Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom features more dinosaurs than all of the other Jurassic films combined! The sequel, directed by J.A. Bayona, sees Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) team with Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard)'s Dinosaur Protection Group to rescue the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar from the volcanic eruption of the island's Mount Sibo. With such extreme circumstances, it's not surprising that nearly every dinosaur that has appeared throughout the franchise will get some screen time in Jurassic World 2.
Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park set the bar high for the saga, introducing realistic-looking dinosaurs including perennial fan favorites the T-Rex and Velociraptors. While the rest of the films added more and more dinosaurs, including Jurassic Park III's Spinosaurus, Colin Trevorrow's soft reboot of the franchise, Jurassic World, introduced hybrid dinosaurs into the dangerous island. The deadliest of all was the Indominus Rex, which placed the thousands of guests of the fully-functioning theme park in danger during its rampage and ended up settling all of the animals loose upon the island.
Along with several human characters returning, the sequel boasts 18 species of dinosaurs to thrill and frighten fans, including the debut of a few brand new creatures. Here are all of the dinosaurs to see in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
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The newest hybrid dinosaur of the Jurassic franchise, the Indoraptor is a genetic mix of the Indominus Rex and Velociraptors. This terrifying new creature stands a little more than 10 feet tall, which makes it a third the size of Indominus Rex, but that only means it shares the Velociraptors' heightened brain power, problem-solving skills, and their ability to infiltrate human-sized spaces. The Indoraptor was genetically engineered by Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong), who plots to breed improved versions of the beast from the DNA of the Indominus Rex and Blue, Owen Grady's pet Velociraptor.
The gigantic, aquatic Mosasaurus was one of the most popular attractions of Jurassic World when the park was still open. Guests used to be able to gather at the Jurassic World Lagoon and underwater observatory to see the Mosasaurus swim and feed. In Jurassic World, the Mosasaurus memorably ate Zara Young (Katie McGrath), who was captured by a Pteranodon, and in the film's finale, the aquatic dinosaur ate the Indominus Rex while it fought the Tyrannosaurus Rex. In Fallen Kingdom, the Mosasaurus has survived the dinosaur outbreak but is let loose beyond the island to threaten the oceans.
Carnotaurus means "meat-eating bull", and this carnivorous predator sports horns over its eyes and spiked armor. The genetic material of the Carnotaurus was used in the breeding of the Indominus Rex. In Jurassic World 2, Owen, Claire, Franklin Webb (Justice Smith), a Sinoceratops, and the T-Rex all encounter the Carnotaurus, just as the island explodes.
The Stygimoloch makes its debut in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Though its name means "demon from the River Styx" because of its head covered by a dome of bony pikes, the Stygimoloch is a peaceful herbivore species. Standing nearly 7 feet tall, the Stygimoloch is nicknamed "Stiggy", and makes a rather impactful debut in Fallen Kingdom.
Though its existence has been referenced in the prior Jurassic films, the Baryonex finally makes its debut in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This fearsome carnivore's name means "heavy claw" and it has crocodile-like armor running along its back from neck to tail. In Jurassic World 2, Claire, and Franklin encounter a Baryonex as they try to save the dinosaurs from the Isla Nublar volcano; another is later seen airlifted off the island.
The Allosaurus was first seen in a hologram inside the Innovation Center of Jurassic World, and the creature itself makes its in-the-flesh debut in Fallen Kingdom. Though the Allosaurus has similarities to the T-Rex, it is smaller (about 14 feet tall), and they are thought to hunt in packs, similar to Velociraptors. In the trailers for Jurassic World 2, the Allosaurus can be seen running alongside and trying to attack Claire and Franklin while they flee the stampeding dinosaurs in a Gyrosphere as the volcano erupts.
Not to be confused with the (larger) Brachiosaurus, the Apatosaurus are also gigantic herbivores that were bred to be some of the gentle giants of the Jurassic World theme park that guests could even pet in the Petting Zoo. In the prior film, the Indominus Rex killed many Apatosaurus during its rampage. In Fallen Kingdom, the Apatosaurus are among the dinosaurs threatened by the erupting volcano on Isla Nublar.
The Sinoceratops name means "Chinese Horn Face", an acknowledgment of how this species lived in China during the late Cretaceous period. Seen for the first time in Jurassic World 2, this massive herbivore is similar to the Triceratops except for the two holes in its horned skull bone. Like all of the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar, the Sinoceratops is threatened by the volcano erupting.
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- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021