“I think they first found this dinosaur, the Majungasaurus, in Madagascar. And then they had to move it.”
Majungasaurus is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous Africa. A powerful predatory dinosaur, Majungasaurus is unlocked by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Sorna, and can subsequently be obtained for $220,000 in the Research Center.
Although InGen was not known to have cloned any specimens of Majungasaurus for exhibition in Jurassic World on Isla Nublar, by 2012, the company had possession of the carnivore's genetic material, which was used in part to create the genetically modified superpredator known as the Indominus rex.
Majungasaurus can live alone or in pairs. They are dangerous animals, yet are also one of the more easy to keep carnivorous dinosaurs.
Majungasaurus is an Abelisaurid related to Carnotaurus. It is found exclusively in Madagascar.
The Abelisauroidea superfamily evolved from primitive carnivores such as Ceratosaurus from the Jurassic. They lived in continents and countries isolated from Laurasia; North America, Asia and Europe. They could be found in India, South America, Africa, Madagascar, and Australia. Majungasaurus so far has been the largest carnivore from Madagascar's Maevarano formation and was the top predator of its time.
It lived alongside the sauropod Rapetosaurus, which was its main prey, as well as smaller carnivores such Rahonavis and Masiakasaurus. Masiakasaurus belongs to the Noasauridae family, which are closely related to Abelisaurids, but occupied a niche for smaller more specialised hunters. There is also evidence for cannibalism in Majungasaurus, with bones showing tooth marks from Majungasaurus bites.
- Along with Archaeornithomimus, Crichtonsaurus, Styracosaurus and Suchomimus, Majungasaurus is one of five dinosaurs added to the game via the Deluxe Edition upgrade.
- Some sound effects of the Majungasaurus are the same as the Ceratosaurus.
- ↑ Jurassic World - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex, http://www.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/indominus-rex/
Majungasaurus on Wikipedia