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Cosmetic Genes, or Skins, are genetic modifications for dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution, which allow players to customise their appearance. These genes gradually unlock as players progress through the game and achieve certain milestones in the Muertes Archipelago. There are twelve cosmetic genes in Evolution, each providing a unique appearance to each species.

Cosmetic GenesEdit

AlpineEdit

Alpine cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with grey-green skins, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre on Isla Matanceros. It is derived from the DNA of the Lichen Katydid, Markia hystrix.

AridEdit

Arid cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with sandy skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre on Isla Matanceros. It is derived from the DNA of the Central Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps.

Coastal Edit

Coastal cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with dark grey skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre when a five star facility is achieved on Isla Tacaño. It is derived from the DNA of the Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus.

Jungle Edit

Jungle cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with orange skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre when a five star facility is achieved on Isla Sorna. It is derived from the DNA of the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Oophaga pomilo.

Rainforest Edit

Rainforest cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with blue skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Sorna. It is derived from the DNA of the Hyacinth Macaw, Anadorhynchus hyacinthinus.

Savannah Edit

Savannah cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with blackish-blue skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Matanceros. It is derived from the DNA of the Plains Zebra, Equus quagga.

SteppeEdit

Steppe cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with yellowish-brown skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Muerta. It is derived from the DNA of the Eastern Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca.

TaigaEdit

Taiga cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with green skin patterns, and can be unlocked from building three Research Centres on the islands of the Muertes Archipelago. It is derived from the DNA of the Northern Leopard Frog, Lithobates pipiens.

TundraEdit

Tundra cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with grey-green skin patterns, and can be unlocked by completing the Science Division mission on Isla Pena. It is derived from the DNA of the Alaska Marmot, Marmota broweri.

Vivid Edit

Vivid cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with purple skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by completing the Entertainment Division mission on Isla Sorna. It is derived from the DNA of the Purple Starling, Lamprotornis purpureus.

Wetland Edit

Wetland cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with yellowish-green skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Pena. It is derived from the DNA of the Nile Moniter, Varanus niloticus.

Woodland Edit

Woodland cosmetic genes will produce dinosaurs with green skin patterns, and can be unlocked from the Research Centre by achieving a five star park on Isla Pena. It is derived from the DNA of the Smooth Green Snake, Opheodrys vernalis.

TriviaEdit

  • The Steppe pattern for the Apatosaurus bears a surprisingly strong resemblance to Littlefoot from The Land Before Time.
  • The Rainforest pattern for the Giganotosaurus bears resemblance to one of the Carcharodontosaurus seen in the documentary Dinosaur Planet.
  • The Tundra pattern for the Tyrannosaurus rex resembles the male T. rex from The Lost World: Jurassic Park.