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DINOSAUR ASSET FILES-EDMONTOSAURUS (VARIANT 1)

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Published: May 27, 2018
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Now you probably already know this, but I love the Jurassic Franchise.
And because I'm such a fanboy, I'm super hyped for the next installment of this beloved franchise: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
So, to keep this hype-train rolling, I've decided to make files explaining the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar/Sorna, explaining how they behave, how much of their genetic code was altered by Ingen Scientists, and how they compare to their original counterparts.

One thing to note- I'll also be adjusting them slightly, like adding little bits of feathers here or there.
(mainly because I find it difficult to draw dinosaur without at least some form of proto-feathers)

For the thirty-third creature on our list, I've decided to explain another obscure JP animal...
called: "DINOSAUR-ASSET" FILES-21.1
Herbivore file File- "the zebras of sorna"

otherwise known as "Edmontosaurus Zebrio Ingensis"

For those who had been wondering, yes I took quite a while putting this one together, allow me to explain myself...
as well as the hype surround the upcoming fallen kingdom... i've also been helping out at the local church and went to see SOLO with my family, so you can imagine i had to get my thoughts back in order before i could sort out the next few asset files. basically... every day like LOL

But aside from that, what was really tricky about this asset is that while we have evidence that a creature with it's name lived (and went extinct) in isla nubar's "Jurassic World" when I did more reseach, the name goes further back in the franchise than i thought, eventually leading me to the conclusion that it was likely the case of different variants, much like the raptors/anky/pteranodons etc So, intriged, i took my spade and set about digging in the JP lore for the first variant of this creature...

And now I present it to you, I give you, the first variant of the ingen EDMONTOSAURUS.

Now, one thing to note before we begin is that YES i'm taking inspiration from operation genesis, because, from what i can find, that is the closest to the description of the ingen one and makes sense with logic of ingen at the time of Hammond. Anyway, the first source i searched when researching this variant was the DPG ingen list.

what you need to understand before checking this list is that this list only shows the creatures INITIAL POPULATIONS of nublar and sorna!
as in, these are basically the recorded populations BEFORE they started breeding, meaning that if you count the population, divide it roughly by two or by  four (half are male,  half are female) and then factor in how many eggs each "couple" would produce at a time, how many would hatch and how long it takes for those infants to grow up, you get a fairly reasonable idea of how the population would rise, depending on the species...

(indeed, i actually used this sort of study when i was theorizing the rex population-taliesaurus.deviantart.com/art… )

Anyways, acknowledging all that, here are the INITIAL populations of isla sorna's herbivores (according to the info i collected from the DPG and other sources)...

this does NOT include the offspring they'd likely have... and this excludes the anky and the coryth as they were added later
(but i will put down the rough average of hom many eggs a "couple" makes and how many hatchlings survive on average)

Brachiosaurus pop- 10 (three males and seven females)
eggs laid per "couple": 30-46 per females (each divided into 5 nests)
average hatchling survival: 11-27 hatchlings

triceratops pop- 10 (four males and six females)
eggs laid per "couple": 6-10 per nest
average hatchling survival: 5 or 7 out of 10 hatchlings survive (depending on the safety of the herd)

Mamenchisaurs pop- 4 (two males, two females)
eggs laid per "couple": 12-26 per female (each divided into 2 or 3 nests)
average hatchling survival: 7-15 hatchlings

Parasaurolophus pop- 13 (five males and eight females)
eggs laid per "couple": 21-27 per nest
average hatchling survival: 13- 16 hatchlings

leptoceratops/microceratus? pop- 22 (seven males and fifteen females)
eggs laid per "couple": 19-23 per nest
average hatchling survival: 10-15 hatchlings

stegosaurus pop- 11 (four males and seven females)
eggs layed per "couple": 5-8 eggs per nest 
average hatchling survival: 3-7 hatchlings

pachycephalosaurus pop- 9 (three males and six females)
eggs laid per "couple": 10-16 eggs per nest
average hatchling survival:7-13 hatchlings

dryosaurus pop- 19 (seven males and twelve females)
eggs layed per "couple": 15-24 eggs per nest
average hatchling survival: 7-13 hatchlings

gallimimmus pop- 20 (seven males and thirteen females)
eggs laid per "couple": 7-12 eggs per nest
average hatchling survival: 5-9 hatchlings (depending on the safety of the flock)

Homalocephale pop- 18 (six males and twelve females)
eggs laid per "couple": 15-26 eggs per nest
average hatchling survival: 10-17 hatchlings

and, here's our creature...

EDMONTOSAURUS pop- 4 (one male, three females)
eggs laid per "couple": 5-10 eggs per nest
average hatchling survival: 4-6 out of ten

as you can see, the ingen edmontosaurus are both severely lacking in population and lacking in potential mating partners and because of that, their hatchlings would BARELY survive, as there would be barely a proper herd of their own kind to protect them from the various predators.
But even if that wasn't the case, the four ingen-edmontosaurus were spread so far apart accross the island that only two of them were able to find each other (hence why there's only one turned male) but tragically for the female, that male got killed by a rex (in the lost world we find an edmontosaurus skull in the rex-nest) and then a few years later that female died from diease, leaving only two females, both on OPPOSITE SIDES of the MASSIVE island, each taking refuge inside the now-huge herds of parasaurs or trikes.  And, for perhaps another three years, they lived in the protection of the more common herbivores, even acting as a warning of any predators and helping to protect the herd's young.

But, by the year of 1999, that peace began to shift, for a new (illegally bred) predator had arrived on the scene, none other than ingen's mutant spinosaurus, who, being a FIRECE and bizarrely persistant hunter, attacked almost any large dinosaur that came into it's path, and...unfortunately included one of the barely surviving edmontosaurs, and since non of the dinosaurs were unable to reproduce asexually, you can pretty much understand that death sealed the fate for the other sorna-edmontosaurus, who having survived the spinosaurus in the protection of sauropods, would later find the discarded corpse of it's brethen, never to have the chance to reproduce.

And, almost 3 years later (2002) she eventually died by a creak, some visiting scientists to the island seemed to imagine that the poor creature had died of poor immunity or indigestion, some on the other hand, say that like Lonesome George, this hadrosaur had died of loneliness...
This tragic end is all the worse, for any attempts to retrieve the bones of her corpse (as a means of "cloning" her) have failed and thus, ingen was forced to start from scratch...

all in all, a very tragic tale....collected from the careful bits of lore i could find...
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I thought they had zebea DNA in them, with a name like zebrio.
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no it's just a reference to "zebra-like stripes"
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In the Lost World: Jurassic Park film, was that a carcass of the Edmontosaurus near the T-Rex nest?
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yes.
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I always wondered why it was stated that there were no other dinosaurs in existence.  Stupid spino killed them all.
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I highly doubt that. 
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
True, now that I think about it.
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There are many things that can contradict it and even counter arguments can be made about the fate of Isla Sorna, like the dinosaurs staying together in herds, some of the herbivores being armed with various defensives, the Tyrannosaurus pairs that can grow to full size, the velociraptors functioning in packs, etc. 
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indeed.
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
And then of course it starved to death.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
well, that depends on if there are ANY surving dinosaurs left, plus FISH!
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
True. I honestly hope they don’t end the series with all the dinosaurs dieing.
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we'll see
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SaiyanstrongHobbyist General Artist
I guess we will.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
indeed
theferretman21's avatar
You got 90% for this one, I'll find more later unless this was intentional.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
i'll fix it.
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Just a heads up but this still needs that missing 10%.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
what would you recommend?
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80% Edmontosaurus DNA.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
FIXED IT
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Great, but I just realized, shouldn't this be Anatosaurus or Anatotitan at the time?
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i pretty sure that we were mainly referring to it as edmontosaurus back in the early ninties
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right.... i get right on that...
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