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""Okay, so your kids, An entire generation has grown up in a world where dinosaurs are living and breathing. But soon you're gonna have to watch them go extinct. Or not. If people like you make a difference.""
—Claire Dearing(src)
"Life on earth has existed for hundreds of millions of years and dinosaurs were only a part of that, and we are an even smaller part of that. They really put us in perspective. The idea that life on earth existed 65 million years ago. It's humbling. We act like we're alone here but we're not. We're part of a fragile system made up of all living things."
—Charlotte Lockwood(src)

The Dinosaurs or Dinosauria, are a group of archosaurian reptiles that lived from the Mid Triassic Period (230 mya) to today. Dinosaurs are arguably some of the most famous creatures ever to live on Earth, first described as a group by anatomist Sir Richard Owen during a lecture in 1841, based on three genera, Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus. Dinosauria now includes over a thousand species, hundreds of taxa, and around thirty families (excluding birds). Dinosaurs gained a huge popularity boost in 1993, with the release of the original Jurassic Park, alongside subsequent sequels. The only dinosaurs left alive today are the sole theropod family to survive the Cretaceous extinction, the birds. Crocodilians are the only sister group to the dinosaurs alive today. The closest extinct group to the dinosaurs were the pterosaurs. The word dinosaur itself derives from Greek and means "terrible lizard". Despite this name, dinosaurs are not nor are closely related to lizards; and in fact many of them had some degree of feathers. All non-avian dinosaurs are extinct.

In the 1980s, InGen managed to successfully clone dinosaurs from preserved DNA in fossilized amber. There is some debate regarding whether or not dinosaurs were warm or cold blooded, however the Jurassic World website lists carnivores as being warm blooded and herbivores as being cold blooded.

The term "dinosaur" is also popularly applied to many prehistoric animals that are not taxonomically classified as such, including prehistoric crocodiles, mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and pliosaurs, pterosaurs, and synapsids such as Dimetrodon. This is frowned upon in scientific writing, but persists in the media and in everyday speech.

Dinosaur List[]

A complete list of all dinosaurs organized in alphabetical order. Article links in italic text direct to non-dinosaur animals that are often called dinosaurs by the public.

Movie Dinosaurs[]

All dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals from throughout the movie canon series of Jurassic Park.


Novel Dinosaurs[]

All dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals from throughout the novel canon series of Jurassic Park.


Movie Canon[]

Jurassic Park[]

The Lost World: Jurassic Park[]

Jurassic Park III[]

Jurassic World[]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom[]

Jurassic World: Dominion[]

Battle at Big Rock[]

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous[]

Jurassic World: Dominion: The Prologue[]

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory[]

Unused Dinosaurs[]

Miscellaneous[]

Novel Canon[]

Jurassic Park[]

The Lost World[]

Miscellaneous[]

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