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Sinoceratops is a genus of ceratopsian that lived in China during the Late Cretaceous, living about 72-66 million years ago.

Sinoceratops is a very significant centrosaur because not only it is the first ceratopsid to be ever discovered in China, but it is also one of the largest centrosaurines ever discovered. It lived alongside Shantungosaurus, Zhuchengtyrannus, and Zhuchengceratops.

Like most centrosaurs, Sinoceratops had a single nasal horn and no horns above its eyebrows. However, what distinguishes this ceratopsian is its frill pattern, which is a series of forward-curving frill horns that run around the top of the frill. There is also a series of low set knobs on the top of the frill, which is not seen in any other known ceratopsian.

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Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomEdit

It is revealed that there are surviving Sinoceratops populations remaining on Isla Nublar after the 2015 Incident, but will now face an impending danger, alongside many other creatures, in the form of an erupting volcano.

These clones look incredibly similar to their real life counterparts except the clones has holes in its fenestrae, which no ceratopsian had, a taller frill, and two spikes on the center of the frill similar to that of a Pachyrhinosaurus. Its body color is a bright forest green with a white underside. There is white on the face, a circular orange, white and black pattern beneath the holes in the frill and on the sides of the frill. It also has white with black tipped spikes.

The official trailer shows two Sinoceratops, with one of them is running from the erupting volcano, and the other one swimming in the ocean. The Super Bowl trailer also shows another Sinoceratops running as part of a stampede of dinosaurs in a building.

One particular scene in a TV spot shows that a Sinoceratops starts fighting with a Carnotaurus during the eruption.

GamesEdit

Jurassic World: AliveEdit

Sinoceratops will be in Jurassic World: Alive, based on the film version of the dinosaur.

Jurassic World: EvolutionEdit

Sinoceratops appears in a free Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom DLC for Jurassic World: Evolution.

Behind the ScenesEdit

It was meant to be Pachyrhinosaurus in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but it was later changed to Sinoceratops after the first trailer was released.[1][2]

However, its role in the film makes several references to the films Pachyrhinosaurus appears in. The fight between Sinoceratops and Carnotaurus is a reference to Disney’s Dinosaur, in which a Carnotaurus kills a Pachyrhinosaurus in the beginning. While its holes in the fenestrae is a reference to Patchi from Walking with Dinosaurs, where the character is left with a hole in his frill from a Troodon bite.

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