“I think they first found this dinosaur, the Majungasaurus, in Madagascar. And then they had to move it.”
Majungasaurus is a genus of abelisaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous Africa, specifically Madagascar. A powerful predatory dinosaur and one of the best-studied theropods, Majungasaurus is unlocked by progressing through the Entertainment Division on Isla Sorna, and can subsequently be obtained for $220,000 in the Research Center.
Although InGen wasn't known to have cloned any specimens of Majungasaurus for exhibition in Jurassic World on Isla Nublar, by 2012, the company had possession of the carnivore's genetic material, which was used in part to create the genetically modified superpredator known as Indominus rex.
Majungasaurus has a deep, blunt head with a bony lump at the top of its cranium. It also has a line of spines down on its back and bony osteoderms across its body. Its base genome is mainly light brown all over the body with dark brown stripes all over the body with white osteoderms.
Majungasaurus can live alone or in pairs. They're dangerous animals, yet are also one of the easier to keep carnivorous dinosaurs.
Majungasaurus is an Abelisaurid related to Carnotaurus that is found exclusively in Madagascar. This dinosaur was briefly called Majungatholus, a name which is now considered a junior synonym of Majungasaurus.
The Abelisauroidea superfamily evolved from primitive carnivores such as Ceratosaurus from the Jurassic. They lived in continents and countries isolated from Laurasia; Asia, Europe, and North America. They could be found in Africa, Australia, India, Madagascar, and South America. Majungasaurus so far has been the largest carnivore from Madagascar's Maevarano formation and was the top predator of its time.
It lived alongside the sauropod Rapetosaurus, which was its main prey, as well as smaller carnivores such as Rahonavis and Masiakasaurus. Masiakasaurus belongs to the Noasauridae family, which are closely related to Abelisaurids, but occupied a niche for smaller and more specialized hunters. There is also evidence for cannibalism in Majungasaurus, with bones showing bite marks that could only be made by other Majungasaurus.
- Along with Archaeornithomimus, Crichtonsaurus, Styracosaurus, and Suchomimus, Majungasaurus is one of five dinosaurs added to the game via the Deluxe Edition upgrade.
- Some Majungasaurus sound effects are identical to those of the Ceratosaurus.
- Despite fossils showing evidence that violence and cannibalism was common with Majungasaurus, the player can create enclosures featuring a pair.
- Cabot Finch's line about the Majungasaurus is a reference to the animated film Madagascar and its use of the song "I Like to Move It".
- ↑ Jurassic World - Dinosaurs - Indominus Rex, http://www.jurassicworld.com/dinosaurs/indominus-rex/
Majungasaurus on Wikipedia