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Jurassic Park Novel Tyrannosaurus rex by TrefRex Jurassic Park Novel Tyrannosaurus rex by TrefRex
"-easygoing monsters from a bygone world stand in sharp contrast to what we will see next. The most famous predator in the history of the world: the mighty tyrant lizard, known as Tyrannosaurus rex."

"The mighty tyrannosaurs arose late in dinosaur history. Dinosaurs ruled the earth for a hundred and twenty million years, but there were tyrannosaurs for only the last fifteen million years of that period."

- Tour voice in the novel

This giant theropod dinosaur was recreated by International Genetics Technologies (InGen) for Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. Only two were present in the park; one adult and one juvenile. However, the two don't seem to interact with each other. The park specimen seems to have genetic splicing of having a forked tongue, sensitive skin (which therefore sought shelter under the canopy from the sun), and bad eyesight.

It was also surprisingly a good swimmer, swimming much like a crocodile.

In the summer of 1989 during the InGen Incident, after the power outage in the park, the adult breaks out of its paddock and attacks the Ford Explorers. It nearly killed Dr. Ian Malcolm, by chasing him and picked him up in its jaws, then shook him and threw him down, breaking his leg. The juvenile, later, follows and kills park manager, Ed Regis after playing with him, leaving only his severed leg found later by park warden Robert Muldoon and lawyer Donald Gennaro. 

The adult Tyrannosaurus later attacks and kills a Hadrosaurus, triggering a stampede of them that nearly trampled Dr. Alan Grant and the kids Tim and Lex. The juvenile, meanwhile, kills a sauropod and is later shown to be attacking a Stegosaurus. Along with the raptors, the tyrannosaurs begin to drastically reduced the park's dinosaur population. 

Grant and the kids later find the adult sleeping as they raft down a river, but was waken by Lex's uncontrollable coughs. The dinosaur takes to the water and swims after them, but thanks to the juvenile rex trying to move in on the adult's onshore kill, it abandons the chase. Later, it was shot by Robert Muldoon with a very large tranquilizer dart, which causes the Tyrannosaurus to pass out while it was trying to kill Tim, saving Grant and the kids who were seeking refuge behind a waterfall, and has apparently drowned. By the end of the InGen Incident, the survivors fleeing by helicopter, have one last look at the juvenile tyrannosaur, who stands feasting on a hadrosaur carcass, looks at them, and makes one last roar before it and the other dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were destroyed by the napalm bombing. 

On Isla Sorna (Site B), a mating pair of them were present and their nest was located on the east of the island. The tyrannosaurs there were shown to have maternal instincts, caring for their young, and being protective parents. 

6 years after the InGen Incident, Dr. Ian Malcolm and his team heads to Isla Sorna to rescue Dr. Richard Levine, but when a male tyrannosaur sees their car in his territory, he puts his flag on the car, then he and his mate drives Richard Levine and Jack Thorne away from their territory. 

As a trio from Biosyn led by Lewis Dodgson heads to Isla Sorna and went around stealing eggs from dinosaur nests, they head to the tyrannosaur nest. After revealing the information that vision of a T. rex is based on movement, trio member George Baselton stands still, but lost his nerve in the rex nest, prompting Dodgson to try and grab an egg in Baselton's place. However, this backfired as it caused his sound machine (used to produced loud ear screeching sounds to drive dinosaurs away) to lose its power and cut short, which in the moment of silence, the angry Tyrannosaurus parent pinned Baselton and teared him apart (starting with his arm). Dodgson and Howard King were later chased by the enraged parents through a jeep, but fell off a cliff in an attempt to escape from being eaten. 

One of the baby tyrannosaurs was wounded (by inadvertently Dodgson), which, therefore, Eddie Carr takes the infant to the mobile lab trailers and Sarah Harding puts a temporary cast on its broken leg. But by nightfall, before Malcolm and Dr. Sarah Harding bring the baby back, the parents have reached the trailers to collect their offspring and once its safe, the two dinosaurs attack the trailers and push them over a cliff. 

Later the next day, a Tyrannosaurus finds Dodgson and Harding hiding under a car and tries to them. Harding pushes Dodgson away and the T. rex takes Dodgson to her nest as food for the infants, where he was eaten alive.
   

Jurassic Park is by Michael Crichton and Universal
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Great stuff! Love the color.
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Thank you! :)
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tobyv23 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2016
That's what Rexy looks like in the novel. Ooh! A forked tongue! Interesting depiction
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Thank you!
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Profion720 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
I didn't know "the t-rex "novel canon"" even had a forked tongue.
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Well it was described as having a forked tongue in the scene when the T. rex attacked Tim and Lex in the waterfall
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Profion720 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Really? I thought it was described as having just a slightly stretchable tongue. I know it probably wouldn't have had one if Jack Horner had anything to say about it.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
If the Indominus was in the novel canon, how would she be different?
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Perhaps like this pbs.twimg.com/media/CIES7t4UMA… as well as the film's concept art
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DRYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, wait, wait...there were two in the first novel?!
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Yes! One adult and one juvenile
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
How do you know it was red in the book? 
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
That's what the novel says. its reddish brown and other artists gave it a red coloration!
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
why not have it green or even blue?
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DRYeisleyCreations Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa...
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I-it's beautiful!
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I know! Thanks! :)
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ur welcome! :D
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felipered97 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The background is genial, capture exactly the feel about genetically created monsters that exists in the novel.
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Yeah! Exactly! Thanks! I decided to do something like that. :)
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felipered97 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will use your idea in a future project. :D
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Really! Cool! That's great!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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GremWiser Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Artist
Clap next genetic experiments...
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Nod 
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GremWiser Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Interestingly, in the world there are albinos ..
respectively, at the time of the dinosaurs, dinosaurs can be white? :? (Confused) 
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Well we don't know because coloration is highly rare in the fossil record! 
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GremWiser Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Artist
you're right! Thanks for everything! But albino color pigment disappears.
This means that some dinosaurs might exactly be white, but it is very rare
although I am of course also not sure.. 
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asari13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bella arte
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thank you :)
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