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Spinosaurus vs. T. rex Scene

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The Spinosaurus vs. T. rex scene is a scene in Jurassic Park III. It features a fight between Tyrannosaurus and Spinosaurus. Because the Spinosaurus won the fight, the scene became very infamous among fans.

Title Edit

The scene is called "Spinosaurus vs. T.Rex" by MovieClips.

Video Edit

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Plot Edit

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In Jurassic Park III, a Spinosaurus strands the film's main characters on Isla Sorna by causing their plane to crash. Afterwards, the characters escape, only to bump into a sub-adult bull Tyrannosaurus rex, who is eating a kill. Unmoving, Dr. Grant tells the group to not move a muscle. The T. rex roared at the group, causing them to run away, with Dr. Grant trailing behind and the Tyrannosaurus chasing them. The T. rex chased them into the clearing where the Spinosaurus, having finally caught up, was waiting. The group managed to find a safe place to hide, but Dr. Grant fell and found himself stuck in a ditch between two fallen logs.
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The Spinosaurus roared at the Tyrannosaurus aggressively, while the Tyrannosaurus gave a loud bellow in return. The T. rex almost crushed Dr. Grant under his foot, but the logs combined with the ditch held strong enough, and saved Dr. Grant from being crushed. At first, the male Tyrannosaurus had the upper hand of the fight, able to grab onto the Spinosaurus neck and bite deep into it and shove it to the forest floor. After regaining it’s focus, the Spinosaurus freed itself from the T. rex jaws, after knocking down a tree which nearly crushed Amanda and Paul Kirby.

The Spinosaurus roared and snapped at the Tyrannosaurus which was backing up, roaring back. The two predators bit and snapped at each others flanks, and the Tyrannosaurus managed to charge at the Spinosaurus, pushing it forward. The Spinosaurus recovered quickly from the blow, and managed to out-maneuver the Tyrannosaurus and bite deep into his neck. Bellowing in pain, the T. rex groaned out in agony as the Spinosaurus gripped his neck with it’s arms and snapped the sub-adults’ neck, killing him instantly. As Dr. Grant managed to escape, he was almost crushed again as the freshly-killed Tyrannosaurus body tumbled to the ground, and the Spinosaurus placed it’s claws on the belly and watches as the group manages to flee, giving out a deafening roar

Accuracy Edit

WARNING: This is not a place for fans to express their outrage on the scene. All edits have to be constructive and sourced.

The fight in this scene was designed by paleontologist Jack Horner. The T. rex was the main dinosaur during the two previous movies. This created the common misconception among the general public that the T. rex was the largest carnivorous dinosaur. By 2001 it was known that theropods like Carcharodontosaurus, Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus was larger than the Tyrannosaurus, but the general public was oblivious to this. Spinosaurus was chosen to replace Tyrannosaurus rex because it was the largest.

In the extra material Jack Horner explains:

The Spinosaurus was and is the biggest meat eating dinosaur that ever lived.
We don't know how ferocious any dinosaur really was, all we have are their 
skeletons. If scale the ferocious factor on the length of the animal, there was 
nothing that ever lived on this planet that could match this creature 
Spinosaurus. Also my hypothesis is that T.rex was actually a scavenger rather 
than a killer. Spinosaurus was really the predatory animal.

Influence Edit

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The fight between Tyrannosaurus rex and Spinosaurus appears frequently in post-JPIII media.

  • The cover of Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis features the fight. the fight itself can also occur within the game itselves, but the winner can vary and also the fate of the carnivore can also vary, as sometimes the Rex or Spino will survive the battle by being scared away or they can be killed in battle.
  • The Lost World theme park of Universal Studios Singapore features the statues of a fighting T. rex and Spinosaurus.
  • There are often many recreations of this famous, controversial scene all over the internet, most of them being updated with the Tyrannosaurus winning, since it angered so many Jurassic Park/dinosaur fans and also because Spinosaurus jaws were weaker than Tyrannosaurus.



  • In some shots some scars can be seen on the Tyrannosaurus' face.
  • The time T.rex is going to attack Spinosaurus in its hips a tree hits it.
  • Originally this scene was supposed to be longer between both T. rex and Spinosaurus. Extended parts of the fight can be seen in the special features of the Jurassic Park III DVD.
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