Someone gave me the idea, so I thought I’d oblige and create a new series. @Colin_Goodman runs the Dinosaur of the Day for creatures that are in the game, and @Apple runs the Creature File Collection for obscure creatures that deserve some spotlight; so I thought I’d start a new series that focuses on very popular dinosaurs (and some other creatures) that we’d like to see in game.
On each entry, I’ll include a poll to show the team how requested each animal actually is.
Without further delay, our first entry:
Easily one of the most recognizable and popular ceratopsians and dinosaurs in general, it’s enjoyed great fame since it’s discovery in 1913. Styracosaurus was a relatively large dinosaur, reaching lengths of 5.5 metres (18 feet) and weighing nearly 3 tons. It stood about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) tall. It’s most distinctive features, Styracosaurus had four to six long parietal spikes extending from its neck frill, a smaller jugal horn on each of its cheeks, and a single horn protruding from its nose, which may have been up to 60 centimetres (2 feet) long and 15 centimetres (6 inches) wide. The function or functions of the horns and frills have been debated for many years.
- Styracosaurus has appeared in a large amount of Jurassic Park media, and you can actually find its skeleton on display in Arena 11: Lockwood Library!
- Styracosaurus lived in the Dinosaur Park foundation which is now Alberta, Canada alongside notable dinosaurs like Gorgosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Euoplocephalus.
- It was known to travel in large herds from evidence of bonebed mass graves, possibly caused by a flash flood.
- It’s name unsurprisingly means “Spiked Lizard”
Would you like to see Styracosaurus in Jurassic World: Alive?
How do you think it would be in game?