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Baryonyx
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Name meaning

"Heavy Claw"

Diet

Carnivore

Length

10 meters (32 feet)

Weight

1.7 ton

Range

Isla Nublar
Isla Sorna

Game appearances

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

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]

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Jurassic Park Franchise

Baryonyx is mentioned in the movies. It also appeared in games and toy lines.


Movies

Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park brochure map

On the Jurassic Park brochure, the map of the park, a Baryonyx paddock is indicated. The Baryonyx icon is located at the most eastern tip of the island. Its paddock is located close to a river, probably stocked with fish for the dinosaur to eat.

Baryonyx doesn't appear in the film on screen, Tour the Island site, InGen Field Journal or InGen Field Guide. This suggests that Baryonyx wasn't planned to be an attraction during the events of the film or Phase I. Therefore, it is unknown if a Baryonyx ever set foot on Isla Nublar. It is also unknown if the cloning process was ever finished for Baryonyx. It could be since Pteranodon was present on Isla Nublar, although it was planned for Phase II.


Jurassic Park III

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JPIII logo with Baryonyx

In early production of Jurassic Park III, the Baryonyx was originally the main dinosaur of the film, rather than the Spinosaurus. However this was probably dropped due to the fact that Spinosaurus would make a much more formidable predator since it was even larger than Tyrannosaurus. A JPIII logo with Baryonyx was designed before it changed into Spinosaurus later.

Baryonyx was also mentioned by Billy Brennan when he and Dr. Alan Grant try to classify the Spinosaurus. At first Billy guessed that the animal is a Suchomimus because of the crocodile-like snout, but Dr. Grant denies it, stating that the dinosaur is bigger. Then Billy guesses it is a Baryonyx before Dr. Grant gave him a Spinosaurus tooth and saying "Spinosaurus aegypticus." Billy says that he didn't see Spinosaurus on InGen's list. This indicates that Billy's first guesses, Baryonyx and Suchomimus, were on InGen's list.

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Jurassic Park III - search camp

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Jurassic World

Baryonyx is set to appear in Jurassic World, as well as Suchomimus.[2]

Video games

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (video game)

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As seen in the human hunter gallery

Baryonyx appears in The Lost World video game. Baryonyx 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 Suchomimus head from Warpath: Jurassic Park resembles the Baryonyx's head.

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As seen in the human hunter gallery

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

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


Jurassic Park: Builder

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Baryonyx from Jurassic Park: Builder

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


Toy lines

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 2s Baryonyx was longer than Jurassic Park Series 2s 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.

Trivia

  • Some fans have speculated that the Baronyx and Suchomimus on InGen's list were actually the infant Spinosaurus, which doesn't have a sail on its back.[citation needed]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dinosaur Field Guide, page 44.
  2. Jurassic World map
Jurassic Park III Dinosaurs
AnkylosaurusBaryonyxBrachiosaurusCeratosaurusCompsognathusCorythosaurusParasaurolophusPteranodonSpinosaurusStegosaurusSuchomimusTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor
Jurassic World Dinosaurs
AnkylosaurusApatosaurusBaryonyxDimorphodonEdmontosaurusGallimimusMetriacanthosaurusMicroceratopsMosasaurusPachycephalosaurusParasaurolophusPteranodonStegosaurusSuchomimusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor

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