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Terra Nova - Season 1 - Dinosaur Reference Guide *Updated* (Includes Episode 1.08)


Here's a fun reference guide for the dinosaurs on FOX's new Terra Nova. I don't know about you but seeing the names with photos always helps me recall them far more easily!

I will try to keep this updated every week.

Dinosaur Reference Guide

BRACHIOSAUR
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: *Unlikely Brachiosaurus
Species: Unknown
Size: Species vary. Apprx 50-92ft in length
Description: Brachs is a very large herbivores, long neck and tail.
Notes: The Brachiosaurus lived during the Jurassic period so this may be a different member of the Brachiosauidae family that lived during the Crustacean.


CARNOTAURUS
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 3
Genus: Carnotaurus
Species: Carnotaurus sastrei
Size: Apprx 26ft in length and 9ft in height
Description: Carno has 2 thick "horns" above the eyes and tiny forelimbs.
Notes: Nicknamed a Carno by the pilgrims.


ACCERAPTOR (*Fictional)
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 2
Genus: Acceraptor
Species: Unknown (*Fictional)
Size: Apprx 20ft in length
Description: The Slasher is feathered with a whip-like bladed tail.
Notes: Not actually a Raptor (may be a relative of the Guanlong (see photo)). The Pilgrims nicknamed it "Slasher" which means "slashing thief" in Latin.


PTERANODON
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Pteranodon
Species: Unkown (Possibly Pteranodon longiceps)
Size: Up to Apprx 20ft wingspan
Description: It is a flying reptile with a large skull crest.
Notes: Pteranodon is one of the largest Pterosaurs and is often confused with the Pterodactyl.


PTEROSAUR
First introduced: Episode 1.03 - 'Instinct'
Confirmed Human Kills: 3 (Dozens injured)
Genus: Pterosauri
Species: Malcolmus pterosaur(Fictional)
Size: Apprx 16-20inches in length, Apprx 2ft wingspan
Description: Malcomus Pterosauri is a small flying reptilesand lives in swarms.
Notes: Has non-annual breeding migrations.


PROCERATOPS
First introduced: Episode 1.03 - “Instinct”
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Protoceratops
Species: Unknown
Size: Apprx 6ft in length and 2ft high
Description: It's a small herbivore with a large helmet-like neck frill.
Notes: It's a herd dinosaur and probably nocturnal in nature.



OVOSAUR (*Fictional)
First introduced: Episode 1.04 - “What Remains”
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Ovosaurus
Species: Unknown
Size: Apprx 6-8ft in length
Description: Ovosaurs are feathered with a bulbed tail end.
Notes: They're attracted to nickle and similar in appearance to the Nqwebasaurus (see photo).


NYKORAPTOR (*Fictional)
First introduced: Episode 1.05 - “The Runaway”
Confirmed Human Kills: 2
Genus: Nykoraptor (*Fictional)
Species: Unknown
Size: Apprx 10-12ft in length
Description: A Nyko is a feathered and sickle-like clawed Raptor with 3 rows of teeth.
Notes: Bears a resemblance to real world Neuquenraptor (see photo).


ANKLYOSAURUS
First introduced: Episode 1.06 - 'Bylaw'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Ankylosaurus
Species: Ankylosaurus magniventris
Size: 20-30ft in length
Description: Has a massive clubbed tail and thick armored back.
Notes: Largest member of the Ankliosauridae family.


EMPIROSAUR(*Fictional)
First Introduced: Episode 1.07- 'Nightfall'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Spinosaurus
Species: Unknown
Size: Apprx 40-60ft in length
Description: Long crocodile like snout with a large spike sail fin on its back.
Notes: Spinosaurus means "spike lizard". Used by Sixers to Attack Terra Nova. The largest of the carnivorous dinosaur families.


Ancestral Komodo Dragon
First Introduced: Episode 1.08- 'Proof'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0
Genus: Varanus (*modern Komodo genus)
Species: Unknown
Size: Apprx 15ft in length
Description: Very similar to modern Komodo, but with a large retractable neck frill.
Notes: Possibly not a dinosaur, but an ancient Varanid lizard. Very poisonous bite. It prefers carrion and decayed flesh.



Off-Screen Dinosaurs:

ALLOSAUR: Heard by the 10th pilgrimage on their way to the Terra Nova colony (pilot).
Species: Unknown
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0

"HOWLER": Heard by Josh and Skye while outside the gate. Skye says they’re not as bad as they sound (pilot).
Species: Unknown
First introduced: Episode 1.01-1.02 - 'Genesis'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0

GALLUSAUR : (*Fictional) Malcolm mentions they're Nicoraptor's favorite food.
Species: Gallusaurus Prima(*Fictional)
First Introduced: Episode 1.06 - 'Bylaw'
Confirmed Human Kills: 0

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