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Edmontosaurus
Anatotitan

Name meaning

"Lizard from Edmonton"

Diet

Herbivore

Length

12 meters (39 ft)

Weight

4 tons

Range

Isla Sorna

Birth type

Egg

Film appearances

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (film)
Jurassic Park III

Game appearances

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (arcade game)
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic Park: Explorer

Edmontosaurus was a large herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It's name means "Edmonton lizard" after the location of its discovery (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).

Edmontosaurus is part of the Hadrosauridae, or duckbill family of dinosaurs, who are known for their amazing teeth - or as paleontologists call it, their "dental battery." On each side of the jaw are three rows of sixty or more perfectly interlocking teeth - that's 720 per mouth, compared to thirty-two in an adult human! Not only did Edmontosaurus have a lot of teeth, but when one fell out, another from inside its jaw would take its place! Teeth like these are called "evergrowing".[1]

Edmontosaurus ate plants and had to be on constant alert for predators such as Tyrannosaurus and Dromaeosaurus. Edmontosaurus could not outrun any of the meat-eaters and had to rely on outmaneuvering them - like a crafty football player - and traveling in large herds, where there was safety in numbers. (Ibid.)

More real-life information: Edmontosaurus at Wikipedia.

FilmsEdit

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See the skull?
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In the scene of The Lost World: Jurassic Park where Roland Tembo and Ajay Sidhu are looking at the baby Tyrannosaurus in the nest, you can see a skull. The skull is from a Hadrosaur and very long. Jurassic Park Legacy members long concluded that it belonged to the Genus Anatotitan, which is now classified as Edmontosaurus annectens.[2]


In Jurassic Park III, when Alan Grant and the others go into the lab, there are hadrosaur embryos seen floating in the breeding tanks that give an appearance to Edmontosaurus.

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Jurassic Park-inspired gamesEdit

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Edmontosaurus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.
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Edmontosaurus from Jurassic Park: Builder.
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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Edit

Edmontosaurus
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Edmontosaurus info
Edmontosaurus info in JP:OG.
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Edmontosaurus is a 3-star large herbivore featured in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. They live around wetland/grasslands in large herds and serve as one of the main food sources for Tyrannosaurus rex. Like the other hadrosaurs, they have a unique vocalisation, a low hooting sound. Bite marks on one fossil show that Edmontosaurus was a favourite food of T.rex in reality as well and in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. When it's DNA is completed to 100% the Edmontosaurus will live until 6 years and the Edmontosaurus is found along with the Pachycephalosaurus and the Triceratops in the Hell Creek Information.


Comics Edit

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Edmontosaurus from Topps comics. (Image courtesy of Jurassic Park Legacy)
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under construction


ReferencesEdit

  1. Dinosaur Field Guide, page 38.
  2. JPEncyclopedia, Anatotitan copei (?) (S/F). Information retrieved at 2012-06-21.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dinosaurs
CompsognathusCorythosaurusEdmontosaurusGallimimusMamenchisaurusPachycephalosaurusParasaurolophusStegosaurusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor

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