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Species Profile - Ankylosaurus

Species Profile - Ankylosaurus

Yes... this here is an Ankylosaurus. Strong, armored... and with a tail it can wield like a massive club. Even in the Cretaceous period, sometimes a blunt object could be more effective than a sharp one.

- George Lambert

Ankylosaurus is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America. Ankylosaurus is first unlocked by the Hammond Foundation through expeditions available on Isla Muerta. While they prefer to be enclosed with smaller numbers of dinosaurs, though are one of the more sociable species of armoured dinosaur, with a maximum ideal population of eight other individuals.

History Edit

Ankylosaurus was one of the dinosaurs planned for the original Jurassic Park after its initial opening, with InGen having acquired 91% of the Ankylosaur genome by 1993.[1] In 1999, after Masrani Global acquired InGen in the wake of the disastrous San Diego Incident, InGen scientists illegally conducted cloning experiments on Isla Sorna, where they bred Ankylosaurus as well as Spinosaurus, Corythosaurus and Ceratosaurus.[1] These Ankylosaurs were later released into the wild, and were briefly encountered by the survivors of a plane crash on the island in 2001.[2]

JWE Ankylo

An Ankylosaurus with an Edmontosaurus and a Tsintaosaurus in the background.

Ankylosaurus were later exhibited as an attraction for Jurassic World on Isla Nublar, which opened in 2005, which were notably different in appearance to the original animals cloned on Isla Sorna. In 2015, a group of Ankylosaurus were attacked by the rampaging Indominus rex which managed to kill one after isolating it from its herd.[3] Three years later, Ankylosaurus was one of the eleven species which were planned to be extracted from Isla Nublar in the event of Mount Sibo's volcanic eruption. At least four Ankylosaurus were successfully transported to the mainland. One was successfully auctioned off to an Indonesian gentleman, while the others were released into the wilds of northern California along with all the other captured dinosaurs.[4]

Description Edit

// COSMETICS
Anky Jungle

JUNGLE

Anky Rainforest

RAINFOREST

Anky Wetland

WETLAND

Anky Woodland

WOODLAND

The Ankylosaurus is a large species of ankylosaurid dinosaur which originated in North America during the Late Cretaceous period, where it existed alongside other notable dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Dracorex and Edmontosaurus. The base genome of the Ankylosaurs bred by InGen for Jurassic World are a dull greyish-brown colour.

Ankylosaurus is one of the most well-defended herbivores thanks to its natural armor and it can go on the attack also with its clubbed tail. This is in contrast with its short lifespan and low immunity to diseases. Its moderate cost and space requirements offset this, making it is less expensive to modify its genes to increase its immunity and lifespan.

Palaeontology Edit

Ankylosaurus is the type genus for its family, the ankylosauridae and was one of the largest known, outclasted only by Saichania and Tarchia of Central Asia. Despite being a popular in dinosaur in media, fossils of Ankylosaurus found so far are fragmented with no complete skeleton found as of yet. Thus most reconstructions are based on other genus such as Euoplocephalus. Ankylosaurus had a wide skull with a developed nasal passages, indicating that smell was the prime sense for detecting predators. The wide beak also shows it was a generalist feeder, unlike nodosaurs such as Denversaurus, Panoplosaurus and Nodosaurus, which have narrower mouths.

Trivia Edit

  • Ankylosaurus was the third dinosaur to receive a Species Profile, on 2 February 2018.
  • In Jurassic World Evolution, the Ankylosaurus is based on the animal's depiction in 2015's Jurassic World.
  • Ankylosaurus previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
  • In reality, Ankylosaurus had smoother armour, with the long spikes protruding from the sides being a trait of the closely related nodosaurids.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dinosaur Protection Group, What Killed the Gene Guard Act (http://www.dinosaurprotectiongroup.com/what-killed-the-gene-guard-act.html Dinosaur Protection Group Article)
  2. Jurassic Park III
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

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