Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Altirhinus

  • Name: Altirhinus kurzanovi
  • Name Meaning: High Snout
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 9-10 meters (30-33 feet)
  • Time Period: Early Cretaceous (125-100 MYA)
  • Classification: Iguanodontia --> Hadrosauroidea; former "Iguanodontidae" member
  • Place Found: Mongolia
  • Describer: Norman, 1998

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Love at first sight Zoe and Altirhinus

Altirhinus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 1st Edition)

  • Attribute: Grass
  • Sign: Paper
  • Strength: 1800
  • Technique: 500
    • Compatibility: Tab 2
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 760
    • Rock/Scissors: 420
  • Types:
    • Crisis Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Tie Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 鼻っ柱大将
    • English: The Aggressive Admiral
    • Taiwanese: 大鼻將軍
  • Card Rarity: Silver
  • Altered Forms: Super Altirhinus


Anime Stats[]


Altirhinus anime card

Move Cards[]

Super Impact
Supersaurus is summoned and Altirhinus jumps onto its neck, Supersaurus swinging its neck and throwing Altirhinus spinning through the air at its opponent to grind into them!

DS Stats[]

Altirhinus Grass

Altirhinus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]



Altirhinus TCG card

[Revive] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, you can Dino Slash a Dinosaur from your discard pile.

Excited Altirhinus[]

Excited Altirhinus(1)

Excited Altirhinus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKAA-030/100, DKAA-099/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: 07 2nd/S2 2nd/New 2nd arcade card
  • Abilities:
[First Aid] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you gain 1 Life Point.
[Protector] When your opponent attacks, they can only attack a [Protector] Dinosaur.

Downtown Altirhinus[]


Downtown Altirhinus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTA-031/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 17 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Vine Grapple] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, put 1 card from the top of your opponents deck into their discard pile for each life the defeated Dinosaur had.

Egg Guardian Altirhinus[]


Egg Guardian Altirhinus TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: JCL-031/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: Ep. 17 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Regrowth] {translation uncertain} {When your Dinosaur wins a battle, you can take 1 Dinosaur from your discard pile and place it under your deck.}


Dinosaur King[]

Altirhinus' card was activated in Field of Screams in Brazil when its Card Capsule broke open in a bush. He crashed the Olé Cup Parade and began eating from a truck full of melons before Ace fought him, but he slipped away after Spiny entered the battle. After sleeping in the warehouse for the parade floats, Altirhinus broke a giant grass soccer ball off of one of them and pushed it through the streets of Olé while trying to eat it, winding up at the soccer stadium. He faced Chomp before the Alpha Gang gave the dinosaurs a large soccer ball, and the two played keep-away before the ball burst into a swarm of Alpha Droids…who were too dizzy to attack. They then summoned Terry, who defeated Chomp without a Move and then Altirhinus with Neck Crusher, allowing Ursula to claim his card. The Alpha Controller was later used on him offscreen so that the Alpha Gang could summon and control him without the Grass Stone.

In Tee'd Off, Ursula briefly summoned Altirhinus in Augusta, Georgia, to demonstrate how real the dinosaur in Dewey's Super Impact card was, but when the Alpha Gang snatched the Move Card, they accidentally left the Altirhinus card and their Alpha Scanner with him. Dewey then summoned Altirhinus several times to scare the other golf competitors so Samantha could win a tournament, and when the Alpha Gang cornered him during one of these, he tossed the Scanner to hit Altirhinus in the head before it bounced back to them, making the dinosaur think that they'd thrown it. Altirhinus chased after them until Ed summoned Spiny, but then Chomp was summoned to help Altirhinus, summoning a Time Warp. Ursula used Super Impact, summoning Supersaurus to throw Altirhinus into Chomp. It threw Altirhinus at Chomp again, but he dodged and Altirhinus instead hit and defeated Spiny. Then Paris was summoned to use Big Foot Assault and call out Seismosaurus to face Supersaurus. Altirhinus used Super Impact again, but was knocked away by Seismosaurus' tail and hit the Alpha Gang's drilling vehicle, destroying it and defeating him. Ursula and the others tried to grab his card, but Samantha hit golf balls at them, forcing them to flee without him. His card, along with Super Impact, was reclaimed by Dewey and given to the D-Team.

Another Altirhinus appeared in Carnival of Chaos in the Alpha Gang's amusement park. However, because it hadn't eaten for so many days, its control device failed and it went berserk. One of the last three dinosaurs left, it was returned to a card after Chomp threw it and knocked off its controller. Its card was retrieved by an Alpha Droid and never seen again. Also in the episode were a pair of likely animatronic chibi-like iguanodonts along the river tunnel ride, which most closely resembled Altirhinus from the dinosaurs thusfar featured.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

The tail of an Altirhinus was briefly glimpsed during a panning shot of the Space Pirates' spare dinosaurs in Two Shoguns are Better than One when Dr. Drake was trying to give their Utahraptor its shot, and again when Dr. Z was gawking over all the dinosaurs after boarding the ship in Fate of the Cosmos.

Character Design[]


Altirhinus appears to have been a rather peaceful dinosaur, although he can easily get annoyed, such as when he attacked the Alpha Trio when he thought they'd thrown the Alpha Scanner at him. It is also shown that Altirhinus is somewhat reckless as he wreaked chaos at the parade and destroyed the parade gorilla in his search for food. He is apparently very fond of soccer… somehow, which is why he played with Chomp, despite having just been fighting (though it may've just seen the competition as a continuation of the fight). He doesn't seem to be an enthusiastic or particularly good fighter, as he fled when Ace and Spiny first appeared, only fought Chomp when he was already in a bad mood, and was easily overpowered by Spiny in Tee'd Off without being able to defend himself, only becoming a threat with Super Impact's Supersaurus behind him.

Unlike other dinosaurs, Altirhinus' default personality did not change much when Dr. Z put his card under the Alpha Controller, and he reverted to his gentle wanderings when Dewey summoned him until he was angered again. However, he acts like a regular Alpha Gang dinosaur when they directly control him with the Alpha Ball's influence, even continuing to use Super Impact despite how dizzy it made him (and his spotty aim), but he backed away nervously from the giant Seismosaurus summoned against him.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 鼻が高くもりあがった草食恐竜だ。イグアノドンと考えられていたこともあった。
    • English: A herbivore with a high, built-up nose. It was first thought to be an Iguanodon.
    • Taiwanese: 鼻子高高隆起的草食恐龍。曾经被認為是禽龍。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A herbivore with a high, built-up nose. It was first thought to be an Iguanodon.
  • It is the second Silver rarity Grass Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Parasaurolophus, Lambeosaurus, Shantungosaurus, Maiasaura, Iguanodon, Tsintaosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Saurolophus, Corythosaurus, and Muttaburrasaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Grass Egg card.
  • Along with Saichania, Yangchuanosaurus, Sinraptor, Fukuisaurus, Fukuiraptor, and Alioramus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Asian Egg card.
  • Along with Ampelosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Jobaria, Deltadromeus, Allosaurus, Brachylophosaurus, Irritator, Gorgosaurus, and Talarurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Blue Dinosaurs Egg card.
  • When first spotted by the D-Team, it was specifically pointed out that its large nose distinguished if from the similar (and related) Iguanodon.
    • It is one of the few dinosaurs in season 1 that was briefly speculated by the D-Team to be another dinosaur before being correctly identified. The others were Suchomimus (thought a Spinosaurus) and Saurophaganax (thought an Allosaurus).
    • Interestingly, in 2018 a relative of it that lived at the same time and place was found called Choyrodon.
  • Altirhinus has been associated with three sports: the soccer tournament in its debut episode, the golf tournament in its second appearance, and the gag with Seismosaurus hitting it like a baseball at the end of its second appearance.
  • Unlike Tank and Styracosaurus, Dr Z didn't use the Alpha controller to give Altirhinus a more aggressive personality. It is possible that he saw no reason to do this, as many Grass dinosaur are not the strongest fighters and therefore Altirhinus would not have been as useful for the Alpha Gang even with a more aggressive personality. Alternatively, this could also have been because Altirhinus was not so peaceful beforehand due to his easily provoked and somewhat reckless personality.



p · e · t Grass Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Paris · Maiasaura · Pteranodon · Altirhinus · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Saurolophus · Iguanodon · Fukuisaurus
Season 2: Paris · Pteranodon · Paris/Armor · Shantungosaurus · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Tupuxuara · Lanzhousaurus · Lanzhousaurus/Armor
p · e · t Grass Dinosaurs
Normal: Altirhinus · Anatotitan · Brachylophosaurus · Camptosaurus · Charonosaurus · Corythosaurus · Edmontosaurus · Fukuisaurus · Iguanodon · Lambeosaurus/lambei · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus · Lanzhousaurus · Leaellynasaura · Maiasaura · Muttaburrasaurus · Olorotitan · Ouranosaurus · Parasaurolophus · Prosaurolophus · Saurolophus · Shantungosaurus · Tsintaosaurus
Move Card: Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara
Altered/Armored: Altirhinus/Super · Corythosaurus/Super · Iguanodon/Alpha · Iguanodon/Armor · Lambeosaurus/Alpha · Lanzhousaurus/Armor · Muttaburrasaurus/Super · Ouranosaurus/Alpha · Parasaurolophus/Armor · Parasaurolophus/Super · Paris/Armor · Paris/Super · Saurolophus/Black · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Alpha
Main: Paris
Others: Tsintaosaurus/Animated ("Tsintao")

p · e · t   Silver Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Carcharodontosaurus (1st) · Daspletosaurus (2nd)
Water: Amargasaurus (1st) · Titanosaurus (2nd) · Agustinia (3rd)
Lightning: Pachyrhinosaurus (1st) · Anchiceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Stegosaurus (1st) · Tarchia (2nd) · Gigantspinosaurus (3rd)
Grass: Lambeosaurus (1st) · Altirhinus (2nd) · Charonosaurus (3rd)  · Prosaurolophus (4th) · Lanzhousaurus (5th)
Wind: Utahraptor (1st) · Majungasaurus (2nd)
Other: Jobaria · Gigas · Maximus · Armatus
Altered/Armor: Allosaurus/Alpha · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Kentrosaurus/Alpha · Gigas/Armor · Maximus/Armor · Armatus/Armor · Brontosaurus/Armor