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Dinosaurs

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Bioengineer incredible dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world you build around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviors, traits and appearances, then contain and showcase them for scientific, entertainment and security interests to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA.

Research intro dinosaurs

Triceratops

The large bony frill and three horns serves to make Triceratops one of the best known dinosaurs, and this makes the Triceratops a popular attraction. Its name means 'Three-Horned Face'. Triceratops was a herbivore. In 2010 a controversial theory was proposed that Triceratops was actually an immature form of Torosaurus, although this has yet to be proved.

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Pachycephalosaurus

Pachycephalosaurus was a pachycephalosaur (or thick-headed dinosaur) that lived in North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event about 65 million years ago. It's distinctive for the reinforced dome of its skull, leading to speculation that they used to fight each other by head butting. This has more recently been countered with the suggestion of flank-butting.

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus is a large saurapod with a long neck and corresponding tail for balance. It's name means 'Deceptive Lizard'.

Like others in its family the Apatosaurus' head is small in comparison with its body.

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Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus was a large hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) that lived in the western regions of North America. Its name is derived from the location where it was found - Edmonton, in southern Alberta, Canada. It was a known prey of Tyrannosaurs, and unlike other hadrosaurs lacked the head crests.

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Gallimimus

Gallimimus are an ostrich like dinosaur known for their speed - which has been compared to that of a cheetah. Their name means 'chicken mimic'. They were  one of the larger types of ornithomimosaurs, and most likely ate small creatures, eggs and maybe some plants.

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Ceratosaurus

Ceratosaurus was a large theropod dinosaur. It possessed an unusual configuration of hornlets over its eyes, and a blade shaped horn on its snout. It's name means 'Horned Lizard'. An unusual feature of Ceratosaurus was the dermal armour in the middle of its back.

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Chasmosaurus

Chasmosaurus was an average sized ceratopsid dinosaur from North America. Like Triceratops it featured three facial horns and a wide frill. The frill would likely have been too fragile for defence, so may have been for attracting mates, or identification within their herd. Its name means 'Opening Lizard' because of the holes present in the frill bone structure to save weight. Like all ceratopsids they were herbivores.

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Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus lived in North Africa, and was the largest known Therapod, and land carnivores to have ever existed. It's name means 'Spiny Lizard' because of the distinctive spines forming a sail on its back. It had an elongated snout, more like a Gharial's compared to other theropods. It is believed that they lived and hunted in water, as well as on land.

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Velociraptor

Velociraptors (often just referred to as 'raptors') are one of the most dangerous animals in Jurassic World. Their history with InGen has been a troubled one, in part because they have been engineered much larger than their base genome, but also because they have proved to be smart, and efficient hunters. More recently they have been part of the IBRIS project where Owen Grady (and supporting team) trained them to obey commands. Their name means 'Swift Siezer'.

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Kentrosaurus

Kentrosaurus was a small stegosaur that once roamed Africa. Its name means 'Pointed Lizard'. Like other stegosaurs Kentrosaurus had spikes on its tail for defence, but its dorsal plates were more spike like than its famous cousin.

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Stegosaurus

With their distinctive dorsal plates Stegosaurus is one of the most universally recognised dinosaurs, and as such a popular attraction to Jurassic World parks. These herbivores have been noted for the small brain pan in relation to their body mass. Its name means 'Roofed Lizard'.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex is probably the most familiar dinosaur in history. It's name means 'Tyrant Lizard' and to many represents the ultimate predator. This magnificent animal has long been at the heart of dinosaur attractions. This bipedal carnivore is known for its massive head with what is theorised as one of the strongest bites to have ever existed on land.

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Dilophosaurus

Dilophosaurus was one of the larger theropod predators of the Jurassic era. Its name means 'Double-crested Lizard' in reference to the two crests upon its skull. As an early predator it lacked forward facing eyes, so would likely have used scent for hunting, rather than vision.

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Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus' crested skull makes this a distinctive dinosaur within Jurassic World. It's name means 'Near Crested Lizard'. They are able to move on two, or four legs.

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Tsintaosaurus

Tsintaosaurus was a hadrosaur (or duck-billed dinosaur) found in China. Its name means 'Qindao Lizard'. Like other hadrosaurs it walked on all fours, but was also capable of locomotion on its rear legs alone. They probably lived in herds.

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Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus is one of the most well known dinosaurs to the public by virtue of its massive size. This makes it a popular attraction for Jurassic World visitors. Its name is derived from the incredible height of its humerus. They are believed to have fed on the upper reaches of tall trees. They are known to be warm bloodied.

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Corythosaurus

Corythosaurus are hadrosaurs ('duck-billed dinosaurs') once living in North America. They are herbivores that lived in herds. They were one of the larger types of hadrosaurs. Their heads had crests, with nasal passages, and are similar in structure to that of the cassowary. This was most likely used for vocalisation. Their name means 'Corinthian-crested Lizard' in reference to this crest. The crests also show dimorphism between the genders, with males believed to have the larger crests for competing with mates.

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Ankylosaurus

Ankylosaurus is a heavily armoured quadruped whose squat build and club like tail is well known by dinosaur enthusiasts. Its name means 'Fused Lizard'. It's heavily armoured back plates protected it from almost any attack from above, and its club tail offered an effective defence.

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Metriacanthosaurus

Metriacanthosaurus was a large Therapod that once hunted across Europe. Its name means 'Moderately Spined Lizard' in reference to the spines on its vertebrae. Comparatively little is known about this dinosaur compared to its contemporaries like Allosaurus.

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