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"That's not a real dinosaur."
Gray Mitchell(src)
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Unused rendering of Stegoceratops for Jurassic World

Name meaning

"roof horned face"

Hybrid of:

Stegosaurus + Triceratops + beetle + snake

Movie canon appearances

Jurassic World (Screen and concept art only)

Game appearances

Jurassic World: The Game
LEGO Jurassic World (screen only)

Toy appearances

Jurassic World

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Stegoceratops is a hybrid of Stegosaurus, Triceratops, a beetle and a snake. Despite appearing in the toy line and game adaptation of Jurassic World, it did not appear in the film itself.

Behind The ScenesEdit

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Stegoceratops concept art behind Colin Trevorrow.

Stegoceratops was originally supposed to physically appear in the Jurassic World film in a scene where Owen Grady and Claire Dearing encountered it in the jungle, discovering that Dr. Henry Wu was making more hybrids in secret, but it was cut when the script was being written, due to Colin Trevorrow's son saying that if they had Stegoceratops along with Indominus rex, the I. rex would feel less special.[3]

According to early designs of the hybrids shown on the Creation Lab's computer monitor in Jurassic World, the beetle used in its creation gives it "exo-skeletal [sic] armour". Furthermore, one of the renderings says "GENE ASSET ID OWL #092345.435" which suggests that the film version of Stegoceratops might have owl DNA, though since this was never used in the film it is unknown if this is canon. It also two different code names; these being "STEG.235" and "STEGA.324A-1", but these were ultimately never used and the computer screen in the final film instead shows "TRX REX.345-ALPHA" like with Indominus rex and the pachycephalosaur-theropod hybrid.[4]

It is similar to an animal from a movie called Yor, the Hunter from the Future, in which there is a creature that had identical traits like the hybrid. Coincidentally, it is also called Stegoceratops.

Despite it being part Triceratops, the face and horns resembles Nasutoceratops. Its frill appears to have been based on a hypothetical restoration of Triceratops by Nobu Tamura, although the frill on the Level 40 Stegoceratops from Jurassic World: The Game looks more like a Styracosaurus frill, not a Triceratops frill or a Nasutoceratops frill.

Concept artEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jurassic World
  2. JPToys - New Pictures and More! (May 8, 2015) Retrieved from http://www.jptoys.com/index.php/2015/05/08/608-new-pictures-and-more
  3. Empie Magazine - Empire Spoiler Podcast: Ten Secrets Of Jurassic World Retrieved from http://www.empireonline.com/features/secrets-of-jurassic-world
  4. http://www.rudyvessup.com/jurassic-world-hidden-lab-ui

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