List of cloned animals in Jurassic Park

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The Tyrannosaurus animatronic on the set of Jurassic Park.

This list of cloned animals in Jurassic Park enumerates all the cloned animals which have appeared in the Jurassic Park films or the two novels by Michael Crichton that the films are based on.

Entries followed by an asterisk (*) are not seen, but appear as names on maps, vials and holograms, indicating their presence in the park, or are mentioned only in the film and novel canon.

     = Books

Dinosaurs Jurassic Park
(1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
(1997)
Jurassic Park III
(2001)
Jurassic World
(2015)
Jurassic Park
(1990)
The Lost World
(1995)
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Tyrannosaurus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY One of the most famous dinosaurs in the 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 male only made an appearance when it battled a Spinosaurus and was defeated. The T. rex animatronic used for the first film was 40 feet (12 m) long,[1] 20 feet (6.1 m) tall, and weighed 17,500 pounds (7,900 kg).[2] In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the female Tyrannosaurus is portrayed as brown, while the male is green. A T. rex is featured in Jurassic World, and is meant to be the same individual from the first film.[3] Director Colin Trevorrow said "we took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it's going to move a little bit differently, but it'll move differently because it's older. And we're giving her some scars and we're tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster."[3] In Jurassic World, the Tyrannosaurus had a bigger fight with the Indominus rex and killed it successfully with a Velociraptor named Blue and a Mosasaurus.
Velociraptor Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 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 often 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 first 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 ultimately 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, whose author, Gregory Paul, is credited as an inspiration by Crichton at the end of his first novel.[citation needed] After the 1997 release of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, paleontologists made discoveries concluding that Velociraptors had feathers or feather-like structures. Quill-like structures were added to the Velociraptors for Jurassic Park III, at the suggestion of paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as technical adviser for the films.[4] In Jurassic World, Owen Grady was the trainer of a small pack of Velociraptors, which he named Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. Despite their bond, they temporarily fell under the control of Indominus rex, but they rekindled their bond with Owen and managed to defeat the Indominus rex.
Triceratops Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Although it has always been a popular dinosaur, the Triceratops did not 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. In Jurassic World, it was seen both in the petting zoo as well as the Gyrosphere ride.
Stegosaurus Green tickY * Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY In the second film, a group of Stegosaurus saw Sarah taking 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 typographical error) appears in the embryo room in Jurassic Park.[5]
Parasaurolophus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN 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. In Jurassic World, it was seen briefly during the Gyrosphere ride.
Gallimimus Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY * In the first film, Hammond's grandchildren and Alan Grant encounter a herd of Gallimimus, one of which was killed by a Tyrannosaurus.
Brachiosaurus Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY * Green tickY * Red XN The Brachiosaurus was the first dinosaur to appear in the film (with the exception of the Velociraptor in the beginning) in what Empire called the 28th most magical moment in cinema.[6] They were first seen feeding on tree branches and swimming in the rivers. They are later seen when Alan, along with Hammond's grandchildren, spend the night in a tree. They were shown only briefly in the third film. In the first novel, Apatosaurus only 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. They appear on merchandise and as holograms in Jurassic World.
Dilophosaurus Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY Red XN In the film adaptation of Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus was supposed to be the first dinosaur on the park tour, but was not seen.[7] 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 venomous, the novel's Dilophosaurus is correctly sized and lacks the frill. Dilophosaurus appears in Jurassic World as a hologram in the visitor center,[7][8] and was mentioned in a Gyrosphere tour video in which its venom paralyzes comedian Jimmy Fallon.
Compsognathus Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN These small dinosaurs make an appearance in the second film, in which a pack of several Compsognathus killed Dieter Stark. They also make a brief appearance in the third film. Procompsognathus is only featured in the novels rather than its descendant, Compsognathus.
Pteranodon Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN At the very end of The Lost World, several are briefly shown flying above the Stegosaurus herd. Their most notable appearance was in Jurassic Park III, when Dr. Alan Grant and the others went into the bird cage where they were attacked by them. They also make a notable appearance in Jurassic World, when they and the Dimorphodon are freed from their containment by Indominus rex and soon wreak havoc on the tourists.
Pachycephalosaurus Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY In the second film, a group of poachers were attempting to capture numerous species (including Pachycephalosaurus), but when the animals are freed from containment, the Pachycephalosaurus breaks out and charges at the hunters. In the fourth film, a Pachycephalosaurus briefly appears on a screen inside the control room.
Spinosaurus Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY * 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. The Spinosaurus is known to be larger than a Tyrannosaurus, which it defeated in the film. It 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).
Ankylosaurus Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN These dinosaurs are briefly seen in Jurassic Park III, but do not act as any main dinosaurs in the film. In Jurassic World, four Ankylosaurus are chased by the Indominus rex when they are encountered by Gray and Zach during the Gyrosphere ride,[citation needed] and one of them is killed by Indominus rex.[9]
Apatosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY In the first novel, Apatosaurus is the very first group of dinosaurs seen on the island. It is ultimately replaced by Brachiosaurus in the first film and by Mamenchisaurus in the second. Apatosaurus makes appearances in Jurassic World, in the petting zoo and during the Gyrosphere ride, as well as when several injured specimens are encountered by Owen and Claire after being attacked by Indominus rex.
Dimorphodon Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Dimorphodon made an appearance in Jurassic World, when they are freed from the aviary by Indominus rex and soon wreak havoc on the tourists alongside the Pteranodon.
Mosasaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Mosasaurus inhabits a lagoon in the Jurassic World theme park, where it features its own attraction, the "Mosasaurus Feeding Show", in which it is fed great white sharks.[10][11] The Mosasaurus played a part in the defeat of Indominus rex, where it dragged it into the lagoon after it was cornered by the Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor.[9] The film's Mosasaurus was criticized for being twice the size of the largest known species.[10] Paleontologist Jack Horner, the film's technical advisor, said "the size of this one is a little out of proportion, but we don't know the ultimate size of any extinct animal."[11]
Indominus rex Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Indominus rex is a new, genetically modified, hybrid mutant dinosaur and the main antagonist in Jurassic World. The film's website states that it was created from the DNA of Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Majungasaurus, and Carnotaurus.[12] The film also reveals that its genetic composition includes traces of Velociraptor, tree frogs and cuttlefish, which resulted in various innate abilities from said animals - the raptors' intelligence, the amphibians' thermal adaptability, and the cuttlefish's camouflage.[13] The Indominus rex has killed her sibling and has been hunting other dinosaurs for sport. It also has the ability to communicate with and control Velociraptors to some extent due to the fact that it shares their DNA. The Indominus rex is known to be larger than a Tyrannosaurus, designed to be up to 50 feet long when fully grown. At the end of Jurassic World, the Indominus rex was killed by the combined might of the Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, and Mosasaurus.
Corythosaurus Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN 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 A Ceratosaurus approaches Alan and the Kirby family while they are digging for the satellite phone in the Spinosaurus dung, but the animal does not 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 Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Plays the same role in the novels that Compsognathus ultimately does in the films, they are revealed to be mildly venomous and kill John Hammond at the end of the first novel. They have a diminished role in the second novel.
Camarasaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN A sauropod that replaces Apatosaurus in some editions of the first novel.
Maiasaura Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY When Alan Grant and the children are taking a nap, they discover a Maiasaura feeding near them and accidentally frighten it away.
Dryosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY In Jurassic Park, Dryosaurus is one of the first dinosaurs seen on the tour after the Procompsognathus, the Velociraptor, and the Apatosaurus. A chapter in the first novel–"The Park"–identifies the hypsilophodonts' genus as Dryosaurs.
Cearadactylus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN In the first novel, the very first and only known major pterosaurs in the aviary were Cearadactylus. They dive-bomb Dr. Grant and the children when they enter the aviary.
Carnotaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY At the beginning of The Lost World a pair of them attack Richard Levine and kill his guide Diego. They are capable of changing skin color like a chameleon. The pair is also seen again later when the characters are at the abandoned gas station.
Othnielia Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN These small dinosaurs are referred to as "Othys", and are found in the trees.
Mussaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Only seen once, just before Levine and his guide are ambushed by Carnotaurus.
Hadrosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN A herd of these stampeded when attacked by the Tyrannosaurus.
Microceratus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY Red XN Appears in the first book where it is referred to as Microceratops. Microceratus appears in a Jurassic World brochure created for the film as a movie prop.[14] Microceratus is also featured on the Jurassic World website.[15]
Callovosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Replaces Microceratus in some editions of the first novel.
Coelurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Referred to as "Coelurosaurus".
Ornitholestes Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY 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.
Metriacanthosaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Metriacanthosaurus is not seen in the movies, but its name appears on an embryo cooler in Jurassic Park.[16] Metriacanthosaurus also appears in a Jurassic Park brochure created for the film as a movie prop.[17] At that time, Yangchuanosaurus was classified as a species of Metriacanthosaurus, so the dinosaur on the vial could refer to Metriacanthosaurus or Yangchuanosaurus. Metriacanthosaurus is also listed in the Jurassic World brochure,[14] and featured on the Jurassic World website.[18]
Proceratosaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Proceratosaurus does not appear in the film, but its name is seen on an embryo cooler.[16]
Segisaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Segisaurus is listed in the Jurassic Park brochure,[17] but it does not appear in the films or novels.
Herrerasaurus Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Herrerasaurus is listed in the Jurassic Park brochure,[17] but does not appear in the films or novels.
Suchomimus Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Suchomimus is mentioned by Billy while trying to identify the predator which attacked them, which was a Spinosaurus. Suchomimus was listed in the Jurassic World brochure,[14] and is featured on the Jurassic World website.[19]
Baryonyx Green tickY * Red XN Green tickY * Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Baryonyx was listed in the Jurassic Park brochure,[17] and is also mentioned by Billy while trying to identify the predator which attacked them (a Spinosaurus). Baryonyx was later listed in the Jurassic World brochure,[14] and featured on the Jurassic World website.[20]
Edmontosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Edmontosaurus is listed in the Jurassic World brochure,[14] and featured on the Jurassic World website.[21]
Euoplocephalus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Red XN Seen on the population count.
Styracosaurus Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Red XN Seen on the population count.
Archaeornithomimus Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY * Red XN Red XN Mentioned by Claire when she is talking to Owen.[22]
Stegoceratops Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY* Red XN Red XN Stegoceratops is another hybrid of Indominus rex. It ultimately does not appear in the film itself, but it can briefly be seen on the computer screen. It is also another hybrid of Triceratops, Stegosaurus, an unknown species of beetle, and an unknown species of snake.

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