List of extinct genera in Jurassic Park

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The extinct genera that are listed appeared in the Jurassic Park franchise, which were based on the two novels, Jurassic Park and The Lost World, written by Michael Crichton. Entries followed by an asterisk (*) are not seen, but appear as names on maps and vials, indicating their presence in the park, or are mentioned only in the film and novel canon.

Extinct genus Jurassic Park film The Lost World: Jurassic Park film Jurassic Park III Jurassic World Jurassic Park The Lost World Jurassic Park: The Game Info
Tyrannosaurus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY[1] Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY One of the most famous dinosaurs in Jurassic Park series, the Tyrannosaurus was portrayed very true to its real counterpart, such as in the second film, being parents to its offspring. In the third film, a young male only made an appearance eating and then fought with the Spinosaurus, only to be killed by it. In the first film, the Tyrannosaurus is 40 feet (12 m) long, 13 feet (4.0 m) at the hips and weighs 17,500 pounds (7,900 kg), about 50 percent heavier than an African elephant. The female Tyrannosaurs are cinnamon with grey stripes on the head and tail and the males are jade green with dark green stripes on its nose, back, legs and tail.
Velociraptor Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY[1] Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY In all of the Jurassic Park films, the Velociraptor was one of the most commonly seen dinosaurs on the islands. They were portrayed to be the most intelligent and one of the most vicious of all the dinosaurs throughout the film series. In all of the films, the characters referred to the Velociraptor simply as "raptors". The films also depict Velociraptor as significantly larger than its actual size (2' tall, 6-7' long). In the beginning of the film, Alan Grant discovers a fossil he estimates at about 6' tall and 9' long, and the raptors in the park are roughly that size. Actually, the dinosaurs portrayed in the film as "Velociraptors" are almost identical to the real life Deinonychus, which is another genus. It is speculated that this incorrect portrayal came about because of mislabelling of Deinonychus as a subspecies of Velociraptor in the 1988 American book, Predatory Dinosaurs of the World,0 whose author, Gregory Paul, is credited as an inspiration by Crichton at the end of his first novel.
Triceratops Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY[1] Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Although it has always been a popular dinosaur, the Triceratops did not really have any major roles after the first film. In the first film, it was found sick and was being cared for by Ellie Sattler (portrayed by Laura Dern) and Dr.Harding. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Triceratops was captured by InGen-hired hunters, and was later released, demolishing the hunters' tents. In Jurassic Park III a herd of Triceratops is seen very briefly in the flyby scene with the other herds.
Stegosaurus Green tickY * Green tickY Green tickY  ? Green tickY Green tickY Red XN A group of Stegosaurus saw Sarah taking some pictures of a baby Stegosaurus and believed that she was trying to harm it and charged. The Stegosaurus were also a victim of the dinosaur hunters, but along with all of the others were eventually released. The name "Stegasaurus" (a typo, obviously), was seen next to a vial in the Cold Storage Room scene in Jurassic Park.
Parasaurolophus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY  ? Red XN Green tickY Green tickY These dinosaurs are seen in each movie. In Jurassic Park, they are seen along with Brachiosaurus feeding near a pond. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Parasaurolophus were captured by the dinosaur hunters but were freed along with the others. In Jurassic Park III, they were seen along with Corythosaurus.
Gallimimus Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY[1] Red XN Green tickY * Red XN When Hammond's grandchildren and Alan Grant were running out onto a plain, a herd of Gallimimus were startled and one was killed by a T. rex.
Brachiosaurus Green tickY Green tickY * Green tickY  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN The Brachiosaurus was the first dinosaur to ever appear in the film (with the exception of the Velociraptor in the beginning) in what Empire called the 28th most magical moment in cinema. They were first seen feeding on tree branches and swimming in the rivers. They are later seen when Alan and the kids spend the night in a tree. They were shown only briefly in the third film. In the first novel, Apatosaurus appears instead of Brachiosaurus, and in one chapter Tim incorrectly comments to himself, in response to a comment about the latter's size, that Brachiosaurus is three times larger than Apatosaurus.
Dilophosaurus Green tickY Green tickY * Green tickY *  ? Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Dilophosaurus was supposed to be part of the first park tour in Jurassic Park, but was not seen. When Dennis Nedry was trying to fix his Jeep and got stuck in the mud, he was savagely blinded and killed by a Dilophosaurus. While the film's Dilophosaurus was too small and had a fleshy frill around its neck as well as being poisonous, the novel's Dilophosaurus is correctly sized and lacks the frill. Dilophosaurus can be seen in the second film on the computer display inside the trailer. It can be also seen on a chart in the abandoned lab in JPIII along with several other dinosaurs.
Compsognathus Red XN Green tickY Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Green tickY This is a small deadly dinosaur in Jurassic Park. It is usually a peaceful dinosaur, but will attack when provoked. Several Compsognathus killed Dieter Stark in The Lost World. In The Game the compys on Isla Nubar are free-roaming and act like raccoons.
Pteranodon Red XN Green tickY Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Green tickY At the very end of The Lost World, several are shown flying above the Stegosaurus herd and in the sky while one of them is shown briefly up close. Their massive appearance was in Jurassic Park III, when Dr. Alan Grant and the others went into the bird cage where they were attacked by them and they are also seen at the end flying off the island into the clouds. In The Game a Pteranodon knocks down the helicopter that was sent to rescue the remaining survivors.
Pachycephalosaurus Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY[1] Red XN Green tickY Red XN In The Lost World a group of dinosaur hunters were trying to capture one of these, but when the other dinosaurs are freed, the Pachycephalosaurus charges at the hunters.
Spinosaurus Red XN Red XN Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Jurassic Park III scientific advisor, Jack Horner, decided to retire T. rex after its appearance in the previous two films, and brought Spinosaurus into the franchise for the third film. In this film, the Spinosaurus along with the Velociraptor (again) is the main antagonist, and is portrayed to be 50 feet (15 m) long, 16 feet (4.9 m) at the hips [excluding its fin] and weighing 12 tonnes (12,000 kg). However, this is smaller than its real life counterpart which is 60 feet (18 meters) long and 20 feet (6 meters) high and around 20 tonnes.
Ankylosaurus Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN These dinosaurs are seen in Jurassic Park III, but don't act as any main dinosaurs in the movie. It was supposed to be in The Lost World but was a deleted scene. This can be evidenced by the script which Robert Burke says that a herd of ankylosaurs fell of a cliff (which can be presumed to be a stampede) and he says they became extinct again for a humorous moment.
Corythosaurus Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Corythosaurus, misnamed Carinthasaurus,, is seen in Roland Tembo's field guide packet. Corythosaurus is seen in Jurassic Park III as a herd along with Parasaurolophus when the characters are running through the pasture.
Ceratosaurus Red XN Red XN Green tickY  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN While Alan and the rest of the team are digging for Kirby's phone in the Spinosaurus dung, a Ceratosarus can be seen walking by, and doesn't like the smell of the dung.
Mamenchisaurus Red XN Green tickY Red XN  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN A Mamenchisaurus was seen in a herd in The Lost World where the hunters started hunting.
Procompsognathus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Plays the same role in the novels that Compsognathus does in the films, they are revealed to be mildly venomous and kill John Hammond at the end of the first novel.
Apatosaurus/Camarasaurus Red XN Green tickY Red XN  ? Green tickY Green tickY Red XN The first dinosaurs seen on the island. Some editions of the first novel replace Apatosaurus with Camarasaurus. It is replaced by Brachiosaurus in the first film and by Mamenchisaurus in the second. In The Lost World: Jurassic Park film, there are the bones, primarily vertebrae, of Apatosaurs seen in the Velociraptor nest, and Ian, Kelly and Sarah pass a carcass of an Apatosaurus on their way into the Worker Village. Despite these remains, there is yet for a live animal to be seen in the films however an Apatosaurus appears in a slide for a river ride in Jurassic Park right underneath the aviary.
Maiasaura Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Green tickY Red XN When Alan Grant and the kids are taking a nap, they discover a Maiasaura feeding near them and accidentally frighten it away.
Dryosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Green tickY Red XN These are on the tour, and are one of the first dinosaurs seen after the Procompsognathus, the Velociraptor, and the Apatosaurus. The chapter "The Park" identifies the hypsilophodonts' genus as dryosaurs.
Cearadactylus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Red XN Red XN In the first novel, the only major pterosaurs in the aviary were Cearadactylus. They dive-bomb Dr. Grant and the kids when they enter the aviary.
Carnotaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Green tickY Red XN An odd dinosaur with very little importance, save only that at the beginning of The Lost World a pair of them attack Richard Levine and kill his guide. They are also capable of changing skin color like a chameleon.
Othnielia Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Red XN Red XN These small dinosaurs are referred to as "Othys", and are found in the trees.
Ornitholestes Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Green tickY Red XN Levine examined a beached "aberrant form". He was not able to make a precise identification, but his best guess is that it was an Ornitholestes. However, due to the fact that chromatophores were discovered in a skin sample of the specimen, it is likely that it was instead a Carnotaurus, unless Crichton's Ornitholestes, too, would have had the fictional camouflage ability.
Mussaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Green tickY Red XN Only seen once, just before Levine and his guide are ambushed by Carnotaurus.
Hadrosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Red XN Red XN A herd of these stampeded when attacked by the Tyrannosaurus.
Microceratops/Callovosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY Red XN Red XN In some editions it is either Microceratops, which has since been renamed Microceratus, or Callovosaurus.
Metriacanthosaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Metriacanthosaurus is not seen in the movies, but its name can be seen next to a vial in the Cold Storage Room, and on the map of the park. At that time, Yangchuanosaurus was classified as a species of Metriacanthosaurus, so the dinosaur on the vial could refer to Metriacanthosaurus or Yangchuanosaurus.
Proceratosaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Its name is seen in the second embryo cold storage vial, though never witnessed on the tour.
Segisaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Segisaurus' name was seen briefly on a map of Isla Nublar, but it was never seen.
Herrerasaurus Green tickY Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Red XN Green tickY Herrerasaurus is not seen in the Jurassic Park movies, but its name is on a map inside of the Jeep's brochure in Jurassic Park. Herrerasaurus is also featured in Jurassic Park: The Game on Isla Nublar.
Suchomimus Red XN Red XN Green tickY *  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Suchomimus is mentioned by Billy while trying to identify the predator which attacked them, which was a Spinosaurus.
Baryonyx Green tickY * Red XN Green tickY *  ? Red XN Red XN Red XN Baryonyx is mentioned by Billy while trying to identify the predator which attacked them (a Spinosaurus). It was also seen on the map of Isla Nublar.
Ultrasaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Mentioned by Tim as being bigger than Apatosaurus. Likely refers to the chimera "Ultrasauros", which is often misspelled "Ultrasaurus" (which actually refers to a much smaller Korean sauropod).
Seismosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Mentioned by Tim as being bigger than Apatosaurus. It is now known that "Seismosaurus" is not a distinct genus, but rather a species of Diplodocus.
Camptosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN This dinosaur is mentioned by Tim saying that there was a skeleton in a museum he visited with his family.
Deinonychus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN This dinosaur is mentioned by Tim, then Grant told him that it was reclassified as a species of Velociraptor.
Tenontosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Mentioned by Tim as a prey item for Deinonychus (told by Grant that Deinonychus was reclassified as a Velociraptor).
Euoplocephalus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Seen on the population count.
Styracosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Seen on the population count.
Troodon Red XN Red XN Red XN  ? Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY Levine mentions a Troodon (as "Stenonychosaurus") skeleton found by a colleague. Troodon appears in Jurassic Park: The Game, where it had been quarantined due to its extremely potent venom, but soon escapes and causes multiple deaths.
Mosasaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY[1] Red XN Red XN Red XN Mosasaurus was revealed to appear in Jurassic World, where it features it's own attraction, the "Mosasaurus Feeding Show".
Diabolus Rex Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY[1] Red XN Red XN Red XN Diabolus Rex is a new, genetically-modified dinosaur to appear as an antagonist in Jurassic World. It is said to be a genetically-modified Tyrannosaurus, crossed with the DNA of Velociraptor, a snake, and a cuttlefish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Chris Picard (May 24, 2014). "Confirmed List of Jurassic World Dinosaurs & Attractions So Far". Retrieved July 8, 2014.