“A Torosaurus, correct? Indeed it is... these grow up to be medium-sized and like to eat ferns.”
Torosaurus is a genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America. Known for possessing one of the largest skulls of any known terrestrial animal, Torosaurus is found in the Lance Formation and the Laramie Formation, which unlock for Hammond Foundation expeditions on Isla Tacaño.
Torosaurus has a large bulky body, a wide sweeping frill, and three horns; one on its snout and two above its eyes. The base genome is mostly pale grey with some dark grey markings on its back and light red markings with white rings around the red on its frill.
Torosaurus is a social animal and requires others of its own kind around to be happiest. While meeker than Triceratops, it is capable of fighting back against large carnivores and can inflict potentially lethal harm with its sharp horns.
Torosaurus was first named in 1891 based on two complete skulls and has been found throughout the North American continent from Texas to Saskatchewan. It was one of the last dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous before the Mesozoic mass extinction and it lived alongside the armored Ankylosaurus, the ornithopods Edmontosaurus and Thescelosaurus, the pachycephalosaurs Pachycephalosaurus, Stygimoloch and Dracorex, the ornithomimid Struthiomimus, the ceratopsian Triceratops, and the massive theropod Tyrannosaurus.
In recent years, the genus has been under scrutiny, since 2009, where a study led to the theory that Torosaurus and Triceratops were the same dinosaur, with Torosaurus being a more mature form of Triceratops. The theory was based on their similar geographical range and their similar bone structure. However, this was recently proven false in later and more recent years.
- Torosaurus was officially announced on June 7, 2018 through Steam.
- Torosaurus means "Perforated Lizard", due to the fenestrae or ("window-like") holes in the elongated frill, which have traditionally served to distinguish it from the solid frill of Triceratops.
- Torosaurus previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
- The Woodland and Steppe pattern for the Torosaurus are identical to the Torosaurus featured in both the 1999 BBC documentary and the Arena Spectacular of Walking with Dinosaurs.
- Due to an error with the "hit-box" and model being slightly different, the actual range of Torosaurus' horns being far longer than they appear. This can result in "Death Duels" where it being victorious by having the Ceratopsian stabbing the air and yet still hitting the enemy.
- There is a slight typo in the InGen-File for Torosaurus where the date of discovery is listed as 1981 instead of 1881.
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