Suchomimus means “Crocodile Mimic” and was discovered and named by paleontologist Paul Sereno in 1998. Suchomimus ranged from sizes of 11 meters (36 ft) in length up to 12 meters (40 ft). Suchomimus weighed also at between 2.9 tons and 4.8 tons. Related to spinosaurid dinosaurs, Suchomimus lived from 121 to 112 million years ago in Early Cretaceous of Northern Africa. The animal is reminiscent of crocodilians that eat mainly fish due it having very long snout and narrow jaws studded with up to 100 teeth. The teeth were not very sharp and curving slightly backward. Suchomimus also had an extension of vertebrae, which held possibly a hump or a ride on the animal’s back. Another unique feature, like Baryonyx and possibly Spinosaurus, was the curved sickle-claw on the thumb.
Suchomimus DNA was acquired by InGen at some point prior to 1993. This has caused some questions to be raised, as Suchomimus had not been scientifically described until 1998. Though it is possible that they were originally lumped with Baryonyx, as InGen would not have publicly released any scientific discoveries during the Jurassic Park project. As of 1993, 75% of the genome had been sequenced, however all cloning was halted after the 1993 Incident.
Suchomimus, despite not being cloned in any capacity, was featured on InGen’s List. In 2001, Billy Brennan attempted to identify the theropod that attacked his group as such, before being corrected by Dr. Alan Grant as the animal being Spinosaurus.
Shortly after InGen was bought by Masrani Global Corporation, work began on a new Jurassic World park. By 2015, Suchomimus had been successfully cloned and housed in the Cretaceous Cruise attraction as one of the few carnivores visitors could see.
Suchomimus clones were a uniform Navy blue color, with yellow striping along the neck, back, sides, and tail. The throat and underbelly were yellow, and there was yellow spotting between the underbelly and striping, as well as on the hips, forearms, and snout. Some Suchomimus have been seen with protofeathers along the neck and forearms.
After the closure of Jurassic World, Suchomimus were left to fend for themselves in the wild. However, unlike species such as Edmontosaurus and Metriacanthosaurus, Suchomimus adapted easily to this change, and were still populating Isla Nublar as of 2018. Despite this, no Suchomimus were known to have been captured by Ken Wheatley’s mercenaries during the Mt. Sibo eruption, and any news of their extinction has not been officially confirmed, leaving the final fate of InGen’s Suchomimus unknown.