|“||Large dinosaurs are rare in Europe and at five meters from nose to tail, Eustreptospondylus is the biggest.||„|
|— Allen, about Eustreptospondylus|
Eustreptospondylus (name meaning "True Sterptospondylus") is a genus of megalosaurid theropod dinosaur that originated during the Middle Jurassic Period in what is now Europe. It was a medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur, measuring around 6 meters long and weighing 1 ton.
In the episode "Cruel Jurassic Seas", a group of Eustreptospondylus was brought back to the park from Europe of 149 million years ago.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Eustreptospondylus lived during the Middle to Late Jurassic Period from 165–145 million years ago. They were first discovered in 1840 in Europe.
Eustreptospondylus was a medium-sized theropod, or carnivorous dinosaur, that stood 5–8 feet (1.6–2.5 m) tall, measured 16.5–23 feet (5–7 m) in length, and weighing around 1 ton (2,000 lbs.). This makes Eustreptospondylus the largest carnivorous dinosaur in their region, even though large dinosaurs were rare in their location. Eustreptospondylus was also a member of the Megalosauroidea superfamily, which contains relatives to the famous Megalosaurus.
They had brown-colored snake-like skin and a row of sharp teeth in their mouth. Additionally, much like the larger Giganotosaurus, Eustreptospondylus was similar in appearance to Allosaurus, especially with their three-fingered clawed hands.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
Eustreptospondylus was often a solitary hunter, but when feeding off something large, like a beached Liopleurodon, they would get together in groups. These dinosaurs were also primarily scavengers, combing the beaches for dead and dying animals, such as small and medium sea animals, lizards, and pterosaurs that lived on the islands.
However, for them, living on small islands, they were always under pressure to find more carrion. When these dinosaurs came into confrontations, in the end, it was the loudest roar that won. If necessary, a single Eustreptospondylus would even swim between islands to find food.
- The sound effects of Eustreptospondylus are that of classical bear sounds as well as cougar, leopard, and jaguar mixed with crocodile hisses.