Dinosaur King

The North American species S. osborni is noticeably smaller than the Asian S. angustirostris. The portrayed size and presence of the bumpy ridge down its back suggests Dinosaur King's Saurolophus species is S. angustirostris.

General Statistics

full-sized Saurolophus

  • Name: Saurolophus angustirostris
  • Name Meaning: Crested Lizard
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 10-12 meters (33-40 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous
  • Classification: Hadrosauridae --> Saurolophinae --> Saurolophini
  • Place Found: Alberta, Canada; Mongolia
  • Describer: Brown, 1912

Dinosaur King Statistics

Arcade Stats

Saurolophus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 1st Edition)

  • Attribute: Grass
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 2000
  • Technique: 400
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 720
    • Rock/Paper: 465
  • Types:
    • Blitz Type (Japanese 2007 series; English & Taiwanese Series 2)
    • Revival Type (Japanese 2007 series Fossil card; English & Taiwanese Series 2 Fossil card)
    • Tie Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 質実剛健
    • English: Austere Simplicity
    • Taiwanese: 質實剛健
  • Card Rarity: Gold


Anime Stats

Saurolophus anime card (orange-crested)

  • Attribute: Grass
  • Owner (orange-crested): Wild, Max Taylor (D-Team)
  • Owner (green-crested): Zander (Alpha Gang), Wild, Reese Drake (D-Team)
  • Location: Mexico desert
  • Debut: Dinosaur Amour!
  • Dinosaurs Defeated: None (both)
  • Defeated by: Spiny (orange-crested), Tank (green-crested)
  • Other: There were two Saurolophus cards in the same Dinosaur Card Capsule, one with the normal orange crest and a second with a green crest; the two are a couple. Wild Saurolophus with muted colors later appear when the D-Team and Alpha Gang travel to the Cretaceous Period.

TCG Stats

Saurolophus (DKPM)

Saurolophus TCG card (DKPM)

(Unnamed Figure Ability) When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put its figure on it. If this Dinosaur has its figure on it when it wins a battle, remove its figure. Then, look at the top card of your deck. You can put that card on the top or bottom of your deck.


Saurolophus TCG card (DKTB)

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 2000
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTB-029/100, DKTB-098/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 30 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Great Healer] Each of your other Dinosaurs has 1 less life.

Charging Saurolophus

Charging Saurolophus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKBD-030/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 30 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Life Cycle] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can put a level 4 or lower Dinosaur from your discard pile on top of your deck.

Depot Saurolophus

Depot Saurolophus TCG card (French)

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 2300
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: SAS-029/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 30 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Root Breaker: 5] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, put the top 5 cards of your opponent's deck into their discard pile.


Dinosaur King

The two Saurolophus cards were separated when Zander opened their Card Capsule in Dinosaur Amour! and the wind blew the orange-crested Saurolophus' card away into some plants, activating it. This dinosaur later chases Zander and Reese, who have the green-crested Saurolophus' card. He fought against Terry, but when Chomp saved him, he went after Reese and Zander again. Zander accidentally let the green-crested Saurolophus card fly to a cactus and activate, and the two Saurolophus shared a brief happy reunion. Terry tried to attack them but was defeated by Chomp's Lightning Spear. Then Ed summoned Spiny and Tank, and after they defeated Chomp, they attacked the Saurolophus; the orange-crested Saurolophus was defeated by Spiny by pinchim him into the ground, the green-crested Saurolophus was defeated by Tank by knocking her into the ground. After Ace and Paris defeated Tank and Spiny, Max grabbed orange's card, and Zander picked up green's card, but gave it to Reese, saying the two, who love each other, shouldn't be separated.

An orange-crested Saurolophus briefly appeared in Max's dream in Metal Imbalance as part of the crowd of dinosaurs asking for him to "save us".

Another orange-crested Saurolophus was brought to the present day by the Backlander malfunctioning in Dinosaur War! when Seth used the copied Stones to run it, but was returned after the time circuits failed following the Black T-Rex's defeat.

Mesozoic Meltdown

A recolored wild Saurolophus was attacked by Terry in Alien Parent Trap.

An orange-crested Saurolophus was on the Space Pirate Ship, being released by Dr. Drake in Desert Heat to distract the Gel Jarks and let the D-Team's parents escape.

In the finale, two Saurolophus, orange- and green-crested, are seen together with Dr. Z and Supersaurus in the Backlander's Mesozoic forest projection after the defeat of the Space Pirates.


Not much is known about the personality of the Saurolophus couple since they had a short screen time before being defeated. However, they seems to have a caring & peaceful nature tho being weak in terms of combat as they quickly fell to Spiny and Tank with a single hit. While both Saurolophus turned out to be weak in battle, the orange one still seems to be a bit stronger as it was able to withstand Terry for a while.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 大型の草食恐竜だ。鼻のほねがのびてできたトサカが後頭部につき出している。
    • English: A large herbivore with a crest that stretches out behind its head. The crest is an extension of its nasal bones.
    • Taiwanese: 大型的草食恐龍,鼻骨沿生出來的頭冠長在後頭的部分。
  • It is the second Gold rarity Grass Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Parasaurolophus, Lambeosaurus, Shantungosaurus, Maiasaura, Iguanodon, Tsintaosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Altirhinus, Corythosaurus, and Muttaburrasaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Grass Egg card.
  • After their simultaneous defeats, the Saurolophus card that lands at Reese's feet is the orange-crested one, but when Zander picks up the card and gives it to her, it is the green-crested Saurolophus card (the image on the card Max picks up is simply a blank blue square for animation simplicity).
  • In reality, fossil records of sexual dimorphism in hadrosaurs like Saurolophus show that males and females differ in body size and in the shape of their crests instead of simply crest color.
  • Saurolophus' roar (or at least the orange-crested one's, as green never made a sound) is the same as that of many other Grass Dinosaurs: Maiasaura, Iguanodon, Shantungosaurus, and Lanzhousaurus.
  • It is one of the dinosaurs that was defeated by the Alpha Gang, but claimed by the D-Team. The other ones were Ceratosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Megaraptor, Anchiceratops, Torosaurus, Deltadromeus, Iguanodon, Fukuisaurus, Jobaria, and the second Carcharodontosaurus.



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Season 1: Paris · Maiasaura · Pteranodon · Altirhinus · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Saurolophus · Iguanodon · Fukuisaurus
Season 2: Paris · Pteranodon · Paris/Armor · Shantungosaurus · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Tupuxuara · Lanzhousaurus · Lanzhousaurus/Armor
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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")

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Earth:  Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·
Grass: Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd) 
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