Seven new dinosaurs were unveiled on the official Jurassic World website today. Visitors to the site can now learn about the park’s pteranodon, dimorphodon, microceratus, edmontosaurus, metriacanthosaurus, baryonyx, and suchomimus.
The illustrations of pteranodon and dimorphodon (both seen in the latest trailer) are in the same rendered style as the other dinosaurs on the site known to be in the film, whereas the rest of today’s reveals were designed by famed paleoartist Julius Csotonyi in his more naturalistic style, leading some to suspect these dinosaurs may not appear much in the movie, if at all.
Some interesting trivia: Microceratus appeared in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel (under the nomen dubium “microceratops”); the name metricanthosaurus appears on one of the embryo vials in the original Jurassic Park film; baryonyx is purported to exist in the park in the first movie (although not seen onscreen), and it and suchomimus are mentioned in Jurassic Park III. So the inclusion of these species in Jurassic World material is nice reference to the original source and previous films in the series.