker head and spots. It has an orange and yellow neck frill which is retracted most of the time, but that spreads out when attacking.
In real lifeEdit
Dilophosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Sinemurian stage of the early Jurassic Period, about 193 million years ago. The first specimens were described in 1954, but it was not until over a decade later that the genus received its current name. Dilophosaurus measured around 7 metres (23 ft) long and may have weighed 500 to 1,000 kilograms (1,100 lb).
The most distinctive characteristic of Dilophosaurus is the pair of rounded crests on its skull, made up of extensions of the nasal and lacrimal bones. These are considered to be too delicate for anything but display purposes. Dodson (1997) noted that cranial crests first appear in Dilophosaurus and later in other theropods. The teeth of Dilophosaurus are long, but have a fairly small base and expand basally. Dilophosaurus had 12 maxillary teeth and as many as 18 dentary teeth, and the teeth were smaller in the tip of the upper jaw. The second and third front teeth feature serrations, which are absent in the fourth. Another skull feature was a notch behind the first row of teeth, giving Dilophosaurus an almost crocodile-like appearance, similar to the putatively piscivorous spinosaurid dinosaurs. This "notch" existed by virtue of a weak connection between the premaxillary and maxillary bones of the skull. The brain case is well known in Dilophosaurus, and is significant in that it bears a feature of the top side wall that is absent in ceratosaurians. Compared with ceratosaurians, the distal scapular expansion in D. wetherilli is uniquely rectangular. The upper leg bone (femur) is longer than the lower leg (tibia).
Like Velociraptors, Dilophosaurus are pack hunters since their childhood, so members of the pack will hunt together and will always be close. The pack has a simple hierarchy: the oldest is the leader. If a member of the pack is injured by the player or if the pack is starving, the whole group will become aggressive against the player. They have a poisonous bite that gives the Blindness effect for 4 seconds. That's why the dilophosaurus is a more dangerous predator than the Velociraptor.
Taming and feedingEdit
Dilophosaurus are tamable dinosaurs and can be tamed in the same way as all other tameable prehistoric reptiles. If the egg comes from a mating between two tamed Dilophosaurus, the hatchling will be already tamed. If not, the player needs to stay in a range about 6 blocks of the egg, and the hatchling will be tamed. Dilophosaurs can be controlled by a bone.
Dilophosaurus use feeders and see them within 6 blocks. They will come for it when they find no animals around. There is another way to feed them: Dilophosaurus hold everything dropped, and eat dropped meat and fish. Right-clicking a Dilophosaurus with any kind of meat or fish works too. You can order them using bones, like with Velociraptors.
Dilophosaurus breed every 5 minutes. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals nearby. As mentioned above, the offspring of tamed Dilophosaurus is always tamed.
The design is by Dragonith.