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This article is about the species. For information about the microgame in Game & Wario, see Dinosaur (microgame).

Illustration of Dinosaur Land from the Yoshi Shogakukan guide book, featuring various dinosaur characters and turtles.
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Similar entities
Dino Dino
Dino Piranha
Dino Rhino
Evil dinosaur
Notable members
Tricky the Triceratops

Prehistoric nonavian dinosaurs are a species of dinosaur that once roamed the Earth in real life. They have made several appearances within the Mario franchise, which even features some of its own dinosaur-like species, most notably Yoshis, Birdos, and Rexes.


Super Mario series

Super Mario World

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

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

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

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

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 traveling back in time to the Cretaceous Period and getting flattened by a dinosaur's foot.

Diddy Kong Racing

In Diddy Kong Racing, green sauropod dinosaurs appear as obstacles in tracks of Dino Domain, where they walk around a small area. Additionally, a yellow T-Rex appears exclusively in the intro, racing against Bumper.

Mario Artist: Paint Studio

In Mario Artist: Paint Studio, six dinosaurs inhabit Dinosaur Land, where the player is able to take pictures of them. These dinosaurs include: a Brachiosaurus, a Velociraptor, a Stegosaurus, a T-Rex, a Triceratops, and a Gallimimus.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Main article: Noshi

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!! sauropods called Dino Dinos appear in Dino Dino Jungle. They make sporadic appearances in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

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.


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