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A Baryonyx from Jurassic World

Name meaning

"Heavy Claw"




10 meters (32 feet)


1.7 ton


Isla Nublar
Isla Sorna

Film appearances

Jurassic World

Game appearances

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic Park: Builder

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Baryonyx is a Spinosaur, a member of the same group as the northern African dinosaurs Spinosaurus and Suchomimus. Baryonyx was smaller than these relatives but was still a big predator. It was 10 meters (33 feet) long and 2.5 meters (8 feet) high at the hips. It had a long, narrow snout filled with teeth that were cone-shaped - a real difference from the blade-shaped teeth of typical meat-eating dinosaurs.[1]

Because of the shape of its snout and teeth (both of which are similar to those of modern crocodiles and alligators), some paleontologists think that Baryonyx ate lots of fish. Others, however, think it ate other dinosaurs. In fact, both ideas are supported by the original Baryonyx specimen from Surry. In the guts of this dinosaur, palaeontologists found the partially digested scales of large fish as well as the partially digested bones of a young Iguanodon. This strongly supports the idea that Baryonyx ate both fish and dinosaurs.[1]However the concept of Baryonyx suitable to diet of eating other dinosaurs is only suggested that it fed off the carrion, implying it was a scavenger to some extent.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Baryonyx



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Jurassic Park brochure map showing Baryonyx's paddock.

InGen created Baryonyx in the InGen Compound in Isla Sorna. It was planned to live in its own paddock for Phase 1 or Phase 2 of Jurassic Park.[2] Its paddock was located near a river, which could have supplied its residents with fish to eat.

It is unknown if any Baryonyx was transported to Isla Nublar or if there were any surviving wild populations after Hurricane Clarissa hit Isla Sorna.

Jurassic World

InGen recreated this dinosaur for Masrani Global Corporation's new dinosaur park Jurassic World. These new clones had proto-feathers on the back of their arms and on the top of their heads. It lived alongside its relative Suchomimus in the Cretaceous Cruise.

Production and development


Jurassic Park III logo with Baryonyx.

Baryonyx was originally supposed to be the main antagonist dinosaur of Jurassic Park III and a logo depicting it was even made. But Baryonyx was replaced by its larger relative Spinosaurus in the final product.

On the Jurassic World website, the icon for Baryonyx is reused from the Dinopedia of the removed Jurassic Park Institute website's article about the dinosaur.

Unlike most of the dinosaurs on the Jurassic World website, Baryonyx, Microceratus, and Metriacanthosaurus are depicted using computer graphics. This might signify that these dinosaurs will not appear in the Jurassic World film.



The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Baryonyx appears in The Lost World: Jurassic Park video game. It lived in Habitat B of </span>Isla Sorna together with Staurikosaurus and Dimorphodon. Here the creature is depicted as territorial and much aggressive, living in coastal caves somewhere along the island that's encountered in the Human Hunter level. If one looks closely, the desgin of Suchomimus' head from Warpath: Jurassic Park resembles the Baryonyx from the game's head.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder


Baryonyx is one of the carnivores that can be recreated in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

Baryonyx was originally one of the dinosaurs to be created in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. However the dinosaur was cut from the early stages of the game's production before a model was even created, though there is evidence of this with the existence of it's name within the files of the game.

It is possible to make a Baryonyx by modding the Spinosaurus' model (giving the close resemblance in both dinosaurs) and removing the spine, but can also be made from the Albertosaurus or Acrocanthosaurus models as well.

Jurassic Park: Builder

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Baryonyx from Jurassic Park: Builder.

see Baryonyx/Builder

Baryonyx is one of the the dinosaurs that can be created in Jurassic Park: Builder.

A Baryonyx toy was released in the Jurassic Park Series 2 and The Lost World Series 2 toy lines. In The Lost World Series 2 it has a yellow paint job and snapping jaws. Both toys are very rare. It should be noted that The Lost World Series 2 's Baryonyx was longer than Jurassic Park Series 2 's Baryonyx.

However compared to the human figures they were both too small, they could be juveniles but it seems that Kenner chose to make them smaller for an unknown reason.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dinosaur Field Guide, page 44.
  2. Baryonix is not seen in the tour in the Jurassic Park film, Tour the Island website, InGen Field Journal nor InGen Field Guide. But since it appears in the brochure map, it must have been planned to appear in a future attraction.
Jurassic Park III Dinosaurs
AnkylosaurusBaryonyxBrachiosaurusCeratosaurusCompsognathusCorythosaurusParasaurolophusPteranodonSpinosaurusStegosaurusSuchomimusTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor
Jurassic World Dinosaurs
AnkylosaurusApatosaurusBaryonyxDimorphodonEdmontosaurusGallimimusIndominus rexMetriacanthosaurusMicroceratusMosasaurusPachycephalosaurusParasaurolophusPteranodonStegosaurusSuchomimusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor

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