Jurassic World Dominion, the sixth and final installment in the Jurassic Park and World franchise, is currently screening in cinemas in the Philippines.
For many moviegoers, the main draw of the film is that it unites two generations of stars from previous films to conclude the Jurassic era. Current stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard join forces with original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum in a world taken over by dinosaurs.
But beyond the nostalgia and fan service, other viewers will probably enjoy watching the real stars on screen—the dinosaurs.
According to Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, every dinosaur in the film existed in real life. Director Colin Trevorrow aimed to make the creatures in the third film as scientifically accurate as possible.
To bring the ceratures to life, animatronics supervisor John Nolan and his creature effects team of designers created 27 individual dinosaurs for the film, ten of which had never been seen in any of the previous Jurassic films.
With the sheer number of dinosaurs in the movie, it may have been hard for viewers to catch their names, since we don't get subtitles on the big screen.
In case you want to identify them by their actual names instead of referring them as "the one with claws" or "the one that spits," here's a handy guide on ten of the dinosaur species that dominated in Jurassic World Dominion.
Most fans of the Jurassic World trilogy will be familiar with Blue, the leader of the pack of velociraptors originally trained by Owen Grady in 2015's Jurassic World. Velociraptors are one of the most bird-like dinosaurs ever discovered. The species is known for being small and fast, with the sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot making it a formidable predator.
In Dominion, Blue appears with Beta, a 4-foot baby raptor and Blue’s identical genetic clone, who she teaches to adapt and survive in an environment even more dangerous than the jungles of Isla Nublar.
Blue and Beta deserve the same top billing as the human cast, and some moviegoers will probably feel more invested in their storyline rather than the overall Biosyn or even Maisie Lockwood's plot.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (T.rex or T-Rex)
The Tyrannosaurus Rex needs no introduction, being a veteran member of the movie franchise since the first Jurassic Park movie in 1993. The ultimate apex predator once again proves that she never backs down from a fight.
The T-rex made an appearance in the Jurassic World Dominion prologue released online in 2021. The prologue acts as a special stand-alone feature to the whole Jurassic World franchise, taking fans back millions of years to a prehistoric world when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
In Dominion, the T-rex faces off against two massive new species, including one of the fiercest predators she has ever faced, but refuses to go down without a fight as she defends her title as the greatest carnivore of all time.
One of the biggest reveals for Jurassic World: Dominion is the Giganotosaurus, a real dinosaur that existed during the Late Cretaceous period. The Giganotosaurus is a massive apex predator whose name means “giant southern lizard.”
Larger than a Tyrannosaurus rex, the massive therapod with warpaint-like hide weighs in at up to 30,000 pounds, measures approximately 43 feet in length and can reach speeds of up to 30 mph. An enormous sharp-backboned killer, the Giganotosaurus is the most formidable threat to everyone and everything in the Biosyn Valley, even to the T. rex itself.
Trevorrow revealed that he had been saving the Giganotosaurus, the largest known terrestrial carnivore, as a "villain" to face off against the T-rex in this third Jurassic World installment since the beginning.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the venom-spitting lizard-like crested Dilophosaurus in action. The playful serpentine dinosaur was originally seen in the first Jurassic Park when it attacked Dennis Nedry as he was trying to steal dinosaur embryos from Isla Nublar.
The Dilophosaurus is a theropod from the Early Jurassic period whose name means “double-crested lizard,” a reference to the brilliant-colored crest that flanks its head.
The version of the Dilophosaurus created for the Jurassic films stands only four-feet high, but its small stature hides a lethal secret. The deadly predator can pop up and snap open its vibrant colored neck frill, as it hisses and spits a deadly black venom at its victim.
Latest scientific discoveries have proven that dinosaurs had feathers, a fact that many dinosaur fans have been pushing to include in the film.
The specific type of feathered dinosaurs fans got a glimpse of in the movie trailer is called Moros intrepidus, a type of tyrannosaur. The feathered creature can be seen nibbling between the teeth of a Giganotosaurus in the special prologue.
A new dinosaur, which will no doubt become a favorite among moviegoers, is the Therizinosaurus, whose name means “scythe lizard.”
The theropod herbivore that lived in the Cretaceous period sports a twenty-foot-long neck and gigantic razor-sharp claws the size of baseball bats. The dinosaur sports three Wolverine-like claws on each front limb estimated to be three feet long.
The grey-and-black feathered dinosaur is estimated to be approximately 33 feet in length, and can weigh up to 11,000 pounds. Its distinctive hissing and screeching echoes throughout Biosyn Valley. Despite being an herbivore, the Therizinosaurus’ ability to slash and skewer through almost anything makes it a true threat to any potential predator.
Named after the Aztec feathered serpent god, the Quetzalcoatlus is a pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous period and is one of the biggest known flying animals of all time. Roughly the size of a Cessna plane, it is from the Azhdarchidae family of advanced toothless pterosaurs, which have unusually long, stiffened necks.
With a massive wingspan of approximately 36 feet and weighing up to 400 pounds, this gigantic creature commands the skies over Biosyn Valley.
There’s a new raptor pack in town! The Atrociraptors, whose name means “savage robber,” are a fierce pack of four carnivores from the Cretaceous period. Slightly larger than the Velociraptor and just as deadly, the Atrociraptor is approximately six-feet, six-inches tall and weighs roughly thirty-three pounds.
In the movie, these sleek, deadly thoroughbreds are trained to kill by scent, and have been modified for speed. In Hollywood blockbuster fashion, the creatures are trained to attack wherever their human alpha commands them to—the dangerous result of Owen Grady and Barry Sembenè’s research in the first Jurassic World.
The four lethal predators - Ghost, Stripe, Tiger and Red – are named for their distinctive colored stripes. These inescapable predators are poised to kill on command.
Another intriguing new addition to the Jurassic family is the Pyroraptor, whose name means “fire thief.” This gorgeous and terrifying fire-red feathered dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period resembles a small, bird-like theropod with enlarged curved claws on the second toe of each foot. The Pryroraptor is estimated to be eight-feet long and weigh approximately seventy-seven pounds.
Fully covered in bright red feathers, the Pyroraptor stalks its prey throughout the varied terrain and climates of Biosyn Valley. From the dense jungle to the snow-covered mountains, the deadly predator can hunt its target even from underneath the icy waters of a frozen lake.
The Dimetrodon, whose name means “two measures of teeth,” is a low-to-the-ground, crocodile-like reptile with a huge frilled back fin that’s three times its own height.
Most Dimetrodon species ranged in from six to fifteen feet in length and are estimated to have weighed between 60 to 550 pounds. The Dimetrodon’s ear-piercing loud screech and shrieks are almost deafening as it stalks the movie’s heroes deep in the underground amber mines in the Biosyn Valley.
Jurassic World Dominion is now screening in theaters nationwide.