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Acrocanthosaurus
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Name meaning

"High-Spined Lizard"

Code name

Acro

Diet

Carnivore

Height

5 meters (16 feet)

Length

12 meters (40 feet)

Weight

5-7 tons (10,000 to 14,000 lbs)

Location

Paluxy River, Texas, USA

Range

Isla Sorna

Game appearances

Warpath: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Institute Tour: Dinosaur Rescue
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic Park: Explorer
Jurassic Park: Builder

Template Source

Acrocanthosaurus was an carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaur of the early Cretaceous period in North America, with a particularly tall spine column, giving it a similar appearance to the spinosaurids of the same time period. Unlike spinosaurids, who were riverine hunters with semi-aquatic hunting behaviors, Acrocanthosaurus was a heavy built predator that preferred slow moving prey and carrion over other meat. Foot prints of Acrocanthosaurus can be seen publicly in Glen Rose, Texas. A complete skeleton is on display in Idabel, Oklahoma.

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Jurassic Park SeriesEdit

Acrocanthosaurus hasn't appeared in any of Crichton's novels, or the movies. It does, however, appear in many Jurassic Park inspired games.

Video gamesEdit

  • Acrocanthosaurus is featured in the DVD game Jurassic Park: Explorer. A player earns a dinosaur when he/she wins a minigame, when the earned dinosaur is an Acrocanthosaurus this video will be shown.

TriviaEdit

  • Acrocanthosaurus was once classified as a spinosaurid, but it was reclassified as a carcharodontosaurid.
  • Though most paleontologists agree the bone structure on Acrocanthosaurus's back supported a sail, some theorize it was a hump of fat like that of a camel.[citation needed]
  • The Acrocanthosaurus in JPOG looks similar to the one in the card game/anime Dinosaur King.
  • Despite its favorite prey being Parasaurolophus in JPOG, the two species lived in different stages of the Cretaceous and never encountered each other.

GalleryEdit

Playable Warpath Dinosaurs
AcrocanthosaurusAlbertosaurusAnkylosaurusCarcharodontosaurusCryolophosaurusGiganotosaurusMegaraptorPachycephalosaurusSpinosaurusStygimolochStyracosaurusSuchomimusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rex

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