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 and even to the point where people believed it was a spinosaurid. Unlike spinosaurids, who were riverine hunters with semi-aquatic hunting behaviors, Acrocanthosaurus was a heavily built predator that preferred slow moving prey and carrion over other meat. Footprints of Acrocanthosaurus can be seen publicly in Glen Rose, Texas. A complete skeleton is on display in Idabel, Oklahoma. 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. Acrocanthosaurus gained fame for hunting large sauropods like Astrodon alone. To back this theory up there are footprints of a Acrocanthosaurus right along side of Astrodon footprints.
Acrocanthosaurus is available in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis as a four-star large carnivore. They prefer open areas with water. Their coloration is a dark yellow with a greenish tint, with several vertical red markings from head to tail, with some grayish turquoise on the ear, eye orbit, and nasal orbit. The tip of their spines is a horizontal orange from neck to tail. When hunting faster prey, it is known to wait in thick vegetation and attack in the form of ambushing prey. According to JP:OG it lives on Isla Sorna. In this game, it gets along well with its fellow four-star carcharodontosaurian close relative, Carcharodontosaurus. Other coincidences are also that the Carcharodontosaurus was once classified as an allosaurid, which are also close relatives to the Acrocanthosaurus which up to date is now classified as a super member of the family.
Acrocanthosaurus is a carnivore three that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.
Acrocanthosaurus is one of the available dinosaurs on the iOS and Android application, Jurassic Park: Builder.
Acrocanthosaurus became an available subscriber exclusive VIP creature in the game on November 3rd, 2017.
- The Acrocanthosaurus in JP: OG looks similar to the one in the card game/anime Dinosaur King.
- Despite its favorite prey being Parasaurolophus in JP: OG, the two species lived in different stages of the Cretaceous and never encountered each other.
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