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Check Out Every New Dinosaur in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer!

You’ve no doubt seen the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – but just what dinosaurs were on display, and what can we glean from their visual depictions? First, let’s watch the trailer again:

Things move pretty fast, but we’ve poured through the trailer frame by frame. Take a walk through the park and learn all about the dinosaurs in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel – did you spot them all?


First referenced on the park map in Jurassic Park, this bipedal carnivorous dinosaur has never appeared in a Jurassic film prior. The Baryonyx is a cousin species to the Spinosaurus, and stood about 10 feet tall and 30 feet long – the real prehistoric animal likely lived off of a diet of fish, but still would have been deadly to cross paths with. InGen’s creation seems bulkier, with a shorter neck and smaller arms, but makes up for it in pure, mean, crocodilian attitude.


The iconic gentle giant of Jurassic Park returns in all her original glory. The most recognizable Sauropod of the franchise towers over the other animals of park, reaching heights of well over 30 feet. Brachiosaurus was absent in the fourth Jurassic film, and while it made an appearance in Jurassic Park 3, it looked quite different.

Strangely it was not part of the species list in Jurassic World, though we know previous populations existed on Isla Nublar.



Blink and you’ll miss it! Did you catch the second ceratopsian to appear in a Jurassic film? It remains unclear what species this actually is, but Styracosaurus and Sinoceratops are the two most likely candidates. Unlike Triceratops, neither Styracosaurus nor Sinoceratops have been featured in a Jurassic Park film prior, nor have they ever been mentioned as a species in previous films (though Styrcaosaurus made an appearance in a early JP3 script). The real versions of these herbivores could grow up to 18-22 feet long, but were gentle giants, using their strong, sturdy cheek teeth to assist with grinding up fibrous plants.

It’s worth noting we initially heard rumors the iconic and beloved Pachyrhinosaurus was in this movie – but it is clearly not the dinosaur on display here. Don’t take our word for it, just asking any dinosaur loving three year old. Perhaps the species changed to what is likely the Sinoceratops later on – we’re eager to discover what species this is either way!


The Carnotaurus has long been a fan favorite of Jurassic Park fans dating back to its appearance in Michael Crichton’s ‘The Lost World’ novel. Smaller than a T-Rex, this carnivore is well known for having horns atop its head, a long lean neck, and incredibly tiny arms. Much like many of the other new dinosaurs, Carnotaurus was never known to be on Isla Nublar.

In ‘The Lost World’ novel, the Carnotaurus had camouflage abilities, which were eventually used as a trait of the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World. Ironically the Carnotaurus is actually one of the DNA components of the Indominus Rex, giving the animal its horns. There has been talk that Jurassic film makers have held back incorporating this animal in past films because of Disney’s use of of it in the film ‘Dinosaur’ and as the main antagonist in its Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom, however it seems Jurassic has come to reclaim its namesake.


The dinosaur on display above is another mystery, but we’re favoring members of Allosauridae due its long three fingered hands, even if its head resembles members of the Tyrannosauridae family, such as Megaraptor. For the time being, we’ll assume it’s an Allosaurus.

The Allosaurus was featured briefly as promotional material in Jurassic World, appearing briefly in an image of the Holoscape interface at the Innovation Center, but failed to appear in the flesh. However, it was never a species on Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park nor Jurassic World.

The carnivorous “different lizard” averaged 28 feet in length, though evidence suggests they could have reached lengths of over 38 feet. Experts report that Allosaurs lived in dangerous lives – many remains displayed in museums include smashed shoulder blades and broken ribs, suggesting that their interactions with others of their own species were largely aggressive. Will we see that aggression in Fallen Kingdom? It seems so.

Baby Blue

While not entirely a new dinosaur, this depiction is brand new – we see Blue as an adorable baby Raptor. This is only the second time we have seen a juvenile Velociraptor, and baby Blue is clearly older than the hatchling in Jurassic Park. At this point its unclear how these ‘flashbacks’ fit into the movie, but we’re interested!


Last but not least, we have the return of the Compys – first introduced in The Lost World, these small green opportunistic scavengers have been a longtime fan favorite (Just don’t tell Dieter Stark, who was eaten alive by them after falling down a hill). While Compsognathus have never been referenced as a species on Isla Nublar in any of the films, they were present in the original novel, bred to eat the dung of the many large dinosaurs around the island.

Considering the ruined state of Isla Nublar in Fallen Kingdom, these scavengers are perfect fit for the film, and we’re thrilled they’re back.

What do you think of the new dinosaurs in Fallen Kingdom, and their designs? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest Fallen Kingdom news!


About Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.


72 thoughts on “Check Out Every New Dinosaur in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer!

        1. Eh, the size of them seems to suggest Allosaurus to me, and the snout seems too long and shallow for Metriacanthosaurus as well. We’ll just have to wait and see, it’s likely they’ll reveal it before the film comes out

        2. the metriacanthosaurus is just not possible. (not to piss you of or anything) look at the one frome the list and the one frome the trailer. the feet and claws are different and the head is more like a t-rex then the long snouted thing from the trailer. and the colours but they can differenciate. not hate, i just wanted to let you know 🙂

  1. I’m wondering how they will explain Brachiosaurus, Compsognathus and the other dinosaurs not on the JW dino list being on Nublar.

    1. Brachio was on isla Nublar because we heard it in Jurassic World, Compy’s were also on Isla Nublar because they were in Jurassic Park and they are small so they might have mist them or they were in Jurassic World, BTW there were a lot more dinosaurs on isla nublar than everybody thought because the website was miss leading. Rememebr the restricted section existed so maybe they had expirimental dinosaurs that weren’t ready for the public.

          1. The source is that Jurassic World completely ignored key aspects of the game such as the destruction of the entrance to the visitor centre

    2. For Compies I’d go with the JP-book explanation: roaming free on the island as an environmental control system, being scavengers mostly, cleaning up after the dino’s in the park. Making them less of an attraction than them being useful.
      The Brachs not being on the list is a strange thing. Maybe they were on the island (they can indeed be heard around Owen’s cabin), but not yet in an open attraction, like the ‘Treetop Gazers’ walkways hinted at on the Masrani website (with artwork of Jack Ewins) with an opening date somewhere in 2018…

  2. In the shot with dinosaurs by a cliff, right in the middle front between an ankylosaurus and a triceratops, it appears to be some pachycephalosaurid, probably a pachycephalosaurus or stygimoloch. Its size and movement resembles the one from The Lost World.

  3. I’m pretty sure that mystery ceratopsian is not a real dinosaur – either that or somebody really screwed up depicting whatever it is.

    What is it Jack Horner actually does on these movies, anyway? How do these wonky “binosaurs” even happen? Doesn’t ILM have Google??

    1. I don’t think you know what dinosaurs look like either because just walk inside of the Royal Tyrell museum and you will probs have your answer. Because I did.

      1. Oh, really. What do you think it is, then? Because the epoccipitals on the frill are too long to be a Styracosaurus and should have a distinctive curve if it were a Sinoceratops, which they don’t. And no ceratopsian should have gaping open fenestrae. There aren’t that many ceratopsians with only one facial horn and none of them look like this. Please enlighten me?

    2. You do realize that JP’s animals aren’t true-to-history Dinosaurs right? As it is with the carnivores no doubt it is with the herbivores too.

  4. What about the dead Gastonia the trucks pass by. The lack of tail club, no horns on the back of the skull, and the armor arrangement show its definitely not an Ankylosaurus.

  5. I think after Owen meets with Claire he is uncertain about going then returns home and watches his training footage with Blue. This is what actually gets him to go back. That and they will make his current life look boring compared to working with raptors.

    1. I have a feeling this footage will be used in the court scene as evidence in favor of saving the dinosaurs. I base this theory on what Owen was saying during the “Baby Blue” mini tease.

      1. That’s a good point. I wonder what (if any) surprises will exist in that courtroom scene other than Ian Malcolm being there. I love his quote from the trailer, it seems to set up the scope of the next 2 movies.

  6. Rexy is quite territorial by the look of things. Seems she’ll kill any large predator she can get hold of simply because they’re in her general space.

    1. That sounds awfully familiar to another JP carnivore. Hmmm. A Spinosaur. And I remember Hammond saying the carnivores were fiercly territorial on Sorna. So makes perfect sense.

    2. I also noticed the Carnotaurus was still kicking when it was pinned down. Maybe just a warning? (Not likely, but just throwing it out there.)

  7. The albertosaur is actually the Succhomimus. The color scheme matches the one from
    jurassic world.

    How did a carnotaurus get on the island? It wasnt on jurassic world park list?

    1. It’s neither, and it doesn’t look like either. When will you people realise that the website has as much bearing on film canon as the JP institute site. It’s bound to be a Carnosaur of some sort.

    2. The Pachycephalosaurus color scheme on the old jurassic world site didn’t match the one from the film, and neither did the Parasaurolophus. From the looks of it, the Baryonyx doesn’t really match up either. Plus the site isn’t canon

    3. The same way there was a Spinossaur in JP3, where Alan told Billy that same thing… InGen isn’t always clear about what they’ve messing arround with.

  8. Was hoping for a full list of every dinosaur in the trailer but it’s cool to see ones that are new/returning. Is it wrong to be excited about the toys and lego to come from all this???

    Asking for a friend. He’s 28.


  9. Based on JP literature, I believe the Compies made their debut in the first book, when they swarmed John Hammond and pounced on him after he tripped on a log/rock; and that resulted in him getting eaten up.

    Spoiler alert, if you didn’t read the novel. X3

  10. The suposssed “Allosaurus” based on the fisical characterisrics is more like a metricanthosaurid carnosaur theropod like Yangchuanosaurus and Sinraptor, in conclution is a old canonical theropod Metriacanthosaurus. Dont forget the film canon guys!

    1. That actually makes sense, if Ingen had already cloned mamenchisaurs on Sorna, they should have easily obtained genetic material from one of the local metriacanthosaurid predators.

    2. We have to remember that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park/World are going to be genuinely popular and well known because of Jack Horner. In an interview with him on the Ingeneral podcast when someone asks him about the metricanthosaurus he answers by saying he has literally NEVER heard of that dinosaur.

      Also why are so many people saying that these dinosaurs look like this we do know that the Jurassic films are not necessarily the most accurate thing on the planet when it comes to dinosaurs

  11. Is it just me or is that mystery dinosaur (Gorgosaurus, Allosaurus or Albertosaurus) look like a monolophosaurus? It seems to be the right size and that would explain the crests on its head, and the colour as well.

  12. No chance that that Theropod is Albertosaurus or Gorgosaurus. Count the fingers. Measure the hands. If there’s one thing the Jurassic Park franchise is relatively good at its getting the right number of fingers on its dinosaurs

    It’s probably Allosaurus

  13. If that’s an Allosaurus then I’m pretty disappointed in the design. It’s certainly not a Sucho or Baryonyx though.

  14. I’m going to say that the animal you assume to be Allosaurus is actually Metriacanthosaurus. Looks like one and was actually on the list.

    1. We have to remember that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park/World are going to be genuinely popular and well known because of Jack Horner. In an interview with him on the Ingeneral podcast when someone asks him about the metricanthosaurus he answers by saying he has literally NEVER heard of that dinosaur.

      Also why are so many people saying that these dinosaurs look like this we do know that the Jurassic films are not necessarily the most accurate thing on the planet when it comes to dinosaurs

  15. Where’s the Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus? Shame we haven’t seen them in the trailer.
    I still think that’s not an Allosaurus but a Metriacanthosaurus.

  16. I’m thinking that the mysterious ceratopian might be a Pachyrhinosaurus (Just my opinion) The shape and pattern of it’s crest are somehow a bit similar and the horn I can’t explain that maybe because it just differs with other pachyrhinosauruses… I dunno it just looks like one to me

  17. Can you pleae update this article. It is most surely or high probability the unidentifief dinosaur is Metriacanthosaurus.

    1. Its not
      We have to remember that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park/World are going to be genuinely popular and well known because of Jack Horner. In an interview with him on the Ingeneral podcast when someone asks him about the metricanthosaurus he answers by saying he has literally NEVER heard of that dinosaur.

      Also why are so many people saying that these dinosaurs look like this we do know that the Jurassic films are not necessarily the most accurate thing on the planet when it comes to dinosaurs

  18. I am still sure its monolophosaurus, i dont think that head would be accurate for a metriacanthosaurus, its head seems to long for it.

  19. I think the mystery dinosaur is suppose to be a Suchomimus from the Cretaceous cruise ride. its the right size if you compare it to the Gallimimus it smashes into and comparing the two to the park’s size chart, they match pretty well. Also because the Baryonyx looks slightly different from it’s depiction from the Jurassic World website. it’s possible that the Suchomimus received the same treatment.

    1. There is a very good podcast called i know dino on google play and i believe itunes that u can listen to for all the newest dino news. New episodes are normally uploaded wednesdays.

  20. That trailer is something to see so exicted for this movie! If anyone in the jp community is interested i have a podcast coming out in the next two weeks hopefully on itunes and google play. Me and my co hosts will be breaking down the novels and comparing them to all the films along with other dino related things. If u have any ideas or things ud like us to cover please send me an email [email protected] or [email protected]. thanks in advance and hope u listen lol.

  21. I am 100% sure its not the Metricanthosaurus.
    We have to remember that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park/World are going to be genuinely popular and well known because of Jack Horner. In an interview with him on the Ingeneral podcast when someone asks him about the metricanthosaurus he answers by saying he has literally NEVER heard of that dinosaur.

    Also why are so many people saying that these dinosaurs look like this we do know that the Jurassic films are not necessarily the most accurate thing on the planet when it comes to dinosaurs

  22. I have to say, that I’m confused and little bit disappointed after reading this article, it partly ruined my thoughts and ideals about the film 😀 . After watching trailer I was looking forward to see dinosaurs from the list of species from Jurassic World site (anyway discutable the list actualy is), which didn’t appear in the first film, like Baryonyx (definitely confirmed, oh yeah!!) and Suchomimus (First supposition of the “unknown grey predator”, here supposed to be an Allo/Gorgo/Alberto/Metricantho. I really don’t think it is Monolophosaurus – this creature’s name means “One-crested lizard” and that one in the trailer has two “horns/crests”). However, I still hope there is a chance, that the “unknown grey predator” changes the appearence a bit and finally it will be meant as the Suchomimus (or Metricanthosaurus at least), same like changed some scenes shown in trailers of the first film (background of jumping Mosasaurus at Feeding show or number of dinosaurs in Cretaceous cruise scene).
    Probably we will see even more species from list (which haven’t been shown in the trailer yet), for example Microceratus or Edmontosaurus. I would be very glad 🙂

    In my opinion, there exists an “story explanation” (not only intention of filmmakers to show bigger ammount of different dinosaurs) for appearence of Carnotaurus, Sinoceratops (it doesn’t look like a Styracosaurus to me, but who knows 🙂 ), Brachiosaurus and Procompsognathus (and perhaps more species) in the second film and not in the first one, and it’s called the Restricted Area. These dinos probably had not been ready to be shown in the park, and finally escaped/were released after Jurassic World’s disaster.

  23. head crest is not there, only eye horns that are textbook allosaur. And I dont get why Gorgosaurus/Albertosaurus is a possibility since the skull is entirely wrong and it has 3 DAMN FINGERS.

  24. I think that the Allosaurus and the dinosaur that appears on the second picture are different species.
    I think one is an Allosaurus and the other a Suchomimus

  25. The difference in look between the head shot over Claire’s shoulder to the image of the Dino running alongside Owen is speculative to me. The head shapes are notably different and I’m wondering if this isn’t the same Dino. The image of it running by Owen shows a longer snout. I agree that perhaps the Dino over Claire’s shoulder could be an Allosaurus or Metricanthosaurus, But I believe the Dino running by Owen is a Suchomimus which is cannon to be on the Jungle Ride with the Baryonyx.

  26. I was sad that the Allosaurus (featured in the auction and later featured making a run for it) did not appear more. I was pleading for the Allosaurus to be the one to eat that horrible man at the end, but once again it was the Tyrannosaur that did it.

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