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Here we go, an 'enormous spine lizard', or Gigantspinosaurus. Not as large as its cousins, but with impressive shoulder spines, clearly for defense.

- Cabot Finch

Gigantspinosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Jurassic Asia. Gigantspinosaurus fossils can be discovered in the Ziliujing Formation in China, which unlocks for expedition teams on Isla Sorna.

Description Edit

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SAVANNAH

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TAIGA

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TUNDRA

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JUNGLE

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VIVID

The Gigantspinosaurus is a medium sized dinosaur with enormous spikes on its shoulders. It also has a paired row of small plates running down its back and four spikes on its tail. The base genome seems to be a coffee brown with a pale underbelly and darker brown stripes.

Behaviour Edit

Gigantspinosaurus is the last dinosaur found at the Ziliujing Formation and is harder to keep comfortable than Huayangosaurus and Chungkingosaurus. They require a minimum herd of at least four, or else they will become quickly uncomfortable.

Palaeontology Edit

Gigantspinosaurus was an unusual stegosaur. Although it looked fairly similar to Kentrosaurus, it has characteristically huge shoulder spikes. These spikes would have been a formidable form of defence or used as a display feature for mates. The abundance of primitive stegosaurs such as Huayangosaurus and Gigantspinosaurus mixed with more advanced genera such as Tuojiangosaurus and Chungkingosaurus in the Dashanpu formation of China suggest the stegosauria evolved in Asia before migrating to Africa, Europe and North America.

Trivia Edit

  • The full scientific name was G. sichuanensis, named after the Sichuan province in which it was found.

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