Species: Parasaurolophus walkeri
Location: North America
Time Period: Cretaceous
Movies: Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park ///, Jurassic World
Games: The Lost World: Jurassic Park arcade game, Jurassic Park III: Park Builder, Jurassic Park: Survival, Jurassic Park: Trespasser, Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Jurassic Park: The Game
Bio: One of the most well known hadrosaurs
, or as they are more commonly called, "Duck-billed dinosaurs" after their unique scoop-shaped mouth, Parasaurolophus
is also one of the largest. Feeding off mostly shrubbery in late-Cretaceous North America, then called Laramidia, Parasaurolophus
was a prime target for Tyrannosaurs
to feast upon.
Role in Jurassic Park
: A herd of animals is first seen around a small lake with a herd a Brachiosaurus
in in the "Welcome to Jurassic Park" scene. The animal is not seen in a foreground shot until the capture scene in The Lost World: Jurassic Park
, where one is tranquilized and captured by the InGen harvesters to be shipped to JP: San Diego. However, before any animals can be brought back to the US, Nick Van Owen and Sarah Harding sneak into the InGen encampment and release all the dinosaurs, including the Parasaur
. We once again find Parasaurolophus
as part of the herd of hadrosaurs that stampede in Jurassic Park ///.
In Jurassic World,
Parasaurolophus is seen among the dinosaurs in the Gyrosphere Valley. A pair of them can be spotted fighting in the background.
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