“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, specifically Madagascar. 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 wasn't 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 Indominus rex.
Majungasaurus can live alone or in pairs. They're dangerous animals, yet are also one of the more easy to keep carnivorous dinosaurs.
Majungasaurus is an Abelisaurid related to Carnotaurus that 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; Asia, Europe and North America. They could be found in Africa, Australia, India, Madagascar and South America. 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 and more specialised hunters. There is also evidence for cannibalism in Majungasaurus, with bones showing bite marks that could only be made by other Majungasaurus.
- 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 that of the Ceratosaurus.
- The Majungasaurus is also slightly smaller than the Indoraptor.
- People on YouTube have mistaken Majungasaurus for being undersized.
- ↑ Jurassic World - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex, http://www.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/indominus-rex/
Majungasaurus on Wikipedia