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Velociraptor (Film Universe)
There are three distinct variations of Velociraptor which were cloned by InGen, not counting sexual dimorphism seen within each individual version. However, despite the surface level variations, each sub-species remains relatively similiar in terms of physical attributes. Each species is roughly 6 feet tall…

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Book Confirms First Film Appearance of Fan Favorite Dinosaur!

Spoiler Warning! While this piece of merchandise and description was released directly by the manufacturer, there is a possibility it was not yet meant to be public – particularly before the first trailer. If you would rather discover at least one of the new dinosaur species directly from the marketing, it’s best to turn back now.

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While the eagerly anticipated first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has yet to release, small tidbits of news continue to surface from various sources. The eminent threat of a volcanic eruption has been confirmed from numerous pieces of artwork featured on upcoming products, as well as the return of fan favorites such as Velociraptor Blue and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The latest batch of information comes from the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ augmented reality book by Carlton Kids, and it’s quite exciting.

While the cover art reveals nothing new, it does once again hammer home the fiery theme of a volcanic eruption which has been present in all forms of Fallen Kingdom marketing and merchandise. However, the description of the book is a different story – while it’s fairly vague, it outright confirms that a fan favorite dinosaur will be making its on screen debut in Fallen Kingdom: Baryonyx.

Carlton’s official Augmented Reality book is jam-packed with exclusive movie imagery and background facts, and lets you experience original Jurassic World dinosaurs through mind-blowing next-generation, fully interactive Digital Magic. Learn how to bond with and train alpha Velociraptor “Blue”, then use her as your protector and guide as you encounter other dinosaurs through the app. From brand-new movie dinosaur characters including awesome Baryonyx and a terrifying new hybrid breed, to old favourites like T. Rex and Stegosaurus, this Jurassic World AR book will wow readers all over again.

Baryonyx is a bipedal carnivousous dinosaur, that could reach lengths of over 30 feet long, and stood nearly 10 feet tall. The fossil record suggest this predatory dinosaur lived primarily off of a diet of fish, swiping them from the water with long clawed limbs or its crocodile like jaw. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be regarded as a threat – especially as InGen creations tend to be more dangerous than their real world namesakes.

Baryonyx art created for in 2015 by Julius Csotonyi

Barynoyx has an interesting history with the Jurassic Park franchise, and despite never being seen in any of the films, was allegedly on Isla Nublar during the events of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. According to the first films park map, it had a riverside paddock on the far east of the island. Likewise, it appears on the Jurassic World park map, and is said to be one of the dinosaurs you can see during the ‘Cretaceous Cruise’.

Further, Baryonyx was almost the main antagonist of Jurassic Park 3, but was later replaced by its larger cousin species the Spinosaurus. In fact, an early version of the Jurassic Park 3 logo featured the Baryonyx over its sailed back relative, which was featured on the final logos. As an homage to this change, Billy Brennan mistakenly identifies the Spinosaurus as a Baryonyx, and when corrected by Alan Grant, comments the Spinosaurus was never present on InGen’s list.

While the Baryonyx has never been depicted in the films, artwork was created for it by paleoartist Julius Csotonyi for the official Jurassic World website – however, it should be noted, this was not commissioned by the fillmaking team, but rather a late addition by the web marketing team. As such, its visual depiction does not reflect its upcoming Fallen Kingdom design, as there was no film material reference. This canonical visual indifference can be seen with the artwork for species that exist in the films, but had no ILM renders, such as Pachycephalosaurus, and Parasaurolophus – in their cases, the Csotonyi artwork looks nothing like their film counterparts.

The Baryonyx isn’t the only exciting detail the augmented reality book revealed – it also confirmed that Fallen Kingdom will feature an all new hybrid dinosaur. While it doesn’t reveal its name, it is safe to assume the creature in question is the ‘Indoraptor‘, which universal trademarked a few months back. No details of this dinosaur beyond its name are known, other than it is likely the dinosaur in the picture above.

The Augmented Reality book is the second in the series from Carlton Kids, following the release of one in 2015 for Jurassic World. It retails for around $9.99, has 32 pages, and releases May 2018. Check out the 2015 book in action to see how the augmented reality features works!

The first trailer for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom debuts December 7th, during Thursday Night Football on NBC and is expected to contain a glimpse at the Baryonyx among many other dinosaur species. Are you excited to finally see this dinosaur in action? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned as more news is sure to erupt online soon!

Source: Carlton Books


25 thoughts on “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Book Confirms First Film Appearance of Fan Favorite Dinosaur!

  1. It’s worth noting that Baryonyx was also in the JP series 2 and TLW series 2 toylines, as well as being an enemy in The Lost World: Jurassic Park game for the Playstation.

  2. My gut feeling is that the baryonyx will just have a short cameo scene similar to the ceratosaurus in JP3.

    In any case, it’d be great if the baryonyx had a similar coloration to the spino from JP3. Since it’s pretty much canon that the spinosaurus was a hybrid/experiment, I’d love if the baryonyx design was similar enough to imply that Ingen’s baryonyx may have been the base DNA that Wu used to create the spino. It’s a great opportunity to retroactively give JP3 more relevance in the context of the series.

    1. I think it would be more accurate in assuming that Tyrannosaurus DNA was the base. If it was Baryonyx, the Spinosaurus would have been a lot smaller and probably not as aggressive with such a strong bite force.

    2. The Spinosaurus wasn’t a “hybrid” seeing as how everything in the JP movies are due to this fan logic. Take Tyrannosaurus for an instance. Rexy was way too oversized compared to a regular Tyrannosaurus. It could keep up with a jeep when in reality it ran 11mph. Topped with having no feathers.

      1. The T rex in Jurassic park was based on a real T rex.. Namely Sue,wich had the same size as the one in jurassic park,Sue is the largest T rex to ever been found. So we know rexes can grow insay large..

      2. You’re dead right and dead wrong.

        The Spinosaurus isn’t a hybrid guys. There’s no base of anything. Not a Baryonyx base, not a T-rex base, it’s just a damn Spinosaurus.

        However the T-rex in the original was not oversized. The animatronics dimensions itself were 40ft long and 20 ft tall. Sue, the biggest T-rex found to date is basically identical to those dimensions. Interestingly enough, that doesn’t include how much size is added with muscle and skin, which can be a comparatively substantial amount.

  3. Well barionyx is baxically a smaller spinosaurus without tbe spine, but better than repet species i guess is cool. I personally think carnotaurus or allosaurus are way more interesting.. among many other no so well known species

  4. I’ll be honest I was kinda expecting and hoping that this was going to say the dilo was making a legit return (not just as a hologram or statue). I have wanted to see it return ever since the original and it never came back in true form.

  5. Baryonyx was probably to blame for the deaths of the guys on the speed boat at the beginning of JP3. It would explain a whole lot between how quick & “clean” the attack was.

  6. “Fan favourite” is a type of wordplay that brings Dilophosaurus to mind way before Baryonyx since T.rex and raptors are already frequent players in the franchise. Cheeky clickbait of an article. :p

    1. Not the intention – the title outright says this is the first time this dinosaur will be in the films.

      We worded it that way as to not spoil the species name for those who would rather not know yet.

  7. Jesus Christ, after all these years since Jurassic Park’s MANY mistakes with the facts about the Dinosauria depicted (like Velociraptor was actually only the size of wild Turkey and it had feathers all over, the T-Trex was NOT gray but rather colorful and also had a fine layer of “pin feathers”) you’d think these dopes would get it right!
    PhD. Vertebrate Paleontology

    1. where is that theory of the t.rex being colorful coming from? most of the pigmentation found in dinosaurs feathers are brownish, black or some red as the most colorful one.. but not many tones more… Or so I learned.

    2. Ummm… The raptors were based off Deinonychus, which was much larger than a turkey. Speilberg just chose the name raptor because it sounded better. And if you wanna nitpick that, then please know that Deinonychus was called Velociraptor around the time Chrighton wrote his novel.

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