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Jurassic park mussaurus by hellraptor-d397dit

Name meaning

"mouse lizard"




~3 metres (10 ft)


~70 kilograms (150 lb)


Isla Sorna

Birth type


Novel appearances

The Lost World

Comic appearances

Jurassic Park: Redemption III

Mussaurus patagonicus was a small herbivorous prosauropod that lived in Argentina 215 million years ago during the Late Triassic period. First specimens were discovered in 1979 by José F. Bonaparte and Martin Vince. Mussaurus means 'Mouse Lizard'. All specimens which have been discovered are of infants, complete with egg scales. Adults possibly reached 3 meters in length.

More real-life information: Mussaurus at Wikipedia.

Jurassic Park SeriesEdit

Mussaurus only appears briefly in the novels and comics. It ultimately does not appear in the films.

The Lost World (novel)Edit

Mussaurus is the first living dinosaur Richard Levine sees on Isla Sorna. In honour to the available data this Mussaurus is an infant.


Mussaurus appears in the Jurassic Park: Redemption series. In part 3 Dr. Backer is put in the Mussaurus cage. Mussaurus acts as one of the main herbivore species seen throughout the Jurassic Park: Redemption story. Along with Triceratops, the Mussaurus are taken out by to graze on Lexxcrops fields in secret. In issue three they are startled by a passing vehicle and run away, towards the town of Glen Rose, Texas. During this time the loose Carnotaurus finds them and chases after them killing one at least in the middle of the town.

The mussaurs in Redemption are labelled as “gigas” because they appear to be larger than normal mussaurs, which only reach about ten feet in length (three meters.) The size of the animals varies throughout the comics though. In issue three the Carnotaurus picks one up in its jaws, but in issue four (see first image) they are seen to be much larger than in the previous issues.

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