Dinosaur

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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more appearances.

This article is about dinosaurs in general. For the microgame in Game & Wario, see Dinosaur (microgame).
Dinosaur
Pages 4 and 5 of the Shogakukan guide for Yoshi, showing the "Original Story".
Illustration of Dinosaur Land from the Yoshi Shogakukan guide book, featuring various dinosaur characters and Koopa Troopas.
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Comparable
Birdo
Blargg
Dino Piranha
Dino Rhino
Dinohattanite
Eerie
Evil dinosaur
Nossie
Pupdozer
Rex
Reznor
Slimosaur
T-Rex
Yoshi
Notable members
Yoshi
Birdo
Lizardon
Tricky the Triceratops
Plessie
Various dinosaur species from the Club Nintendo comic Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit.

Prehistoric nonavian dinosaurs are one of the many types of creatures that have appeared in Mario games. A few different dinosaur species exist in Mario's world, such as Yoshis, Birdos, and Rexes.

History[edit]

Super Mario Bros. film[edit]

In the Super Mario Bros. live-action film, an alternate, unnamed version of Earth is revealed to exist. This parallel Earth was brought into creation when the meteorite struck the true Earth 65 million years ago, causing spatial and dimensional disturbances, resulting in the creation of the alternate Earth. Some dinosaurs were then flung into this parallel world, while their kin went extinct on Earth.

On this Earth, various types of dinosaurs evolved into humanoid creatures, though some, such as Yoshi, seemed to have retained their reptilian forms. Aside from one rundown city, Dinohattan, this Earth is a desert wasteland, lacking various resources.