"That's no T.rex. That's a Daspletosaurus. Not quite as big, but just as scary!" - Nate Barrons

Daspletosaurus was a large theropod dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus that lived in the Late Cretaceous period, about 85-75 million years ago.

In Primeval: A New BeginningEdit

Daspletosaurus appears in the series premiere of Primeval: A New Beginning. It eats a racecar driver that plunges into its home anomaly, and it later comes through into the present day, where it kills a 15-year-old boy and an adult female Hadrosaurus that came through the same anomaly. It also attacks a playground, nearly killing a group of small children. The team manages to tranquilize it and drive it back through the anomaly, but it closes immediately after the dinosaur passes through.

Daspletosaurus has been confirmed to re-appear in episode 2.7.


Scientific NameEdit

  • Daspletosaurus torosus

Creature TypeEdit

  • Theropod dinosaur


  • Carnivore

Home eraEdit

  • Late Cretaceous

Deaths causedEdit

  • 1 unnamed racecar driver
  • Tyler
  • 1 Hadrosaurus


  • Episode 1.1
  • Episode 2.7


  • It is the first creature seen onscreen in Primeval: A New Beginning.
  • It is the first dinosaur to appear onscreen in Primeval: A New Beginning.
  • It is the third species of Tyrannosaur to appear in the Primeverse, after Tyrannosaurus rex in episode 5.5 of the original Primeval show and Albertosaurus in Primeval: New World.
  • It is the first creature to cause deaths in Primeval: A New Beginning

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