Sinoceratops is a genus of ceratopsian that lived in China during the Late Cretaceous, living about 72-66 million years ago.
Sinoceratops is a very significant centrosaur because not only it is the first ceratopsid to be ever discovered in China, but it is also one of the largest centrosaurines ever discovered. It lived alongside Shantungosaurus, Zhuchengtyrannus, and Zhuchengceratops.
Like most centrosaurs, Sinoceratops had a single nasal horn and no horns above its eyebrows. However, what distinguishes this ceratopsian is its frill pattern, which is a series of forward-curving frill horns that run around the top of the frill. There is also a series of low set knobs on the top of the frill, which is not seen in any other known ceratopsian.
Sinoceratops was cloned by Ingen 2014 during the time of Jurassic World. However, the exact attraction in which it was included is unknown, as the Ceratopsian was not mentioned in any official promotional material for the park.
Shortly after the park was destroyed in 2015, a Sinoceratops was killed by the big game hunter Mitch, who kept his groomed head in his tent as a trophy.
It is revealed that there are surviving Sinoceratops populations remaining on Isla Nublar after the 2015 Incident, but will now face an impending danger, alongside many other creatures, in the form of an erupting volcano. These clones look incredibly similar to their real life counterparts except the clones has its fenestrae exposed on the living creature, which no ceratopsian had, a taller frill, is much larger than the original, being 8.1 meters (26.57 feet) instead of 6 meters (20 feet) when fully grown, has a dew claw on the back legs, and two spikes on the center of the frill similar to that of a Pachyrhinosaurus. Its body color is a bright forest green with a white underside. There is white on the face, a circular orange, white and green pattern beneath the holes in the frill and on the sides of the frill. It also has white with black tipped spikes.
The Sinoceratops is first seen licking a paralyzed Owen Grady before being scared off by some approaching lava.
While multiple Sinoceratops were seen during the stampede, the only major appearance of it is when a Carnotaurus grabs one that had lagged behind the stampede. After a brief fight, the Sinoceratops is able to break away and flee with the other dinosaurs.Several Sinoceratops were captured by Ken Wheatley and his mercenaries, and they were last seen escaping the Lockwood Manor along with many other dinosaurs.
Sinoceratops appears in Jurassic World: Alive, with its appearance based on the film version of the dinosaur.
Sinoceratops appeared as a tournament creature on November 26, 2020.
Sinoceratops appears in a free Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom DLC for Jurassic World: Evolution.
A Sinoceratops figure was released for the toy-line for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as part of the "Roarivores" line, a line of electronic dinosaurs with roaring sounds, by Mattel. This is the first time it has ever physically appeared in any Jurassic Park toy set. Strangely enough, it is portrayed as sporting a nasal boss, rather than a horn like in the film, making it more like a Pachyrhinosaurus than a Sinoceratops. In 2020, a new Sinoceratops figure is set to be released as part of the "Sound Strike" assortment in the "Primal Attack" line. Also, the figure itself will more closely resembles the actual Sinoceratops from the film.
Behind the Scenes
- It was meant to be Pachyrhinosaurus in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but it was later changed to Sinoceratops after the first trailer was released. This is likely the reason as to why the Mattel toy looks more similar to Pachyrhinosaurus than to Sinoceratops.
- At one point, the holes in the frill were instead meant to be only in one individual and were meant to be a wound rather than being part of the clone's biology. This appears to be a reference to the film Walking with Dinosaurs, where the main character, Patchi, gets a similar frill wound from a Troodon bite.
- The scene where the Sinoceratops licked Owen in the face after being double-crossed by Wheatley is influenced by a brief moment from a chapter in The Lost World titled "Heat", where a Stegosaurus licked Sarah Harding in a similar manner after she was betrayed by Lewis Dodgson.
- At quite a few moments throughout the film, Pachycephalosaurus sound effects from The Lost World: Jurassic Park were reused for the Sinoceratops.
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