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A Baryonyx from Jurassic World

Name meaning

"Heavy Claw"

Diet

Carnivore

Height

3 meters (10 feet)

Length

9 meters-10 meters (30-33 feet)

Weight

1.7-2.7 ton (3,400-5,400 lbs)

Range

Isla Nublar
Isla Sorna

Birth type

Egg

Movie canon appearances

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Game appearances

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

Template Source

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.

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Story

Creation

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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 I of Jurassic Park.[2][3] Its paddock was located near a river, which could have supplied its residents with fish to eat. Though they were never seen in the park, but there should have been at least a Baryonyx on the island since it was planned for Phase I.

It is unknown 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. They were brown with yellow stripes on their backs, legs, and underbelly, a lime green eye spot and brown patches on their body and stripes on their tail. It lived alongside its relative Suchomimus in the Cretaceous Cruise.

It is currently unknown if there were any surviving populations after the Isla Nublar Incident of 2015 or if any were killed during said incident.

Gallery

Trivia

The Lost World: Jurassic Park PS1

Baryonyx appears in The Lost World: Jurassic Park video game. It lived in Habitat B of 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 design 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 its name within the files of the game.

Jurassic Park: Builder

see Baryonyx/Builder

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

LEGO Jurassic World

Baryonyx is a playable dinosaur in LEGO Jurassic World. It does not appear in the game's story, but the Amber Brick that unlocks it is found in the level "The Crash Site" with the Minikits (or bone boxes) for that level unlocking its skeleton skin as well. It is the only large theropod in the game that lacks a LEGO Amber destroying roar, instead being able to smash through hard objects that is usually destroyed by dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Pachycephalosaurus.

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.

Behind the scenes

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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.

References

  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.
  3. InGen Field Guide, page 9
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