Advanced Operation Genesis came about after an amazing tool produced by Equinox enabled people to add new models into Jurassic Park Operation Genesis for the first time in the games fifteen year life and we here at Jagged Fang Designs jumped onto the chance with vigour and glee at the thought of at long last fully being able to mod a game that for all of us has been instrumental in our collective experience in our respective fields.

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We break away from the Morrison formation this week and pay a visit to fauna from another prominent Jurassic era formation often featured in Mesozoic parks, Dashanpu, and we start this unique formation with a peculiar little Stegosaurian, Yingshanosaurus jichuanensis!

Yingshanosaurus was a rather peculiar find at first for many in the industry when it was initially reintroduced to the world; no one had quite seen anything like it. Sporting a minute four meters in length and being barely over a meter high, Yingshanosaurus is the single smallest Stegosaurian brought into the modern era and amusingly has been able to maintain its star rating throughout its time in the modern world unlike its larger relatives.

The factors that have led to this odd dynamic of both of the most prominent Stegosaurians in parks having the same star rating are strange but not entirely unexpected. The first of these factors is fossil fame, prior to being brought into the modern world Stegosaurus as a genus was widely known and heavily popularised through media, however Yingshanosaurus was almost exclusively reserved for those with a deep interest in Dinosaurs and even then it was often overshadowed by Gigantspinosaurus, a fairly similar animal in terms of appearance. This lack of a pre-existing expectation for it as an animal lead Yingshanosaurus to maintain its two star rating while Stegosaurus experienced a fall from fame. The next factor that contributed to this is size and thus how widespread each animal is in parks, much like our previously discussed animal, Camarasaurus, Yingshanosaurus is readily viewable in parks globally of all sizes and replaces Stegosaurus as an attraction in a majority of smaller ones. The third and final factor that has allowed Yingshanosaurus to remain as it is in the eyes of the public is that it has several unique features that differ it from Stegosaurus and other animals its size and even some above its size range, the most primary of these being its shoulder ‘spikes’, these ‘spikes’ are oddly flat but also entirely blunt and, due to their strange kink, almost seem like bony wings protruding from the animals shoulders, something the general public has picked up on and has thus made Yingshanosaurus the but of many jokes in regards to it having ‘dreams of flying’.

Socially speaking Yingshanosaurus is a group animal rather than a full herd one like Camarasaurus or Uteodon, instead it prefers to live in small, tightly knit clans of 5 or 6 individuals, often communicating by stirring up foliage with their tails rather than calling to each other thus rendering an exhibit featuring them as eerily silent bar the soft rustling of foliage as they disturb it either intentionally or unintentionally. This unique form of communication between group members is something most people within the scientific community are uncertain of, while almost all other Dinosaurs communicate through vocalisation this is the first time communication of this nature has been seen, thus some theorize that this behaviour was an adaptive response to captive conditions while others have shot this down simply stating that, in the two decades Yingshanosaurus has been exhibited, enough time for such a drastic behavioural change on a species wide level simply hasn’t passed and that this must be a natural behaviour, something that has some more backing by the evidence that their natural environment in the past would have been quite heavily forested.

This concludes the introduction of Yingshanosaurus jichuanensis, a tiny and adorable Stegosaurian and a wonderful alternative or even counterpart to Stegosaurus for any park to have.

Thank you all for reading, expect more from us soon.

~Jagged Fang Designs~

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Edna1
Edna1

Do you make the models yourself or have you bought and inserted the somewhere?

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JaggedFangDesigns Creator
JaggedFangDesigns

Our models and textures have all been hand made so far by SynchroLight (Fence models), Similis (Animal models and textures) and Okeanos (Scenery models and textures).

Purchasing models is something far outside of the budget we have as a team and something we wouldn't even consider as we have our own vision as to how we want these animals to look and purchasing models would go against that.

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getzjonathan
getzjonathan

what fossil sites will there be?

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JaggedFangDesigns Creator
JaggedFangDesigns

The default ones, more than likely re-named and repurposed to fit into the cannon we are building up. Adding more digsites however is indeed possible, however it is a glitchy mess and as such the chances of us adding them in are slim sadly.

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babehunter1324
babehunter1324

And now we have the Dashanpu formation from the Late Jurassic of China.

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babehunter1324
babehunter1324

They have been chosen but not revealed yet.

So far the animals shown come from Middle/Late Triassic Eurasia and the Morrison Formation from USA's Late Jurassic.

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tigersharkfan18
tigersharkfan18

Just wanted to say that this mod looks amazing. Also love how you've began to build up a lore surrounding the idea of dinosaur parks becoming commonplace. I really look forward to seeing this mod completed!

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ErenKruger
ErenKruger

Good work anyways, I very want this mod

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ErenKruger
ErenKruger

My Dinosaurs suggestions list: exluding animals already seen:
Jurassic: allosaurus, torvosaurus,mamenchisaurus, camarasaurus, apatosaurus
early cretaceus1: ouranosaurus, carcharodontosaurus, aegyptosaurus,
paralititan, spinosaurus( or suchomimmus).
Early cretaceus2: acrochantosaurs, tenontosaurus, deinonichus, sauroposeidon.
Early cretaceus3: mapusaurus, utharaptor, argentinosaurs, iguanodon
Late cretaceus2:velociraptor, gallimimus, , tarbosaurus, saurolophus, nemegtosaurus, danversaurus.
Early cretaceus3: tirannosaurus rex, edmontosaurus, pachycefalosaurus, torosaurus, alamosaurus, ankylosaurus, corytosaurus, dromeosaurus

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ErenKruger
ErenKruger

In case of the 40 dinosaurs limit will be surpassed there is another to suggest to you:
Triassic: placerias, herrerasaurus, celophysis, plateosaurus engelhardti, postosuchus.
Jurassic: diplodocus, ceratosaurus nasicornis, dryosaurus, miragaia,Dinheirosaurus, lusotitan, ornitholestes, camptosaurus, saurophaganax.
Early cretaceus1:rugops, deltadromeus, lurdusaurus, nigersaurus, sigilmassaurus, eocarcharia, sauroniops(or bahariasaurus)
Early cretaceus2: astrodon, baryonix, hypsilophodon, yangchunasaurus, wuernosaurus
early cretaceus3:giganotosaurus, amargasaurus, mantellisaurus, neovenator, gastonia
Late cretaceus1: carnotaurus, saltasaurus, aucasaurus, deinocherius, rajasaurus, rahiolisaurus, majungasaurus, rapetosaurus, masiakasaurus.
Late cretaceus2: nanotyrannus, teshelosaurus, panoplosaurus, daspletosaurus, gorgosaurus, siats, centrosaurus, chasmosaurus, maiasaura, troodon.

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Alpha42
Alpha42

Tyrannosaurus*
Pachycephalosaurus*
Corythosaurus*

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ErenKruger
ErenKruger

Thanks for correcting me

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