“Fallen Kingdom” – Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
In response to the numerous requests from young dinosaur fans who have seen the latest instalment in the “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” film franchise – “Fallen Kingdom”, here is a list of the prehistoric animals that we spotted in the movie. In total, Everything Dinosaur team members spotted seventeen different prehistoric animals, how many did you see?
Hitting our Cinema Screens at Present – “Fallen Kingdom”
Picture Credit: Universal Pictures
Everything Dinosaur’s List of the Prehistoric Animals in “Fallen Kingdom”
- Allosaurus – a big, carnivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic.
- Ankylosaurus – an armoured dinosaur, a herbivore from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
- Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus – a giant, long-necked plant-eating dinosaur from the Late Jurassic.
- Baryonyx – a carnivorous dinosaur that may have specialised in catching fish, the first fossils of which were found in southern England. Baryonyx lived during the Early Cretaceous of Europe.
- Brachiosaurus – an enormous, plant-eating, long-necked dinosaur from the Late Jurassic.
- Carnotaurus – a predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of South America.
- Compsognathus – at around a metre in length, the smallest non-avian dinosaur inhabitant of Isla Nublar. This little dinosaur lived in Europe during the Late Jurassic.
- Gallimimus – a fast-running, “ostrich mimic” dinosaur that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous.
- Mosasaurus – not a dinosaur, but a marine reptile that belongs to the same group of reptiles as lizards and snakes. These predators lived during the Cretaceous.
- Pteranodon – also not a dinosaur, but a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous, a pterosaur. Pteranodon fossils have been found in North America, England and Asia.
- Sinoceratops – a member of the horned dinosaur group, it roamed China towards the end of the “Age of Dinosaurs”.
- Stegosaurus – “roof lizard”, a herbivore from the Late Jurassic of America.
- Stygimoloch – a “bone-headed” dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America which was good at knocking down walls if the movie is to be believed!
- Triceratops – one of the most famous of all the plant-eating dinosaurs. Triceratops lived at the very end of the Cretaceous. Its fossils have been found in North America.
- Tyrannosaurus rex – no dinosaur film would be complete without an appearance of T. rex. The “king of the tyrant lizards”, lived in North America and its fossils are associated with Upper Cretaceous sedimentary deposits.
- Velociraptor – The “raptor” called Blue which was reared and brought up by animal trainer Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt). Velociraptor lived during the Late Cretaceous of Asia.
A Model of a Blue Velociraptor
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Last But Not Least – Indoraptor
Last but not least, comes Indoraptor, a dinosaur created from the DNA from Indominus rex – the monstrous carnivore from the previous film in the franchise – “Jurassic World” and Velociraptor.
Look out for the sequel which is scheduled for release in June 2021. What dinosaurs do you think should be in this film?