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.

Literature[edit]

Name Specie(s) Work Author Notes
Rex Tyrannosaurus rex We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Hudson Talbott A dinosaur who is turned by an alien into a sapient specimen and sent with other sapient dinosaurs to New York City.
Tyrone Tyrannosaurus rex 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.
Edwina Alamosaurus Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct Mo Willems A kind and well-loved dinosaur, ostracised only by Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.

Film & Television[edit]

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

Animation[edit]

Name Specie(s) Show Notes
Bob ? Dilbert Vegetarian dinosaur, who was found hiding behind Dilbert's couch.
Buddy Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur Train He likes to ask questions and form hypotheses.
Craig Triceratops CollegeHumor A male brown dinosaur who is friends with Todd and has a crush on Sheila.
Denver Corythosaurus Denver, the Last Dinosaur Released from a preserved egg in 1988 California.
Dink Apatosaurus Dink, the Little Dinosaur A nice, brave and smart young dinosaur, who has a strong bond with his friends.
Dino Europasaurus The Flintstones Imbued with the characteristics of a pet canine.
Chomp ? Dinosaur King
Paris ?
Tank ?
Spiny ?
Ace ?
Gertie the Dinosaur Apatosaurus Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) Smiles and interacts with animator Winsor McCay
Littlefoot Apatosaurus The Land Before Time A group of young, adventurous dinosaurs who dwell in the "Great Valley".
Cera Triceratops
Ducky Saurolophus
Petrie Pteranodon
Spike Stegosaurus
Reptar Tyrannosaurus Rex Rugrats Main character of the babies' favourite TV Show. It was based on Godzilla.
Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex Toy Story An excitable large, green, plastic toy who suffers from anxiety, an inferiority complex and the concern that he is not scary enough. Voiced by Wallace Shawn.
Thunderlizards Parasaurolophus, Styracosaurus, Allosaurus The Terrible Thunderlizards, Eek! The Cat A trio of operatives consisting of Doc Tari, Kutter and Squat who make numerous attempts to exterminate humans.
Todd Apatosaurus CollegeHumor A green male dinosaur.
Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Woog Triceratops
Elsa Pteranodon
Dweeb Parasaurolophus

Video games[edit]

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

Mythology[edit]

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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