Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Tapejara

  • Name: Tapejara wellnhoferi
  • Name Meaning: Ancient Being
  • Diet: Piscivore
  • Wingspan: 3-6 meters (10-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Early Cretaceous (112-92 MYA)
  • Classification: Pterosauria --> Pterodactyloidea --> Azhdarchoidea --> Tapejaridae
  • Place Found: Brazil
  • Describer: Kellner, 1989

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Tapejara Dive

Tapejara Dive arcade card

DS Stats[]

Tapejara size DS

Tapejara size comparison vs. Max

  • Elemental Attribute: None (Normal)
  • Appears In:
    • Chaser Attack (Scissors), Pursuit (Paper), Take Down (Rock): A trio of Tapejara hit your foe for extra damage after every successful attack from your team!
    • Counterattack (Paper), Ambush (Rock), Counteroffensive (Scissors): A trio of Tapejara hit your foe for some damage after every attack against your team!
  • Encyclopedia number: H01

TCG Stats[]

In Move Cards[]


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • English: Has a very large crest on its head, but its function is unknown.
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A pterosaur with a crest on its head. It is unclear how it uses this crest.
  • There are two body models for Tapejara in Dinosaur King. The Tapejara that appear in the earlier Move Cards Quick Strike and Tie Breaker have been reclassified as Tupandactylus navigans, while the Tapejara that appears in the later Move Card Tapejara Dive is the true Tapejara: Tapejara wellnhoferi.
  • Like the other dinosaurs from the arcade's first round of Assist Normal Moves, Velociraptor and Cryolophosaurus, the Tie Breaker/Quick Strike Tapejara have an alternate purple coloration used by Player 2 or for Alpha Fortress story mode battles.
  • In Tapejara Dive, the color of it's sign (Paper, blue) doesn't quite match its own color (black) (though the glow it's given does), but that pattern is present in the other two Dive Moves, Tupuxuara Dive and Anhanguera Dive. Its previous design from its other Moves, however, is a closer match (teal).
  • It and Quetzalcoatlus were the only pterosaurs that did not appear in the anime.



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