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Jurassic Park InGen Files: Allosaurus fragilis

Age: Jurassic

Diet: Carnivore

Length: Around 12 meters long when full grown.

Notes: DANGEROUS Jurassic Park wouldn’t be complete without one of the best know Jurassic-age predators, Allosaurus. Allosaurs are easily recognizable due to the brightly colored lacrimal crests above their eyes; these are bigger in males, although females are usually larger in size. With adults attaining a length of around 10 meters and a battery of replaceable serrated teeth, Allosaurus is a formidable predator. Recent field observations support paleontological research which indicated that the animals’ bite was surprisingly weak for its size (less powerful than that of a lions’).

It was noted that the Allosaurs had a peculiar way of using their jaws which overrode any shortcomings they may have faced in terms of bite force. Despite the relative weakness of their bite, Allosaurs do in fact have a deadly killing method. Their skulls can withstand a force more than fifteen times greater than their bite, and they can open their jaws to a very wide angle. This allows them to utilise their heads as axes, relying on their powerful neck muscles to drive their upper jaws down into their victims. With each impact their recurved teeth tear through muscle and bone causing massive haemorrhaging and shock.

This provided InGen staff with a problem. What could we possibly feed them? It wasn’t powerful enough to take on large armoured prey items like Triceratops, and the animals were far too valuable to risk such encounters. Indeed they instinctively avoided such animals in the wild on Site B. They seem to prefer small Othy-sized prey and quickly developed a taste for goat.

This large ambush predator can commonly be found in the forests around the rivers and lakes on Isla Sorna. They are often spotted on their own, but can be regularly seen in small groups of two or three animals. They settle in jungle clearings and drive any prey that cross their path along game trails back towards their lair. They are capable of jumping quite high and they’re incredibly fast for a large animal, prompting park keepers had to take extra precautions when dealing with them. They are always easy to locate due to the fact that they drag the remains of their prey back to their dens, which produce a terrible stench.

They are very aggressive during the mating season, and should be avoided at these times. Their lacrimal crests turn a bright shade of red, and the males battle for female attention. They then pair off for a few months while the eggs (which they lay in a large mound of soil and rotting plant matter) are incubated. After the eggs hatch, the male abandons the female. The female will then raise the chicks to the point where they can hunt small animals like lizards, compies, and juvenile othys. At this point she abandons them, or worse; views them as food.

Adult Allosaurs commonly attack Ceratosaurs. They animals must have been natural enemies in the Jurassic. This could explain the Ceratosaurs’ aversion to the smell of faecal matter and rotting flesh.



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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. I love how you referenced Planet Dinosaur with his bite (I was surprised by that too).
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha! Thanks :)

Maybe that was subconsciously. I’ll have to re-word this one in the next version of this...
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lol. To be honest, when I first heard that new fact, I was actually surprised because Allosaurus was one of the meanest predators of its time.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Are you referring to the fact that it had relatively weak jaws? I was surprised by that too, but I read it in a book a long time ago...
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, the weak jaws. I was unaware of it until I watched Planet Dinosaur.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, Planet Dinosaur is a pretty cool series. The Dinosaur Revolution wasn't bad either. If you like Jurassic Park fan art like this; feel free to check out the rest of my gallery. There's much more in my InGen Files series folder, and many more InGen Files to come soon (as I'm constantly updating this stuff)... Add me to your deviantWATCH if you like. :)
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I looked through your gallery. I like how you're taking Jurassic Park and making the dinosaurs more accurate. I might as well watch you. :)
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, i havent seen this before now :) i love Allosaurus :)
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. :thanks:

I'm happy you like it.
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beastisign Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
your style is truely perfect for these dinos. Awesome addition.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.:)
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beastisign Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
You're very welcome! :)
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Miyess Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
awesome, I absolutely love it. Awesome head again, the motion you´ve put into the animal gives it a very dynamic pose. I also like the hands, this one is certainly one of your best ones :D
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks mate! :)
I've been trying to find dynamic poses for the dinosaurs of the InGen Files instead of boring poses you see so commonly in sketches these days...

I'm glad you noticed the hands, I've been trying to expand my repertoire of hand postures, I'm sick of the classical kangaroo pose, and so I tried something new. I'm happy with how the hands turned out.

I've been trying however to give these animals a Jurassic Park vibe, but I think this one turned out too palaeo-accurate (if you know what I mean). I don't know if you noticed, but I gave it some similar scales behind the eyes as those seen in the JP T-rex, but I don't know if that's enough... Oh well. :S
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I think it looks good, theres nothing bad with combining some accuracy with jp pics(at least thats my opinion), thats why I made my troodon completely feathered. And yes I noticed the scales, I immeaditely thought of the t rex as I saw them :D
Its always nice to see artworks from you, sometimes it takes some time until you upload sth new but looking at the pics you did in the last time, its definetely worth waiting for it :D
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, you’re right. It is good to get a little accuracy in the JP dinosaurs on the level of the JP T-rex and avoid abomination like the JPIII Ceratosaurus. That things’ head/nose horn is way too robust. Even Phil Currie commented (when I met him) that the JP T-rex is actually pretty spot on (save of artistic license with the scales above the eyes)...

I hope we see a new version of raptor in JPIV, something of a cross between JPIII raptors and the feathered raptors from Primeval.

Sorry about the wait, but I’m a perfectionist. If something doesn’t turn out how I like it, I’ll redo it until I think it’s of a quality that I can allow people to see. For example; I’m currently working on redoing this; [link] . And making a similar version of the raptor seen in the first two movies... But I must be on the 6th or 7th attempt. I’m finally getting closer to a very accurate representation of the raptors seen in the movie and I can’t wait to finish the scales so I can start colouring...
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JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Amazing! I love him! :D
Next: Giganotosaurus! :D
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

Utd7 has previously suggested Giganotosaurus, but as I already told him; I'm not sure how I feel about including that animal in the InGen Files series as it has not featured in any movies or novels, and does not feature in any major JP Games that I am fond of so I don't see it as an official JP dinosaur. Besides we already have Carcharodontosaurus from JPOG, they're practically the same animal...
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JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Then, you should make a Carcharodontosaurus! I love him as much as Giganotosaurus!
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utd7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
wow man this looks great i've been waiting for this a long time good job.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. You'll probably like it even more when you see the finished version with the JPOG Allosaurus paint job I have planned... :)
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utd7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
yeah that would look really good i think this is one of your best well done. Did you checkout Warpath Jurassic Park links i sent you on the T rex Ingen File?
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah I did, still I dunno man... I think from an ecological point of view Isla Sorna is reaching the limit for carrying capacity of large carnivores.
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utd7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I understand what you are saying i mean big theropods like T Rex, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Carnotaurus, etc all living in the same ecosystem is a lot of mouths to feed. You know what I would like to really see as an Ingen file is a Utahraptor
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Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Clearly you don’t.

I tell you I don’t plan on doing any dinosaurs that are not featured in the movies/novels, or major games, and that Isla Sorna is approaching carrying capacity for large theropods as it is; so you suggest Utahraptor – a large carnivore that did not feature in any movie/novel or major JP game...

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Why would I even want to include it?! There are already at least two different breeds of Velociraptor (Deinonychus) made by InGen – which are essentially the same thing as Utahraptor.
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utd7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Oh ok i see now. Not to bother you anymore but I'm sure you will agree with me but I would like to see an Ingen file Therizinosaurus. Now I know it didn't feature in anyway in Jurassic Park but I think it would fit in perfectly and it's a herbivore.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, I was thinking about doing a Therizinosaurus InGen File (even though it never features in any movies/novels or games). HodariNundu has a therizinosaur in his Jurassic Park series, and I'm pretty sure Hellraptor has one in his series as well, and though it is classed as a theropod it is in fact a herbivore (which would add diversity to Isla Sorna and certainly would have been desirable for the park were it not for the incident at Isla Nublar and on the mainland).

So I think I might break my rule in this case and do one as well. It will probably be the only exception along with the Titanoboa InGen File. :)
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