Meet every dinosaur in Jurassic World Dominion (30 total)
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- Allosaurus and Ankylosaurus are listed here.
- There are a total of 30 unique dinosaur species in the new Jurassic World movie.
- Jurassic World Domination opens on June 10 this year.
The Jurassic World Dominion opens this year on June 10th and reminds us once again of how awesome dinosaurs really are! We all know there are a lot of dinosaurs in the movies, but sometimes it's hard to tell which ones we've seen before!
Our modern scientific understanding of dinosaurs comes from the work of generations of paleontologists. These explorers of Earth's past identified and analyzed fossils to build and share knowledge about prehistoric life.
The creative team behind the film worked with some of today's paleontologists to conceive of dinosaur characters using some species that hadn't been featured in previous films. While the film takes some liberties for the sake of entertainment, the creatures that make it to the screen are influenced by actual scientific research.
Today, we've put together a list of every dinosaur in the new Jurassic World movie, in case you're a little curious after watching. If you're a Jurassic Park/World fan or simply a dinosaur lover, this comprehensive list is for you. Let's meet every dinosaur in Jurassic World Reign!
List of Every Dinosaur in Jurassic World Domination
There are a total of 30 unique dinosaur species in the new Jurassic World movie. Some of them we've seen, others we haven't. We've alphabetized our list and included a quick description of the dinosaurs, and the time period during which they likely lived on Earth. It's easy to forget that these aren't just movie ideas; these creatures really live on Earth – and we have their bones!
Synopsis: Allosaurus is one of the most famous dinosaurs in all of the Jurassic movies, and one of the most famous in colloquial terms. The name means "various lizard," and it was first discovered in modern-day Colorado in the late 1800s.
Allosaurus was a large bipedal (walked on two legs) predator that reached more than 30 feet in length and may have weighed between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds. It belongs to the large carnivorous dinosaurs, similar to Tyrannosaurus rex.
Time: 15.5 to 145 million years ago
Description: Ankylosaurus is another famous dinosaur found in western North America. Its name means "fused lizard" and "big belly". This dinosaur is very heavy and fully armed. Also, it walks on all fours and is primarily a herbivore. Most people will recognize this dinosaur from its heavily armored body and club-like tail that was often used for defense. Ankylosaurus was 20 feet long and weighed 8 tons.
Time: 68-66 million years ago
Description: Brontosaurus was a herbivorous sauropod that walked on four legs. Sauropods are known for their extremely long necks and tails, which allow them to reach young leaves and ferns. The first Apatosaurus was discovered in North America. These massive creatures were 69 to 75 feet long and weighed 16 to 22.4 tons, making them one of the largest dinosaurs around.
Time: 15.2 to 151 million years ago
Description: Tyrannosaurus rex was a medium-sized feathered carnivore that walked on two legs. Its name means "savage robber," and this dinosaur was believed to be a bird of prey. The first and only fragment of a Tyrannosaur was found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation in Canada. The raptor is about 6 feet long and weighs about 35 pounds.
Time: 68.5 million years ago
Description: Baryonyx was a theropod dinosaur that walked on two legs. Its name means "heavy claw" and was first discovered in Surrey, England. Baryonyx was probably piscivorous, possibly semiaquatic. Most Baryonyx were between 25 and 35 feet long and weighed between 1.2 and 1.7 tons.
Time: 130-125 million years ago
Description: Brachiosaurus is a famous sauropod known by its name (meaning arm lizard). Fossil remains were first found in the Colorado River, and they lived in modern North America. Brachiosaurus had a very long neck and tail, measuring 59 to 69 feet long and weighing 28 to 58 tons.
Time: 15.4-150 million years ago
Description: Carnotaurus was a large theropod and bipedal carnivore. Its name means carnivorous bull, derived from the large horns above its eyes. Fossil remains have been found in the La Colonia Formation, the dinosaurs that lived in modern South America. They are 24 to 26 feet long and weigh more than 1.3 tons.
Time: 71 and 69 million years ago
Description: Compsognathus was a small bipedal carnivore. As its size suggests, its name means elegance, sophistication or refinement. Remains of Compsognathus have been found in Europe, and almost complete examples have been found in Germany and France. These dinosaurs were very small, about the size of a turkey.
Time: 150 million years ago
Description: Dilophosaurus was a medium-sized theropod and one of the first large predatory dinosaurs. At the time, it was probably the largest land animal in North America. Its name means "double-crested lizard," and the first fossils were found in Arizona. Dilophosaurus was about 23 feet long and weighed nearly 900 pounds.
Time: 193 million years ago
Description: Dimetrodon looks like a dinosaur, even though it's not technically considered a dinosaur. It is thought to be a non-mammalian synapse that became extinct 40 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared. The Dimetrodon has a large ridged sail on its back and may have been between 6 and 15 feet in length and weighed between 60 and 550 pounds.
Time: 295-272 million years ago
Description: Dilodon was a medium-sized pterosaur belonging to the group of flying reptiles. Its name means "two teeth" and was first discovered in England. Dimorphodon was a smaller dinosaur measuring 3.3 feet long with a 4.6-foot wingspan.
Time: 195-190 million years ago
Description: Dreadnoughtus was a gigantic sauropod belonging to the genus Titanosaurus, the largest animal to have lived on Earth before the famous extinction event. As the movie says, its name means "fearless" and it is a herbivore. One of the largest known land animals, Dreadnought was about 85 feet long, two stories tall when standing, and weighed more than 50 tons.
Time: 76-70 million years ago
Description: Gallimimus was a medium-sized omnivorous theropod dinosaur. Its name means "chicken imitation" because its neck closely resembles that of a chicken. The first fossils were found in modern-day Mongolia, and there is evidence that Gallimimus was a feathered dinosaur. Additionally, Gallimimus used speed to evade predators and decent intelligence. Gallimimus was about 20 feet long and weighed about 970 pounds.
Time: 70 million years ago
Description: Giganotosaurus was a theropod carnivore that walked on two legs. Its name means "giant southern lizard" because it is found in Patagonia. It is listed as one of the largest terrestrial carnivores, although its exact size has been debated. Giganotosaurus was 39 to 43 feet long and weighed 4.2-13.8 tons.
Time: 99.6-99.7 million years ago
Description : Lystrosaurus is a small herbivorous therapid (mammal-like reptile). Its name means "shovel lizard" because it is likely to burrow. It was the most common of all terrestrial vertebrates from this period, and in some beds more than 95% of the fossils are Hydrasaurus fossils. Water dragons are between a small dog and a pig in size.
Time: 255-250 million years ago
Description: Microceratops was a small ceratopsian (horned and herbivorous) dinosaur. Its name means "little horn" because of its small horns. It is a small herbivore, the earliest fossils of which were found in Mongolia. Microceratus is about 2 feet long.
Time: 90 million years ago
Description: Moros was a Tyrannosaurus rex (Tyrannosaurus lizard) theropod dinosaur. Its name means "coming doom" and it is a smaller carnivore. First discovered in North America, Moros is the earliest known tyrannosaur-like dinosaur from the region. Moros is about 8 feet long and weighs 172 pounds.
Time: 96.4 million years ago
Description: The mosasaur was a gigantic aquatic dinosaur and the largest of its kind. Its name means "Lizard of the Meuse" and it was here that it was first discovered. It is estimated that the mosasaur was 46 feet long and weighed more than 13 tons.
Time: 82.7-66 million years ago
Description: Rhinoceratops was a group of large beaked herbivores very similar to Triceratops. Its name means "big nose" and "horned nose". The first fossils were discovered in southern Utah, USA. Rhinoceras was about 15 feet long and weighed 1.5 tons.
Time: 75.9-75.5 million years ago
Description: Parasaurolophus was a large herbivorous dinosaur that walked on two legs. Its name means "near-crested lizard," and it became one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs of the period. Fossils were first discovered in Alberta, Canada. Parasaurolophus was 33-36 feet long and weighed between 2.5 and 4 tons.
Time: 79.6-73.5 million years ago
Description: Pterosaurs were a group of the largest flying reptiles that ever lived. The name means "winged" and "toothless". These animals are not technically dinosaurs and consist of about 1,200 species. Pterosaurs lived in modern North America and had wingspans of 18 feet, although some specimens had wingspans of more than 23 feet.
Time: 86-84.5 million years ago
Description: The Pyroraptor is a small, bird-like predator that may have feathers. Its name means "fire stealer" because it was found after a forest fire. The fossil was found in modern-day France, generally a place where raptor remains are rarely found. Pyroraptor is tiny, about the size of a turkey.
Time: 70.7 million years ago.
Description: Quetzalcoatlus was a pterosaur, one of the largest flying animals ever known. Its name is derived from the Aztec word for Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec snake god. It was first discovered in 1971 in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Quetzalcoatlus has a wingspan of more than 50 feet, is 9.8 feet tall, and weighs between 440 and 550 pounds.
Time: 68-66 million years ago
Description: Sinoceratops was a large ceratopsian (horned face) dinosaur. Its name means "Chinese horned face from Zhucheng," where the fossil was first discovered. The Chinese ceratopsian was a herbivore that was 20 feet long and weighed up to 2 tons.
Time: 73.5 million years ago
Description: Stegosaurus is easily the most famous of all the dinosaurs around. It was a herbivorous armored dinosaur with distinctive platy plates on its back and tail shaped like diamonds. Its name means "roof lizard". The first fossil remains were found just outside Morrison, Colorado. Stegosaurus was about 30 feet long and weighed 5 to 7 tons.
Time: 15.5-145 million years ago
Description: The Stygimoloch was a bipedal herbivore known for its thick bones. Its name means "demon from the River Styx", and the species has been featured in several films. It was originally found in North America. The Stygimoloch may have been 15 feet long and weighed about 1,000 pounds.
Time: 70-66 million years ago
Description: Therizodosaurus is a large Therizosaurus, one of the main antagonists in Jurassic World Domination. Its name means "scythe lizard" because of the long, sharp claws on its forelimbs. The earliest specimens found were in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Therizinosaurus was 30-33 feet long and weighed more than 5 tons. Therizinosaurus is Jurassic World's newest "nightmare predator."
Time: 70 million years ago
Description: Triceratops was a large herbivorous dinosaur that many people recognize by its name. Its name means "triangular face," and it has a large bony frill around its head and three large horns. It was first discovered in Denver, Colorado, as it lived in modern North America. It was likely the main prey of Tyrannosaurus rex. Triceratops was about 30 feet long and weighed 10 tons.
Time: 68-66 million years ago
Description: Tyrannosaurus rex is undoubtedly the most famous dinosaur of all time. These bipedal carnivores were the last members of the tyrannosaur family before the mass extinction event. Tyrannosaurus rex means "tyrant king of lizards," which is very apt. The first fossils were first discovered in Golden, Colorado. Tyrannosaurus rex was about 40 feet long and weighed 14 tons.
Time: 68-66 million years ago.
Description: Velociraptors were a group of small carnivorous theropods. Due to their speed, the name means "quick catch". Despite gaining fame primarily from the movies, Velociraptors were roughly the size of a turkey and had feathers. Most of the "velociraptors" in the film were based on members of the genus Deinonychus. Velociraptors were first discovered in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
Time: 75-71 million years ago
10 Facts About Dinosaurs Listed From The Jurassic World Dominion Movie
The 2022 Jurassic World Domination movie features several dinosaurs recreated through genetic engineering.
Here are 10 interesting facts about dinosaurs listed in the movie:
- Indominus Rex: This hybrid dinosaur was created by combining DNA from multiple species, including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor and Cuttlefish.
- Stegosaurus: This dinosaur is known for the distinctive plates on its back and tail that were used for protection and to regulate body temperature.
- Triceratops: This herbivore was one of the largest dinosaurs and used its three horns for self-defense.
- Velociraptor: This fast, carnivorous dinosaur had long claws for hunting.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex: Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most famous dinosaurs and one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous period.
- Ankylosaurus: This dinosaur was heavily armored and had a club-like tail for self-defense.
- Pterosaurs: These flying reptiles were not dinosaurs, but were contemporary with them.
- Mosasaur: This marine reptile was a large predator that lived in the oceans during the late Cretaceous period.
- Brachiosaurus: One of the tallest dinosaurs, this dinosaur had a long neck that could reach up tall trees.
- Parasaurolophus: This herbivorous dinosaur was known for its distinctive cranial crest, which may have been used to communicate and attract mates.
These dinosaurs and others in the Jurassic World Reign movie offer a glimpse into the diversity of life that existed during the Mesozoic Era. They are a testament to the ingenuity and imagination of genetic engineering.
Are you eager to learn more about dinosaurs? Check out some of the other features to learn more about these interesting creatures from Earth's past.
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