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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.
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 green pattern beneath the holes in the frill and on the sides of the frill. It also has white with black tipped spikes. According to the Jurassic World Employee Handbook, the young would eat meat to help with their growing skeletons.
The Sinoceratops is first seen licking a paralyzed Owen Grady before being scared off by some approaching lava. It was confirmed by the special effects team, that the animal was intentionally helping Owen Grady.
While multiple Sinoceratops were seen during the stampede, the only major appearance of it is when a Carnotaurus grabs one that had lagged behind the stampede. After a brief fight, the Sinoceratops is able to break away and flee with the other dinosaurs.
Several Sinoceratops were captured by Wheatley and his mercenaries, and they were last seen escaping the Lockwood Manor along with many other dinosaurs.
Sinoceratops will be in Jurassic World: Alive, based on the film version of the dinosaur.
Sinoceratops appears in a free Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom DLC for Jurassic World: Evolution.
An individual Sinoceratops nicknamed “Perry” is being soothed by Claire Dearing in an African Wildlife Foundation ad.
A Sinoceratops figure will be released for the toyline for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as part of the "Roarivores" line, a line of electronic dinosaurs with roaring sounds. This is the first time it has ever physically appeared in any Jurassic Park toy set. Strangely enough, it is portrayed as sporting a nasal boss, rather than a horn like in the film, making it more like a Pachyrhinosaurus than a Sinoceratops.
Behind the Scenes
The scene where the Sinoceratops licked Owen in the face after being double-crossed by Wheatley is influenced by a brief moment from a chapter in The Lost World titled "Heat", where a Stegosaurus licked Sarah Harding in a similar manner after she was betrayed by Lewis Dodgson.
|Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dinosaurs|
|Allosaurus • Ankylosaurus • Apatosaurus • Baryonyx • Brachiosaurus • Carnotaurus • Compsognathus • Gallimimus • Indoraptor • Mosasaurus • Parasaurolophus • Pteranodon • Sinoceratops • Stegosaurus • Stygimoloch • Triceratops • Tyrannosaurus rex • Velociraptor|