‘Jurassic Park 4′: 10 New Dinosaurs You Could See

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Jurassic Park 4 New Dinosaurs The days of Jurassic Park 4 being nothing but a glimmer in Steven Spielberg's eye are over. Even though he may not be directing the movie - those duties are being entrusted to newcomer Colin Trevorrow - the buzz is all about bringing the kind of dinosaur adventure fans first fell in love with, along with some new additions and updating. The most recent report from paleontologist Jack Horner (whom Alan Grant was based on) promises a brand new terrifying dinosaur. We at Screen Rant pride ourselves on our dinosaur knowledge, and therefore know a few who could win audiences over. All better than the human-dino hybrids that were originally planned, too. Here are 10 New Dinosaurs You Could See in Jurassic Park 4.

Utahraptor

Utahraptor Jurassic Park 4 Everyone remembers the Velociraptors from each of the Jurassic Park films; whether it's their high-pitched whining or click-clack of their deadly hind claws. And even though Spielberg took some liberties with his 'six-foot turkeys,' (actual Velociraptors were under 2 feet tall), Utahraptor puts any debate over realism or dramatization to rest. Essentially, the Utahraptor is everything the raptors are famous for, in a much, much larger package. Reaching lengths up to 25 feet, the Utahraptor's own middle-toe claw was up to 12 inches in length from base to tip, making the previous films' Velociraptors seem like child's play. Every bit as deadly as the descendants movie audiences already know, but five times the size? We'd hope to see them in JP4, but that would make it one short movie. Image Credit: BBC Nature

Suchomimus

Suchomimus Jurassic Park 4 Suchomimus will automatically have supporters among those who felt that the Spinosaurus of Jurassic Park 3 wasn't a misstep, just something different. At first mistaken for a Suchomimus in the film, we can't help think that might have been the wiser way of going. Described by paleontologist Paul Sereno as "a dinosaur trying hard to be a crocodile" (need we say more?), the Suchomimus possesses a long snout designed to trap fish and claws to keep larger prey still. While the dinosaur's diet consisted mainly of fish and other sea creatures, that doesn't mean it lacks the size, speed or ferocity to do humans some damage. And all without a massive 'sail' to make it seem out of place slamming through forests or man-made structures. Image Credit: Luis V. Rey

Majungasaurus

Majungasaurus Jurassic Park 4 It's easiest to think of Majungasaurus as something of a 'battering ram with teeth,' growing up to 20 feet in length, and possessing many of the features characteristic of large predators. But where Tyrannosaurus used crushing bites to take down prey, Majungasaurus wasn't so lucky. Endowed with a smaller snout, this dinosaur had to do its dispatching up close and personal; grabbing a hold of prey, and hanging on until the job was done. To that end, Majungasaurus was built for a fight: interlocking ribs for strength, exaggerated muscle growth over the neck, and even skull bones that were mineralized throughout its skin (making the skin over its face even stronger). Add the fact that these dinosaurs are one of the few known to have practiced cannibalism, and you've got one tough, mean, and unsympathetic killer. Image Credit: Art By Phil

Coelophysis

Coelophysis Jurassic Park 4 The first glance at Coelophysis may cause some confusion with the Compsognathus seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. While this dinosaur bears some similarities to the small pest that turns deadly when attacking in packs, there is one key distinction: the Coelophysis is over 9 feet long. As one of the most ancient dinosaurs experts know of, the Coelophysis was light, nimble, and designed for tracking down and eating smaller dinosaurs. But if working in packs, it's possible the creatures could have taken down much larger prey, aided in no small part by their improved night vision. Luckily, evidence of large herds of Coelophysis do exist. In Ghost Ranch, New Mexico paleontologists discovered over 1,000 skeletons, meaning Coelohpysis hunting packs may have put those of other dinosaurs to shame. We don't expect to see that many in a film any time soon, but even a hundred or so would be hard to survive.

Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus Jurassic Park 4 Acrocanthosaurus may not be the most outrageous, fastest or deadliest dinosaur, but it certainly possesses a few interesting traits. As one of the largest theropods on record (outclassed only by Giganotosaurus), the unique ridge running along Acrocanthosaurus' spine means its prey will certainly see it coming, and know their time has run out. Like most predators sharing its structure, Acrocanthosaurus relies on biting for damage, not its underdeveloped forearms. Even though its 'arms' were too weak to attack, all four razor-sharp claws are permanently flexed inwards. When paleontologists hypothesized how strongly the arms were capable of pulling, not slashing, it became clear: once prey fell within the arms, it wasn't escaping. In terms of pure deviance, that attack strategy seems stranger than fiction, and for that reason alone, we feel it deserves a live-action appearance. Image Credit: Dinopedia

Tylosaurus

Tylosaurus Jurassic Park Dinosaur enthusiasts have been demanding Jurassic Park take a closer look at underwater creatures for years. While many don't explicitly fall under the 'dinosaur' definition, it's about time a seafaring monster got some onscreen respect. And in that realm, few are as terrifying as Tylosaurus. The long-jawed mosasaur ranged in size topping out at over 50 feet in length, but when one is attacking, it's hard to see anything beyond the seemingly endless rows of pointed teeth. Although many ancient sea creatures preferred the depths of the ocean there is evidence to suggest Tylosaurus hunted in shallow seas as well. Meaning a human encounter wouldn't be out of the question. Fossilized stomach contents prove there was little Tylosaurus wouldn't eat if it fell in front of those chilling jaws, making it the kind of movie monster any dinosaur fan could respect. Image Credit: National Geographic

Carnotaurus

Carnotaurus Jurassic Park 4 With a name meaning "meat-eating bull," it goes without saying that Carnotaurus is more of a blunt instrument than a precise predator. But as Jurassic Park films have proven, overpowering prey is as effective as outsmarting them. The name comes from the large horns on its skull, the purpose of which (protection, or hunting) is disputed. The armor plating found over vulnerable areas of Carnotaurus proves this dinosaur means business, and its smaller snout has led to disagreement among experts. Some claim its smaller jaw means it was a snapping, biting predator, while others postulate it had twice the biting force of an American alligator - the strongest bite in the world. An antagonist in Disney's Dinosaur (2000) the Carnotaurus played a chilling role in Michael Crichton's "The Lost World" novel, sporting chameleon-like camouflage. In case it wasn't scary enough already.

Giganotosaurus

Giganotosaurus Jurassic Park 4 An important lesson was learned with Jurassic Park 3: there just isn't a real substitute for the Tyrannosaurus. Even though the Spinosaurus which defeated it was terrifying in its own right, audiences respond to size and strength, and the massive head and jaws of the original film's villain are beyond compare. Unless we mention the Giganotosaurus; similar to the Tyrannosaurus, only bigger, and with an even larger skull. The fact that Giganotosaurus had a smaller brain and one-third the biting power by comparison may sound like weaknesses, but that also means an even more primitive desire to hunt, and jaws and teeth more likely used to slash and tear, not crush. Also, the Giganotosaurus was faster. The similarities may confuse the casual movie fan, but a bigger, faster, and bite-ier version of the Tyrannosaur would be a welcome addition. Image Credit: Dino Crisis Wiki

Allosaurus

Allosaurus Jurassic Park 4 Any dinosaur fan is likely to have encountered Allosaurus at some point, with it easily claiming the title of the most well-known and researched of its prehistoric brethren. But a few key features make Allosaurus the right fit for JP4. For starters, the less impressive jaw size is made far more menacing due to the loose connection of the Allosaurus' lower jaw to its skull. In other words, it was capable of stretching its mouth wider than other carnivores, exposing more teeth as a cutting edge. That meant a less powerful bite, but paleontologists believe it compensated by using its jaw "like a hatchet against prey, attacking open-mouthed, slashing flesh with its teeth, and tearing it away without splintering bones." While we imagine what that would look like in live action, it's worth noting that many experts believe the 30-foot-long Allosaurus hunted its prey in packs. Image Credit: Jakub Hałun

Troodon

Troodon Jurassic Park 4 Although Troodon may not be the biggest, strongest, or most intimidating dinosaur on our list, there's a good chance that it's the creature Horner teased would keep viewers awake at night. Blessed with binocular vision and a sickle-like claw on its second toe, these speedy predators were deadlier than their 7-foot length might imply. It doesn't hurt that their brains are some of the largest in the dinosaur world compared to overall body size - with one paleontologist, Dale Russell hypothesizing that Troodon could have evolved to be as intelligent as human beings - and over-sized eyes which imply that Troodon hunted after dark, with enhanced night vision. The dinosaurs were featured in Jurassic Park: The Game, and supplied more than a few scares and deaths, so we wouldn't be surprised at all to see a pack or two in Jurassic Park 4. Image Credit: Loose Nut Studio

Conclusion

Jurassic Park 4 New Dinosaurs There you have it: the dinosaurs we most hope and expect to see featured in Jurassic Park 4. There are limitless choices facing Colin Trevorrow and his creative team, so all bets are off until the first trailers or images arrive. Which dinosaurs do you hope to see introduced? Is new and exciting the way to go, or should the movie stick with tried-and-true villains this time around? Leave your own ideas in the comments. Jurassic Park 4 opens in 2D and 3D on June 13th, 2014. - Follow Andrew on Twitter @andrew_dyce.  
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  1. I agree with the aquatic Dino’s even the giant sea turtle and aquatic animals like trilobite. even large predators like carnotaur. Would like to see archeopterex ( spelling?) too and plesiosaur. Or hybrids

  2. I agree with the aquatic Dino’s even the giant sea turtle and aquatic animals like trilobite. even large predators like carnotaur. Would like to see archeopterex ( spelling?) too and plesiosaur. Or hybrids.

  3. I agree with the aquatic Dino’s even the giant sea turtle and aquatic animals like trilobite. even large predators like carnosaur. Would like to see archaeopteryx ( spelling?) too and plesiosaur. Or hybrids.

  4. I’ve always hoped they’d take JP into the aquatic environment. They finally introduced the Pteranodons in JP3 with a whole action sequence (outside of the two featured in the last 10 seconds of JP2), so why not feature some aquatic animals. I don’t know if anyone played “Jurassic Park: The Game” on xbox which was released a year or two ago, but the story too place on Isla Nublar with what happened directly after Hammond and everyone escaped the island, and in a section of the park that was not yet finished, they had an underwater aquarium that featured a Mosasaurus (the story in the game was actually pretty good).

    So in my opinion to aquatic animals, as great as it may be to see Tylosaurus, Mosasaurus, Pleiosaurus, or maybe even Liopleurodon..that would mean, if the whole movie was based on the island itself, the characters would have to venture off the island into the ocean. So I say, how about instead having Deinosuchus (the 50 foot crocodile)!! It’s already been renowned as SuperCroc (and it is bigger than Sarchosuchus) and you at least could see it or multiple in rivers and lakes inhabited throughout the island. It too could pose a great threat to T-Rex and show one HELLUVA fight scene in the river with a returning Spinosaurus (remember, he swam in JP3). Plus, today’s saltwater crocodiles in Austraila do swim in the ocean, so what’s to say the Deinosuchus couldn’t venture out as well?!

    However if its not going to an aquatic dinosaur…I do hope they pick a real badass and showcase it a little better than they did Spino. Carnotaurus would be a great fit as it was in Michael Critton’s Lost World (which btw, if you haven’t read the books and loved the movies…read them NOW!! They make the movies look like crap and I LOVE the JP universe!)but I think Carno would be better as a secondary prime predator (doing a better job than the Ceratosaurus featured in JP3 when they were digging through the Spino dung). Whatever they pick…I hope it has an EPIC fight scene with the form reigning champ like Spino or T-Rex (depending on which island this movie takes place on….Spino was ONLY on Isla Sorna). And I’m not talking about a quick, death fight as in JP3, I’m talking about a long fight scene like we saw with the three V-Rexes and King Kong. HELL…put T-Rex, Spino, and the new dino all fighting each other!!! Those were all great picks for carnivores with addition to: Dimetrodon, Postosuchus, and Baryonyx!

    And bring on new herbivores as well for background animals. Wouldn’t mind seeing: Diplodocus, Iguanadon, Therizinosaurus, Kentrosaurus, Amargasaurus, Ornithocheirus (new Pternadon), or Edmontosaurus.

    The only thing I plead about JP4 is that it does not feature: dinosaurs “talking” to each other or dinosaurs covered in feathers!

  5. Only 1 marine dino? What about liopleurodon or those ichthyosaurs?

  6. Overruled: Speculative.
    Please bring your next witness.

    • If that is all you have to say for your self you should not even post your thoughts some one might take ideas from the fans and put it in the movie maybe bot but to say overruled speculative just proves you do not share the same feelings that millions of fans do

  7. I just hope that they do not make some b******* new hybrid Dino we have seen enough of this horror bio change s*** in the past 13 years im tired of watching how man messes with human DNA and something goes wrong if they do put a new or a cupple new Dinos in the film let it be based on real not some nut jobs idea of what could be scarry if it turns out to be like residant evel i will demand my money back and will no longer support the franchise i grew up with theis movies had night mares about the raptures Trex and the one that spit acid what is wrong with thoes secens were scarry enough water dinos would be equaly terrifering in the thought because man is land based and can not live underwater if anyone and i mean anyone agrees with me please say so if im just blowing smoke and everyone loves the bio hazard man mixing or changing there dna for military use it will be just anouther stupid waste of peoples time money weather the new dinos have feathers or are from the sea or heck they make a new dino and it kills spino saurous that would be epic if they make it so its weponized i can tell u every secene and so can other movie buffs the ritch company looses control of there new creation it gets out hunts man and they gotta get the rapture to kill it and the rapture will die at the end it will bread with some other dino and once again ” life will find a way ” so if anyone agrees please leave a post of what you think and tell me if u like zombie bio hazard end of the wirld movies fine i will not hold it aganst you but the should not even hint on the name jurassic park because they tell of dinos that really did live on this earth maybe not at the same time but they were real thank you

    • they end up doing the hybrid dino, just saw the trailer

  8. I want to see some pack hunters tyrannosauroids like Gorgosaurus, Albertosaurus or Daspletosaurus, I’m tired seeing big one dino.

  9. I think that Utahraptor would be an amazingly awesome edition, but aside from that, I believe that T. rex is dated and Spinosaurus is hated. Not by me, but though it is pretty awesome, while T. rex was an antihero, saving the main characters in the first movie and killing that creep Ludlow in TLW, Spinosaurus is strictly a villain and should die eventually. So, who should be the next carnivorous overlord? Should the crown go to Giganotosaurus, as was suggested above? Maybe Carcharodontosaurus, which actually fought Spino in prehistory as fossil evidence proves, and could have actually won? What about Carnotaurus? Albertosaurus/ Quetzalcoatlis, even? Your guess is as good as mine.

  10. I’m placing my bets on Jeholopterus, a tiny, rat-like, pterosaur that literally sucks blood from its prey with rattlesnake-like fangs. Now that’s something I would want to keep my lights on for, because it could get into a house easily with its small size.

  11. i think its gonna be troodon. the smartest dinosaur ever that can see at night.

    • Patrick don’t forget utahraptor is more than capable of killing Troodon

  12. The utahraptor was about ten feet tall and twenty one feet long a dang super raptor enough of them could easily take down a iguanadon and the trex is out and spinosaurus actually ate fish which explains the river scene so definitely giganotosaurus it was 49 feet long and hunted in packs according to many skeletons found together

  13. Troodon like the^compys^ in the lost world and jp3 were small Troodon was up to a man’s hip they are very deadly in numbers and in the book slightly poisonous anyway a small but nice add on to the islands

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  15. Why not have all the large predatory dinosaurs appear in the movie; T.Rex,Cacharodontosaurus,Spinosaurus,and Giganotosaurus. Having them clash in ways audience’s, and critics would’ve never expected; Keep it awesome!

  16. Uh my guess would at the very least bring back the trex, velociraptors(duh), compies(little craps) and that one spitting dinosaur so he can get another fat guy in a jeep (lol) and all the goody meaty herbivores so we can see a trex or something totally take down a sauropod of some sort. The only one that shouldn’t come back is that spinosaurus because he is technically a fish eater and wouldn’t have killed a big predator designed to take things down bigger then a spinosaur And NO big sea predators because I do not think that is a viable option because I think ingen would have been smart enough not to clone such big sea predators unless you feel like having a large sea predator that can gobble up a 20 foot skiff and cap size a fishing vessel. (unless they have the island completely quartined off with a big sea wall around the island and a large enough food source like the land predators a large enough food source to feed the sea Dino predators. Now onto to the new boys on the block!. Utah raptor, giganatosaurus, allosaurus, micro raptor ( the gliding dinosaur), and diabloceratops( one cool looking ceratopsian)

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  18. Allosaurus I believe is probabaly the best choice for the film. Not only is he 45 feet long as the largest, but hunted in packs and was far more fierce and intelligent than tyrannosaurus. The difference in hunting a single hadrosaur with no defense against predators other than its size compared to a pack of allosaurs chasing down the largest animals to roam the earth hat could whip their tails at deadly speeds an instantly crush you with their immense weight.

  19. Add the argentinosaurus because it is the biggest dinosaur and is over 48 meters long and is 6 meters high and is also 130 feet.also add sirnothosaurus because they have a venomous bite!add a pack of them chasing the people.add omeisaurus,raptorex,dilong,microraptor,dromaeosaurus,supersaurus,daspletosaurus,sinosauropteryx,saltasaurus,carcharodontosaurus,baryonyx,suchomimus,drocimieomimus,mei,tuojiangosaurus,kentrosaurus,kosmoceratops,pachyrinosaurus,dracorex,tsrbosaurus,lillisternus,nothosaurus,elasmosaurus,pliosaurus,dunkleosteous,diplodocus,camptosaurus,lambeosaurus,miasaura,hadrosaurus,saurolphus,troodon,leallynasaura,australovenstor,timimus,qantassaurus and atlascoposaurus and peteinosaurus and amargasaurus.

  20. The trex should return but oversised and having 1 quality no dinosaurs have yet had in JP a Ginormous mastadonic Weiner!

  21. Carno would be a better predator than t-Rex and spino,although not as big as both of them,he had armor on weak spots so meaning it would be harder to kill this dino

    • But has carnotaurus got a Mastadonic weiner?

    • In the JP movies the people never necessarily killed the dinosaurs.

  22. I believe since t rex was the first and main carnivore (next to raptors) he should remake an appearance at some point.

  23. I remember the magic of JP1 and baby I’m excited for JP4, I am especially hopeful that they do that very scary and very massive sea monsters in this film. I imagine that a great story will help the film succeed but I’m very juiced for the dino action mainly, ever since I identified an Eiohippus to my mother at four years old while touring the Smithsonian I have been a serious dino-nerd… CRUNCH .

  24. What about an adult size dilophosaur?

  25. Every one has said it all. But I do to have something to say. I do also have your answers. There is one way to get a prehistoric marine reptile’s DNA. The mosasaurs could wash up on in high tide then get stuck in low tide. Which predators and scavengers would take advantage of( not to mention Mosquitos). And if inGen happens to come across this that would probably become incredibly rare. Which means that there would be only at least one marine reptile. But I’m not really rooting for the underwater “Dino’s”. They actually already made their appearence in the beginning of JP3. When the boat went under the clouds, you may not see it, but there is no way the spinosaurs went that far into the ocean. It most likely stuck around the fresh water inland. Spinosaurus might have been a fish eater, doesn’t mean it will not take advantage of an easy meal( which would be the small helpless humans). Besides spinosaurs actually eat land animals, too( and us fans should know that the movie making business exaggerates?).
    But every god damn monster movie is the exact same thing. The predator is always hunger, never get enough food, Jesus Christ. Eventually they’ll stop!?! I know it is supposed to make the movie entertaining, but doesn’t mean the people can’t come across a sleeping T-Rex or something. It would add a lot of tension to the movie. Just imagine, your walking through the dinosaur infested island then (pause for dramatic effect), the camera rolls back and there is a 45 foot long carnivorous dinosaur at your feet! You stop breathing, your heartbeat either stops or speeds up. You think “the slightest movement will cause it to wake up”. Next it moves head into a different sleeping position causing you to freeze. As I’m explaining this you’re probably thinking, “as if”, but it’s not like you come across a sleeping dinosaur every day. I might be exaggerating but believe me, I might become petrified. I just wish I would have the guts to live in the Cretaceous period.
    I agree, crossed human dinosaur creatures wrong. I don’t want to see extra-terrestrial creatures in this movie. It would totally ruin the vibe of dinosaurs. If you want a threat, maybe a specific species of dinosaurs start to take over the island. But not like the T-Rexs in being territorial in JP2. I was thinking something big and smart, but most of the huge dinosaurs are stupid. But doesn’t mean dinosaurs like spinosaurs or allosaurus could become smart like the velociraptors.
    For dinosaurs in the movie(which everyone has stated all of them), starting with carnivores. 1. Allosaurus, it is my most favorite dinosaur next to spinosaurus, it is not exactly sure it if allo hunted in packs or if it died right on top of another one, but I sure hope it did hunt together. I could imagine maybe 3 or even 7, take on a camarosaurus. 2 might distract it on both sides while another might go for the or jump on it’s back( it might even cooler the camarosaurus stomps one of the allosaurs head into the ground). Allosaurus might be the perfect candidate for taking over the island. It hunts in packs and could easily take any other predator down if it’s population gets increasingly large.

    • Megalodon anybody?

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