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This article is about dinosaurs in general. For the microgame in Game & Wario, see Dinosaur (microgame).
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 Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Dino Piranha
Dino Rhino
Evil dinosaur
Notable members
Tricky the Triceratops

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.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Super Mario World takes place in Dinosaur Land, and is filled with many dinosaur-like creatures, such as Yoshis, Rexes, Reznors, Blarggs, and Dino Rhinos.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Fossil Falls sticker from Super Mario Odyssey.

In Super Mario Odyssey, T-Rexes appear sporadically, most notably in the Cascade Kingdom. The kingdom additionally features many dinosaur skeletons, most notably an enormous Triceratops.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

In the Super Mario World television series, dinosaurs appear throughout. Aside from the ones in the game it is based on, several others appear, notably the evil dinosaur.

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.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

In the NES version of Mario's Time Machine, a Dinosaur Egg is stolen from the Cretaceous Period by Bowser. When Mario travels back in time to return it, several sauropod dinosaurs can be seen in the background. Additionally, in other versions of the game, the good endings feature Bowser travelling back in time to the Cretaceous Period and getting flattened by a dinosaur's foot.

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Ancient Lake

In Diddy Kong Racing, green sauropod dinosaurs appear as obstacles in tracks of Dino Domain, where they walk around a small area.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Main article: Noshi

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!! sauropods called Nossies appear in Dino Dino Jungle. They make sporadic appearances in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Tour, renamed to "Noshis."

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

In version 1.1.0 of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a gate customization called "Dino Roar" resembles a skeleton from a dinosaur. It lets out a big roar and will slow down any kart that is in its path.