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Apatosaurus (Jurassic Park)
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Naming
Binomen Apatosaurus sp.
Morphology
Average height 5 meters (16-17 feet)
Average length 22-27 meters (75-90 feet)
Average weight 20-36 tons
Intelligence
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Very Low
Ecology
Place of origin Earth
Habitat Isla Nublar
Diet Herbivore
Locomotion Movement using four legs
Status Data Deficient
Behind the Scenes
Universe Jurassic Park
Performed by Harris Hawk vocals
Recycled Brachiosaurus sounds

The Apatosaurus is one of the most famous of the giant Jurassic plant-eaters of Isla Nublar

Story

Apatosaurus was recreated by InGen for the Masrani Global Corporation's Jurassic World, their new dinosaur zoo. Apatosaurus has gray skin with dark blue striping and dark tan on its underbelly and portions of its face. Much like the cloned Brachiosaurus, it chewed its food unlike the original Apatosaurus.

Their herds lives in the Gallimimus Valley, the Gyrosphere, and the Cretaceous Cruise, alongside Stegosaurus, Microceratus, and 100 other prehistoric species. Some of the juveniles also lived in the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo

Notes

  • In the script for Jurassic Park, Apatosaurus is listed as one of the embryos that Dennis Nedry steals in scene 49.
  • Apatosaurus was originally going to be one of the dinosaurs that can be created in the video game Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, but was cut from the final product for unknown reasons.
  • The Apatosaurus skull seen on the Jurassic World website does not belong to the dinosaur at all, rather it belongs to a brachiosaurid sauropod like Brachiosaurus. Furthermore, its icon on the Jurassic World website and the Holoscape is of Brachiosaurus as well.
  • In the storyboard for Jurassic World Apatosaurus' relative Diplodocus was originally supposed to appear before Apatosaurus was chosen.
  • The scene where the apatosaur is seen dying is one of the very few animatronics used in Jurassic World.
  • The sauropod's skin was based on references from rhinoceros and elephants.

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