| A Stegoceratops, now? Another hybrid. I have to admit, I'm not comfortable with this branch of research. Bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, that was playing God. Hybrids? Well, this is more like taunting God.|
While it isn't known to have ever been created by InGen, this hybrid did appear in a computer screen in Henry Wu's laboratory alongside the Indominus rex and two other unidentified hybrids: One that resembles a pachycephalosaur and another that resembles a therizinosaur.
A result of Dr. Henry Wu's genetic experiments using hybridization, Stegoceratops is unlike any other animal on Muertes Archipelago. It has the modified head of a Triceratops with multiple, abnormally large horns, and the body of Stegosaurus with plates covering its entire body in various sizes.
The base genome of the Stegoceratops is dark grey with creamy underbelly. And the plates on its back are reddish orange with dark brown stripes.
| A Stegoceratops. You might think it's calm and docile, but I'm not so sure.|
Like the Stegosaurus and unlike the Triceratops, Stegoceratops likes to live in herds. Unless modified, they require at least three herdmates to be content. Keep this in mind before establishing a paddock for them. They prefer a mostly grassland covered paddock with some trees. In terms of species to share the paddock, Stegoceratops can get along fine with any other herbivore who is also social.
Small carnivores such as Deinonychus can also coexist with it fine as while they might briefly face off, the small carnivores won't dare attack and will back off. That said however, larger carnivores are completely incompatible. Stegoceratops is deceptively strong despite its stats and can kill large theropods in a confrontation.
While fighting against other carnivores, Stegoceratops uses its tail to attack its opponent before using its horn to deliver the killing animation, making it the only dinosaur in Jurassic World Evolution with this behavior.
- Stegoceratops was created for 2015's Jurassic World, where it made a brief appearance on a computer terminal in Dr. Wu's lab near the climax of the film.
- Despite being cut from Jurassic World, Stegoceratops has appeared in almost all Jurassic World media such as books, toys, and games such as Ludia's Jurassic World: The Game and Jurassic World: Alive.
- Stegoceratops was added with the Secrets of Dr. Wu DLC on November 20, 2018, along with Troodon, Olorotitan, Ankylodocus, and Spinoraptor.
- Stegoceratops paleobotany preferences align more with that of its Triceratops origins than Stegosaurus.
- This is most likely as a result of the game considering the dinosaur a ceratopsid more so than a stegosaur.
- Jurassic World on Wikipedia
- Jurassic World: The Game on Wikipedia
- Jurassic World: Alive on Wikipedia