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Thylacosmilus
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Jurassic Park Institute Artwork

Name meaning

""pouch sabre""

Diet

Carnivore

Length

1.2 metres (4 feet)

Weight

80-120 kg (170-260 lbs)

Location

Canada
USA

Birth type

Viviparous

Game appearances

Jurassic Park Institute
Jurassic Park: Builder

Template Source

Thylacosmilus is a very interesting creature. It looked like the famous saber-toothed cats, but it was actually a marsupial, which means it is a close relative of kangaroos. This ferocious-looking animal probably had a pouch in which it carried its young.[1]

Thylacosmilus lived in North America about eight million years ago when it was still separated from South America by water. There were no members of the cat family in North America, so it is interesting that nature found a way to recreate a very successful design using the types of animals that already existed in that area. Once the land bridge between North and Central America formed, many of the marsupials gave way to placental mammals that filled the same ecological niche.[1]

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Jurassic Park Franchise Edit

Thylacosmilus appears in Jurassic Park: Builder as a sliver creature in the Glacier Park.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic Park Institute, Dinopedia/Thylacosmilus. Link.