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Dinosaur of the Day #3 - Allosaurus


Allosaurus is a type of dinosaur called a therapod. This dinosaur lived about 155 million years ago—during the Jurassic Period—and probably lived in parts of the Western United States. It was first discovered in 1869 by Ferdinand Hayden and was later named in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. It was named using the Greek words “allos”, which meant different, and “saurus” which meant lizard. Therefore, it’s name literally means “different lizard”. It was given this name because its skeleton was quite different than any other dinosaur found up until the time of its discovery.

Although most of the specimens of this dinosaur have been found in Colorado and Montana, there have been an increasing number of specimens found elsewhere. These include specimens found in New Mexico, Africa, Australia. Tanzania and parts of Europe.

This dinosaur was a large carnivorous bipedal predator that scientists believe preyed on the many herbivores of the time. This conclusion has been reached in part by the number of razor sharp teeth that can be found in this predator’s mouth. It had rows of razor sharp teeth that had saw-like formations on its edges. It is believed that the Allosaurus was able to attack larger predators with these teeth by using its upper jaw like a hatchet and attacking using the element of surprise.

One interesting fact to note is that the largest Allosaurus specimens may have rivaled the T- Rex in size. The size of the largest Allosaurus is approximately 16 feet tall, 43 feet long and weighed more up to 5 tons. This contrasts pretty well with the T- Rex who was approximately 13-16 feet tall, 42 feet long and weighed approximately 7 tons.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 5010.
Damage: 1650.
Speed: 104.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 20%

Armour Piercing Impact.
Defence Shattering Strike.

DNA used for: Allosinosaurus.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?


I’m popping this one in a day early as I don’t think I’ll have the time to post it tomorrow. But I’d love to see your thoughts on Allosaurus.

I used to use it a lot in the first couple months I played JWA and although I occasionally swap t into my team for a bit of a difference, I think Allosaurus gets easily replaced by better dinosaurs like T Rex or arguably Tarbosaurus.

Hey Colin, just wanted to pop by and offer up a little more info on Allo and his kin. Lots of folks believe that there was just Allo - and after it died out, nothing. But nature never leaves open spaces, especially where evolution is concerned.

Allo had tons of relatives, ranging in size from the pygmy Allosaurs living in the Cretaceous south polar regions, to the massive Saurophaganax, the varied Carcharodontosaurs, and even the fearsome Megaraptor.

Allo wasn’t a case of nature saying “okay, one and done” after the Jurassic. Allo evolved all the way into the Cretaceous period.


In-game, Allo has her uses, especially if you don’t have Rexy levelled up high enough. She usually starts going out of use around arena 7 or so.

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Thanks for the extra info.

What you say is exactly what I used her for. Once I got T Rex it replaced Allosaurus.

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After you start making hybrids of either one, it’s all something of a situational usage matter. Allo hybrids work astonishingly well, and Rex hybrids are huge power hitters.

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I’m trying to work towards Allosinosaurus at the moment but I cannot get enough Sinoceratops DNA.

Good thing it will be out and about later for the weekly event. I need it for big brother Thor.

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I have them all over the place in zone 3(?), We work. I’m sitting on tons of Allo DNA right now, I need to find more Sino.

A little JP/JW world info.

In the previous update when Jurassic Ruins was for players with 4,000 trophies or higher, I used it. I leveled it up to 26, but later replaced it with Allosinosaurus or some other tank buster.

I really enjoyed using it for those bird strike events and their constant shields. I just used the basic attack since it’s a shield breaker. Great fun! :grinning:

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