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Diplodocus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur in the Jurassic World Evolution series. Among the most easily identifiable dinosaurs and perhaps the longest known sauropod, Diplodocus originated from Late Jurassic North America.
In Evolution, a sick Diplodocus is transported to the park on Isla Muerta during the Science Division mission on the island, though the species itself becomes available to breed by the Hammond Foundation on Isla Tacaño. In the Secrets of Dr. Wu expansion pack, the genome of Diplodocus was used, in addition to Ankylosaurus, to create the Ankylodocus hybrid.
Over 90 feet in length, Diplodocus is a large and graceful sauropod, said to be among the longest ever discovered, with a sweeping long neck and an equally long, if not, longer tail with spines running down its back. Its base genome color is a reddish-brown.
Of the sauropods available for Jurassic World operations in the Muertes Archipelago, Diplodocus is relatively easy to care for, requiring comparatively low amounts of forest. They are comfortable with living alone, but can live in social groups of up to eight other Diplodocus. They require greater areas of grassland than smaller herbivores, which in turn allows them to tolerate larger groups of other dinosaurs in the same exhibit, tolerating up to twenty four other dinosaurs of various species.
Like other sauropods, Diplodocus eat exclusively from Tall Herbivore Feeders, but with the Claire's Sanctuary expansion pack, they can also eat from Tall Paleofeeders, showing a primary preference for Ginkgo and a secondary preference for Conifers and Tree Ferns. Like other large species of sauropod, Diplodocus is invulnerable to all predators with the notable exception of the Indominus rex.
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Diplodocus was once a relatively common sauropod in Jurassic North America. Discovered in 1878, and soon became one of the most famous dinosaurs in the world thanks to mass-produced casts of the almost complete type fossil, nicknamed 'Dippy'. These casts were shipped to museums all around the world. Two species of Diplodocus are currently considered valid: the smaller D. carnegii and the larger D. hallorum (formerly known as Seismosaurus). The animals in the game appear to be based on the more completely known D. carnegii.
Diplodocus is a part of the diplodocidae family, which also includes the equally popular Apatosaurus from the same formation and time. They both have similar peg-like teeth in an elongated head, which was used to rake leaves where they would be ground down in the stomach by gastroliths, stones the dinosaur swallowed.
In the real world, Diplodocus could use its tail like a whip for defense against predators and as a counterbalance when it rears up on its hind legs when reaching high up into the treetops.
Diplodocus was one of the most common dinosaurs in the Morrison Formation ecosystem, which had a semiarid environment with distinct wet and dry seasons. There, it lived alongside a myriad of other dinosaurs, such as other sauropods Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Apatosaurus, the armored Stegosaurus, the ornithopods Dryosaurus and Camptosaurus, as well as the carnivorous theropods Ornitholestes, Ceratosaurus and Allosaurus, the latter two which would have been its main predators.
- Diplodocus on Wikipedia