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 non-avian dinosaur species that lived from the Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous.

Literature[edit]

Name Species 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.
Dazzle Ouranosaurus Dazzle the Dinosaur Marcus Pfister

Film and Television[edit]

Name Species 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.
Dorothy Megalosaurus The Wiggles One of the regular characters, who has also featured in her own programme.
Earl Sinclair Megalosaurus Dinosaurs (TV series)
Fran Sinclair Allosaurus
Robbie Sinclair Hypsilophodon
Charlene Sinclair Protoceratops
Baby Sinclair Megalosaurus
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 Godzillasaurus Godzilla Also known as King of the Monsters, a fictional dinosaur from Japanese Daikaiju films
Anguirus Ankylosaurus Godzilla Raids Again
Baragon Frankenstein Conquers the World
Gorosaurus Gorosaurus King Kong Escapes
Indominus Rex Indominus Rex Jurassic World A genetically engineered carnivore whose DNA features Tyrannosaurus rex, Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Majungasaurus, and Carnotaurus.[1]genetics
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 Species Show Notes
Aladar Iguanodon Dinosaur
Arlo Apatosaurus The Good Dinosaur
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.
Dark Varga Tyrannosaurus Luna Varga
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.
Gertie the Dinosaur Apatosaurus Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) Smiles and interacts with animator Winsor McCay
Horacio Tyrannosaurus Rex Horacio's World A baby dinosaur philosopher.
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
Stegmutt Stegosaurus Darkwing Duck
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.
Varga Allosaurus Luna Varga
Velociraptor Velociraptor Arcade Gamer Fubuki

Video games[edit]

Name Species Game Notes
Alex Velociraptor Tekken
Bartzilla Bartzillasaurus The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare Bart parody godzilla.
Bartsaurus Coelophysis Virtual Bart
Frigi Apatosaurus Fossil Fighters and Fossil Fighters: Champions Full species name is Frigisaurus. Is used as a sub-boss in Fossil Fighters by the boss of the villains of the game, The BB Bandits. Frigi is a legendary Vivosaur with powerful water based ice attacks. Resembles the appearance of how a Saltasaurus looks like in the original game. Frigi is available as DLC for Fossil Fighters: Champions and a reward in a side mission by reviving all 100 Vivosaurs in Fossil Fighters.
Hauzer Tyrannosaurus rex Red Earth A fossil from Savalia, but resurrected by Scion.
Igno Tyrannosaurus Fossil Fighters and Fossil Fighters: Champions Full species name is Ignosaurus. Igno is the bitter rival of Frigi and is used by the hero in Fossil Fighters to defeat the Frigi in a level where it is the sub-boss of the game. Igno is a legnadary Vivosaur with powerful fire based lava attacks. According to legend in the game, Igno was formed when it fought an Apatosaurus (Frigi) and the power of the two both killed them and Igno was fossilized in a pool of lava. Igbo is available for DLC in Fossil Fighters: Champions and can be obtained by doing a side quest which involves beating Saurhead five times.
Monster Kid Dinosaur-Like Monster Undertale A young monster who will stop at nothing to see their idol Undyne in action.
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.
Tricky Centrosaurus Star Fox Prince of dinosaurs.
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

Popular culture[edit]

The discovery of two new large fictional dinosaur species was announced in 2016 on internet – the supposed place of discovery is in the Orlické Mountains in the Czech Republic (megalosaurid Torvosaurus orliciensis and ceratopsid Hlukyceratops kounoviensis).[2]

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