“A Torosaurus, correct? Indeed it is... these grow up to be medium-sized and like to eat ferns.”
Torosaurus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America. Torosaurus is found in the Lance Formation and the Laramie Formation, which unlock for Hammond Foundation expeditions on Isla Tacaño.
Torosaurus is a social animal and requires others of its own kind around to be happiest. While meeker than Triceratops, it is capable of fighting back against large carnivores and can inflict potentially lethal harm with its sharp horns.
Torosaurus was first named in 1891 based on two complete skulls and has been found throughout the North American continent from Texas to Saskatchewan. It was one of the last dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous before the Mesozoic mass extinction and lived alongside Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Thescelosaurus and Ornithomimus.
However, the genus has been under scrutiny within the recent years. In 2009 a study led to the theory that Torosaurus and Triceratops were the same dinosaur, with Torosaurus being a more mature form of Triceratops. The theory was based on their similar geographical range and their similar bone structure. However, this has not yet been fully proven and the debate still continues.
- Torosaurus previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
- Due to an error with the "hit-box" and model being slightly different, the actual range of Torosaurus' horns being far longer than they appear. This can result in "Death Duels" where it is victorious by having the Ceratopsian stabbing the air and yet still hitting the enemy.
- There is a slight typo in the InGen-File for Torosaurus where the date of discovery is listed as 1981 not 1881.
Torosaurus on Wikipedia