Topps Comic Book Canon Continuity Notes

– Missing Issues and their canonicity?
The Return to Jurassic Park series is missing at least four issues from final release in continuity. Do these count as placements into the series if they were canceled? There is no way to know what content these comics would contain otherwise than their general storyline and on top of this they were purely only listed in the conceptual stage of development. Unlike the cutscenes for the films these films have nothing other than a paragraph to explain, generally, what the story was to be about. See our Comic summaries section for more information here.

– The Jurassic Park 3 Factor
With no comic adaptation of Jurassic Park 3 for the comics it is therefore canon in this series that JP3 does not exist anywhere in the continuity.

– Super Raptors, Muldoon from the dead, and more.
A lot of the problems that arise from the comics are the multiple contradictions that exist and fantastical story elements that take place in the many series out there. Example, Muldoon rising from the dead and proclaiming he escaped his fatal encounter with the Velociraptors as he was merely playing with them. In the film we know this is impossible due to the fact that an unidentified Velociraptor mauled him to death as he was distracting the Raptors so Ellie could restore power to Jurassic Park’s computer systems. Another element, that appeared in Jurassic Park 3, is the Super Raptor. The “Super Raptor” in this case shows the nublarensis being able to communicate on a level compared to the Sornaensis and even bestows names upon the Velociraptors to humanize them in the Raptors, Raptors Hijack, and Raptors Attack series respesectively. Other elements that discredits the comics from from the strong and varying futuristic almost X-Men style designs of the control room on Isla Nublar, in fact there is no clear and consistent view of the control room throughout the Jurassic Park Series.

– The Lost World Comic, and what it does.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park comic adaptation is directly from the film and a lot of the cutscenes were included (like in the Jurassic Park film adaptation) that had existed in the film. Unknowingly when the boardroom scene was adapted over to the comic from the film the “Muldoon Risiing from the Dead” bit changes the storyline of the Raptors series and the Return to Jurassic Park series drastically. The only way to reconcile this fact is to suggest that Muldoon again died in the span after Return to Jurassic Park and before The Lost World Jurassic Park’s comic adaptation.

– Nublar and it’s many dinosaurs.
We have to keep in mind in the comics that we’re operating in a range before a sequel’s storyline or plot was even made. The comic’s writers took many assumptions and canon mixing to make the stories interesting and fulfilling.

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Topps Comic Book Canon Timeline

1970-1980: Jurassic Park #0

Late 1980s: Jurassic Park: Annual – “Sneakers”; Return to Jurassic Park 9

June 11th, 1993: Return to Jurassic Park 5, 6 (* – This event occurs simultaneously with the events of Jurassic Park); Jurassic Park 1-4 (Movie Adaption)

Late 1993-1994: Raptor 1-2; Raptors Attack 1-4; Raptors Hijack 1-4; Return to Jurassic Park: 7, 8 (* – This event occurs simultaneously with the events of Raptor, Raptors Attack, and Raptors Hijack possibly)

1994-1995 (?): Return to Jurassic Park 1-4

1996-1997: Jurassic Park Annual – “Death Lizards” (* – The event of the Dilophosaurus eggs and the hurricane possibly occurred during the abandonment process or military occupation of Isla Nublar. The Dilophosaurus raids on the Costa Rican town possibly occurred before or during the events of The Lost World: Jurassic Park four years after the eggs made their way to Costa Rica)

May 23rd, 1997: The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1-4 (Movie Adaption)

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Tyrannosaurus rex (T/C)

Tyrannosaurus (tyrant lizard) was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs to walk the Earth, and one of the most popular dinosaurs known. Discovered in 1900 by Barnum Brown, it’s most prominent features, along with it’s small, two-fingered hands, is a five-foot long skull, filled with banana-shaped teeth, which are often compared to railroad spikes. It’s large skull, wielding such powerful teeth showed that Tyrannosaurus was most likely the top predator in it’s ecosystem.

Tyrannosaurus, styled after The Lost World male.

Tyrannosaurus, styled after The Lost World male.

Three types of Tyrannosaurus appear in Trespasser: one which resembles the male from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, one which is orange with black stripes, and one which is black and red.

The orange-and-black Tyrannosaurus.

The orange-and-black Tyrannosaurus.

The Tyrannosaurus is first encountered in the end of the riverbed in the Industrial Jungle.  In The Town the player will encounter one inside of the town, as well as  witnessing a pair of tyrannosaurs fighting over a Parasaurolophus. They might kill each other, or pursue the player depending on the AI. The player is able to avoid them, though. Two more will be encounter in the Harbor. One fighting a Triceratops, and one fighting a Stegosaurus. The last T. rex, the black and red one, can be found in Ascent 1, at the end of the Mayan village.

Tyrannosaurus that appears in The Ascent: Part 1.

Tyrannosaurus that appears in The Ascent: Part 1.

There is a seventh animal. This individual, however, is floating in the sky of Ascent 1, and can not be seen from the ground. It is only accessable though cheats.

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Las Cinco Muertes (C/N)

Island Map

Disambiguation Links – Las Cinco Muertes (The Five Deaths) (S/F)

Resting about twenty miles (32.1 kilometers) southwest of Costa Rica is the island chain of Las Cinco Muertes (“The Five Deaths” in Spanish). The name of the archipelago comes from an old Native American legend of a warrior who was given the choice between five  manners of death, and chose all of them; according to legend, the five executions took place on each of these off-shore islands. Despite the fact that the main islands were quite large, they were never permanently colonized due to local superstition–supposedly, they were cursed.

The islands were volcanic in origin, and had large amounts of minerals hidden away on them. This eventually caught the eye of enterprising German geologists in the early 1900s. A few mining operations sprang up on the islands, and remained in operation until the end of the Second World War. After the war ended, the Germans were forced to relinquish control of the islands to Costa Rica. It wasn’t until the late 1980s that InGen leased the largest island in Las Cinco Muertes, Isla Sorna, that people returned to the island.

As its name suggests, Las Cinco Muertes is comprised of five main islands, forming a long crescent-shape. From north to south, the islands are named Isla Matanceros, Isla Muerta, Isla Sorna, Isla Tacaño, and Isla Pena. There are also several islets in the chain which are too small to support any animals other than nesting birds. Like most of the islands in the eastern Pacific, Las Cinco Muertes are a geologically recent phenomenon, forming three million years ago (about two million years younger than the nearby Galápagos Islands).

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Isla Matanceros (S/F)

Matanceros2The second largest and oldest island in the Las Cincos Muertes island chain, Isla Matanceros (from the Spanish matanza, “slaughter”) is shaped roughly like a bent rectangle, with “flat” north and south shores, a generally convex western shore, and a concave eastern one. The island has no tall, mountainous remains from any of its three ancient, extinct volcanoes. However, sheer cliffs and a few steep, isolated mountains are scattered across the northern and central areas of the island.

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Isla Muerta (S/F)

Isla_Muerta_mapRoughly translated from Spanish, Isla Muerta means “Dead Island,” a fitting title for the namesake of Las Cinco Muertes. The oval-shaped Isla Muerta is only slightly smaller than Isla Matanceros to its north, and is about three times smaller than Isla Sorna to its south. The island has an outer rim running all along its western coast, from which it flattens out to the east as a broad, flat plain in much of the northeast parts of the island. Three tiny islets are associated with Isla Muerta, the most of any in Las Cinco Muertes; Isla Sorna and Isla Matanceos are tied for second with one apiece.

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Isla Tacaño (S/F)

TacanoIsla Tacaño (Spanish for tacaño, “stingy”) is curiously named; after translation, English speakers are left to assume that there is some deadly connotation for the word in Spanish, perhaps relating to avarice, one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The name is sometimes misspelled as “Tacano.”

Before being purchased by InGen, Isla Tacaño was arguably the most dangerous of all the islands in Las Cinco Muertes, as it is the only island in the archipelago with an active volcano on it. Its massive volcanic mountain dominates the entire island, save for a small peninsula on its southeastern shore. Fortunately, Isla Tacaño has not experienced a major eruption since before the arrival of the Spanish, and shows no signs of one in the near future. Minor eruptions, such as the one that formed Isla Peña a few hundred years ago, are common, though rarely on such a scale as the Isla Pena lava flow.

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Isla Pena (S/F)

PenaIsla Pena (“Sorrow Island” in Spanish) is the youngest, smallest, and last of the islands in Las Cinco Muertes, from north to south. Isla Pena has very different origins from the other four islands: while the rest were formed by volcanic eruptions–which are still active on Isla Tacaño–this island has only indirect volcanic origins. The tiny, skinny island runs northeast from Isla Tacaño’s southern peninsula. Both Tacaño and Pena were formed from relatively recent lava flow that went nearly twenty miles out into the sea before stopping. In the following centuries, sand and other debris accumulated on part of the lava flow, forming Isla Pena.

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InGen – International Genetic Technologies (S/F)

Disambiguation Links –InGen – International Genetic Technologies (CB-Topps) / InGen – International Genetics Technologies (T/C) / InGen – International Genetics Technologies (C/N)INGEN_Logo_Recolored_by_VincentConti85

International Genetic Technologies, Inc., or “InGen,” was a genetics company founded by John Hammond, control of which was later taken by Peter Ludlow in 1997. InGen’s actual interests were very different from the ones it displayed in public: they were responsible for the creation of the cloned dinosaurs found on Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna. InGen at first purchased a location in San Diego in which it would showcase its creations, but later abandoned the site in favor of a more desirable location on Isla Nublar, though the dinosaurs had been cloned on Isla Sorna long before; the first animal was brought back from extinction in 1984.

Following the Incident at Isla Nublar,  creative genius Dr. Henry Wu accompanied a return trip to Isla Nublar in November of 1994, to catalogue remaining specimens. Upon discovering that, despite all precautions against it, the dinosaurs were breeding- able to change sex in a single sex environment- due to the inclusion in their genomes of DNA of the common reed frog (Hyperolius viridiflavus), Wu began to show a great interest in genetic hybrid technology. This lead him to publish a book, ‘The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts’, in 1995. All the while, InGen became ever more desperate to avoid bankruptcy, even attempting to finish the San Diego project in 1997 after Peter Ludlow became CEO- the same year Wu unveiled his world-renowned Wu Flower (Karacosis wutansis), a genetically-modified hybrid plant, to the acclaim of the entire planet.

In 1998, after the death of John Hammond, InGen was purchased and Wu- creator of both the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park as well as the media-acclaimed Wu Flower which had attracted the attention of InGen’s new owner- was placed in charge of operations in terms of genetic recovery by Simon Masrani and Masrani Global.


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Dino-Soar (S/F)

Dino-Soar was a tourism company run by Enrique Cardoso out of Costa Rica. Cardoso used his speedboat to travel to Isla Sorna, allowing tourists to parasail near the island and try to get a glimpse of the dinosaurs on the island. As Isla Sorna is a restricted zone, Cardoso’s company is illegal. Dino-Soar dissolved after a mysterious boating incident resulted in the deaths of Cardoso and his speeboat driver.  The telephone number is listed on the parasail as 21-283-DINO.

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Kirby Paint and Tile Plus (S/F)

Kirby Paint and Tile Plus is a store run by Paul Kirby in the Westgate Shopping Center of Enid, Oklahoma; the “Plus” in the name stands for “bathroom fixtures.” When Paul tricked Alan Grant and Billy Brennan into accompanying him to Isla Sorna in 2001, he claimed to be the multimillionaire owner of the fictional Kirby Enterprises, located at 2600 Cheyenne Avenue (also in Enid, Oklahoma). According to Paul, Kirby Enterprises had made business dealings with the Costa Rican government, implying that it was an import/export and emerging markets business and saying that he had made friends in high places, which he used as further cover to convince Grant and Brennan that their aerial tour of Isla Sorna was legal. Once Grant figured out that Paul had lied to them, especially that he wouldn’t be paid his astronomical fee for going to the island, Paul promised Grant that he would cover the expense of any flooring or bathroom projects that he needed done.

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Nick Van Owen’s JVC Camera (S/F)

Nick Van Owen used a JVC GR-DVM1 compact digital video camera while on Isla Sorna as part of John Hammond‘s expedition team in 1997. The purpose of taking video footage was to prove the existence of the dinosaurs so that they could be protected. The GR-DVM1 features a high-resolution LCD color monitor, which enables clear viewing of both indoor and outdoor subjects thanks to the industry’s first polycrystalline-silicone TFT LCD color monitor.

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Roland Tembo’s Hunting Blind (S/F)

While hunting the male Tyrannosaurus on Isla Sorna in 1997, Roland Tembo and Ajay Sidhu used a crudely-made, makeshift hunting blind as they staked out the area where they had left the infant Tyrannosaurus as bait.

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Eddie Carr’s High Hide (S/F)

Tumblr_m969xooxGY1r4qmoto6_1280A titanium observation platform that is designed elevated to tree branches and thus keeps researchers both safe and unnoticed when observing animals. They are used in jungles by researchers to study animals without having to interfere with them. On Isla SornaEddie‘s featured four video cameras, a phone linking back to the Mobile Lab RV, and a pulley system that allowed them to go in and out of the high hide without having to lower it to the ground. Eddie had it wrenched up by the Mercedes Benz‘s wrench.

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Lindstradt Air Rifle (S/F)

The Lindstradt air rifle, produced by an unnamed Swedish company, is type of weapon notably used by Eddie Carr on Isla Sorna. The Lindstradt fires a subsonic fluger impact-delivery dart, which can hold different substances in much the same way as other darts. Eddie Carr loaded his darts with the enhanced venom of Conus purpurascens, the South Sea cone shell, which is the most powerful neurotoxin in the world, and to which there is no cure; even if there was an antidote, Carr claimed that the venom acted so quickly that the target would be dead before they even felt the prick of the dart, acting within a 2,000th of a second, even faster than nerve conduction velocity. Sarah Harding later used a Lindstradt in San Diego in order to tranquilize the bull Tyrannosaurus so that it could be transported back to Sorna.

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Tyrannosaurus rex Urine (S/F)

cap273Contained in an InGen lab flask, Eric Kirby used the urine to scare some of the smaller carnivorous dinosaurs away. Pheromones in the Tyrannosaurus rex urine seemed to attract the Spinosaurus, since Eric was in it’s territory. When Dr. Alan Grant asked him how he got it, his only reply was “You don’t want to know.”

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Velociraptor “antirrhopus” (*) (T/C)

Achillobator (Achilles hero) was a dromaeosaurid dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, in what is now Mongolia. Described by Altangerel Perle in 1999, it was one of the largest dromaeosaurids known, with the only known specimen to be estimated at nearly twenty feet long. Like it’s fellow cousins, Achillobator had a sickle-shaped claw on each foot, which would have likely been used for hunting prey.

In Jurassic Park: Trespasser, the Velociraptor is one of the most common enemies that Anne encounters on her trek across Isla Sorna. In Dr. Hammond’s dialogue, InGen’s first cloned Velociraptor was released into Isla Sorna on April 22, 1985.

Isla Sorna’s Velociraptors are organized into three tribes, which were Tribe “A”, Tribe “B” and Tribe “C”. Velociraptors apart of Tribe A closely resemble the male Velociraptors seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, with an orange body, white underside and black stripes. Tribe A Velociraptors were common from the beginning of the game until Anne reached the “Industrial Jungle” level, at which Tribe A Velociraptors become less common and are replaced by Tribe “B” Velociraptors.

Tribe B Velociraptors differ vastly from Tribe A, where they have a beige-yellow body, with red splotches marked with black trims. These raptors would soon be replaced by the Tribe “C” Velociraptors, which oddly have two appearances; one breed has a yellow body, with black stripes accented with orange, whereas the second breed has a dark black body, with red striping across the body. The second breed was only seen once atop Mount Watson, spotted with a few of the regular Tribe C breeds.

Near the end of the game, Anne will encounter the “Alpha Raptor”, which is essentially a Tribe “C” Velociraptor twice as large as a regular Velociraptor. This raptor is much harder to kill, and is surrounded by regular Tribe C Velociraptors. The Tribe C breeds first appeared at “The Ascent: Part 1” level and stopped appearing at “The Summit” level, which is the final level of the game.

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Barbasol Cryo-can (S/F)

This miniature cryogenic containment unit was designed by Lewis Dodgson to look like an ordinary can of Barbasol shaving cream. A compartmentalized unit was made to easily insert the embryos, and a coolant system would keep the embryos fresh for thirty-six hours.  As an added feature, the cryo-can was able to emit real shaving cream to justify transport through the customs regulations.

The cryo-can was lost by Dennis Nedry when he was attacked by a Dilophosaurus on his way to the East Dock.  It fell down a hill and was covered in mud.

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Cryogenic Containment (S/F)

The embryos of the engineered dinosaurs of Jurassic Park were kept in cold storage in the Embryonics Lab. There were two storage units in the lab in the Visitor’s Center, each one connected to a liquid nitrogen canister. A clean-room environment and special access is needed to enter the Embryo Storage room, but this was bypassed when Dennis Nedry shut down the security systems.

The embryos themselves were lined vertically, each species having their own column labeled appropriately.  The embryos were contained in 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes.  A miniature version of the containment unit was given to Nedry by Lewis Dodgson so he could steal the embryos.  It was disguised to look like an ordinary can of Barbasol shaving cream.

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Raptor Pen (S/F)


Disambiguation Links – Velociraptor Pen (CB-topps) / Velociraptor Holding Pen (C/N)

The raptor holding pen was a containment facility for the Velociraptors on Isla Nublar. A concrete structure with high voltage fencing at the top in addition to steel bars, the building was designed specifically to hold the Velociraptors. The building has a tower that enables security guards to get a good overview of the pen. Large lights are added to the tower in order to illuminate the cage at night. With a special feeding system live cattle can be transported into the holding pen safely without exposing any personnel to the extremely dangerous Velociraptors. At the time of the Isla Nublar Incident, plans had already been made to build a viewing area into the holding pen, below the platform outside. This viewing area was to have eight-inch tempered glass set in reinforced steel frames, to ensure the security of any people in the viewing area.

The pen has a special cage with which animals could be moved into it. This cage was used to transport the Velociraptors into the holding pen. After the raptors are moved into the cage, the cage is moved to the holding pen with a forklift. The cage is then mounted onto a set of tracks, with which it can be slid to the front of the pen. Once it is secured, the doors of the cage and the holding pen can open to allow the raptor to enter the pen.

In the official map of Jurassic Park, there is a section designated to Velociraptor.  The purpose of the pen was possibly a temporary holding facility.  Whether the dinosaurs were taken from the main paddock or stored here before the final move is not made clear.

Despite the extreme security measures taken to keep the Velociraptors inside, accidents have taken placed that endangered Jurassic Park workers. When the raptors were first moved into the cage, the cage slid away from the pen and a raptor grabbed the worker. Despite being tazed, the raptor kept trying and eventually succeeded in dragging the worker into the cage and killing him. This incident, amongst others, led to the investors of Jurassic Park being increasingly worried about the security raptorsof the island.

Furthermore, the raptors have attacked the fences at several occasions to test them for weaknesses. This happened during feeding time, when the top fence was opened temporarily to allow the cattle to be lifted in.


After the power shutdown during the Isla Nublar Incident the raptors destroyed the now no longer electrified fences and ran off into the jungle, escaping the holding pen.


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1969 Pontiac LeMans (S/F)

This vehicle was driven by Dr. Ian Malcolm and used in the San Diego Incident to return the infant Tyrannosaurus rex to its father. In an attempt to reach the docks quicker, it was plowed through a warehouse wall, which severely damaged the windshield. Its fate is left unknown after this.

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Peterbilt 379 (S/F)

This truck was on the dock at the beginning of the San Diego Incident. When the SS Venture plowed into port, the truck was knocked on its side. An air-powered tranquilizer rifle, which was used on the Tyrannosaurus rex Buck, was in the front and recovered by one of the InGen security officers.

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1975 International Harvester Scout Traveler (S/F)

One of the vehicles InGen abandoned for four years, it sat in the Garage adjacent to the Gas Station in the Worker Village on Isla Sorna next to a construction vehicle of some kind. This was the vehicle that Dr. Ian Malcolm ran into in an attempt to escape a male Velociraptor that was pursuing him. Locking himself inside the vehicle, Malcolm’s attempts worked, but only for a short while. The Velociraptor quickly exploited a small hole in the passenger side window, and pressed his long snout into it, cracking the glass in order to make the hole bigger. This allowed the raptor to fit himself into the window frame, but while he was in this position, Malcolm quickly ran into the Kiln House opposite the vehicle.

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Snagger (S/F)

The “Snagger” was a modified Hummer H1 used by InGen during the dinosaur roundup. It featured extendable seats and an upper platform for a marksman, and was also equipped with a claw to capture smaller dinosaurs. Furthermore, this claw was equipped with balloons that could quickly inflate to prevent escape.

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92-97 Hummer [HMC4] (S/F)

Used by the InGen team during the Dinosaur Roundup.  This was a civilian class vehicle, but was still effective in navigating the terrain and made an impressive appearance, justifying its 4-wheel drive capability.

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1994 GMC Sierra 2500 SL (S/F)

This vehicle was in use by the “San Diego County Department Of Animal Care & Control” during the raid by the bull Tyrannosaurus rex during the San Diego Incident of 1997. The animal care and control truck is called to deal with animals within the city that could pose a threat to the population.  In this instance, they got more than they bargained for and joined the San Diego Police as they turned the opposite direction and fled at the sight of the agitated dinosaur.

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1975 GM TDH 5307 A (S/F)

The_Lost_World_Jurassic_Park_8One of the bus models used by the San Diego Transit. As part of the adult male Tyrannosaurus rexrampage through San Diego in 1997, this bus was attacked and crashed into a Blockbuster video store. This model of bus (the 1975 GM TDH 5307 ‘A’) was retired in the early ’90’s to make way for the 1993 New Flyer C40HF, as well as the Gillig Phantom 40′ transit coach (also used by San Diego Transit).


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1995 Ford Windstar GL (S/F)

Parked outside a gas station during the San Diego Incident of 1997, this was one of the many vehicles damaged by a rampaging adult male Tyrannosaurus rex.  After seeing Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Sarah Harding with its infant once again, the angry father gave chase and sideswiped the Ford. It completed a roll, landing on its tires again, but the driver’s side of the vehicle was greatly damaged, leaving the drivers side seat detached from it’s setting.

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1992 Ford Crown Victoria (S/F)

Used by the San Diego Police Force, a squadron was sent out to deal with the call of an adult male Tyrannosaurus rex running loose through the streets during the San Diego Incident of 1997. Upon seeing the dinosaur for the first time, all officers immediately turned their vehicles around and drove in the opposite direction, followed closely by the San Diego Animal Control.

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1981 Chevrolet Suburban (S/F)

One of the vehicles left behind when InGen cleared their facilities in Isla Sorna, this was left in a state of decay for four years in the Worker Village. Using this as a roost, one of the male Velociraptors launched itself off the roof in an attempt at attacking Dr. Sarah Harding.

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Tim (C/N)

One of the modelers working on animatronic dinosaurs at Berkeley. His inaccurate portrayal of a Velociraptor annoyed Dr. Ian Malcolm when he asked for his opinion on it.

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John Roxton (C/N)

John Roxton was a paleontologist working in Mongolia in the Flaming Cliffs region. He apparently was a colleague of Richard Levine, and invited him to the dig to identify a suspected new Velociraptor species.  Levine was very disparaging of Roxton, insulting his credentials and field experience. He seemed to have a rather low opinion about Roxton, despite them apparently being on good enough terms to earn an invitation to the dig.

Roxton’s theory postulated that the Tyrannosaurs visual system was patterned after the manner of a frog, only registering motion. His theory was taken literally by George Baselton and Lewis Dodgson’s team, to Levine’s disgust. It was heavily implied that Roxton lacked much basic knowledge of dinosaur biology in general due to his taxonomic and anatomic errors.


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John Weller (C/N)


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Venn (C/N)

Possible InGen Scientist on Isla Sorna Site B

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Dr. Richard Stone (C/N)

Head Doctor at the Tropical Diseases Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center. He inspected the materiel from Ed Simpon‘s lab. At the time, the first impression was the material belonged to a lizard. At the beginning of the inspection of the material within the International Biological Specimen Container, Dr. Stone turned on the air handlers, slipped on gloves, and put on a mask, the lab had just identified specimens with Mayaro, Venezuelan equine fever, Langat virus, Japanese B encephalitis, and Kyasanur Forest virus so he did not want to take chances.  After he asked his technician what the specimen was named,Bassiliscus amoratus with three toed genetic anomaly” ( Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 24 for paperback edition) he had her take Polaroid and X-ray  images for documentation.  After the lab had test results back, they had the answer:

“Lizard blood showed no significant reactivity to any viral or bacterial antigen. They had run toxicity profiles as well, and they had found only one positive match: the blood was mildly reactive to the venom of the Indian king cobra. But such cross-reactivity was common among reptile species, and Dr. Stone did not think it noteworthy to include in the fax his technician sent to Dr. Martin Guitierrez  that same evening.”  Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 24 for paperback edition)

Dr. Stone put the specimen in a freezer to await the return of Dr. Simpson, who was not due back for several weeks, so that he may identify it.

The fax that was sent from Dr. Stone to Dr. Guitierrez:

Subject: Bassiliscus amoratus with genetic anomoly

 (Forwarded from Dr. Simpson’s office)


Materials: posterior segment, ? partially eaten animal

Procedures Performed: X ray, microscopic, immunological RTX for

viral, parasitic, and bacterial disease.


Findings: No histologic or immunologic evidence for any

communicable disease in man in this Bassiliscus amoratus sample.

Fax  Quote found in the Jurassic Park Novel: First Iteration – New York (page 25 for paperback edition)


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