Name meaning

"Muttaburra Lizard"




8 feet


30 feet


2 tons




Isla Sorna (possibly)

Template Source

Stub This section is taken from the Dinosaur Field Guide.

Muttaburrasaurus ("Lizard from Muttaburra") has a stocky, well-muscled body. Although the only mounted skeleton in the world is shown with a thumb spike as big as Iguanodon's, some scientists question the restoration of this feature. That's because the original spike bone in Muttaburrasaurus is only partially preserved.

One feature Muttaburrasaurus has in common with later ornithopods, or two-legged plant-eating dinosaurs, is its large nose. It is not known if this nose allowed Muttaburrasaurus to communicate, as the hadrosaurs are believed to have done. Those nose is closer to the tip of the snout than in hadrosaurs, but it is still large enough to block any stereoscopic vision directly ahead. Humans and predators have stereoscopic vision, which allows them to see in depth. Plant-eating dinosaurs and other prey have non-overlapping fields of vision, which gives them the ability to see more widely but hinders depth perception.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Muttaburrasaurus

Jurassic Park Franchise

Muttaburrasaurus has never appeared in the original novels or movies. Although some fans belief it lives on Isla Sorna in the movie canon because it is mentioned in the trading cards.

Trading cards

Muttaburrasaurus appears on nr. 68 of the Inkworks Jurassic Park III Premium Trading Cards. Because of this some fans believe that Muttaburrasaurus is on InGen's list and lives on Isla Sorna in the movie canon.

Video games


Muttaburrasaurus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Muttaburrasaurus is nr. 076 of the Herbivore Ones that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.