“You’ve got another three-horned dinosaur... this time a Chasmosaurus. The top of its head features a wide frill. Too thin for protection, so it is hypothesized that it’s instead used to impress a potential mate. Which on the islands, cannot happen. I’m assured. As I was before.”
- - Dr. Kajal Dua
Description EditJurassic World Evolution, the base genome of the Chasmosaurus is primarily reddish-brown in colour, with a creamy underbelly and faded blue and red streaks on its large frill. As with other ceratopsians, it primarily moves in herds to afford it protection against carnivores.
Chasmosaurus once lived in what is now the province of Alberta in Canada. At one time there were many species of Chamsosaurus stretching from Canada to Texas, but these have been reassigned to new genera such as Mojoceratops. Chasmosaurus' branch of ceratopsians, the Chasmosaurinae, are characterised by their long frills with openings to reduce weight and small horns. The massive frills were most likely not used for combat, as they were too fragile. Instead they may have been able to flush blood into the frill to display vivid colours to attract mates or scare off predators and rivals.
- Chasmosaurus was the sixth dinosaur to receive a Species Profile, on 23 February.
- Chasmosaurus was intended to be in Jurassic Park Operation Genesis, but was cut due to time constraints.
- There were two species of Chasmosaurus: C. belli and C. russelli. Chasmosaurus belli was originally classified as another species of dinosaur: Monoclonius.
Chasmosaurus on Wikipedia