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Hypsilophodon
Hypsilophodon tree

Name meaning

"high-ridge tooth"

Diet

Herbivore

Length

1.8 metres (5.9 ft)

Weight

20 kg (45 lbs)

Birth type

Egg

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

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Hypsilophodon lived in the Cretaceous period in Europe, and was very similar to the earlier Othnielia, which lived only in North America.

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Jurassic Park novel

"Hypsilophodontids" and "hypsilophodonts" are one of the several species of Dinosaur featured in the Jurassic Park novel. But these titles not necessarily refer to the Hypsilophodon genus.

When Gerry Harding captures a "Hypsilophodont" this information is given:

In the harsh quartz lights, the hypsilophodont's green head hung down out of the sling, the tongue dangling, the eyes dull. ... The hypsy was a small dryosaur, seven feet long, weighing about five hundred pounds.[1]

This means that Dryosaurus is the only genus of which we can be sure appeared in the novels.

Jurassic Park video games

It appeared in Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues Gameboy version only,
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Hypsilophodon from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Hypsilophodon appears in the Game Boy Advance game Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.


Sources

  1. Jurassic Park (novel), The Park, page 245 (Novel bundle).