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Platecarpus
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Name meaning

""flat wrist""

Diet

Carnivore

Length

4 metres (14 ft)

Game appearances

Jurassic Park: Builder

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Platecarpus was a mosasaur that lived in the Late Createcous period in. It lived in the seas of North America, Europe and Africa. It grew up to 4 meter in length.

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Jurassic Park: BuilderEdit

Platecarpus is not mentioned or seen in the novels or in the films, but it makes an appearance as a unlockable animal in the simulation game, Jurassic Park: Builder.


TriviaEdit

  • It is interesting to note the remains found of the Platecarpus contains extremely rare skin impressions and pigments around the nostrils. 
  • The fish-shaped tail fin of the Platecarpus demonstrates Mosasaurs such as Tylosaurus and Platecarpus were rather powerful swimmers, and not eel-like swimmers as previously widely accepted.

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