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Kronephoros was a species of Velociraptor created through genetic engineering in Ozymandias' DNA Laboratory. The species was experimental in origin, though allowed to thrive on board the ship until they became extinct in 2548.


When Ozymandias' crew began dying of radiation poisoning on their expedition to the planet α2, Cpt. Satoko Evans ordered the ship's computer, MTHR-248 to clone the ship's crew so that the colonisation mission would not end in vain.[2] As the ship was flooded with radiation, however, MTHR was unable to create clones that could survive, and instead began splicing in genes from animal samples in the laboratory which were found to be more resistant to radiation.[2] Seeking to further modify the human clones to survive a variety of harsh conditions, MTHR began growing genetically modified dinosaur species, which would thrive on the ship as a means of testing their adaptability. If genes were found to be advantageous, they were to be spliced into the human-dinosaur hybrids.[2] The Korneophoroses were created from Velociraptor DNA in storage as a reverse of the human clone project, in creating a dinosaur species with primate DNA to establish if it could be improved upon.[3] The Kornephoroses thrived and took over the Energy Sector.

Physical description[]

They are tough, intelligent and are able to use their hands. By restricting their evolution to a shape similar to that of primates, dinosaurs with human-like properties were devised. Using the genes of the Catarrhini tribe (humans, monkeys and apes), genetic manipulation was performed on the dinosaur DNA, altering muscles and skeletal framework. As a result, this modified species hunt systematically as a group, and exhibit some of the characteristics of the Catarrhini.[excerpt 1]


Kornephoros take the place of Algol and Rigel in as the standard enemy of the Energy Sector. Kornephoros can usually be killed by sending the player's WASP on them, however, avoiding them might be the best strategy to conserve ammo.


Kornephoros performs seven moves in the game.

Attack Damage
Punch attack (その場殴り攻撃) 300
Run and punch attack (走り殴り攻撃) 400
Body attack (体当たり攻撃) 350
Grab attack (つかみ攻撃) 376
Jump attack (ジャンプ攻撃) 350


Further notes[]

  • Its sound effects are similar to the same as Inostranceviae from Dino Crisis 2.
  • Kornephoros (β Her) is the brightest star in the constellarion of Hercules, a Roman mythological hero known for his tremendous strength.



  1. Excerpt from PERFECT ALIVE GUIDE: "霊長類に近い形状に進化を限定し、 人類に近い性質を持った恐竜を生み出すことを目的とした。 狭鼻猿類の遺伝子をベースに筋肉や骨格まで遺伝的操作を施した結果、 群れを形成して組織的に狩りを行うなど類人遠的な習性をいくつか持つ種族となった。".
  1. 1.0 1.1 Dino Crisis 3 original website (Japanese)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dino Crisis 3 (2003), file: "Regeneration Progress Log".
  3. Dino Crisis 3 (2003), file: "Kornephoros".