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Acrocanthosaurus was an carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaur of the early Cretaceous period in North America, with a particularly tall spine column, giving it a similar appearance to the spinosaurids of the same time period and even to the point where people believed it was a spinosaurid. Unlike spinosaurids, who were riverine hunters with semi-aquatic hunting behaviors, Acrocanthosaurus was a heavily built predator that preferred slow moving prey and carrion over other meat. Footprints of Acrocanthosaurus can be seen publicly in Glen Rose, Texas. A complete skeleton is on display in Idabel, Oklahoma. Acrocanthosaurus was once classified as a spinosaurid, but it was reclassified as a carcharodontosaurid. Though most paleontologists agree the bone structure on Acrocanthosaurus's back supported a sail, some theorize it was a hump of fat like that of a camel. Acrocanthosaurus gained fame for hunting large sauropods like Astrodon alone. To back this theory up there are footprints of a Acrocanthosaurus right along side of Astrodon footprints.

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Jurassic Park Series

Warpath: Jurassic Park

Acrocanthosaurus is featured in the game, Warpath: Jurassic Park. It has the same moves as the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Cryolophosaurus. Its primary stage is the Unocal 76 Gas Station. It has 3 colors: green, brown, and white-orange.

Jurassic Park Institute Tour: Dinosaur Rescue

Acrocanthosaurus has appeared in Jurassic Park Institute Tour: Dinosaur Rescue, where it provided a JP logo bonus score for the player Velociraptor in the fifth minigame.

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

See Acrocanthosaurus/Operation Genesis

Acrocanthosaurus is available in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis as a four-star large carnivore. They prefer open areas with water. Their coloration is a dark yellow with a greenish tint, with several vertical red markings from head to tail, with some grayish turquoise on the ear, eye orbit, and nasal orbit. The tip of their spines is a horizontal orange from neck to tail. When hunting faster prey, it is known to wait in thick vegetation and attack in the form of ambushing prey. According to JP:OG it lives on Isla Sorna. In this game, it gets along well with its fellow four-star carcharodontosaurian close relative, Carcharodontosaurus. Other coincidences are also that the Carcharodontosaurus was once classified as an allosaurid, which are also close relatives to the Acrocanthosaurus which up to date is now classified as a super member of the family. Acrocanthosaurus is capable of taking down a Brachiosaurus in the game.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Acrocanthosaurus is a carnivore three that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Jurassic Park: Explorer

Acrocanthosaurus is featured in the DVD game Jurassic Park: Explorer. A player earns a dinosaur when he/she wins a minigame, when the earned dinosaur is an Acrocanthosaurus this video will be shown.

Jurassic Park: Builder

see Acrocanthosaurus/Builder

Acrocanthosaurus is one of the available dinosaurs on the iOS and Android application, Jurassic Park: Builder.

Jurassic World: The Game

see Acrocanthosaurus/JW: TG

Acrocanthosaurus became an available subscriber exclusive VIP creature in the game on November 3rd, 2017.

Jurassic World Evolution

see Acrocanthosaurus/JW: E

Acrocanthosaurus was added to the game on April 17th in the Carnivore Dinosaur Pack DLC.

Jurassic World: Alive

see Acrocanthosaurus/JW: A

Acrocanthosaurus was seen in some photos of appearing in the game files and an update before being removed. It was added back to the game shortly after update 2.2.

Jurassic World: Primal Ops

see Acrocanthosaurus/JW: PO

Acrocanthosaurus appears in Jurassic World: Primal Ops as a common creature in the T-rex family (despite being a carchardontosaurid), being directly taken from the Jurassic World Evolution design.


  • The Acrocanthosaurus in JP: OG looks similar to the one in the card game/anime Dinosaur King.
  • Despite its favorite prey being Parasaurolophus in JP: OG, the two species lived in different stages of the Cretaceous and never encountered each other.
  • The base color for the Acrocanthosaurus in JW: E bears a close resemblance to the color pattern of the T. rex, known as "Mama Scarface", featured in the 2008 Turok video game.
  • The Acrocanthosaurus in JW.A has a hybrid: Acrocanthops (Acrocanthosaurus + Arctops).


Playable Warpath Dinosaurs
AcrocanthosaurusAlbertosaurusAnkylosaurusCarcharodontosaurusCryolophosaurusGiganotosaurusMegaraptorPachycephalosaurusSpinosaurusStygimolochStyracosaurusSuchomimusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rex