Parasaurolophus is one of the most distinctive dinosaurs, due to its spectacular tube-shaped crest up to two meters long. This crest is not only an exhibition, but can also produce a wide variety of sounds, from sharp high pitched shrieks to infrasonic bass. Parasaurolophus is a peaceful animal that lives in herds lead by several adult males. Aggressivity is almost unexistant among Parasaurolophus; conflicts are solved by size exhibitions and defending sound contests.
Name: Parasaurolophus Ingensis Sornaensis
Diet: herbivore; Lysine rich plants.
Creation and Size Edit
Parasaurolophus was created by InGen in their compound on Isla Sorna where they spent their early lives being raise by the workers there. 29 Parasaurolophus were recloned.
When the clones were a few months old they would be transported to the neighboring island Isla Nublar to live as an attraction for InGen's Jurassic Park. There were many that lived in the Brachiosaurus Enclosure. At least 13 of them remained on Isla Sorna.
Although the clones are capable of walking on all fours and two legs, it mostly stood upright nearly dragging its tail, unlike the originals.
The clones resembled the species Parasaurolophus walkeri, but their crests tended to be shorter and more curved. They were also shorter than the real animal, being 7 meters (23.25ft) in length instead of 10 meters (33 ft).
In a Parasaurolophus herd, there would be a member that would observe the surrounding area for any threats to the herd and would alert it if there were any nearby.
They had two skin variations, citrine and beige. Their crests would vary in color as well, with some having black, dark gray, and purple crests. From the research conducted by Dr. Laura Sorkin and her assistant David Banks the coloration of their crests were unique for each social clique. The size and shape of the crest would vary in each herd.
Isla Nublar (1993) Edit
The endorsement team saw a herd of Parasaurolophus at the Watering Hole of the Brachiosaurus Enclosure though they seemed to have been more awestruck by the enclosure's titular Brachiosaurus rather than the hadrosaurs. 16 Parasaurolophus lived on Isla Nublar.
When Dennis Nedry disabled Jurassic Park's security systems, the Parasaurolophus in the Brachiosaurus Enclosure were able to roam freely.
Afree 1993, only 9 Parasaurolophus were confirmed to be alive.
Isla Sorna (1997-2001) Edit
When Hurricane Clarissa hit Isla Sorna, the InGen personnel evacuated the island with the Parasaurolophus that were under their care being freed by them or by the hadrosaurs freeing themselves. In the wild, they countered the Lysine contingency by eating Lysine rich plants.
They had a wide range of territory on the island. In the east, they coexisted with Gallimimus, Pachycephalosaurus, and the large Mamenchisaurus. In the west, they lived alongside with Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Stegosaurus, even forming mixed herds with the related hadrosaur Corythosaurus.
Isla Sorna Incident (1997) Edit
The InGen Hunters captured a Parasaurolophus that their leader, Roland Tembo, named Elvis because its crest resembled a pompadour like Elvis Presley had. This individual would later be freed the Gatherers Nick Van Owen and Dr. Sarah Harding the following night it was captured by the hunters, though it is unknown if the Parasaurolophus survived.
In 1999, InGen was in possession (or had created) an infant Parasaurolophus. When Simon Masrani went to oversee the genetics company a year after he had purchased it, he got to hold the young Parasaurolophus.
Isla Sorna (2001) Edit
When the search group for Eric Kirby was running from the Velociraptor pack who they encountered in theInGen Compound that Billy Brennan (one of their members) stole eggs from, they ran through a mixed herd of Parasaurolophus and Corythosaurus that was outside the InGen Compound.
Later, Parasaurolophus was one of the many dinosaurs that Dr. Alan Grant and the Kirby family saw on a riverbank.
Jurassic World Edit
Parasaurolophus was one of the many dinosaurs that lived as an attraction for Masrani Global Corporation's Jurassic World. The juveniles, unlike the originals, had crests at an early age. They lived in the Gyrosphere Valley, Cretaceous Cruise, Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, and the Gallimimus Valley. The Parasaurolophus in the Gyrosphere, Cretaceous Cruise, and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo resemble the previously created clones in the Lost World. However, the Gallimimus Valley Parasaurolophus' skin was a mixture of tan and brown with their crests having a mint green lining and had a longer and more curved crest. This could mean that the Gallimimus Valley Parasaurolophus are males and the Parasaurolophus in the Gyrosphere, Cretaceous Cruise, and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo are females.
Jurassic World Fallen KingdomEdit
Parasaurolophus was confirmed to be still alive on Isla Nublar. According to the Dinosaur Protection Group website it shows Rexy hunting a herd of Parasaurolophus Ina open plains. One of the them was seen in the cage getting loaded up Arcadia cargo ship. They weren't seen in the movie until at the end. Parasaurolophus was later freed and was never seen again. Only 4 of them are saved.
Parasaurolophus will return in Jurassic World 3.
Known Parasaurolophus Edit
Speed and Agility Edit
Being a hadrosaur with no armor or spikes to defend itself from predators like a T. rex, a Parasaur would have to run away as their main defense. Luckily, this disadvantage has caused Parasaurolophus to be able to run quick, up to 30 mph.
Parasaurs also can turn on a dime which is known due to when being lassoed by hunters, it turns to face them in a quick moment.
The most stunning feature of the Parasaurolophus is the crest on its head. Its' nasal channels run through the crest, so when a Parasaurolophus pushes air, it goes through the long cranial crest to make low-frequency sounds. The sounds Parasaurolophus make with their crests are comparable to a tuba.
Strength and Combat Edit
While it can't fight back from predators, it is strong enough to lift two men that have lassoed it into the sky for a few seconds.