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Edaphosaurus (meaning "pavement lizard") is an extinct genus of edaphosaurid synapsids that lived in North America and Europe during the Late Carboniferous and Early Permian periods.

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Jurassic World: Alive

see Edaphosaurus/JW: A

Edaphosaurus is featured in in Jurassic World: Alive as an Epic Fierce creature. It was erroneously portrayed as a carnivore due to it sharing its animations with Dimetrodon and Ophiacodon, although this was fixed in a later update.

Jurassic World: The Game

see Edaphosaurus/JW: TG

Edaphosaurus is an obtainable creature in Jurassic World: The Game. However despite being a herbivore in real life, it is erroneously classified as a carnivore due to sharing the Dimetrodon model.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Edaphosaurus is mentioned in the database entry of Dimetrodon and the Red Beds formation.

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Behind the scenes


The Edaphosaurus was one of the animals seen in Jim Martin's storyboards for Jurassic World that did not appear in the final film. It was seen with a crested hadrosaur (likely Corythosaurus) and an unidentifiable ornithopod gathered around an early design of the Jurassic World Monorail.

If this pelycosaur‎ had made it to the final cut of the film, it would have not only been the first synapsid to be featured in the films, but also the first prehistoric animal that lived before the dinosaurs. This spot will eventually be filled by Dimetrodon as a statue in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and officially in Jurassic World Dominion with Lystrosaurus.