Dilong was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Dilong:

  • Existed from 130 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Dilong illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Dilong was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z.-H. Zhou and X.-L. Wang. 2000. A new species of Caudipteryx from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning, northeast China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(2):111-127
  • X. Xu and M. A. Norell. 2004. Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids. Nature 431:680-684