List of fictional dinosaurs

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This list of fictional dinosaurs is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable dinosaur characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of dinosaurs in literature, film, television, comics, animation, video games and mythology and applies only to Reptile and Amphibian species that originated during or after the Triassic Period.


Name Work Author Notes
Rex We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Hudson Talbott A Tyrannosaurus rex who is turned by an alien into a sapient specimen and sent with other sapient dinosaurs to New York City.
Tyrone Tyrone the Horrible Hans Wilhelm A green T. rex who always bullies Boland and other dinosaurs, though Boland finds a means to end his menace.

Film & Television[edit]

Name Film/Show Notes
Barney Barney And Friends The title character of the iconic PBS series, Barney & Friends. A friendly, optimistic, 200,000,000 year old, purple Tyrannosaurus rex.
Baby Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend An American family finds a surviving family of Apatosauruses in an African jungle.
Baby Bop Barney And Friends A three-year old green Triceratops and a companion of Barney's.
B.J. Barney And Friends A seven-year-old yellow Protoceratops and another companion of Barney's.
Elvis Prehysteria! A group of preserved baby dinosaurs, found and stolen by Rico Sarno and adopted by Frank Taylor.
Godzilla Godzilla Also known as Godzillasaurus or King of the Monsters, a fictional dinosaur from Japanese Daikaiju films
Anguirus Godzilla Raids Again
Gorosaurus King Kong Escapes
Paleosaurus Behemoth, the Sea Monster A prehistoric gargantuan dinosaur saturated by radiation.
Rhedosaurus The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms A frozen carnivore unleashed from the Arctic by a nuclear bomb test.
Riff Barney And Friends An orange six-year-old Saurolophus and another companion of Barney's.
Theodore Rex Theodore Rex A genetically created Tyrannosaurus Rex who teams up with Whoopi Goldberg to investigate a murder.
Titanosaurus Terror of Mechagodzilla
Yonggary Reptilian A mutant Ceratosaurus.


Name Show Notes
Bob Dilbert (TV series) Vegetarian dinosaur, who was found hiding behind Dilbert's couch.
Buddy Dinosaur Train Buddy is a Tyrannosaurus rex who likes to ask questions and form hypotheses.
Craig the Triceratops CollegeHumor a male brown Triceratops who is friends with Todd the Apatosaurus and has a crush on Sheila the Stegosaurus.
Dark Varga Luna Varga
Denver Denver, the Last Dinosaur Released from a preserved egg in 1988 California
Dink Dink, the Little Dinosaur A nice, brave and smart Apatosaurus, who has a strong bond with his friends.
Dino The Flintstones Imbued with the characteristics of a pet canine.
Chomp Dinosaur King
Gertie the Dinosaur Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) Brontosaurus smiles and interacts with animator Winsor McCay
Greedy The Greedysaurus Gang / Greedysaurus and Gangtape The gluttonous and self-centered leader of the titular gang.
Littlefoot The Land Before Time A group of young, adventurous dinosaurs who dwell in the "Great Valley".
Reptar Rugrats Main character of the babies' favourite TV Show. It was based on Godzilla.
Rex Toy Story An excitable large, green, plastic Tyrannosaurus rex who suffers from anxiety, an inferiority complex and the concern that he is not scary enough. Voiced by Wallace Shawn.
Thunderlizards The Terrible Thunderlizards, Eek! The Cat A trio of operatives consisting of Doc Tari a Parasaurolophus, Kutter a Styracosaurus and Squat a Allosaurus who make numerous attempts to exterminate humans.
Todd the Apatosaurus CollegeHumor A green male Apatosaurus.
Varga Luna Varga
Velociraptor Arcade Gamer Fubuki

Video games[edit]

Name Game Notes
Alex Tekken Velociraptor.
Bartzilla The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare Bart parody godzilla.
Bartsaurus Virtual Bart Coelopyhsis.
Birdo Super Mario Bros. 2 Character of the Mario universe, often the role of a sub-boss.
Tricky Star Fox Prince of dinosaurs.
Hauzer Red Earth A fossil from Savalia, but resurrected by Scion.
Novaraptor Primal Carnage A fictional species created by combining the genetics of multiple dromaeosaur species.
Radical Rex Radical Rex A skateboarding, fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus rex.
Yoshi Super Mario World Acts as Mario's steed and can swallow items and weak enemies.


Name Notes
Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu (African) believed to be a Kentrosaurus.
Muhuru (African) white Stegosaurus.
Mokele-mbembe (African) bears a resemblance to Sauropods.
Ngoubou (African) Ceratopsian-like cryptid


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