Dinosaur King

It was originally classified as a tapejarid, but was later reclassified as thalassodrominid.

General Statistics

full-sized Tupuxuara

  • Name: Tupuxuara leonardii
  • Name Meaning: Familiar Spirit
  • Diet: Piscivore
  • Wingspan: 5-6 meters (16-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Early Cretaceous
  • Classification: Pterosauria --> Pterodactyloidea --> Azhdarchoidea --> Thalassodromidae
  • Place Found: Brazil
  • Describer: Kellner, 1994

Dinosaur King Statistics

Arcade Stats

Tupuxuara Dive arcade card

Anime Stats

Green Impulse's anime card's front is never seen

Tupuxuara Dive's anime card's front is never seen

Assist Moves

Green Impulse (Grass)
Knock your opponent into the air with your tail, then 7 Tupuxuara fly in and fly up in a spinning ring, slicing your opponent and letting them crash to the ground! However, it was normally used to summon a single Tupuxuara to generically attack the opponent.
Tupuxuara Dive (Normal)
A Tupuxuara flies in and slices your opponent! This was used to save Zoe from falling after the bridge was cut down.


Mesozoic Meltdown

Tupuxuara was first summoned by Foolscap's Shantungosaurus using Green Impulse in Ancient China during Four Part Harmony, fighting the Pteranodon trio from Metal Wing. After Paris was defeated and returned to a card along with the Pteranodon, it tried grabbing Sanzo Hoshi but was knocked away by Chomp. When Chomp defeated Shantungosaurus with Plasma Anchor, it returned to its card too, allowing Max to reclaim the Green Impulse card, which later made its way to Zoe, who later began using it as a substitute for Metal Wing on most occasions.

Tupuxuara was later summoned by Paris in Ancient Japan to help to defeat Foolscap's Tuojiangosaurus, also knocking Foolscap (its former boss) away a second later; either dinosaurs from cards simply obey their masters, or it just never liked him. In Desert Heat in Ancient Persia, it was summoned again by Paris to defeat Anhanguera from Anhanguera Dive, grabbing and dragging Anhanguera across the ground with its feet. Seven Tupuxuara were summoned by Green Impulse to help fight Gigas in The Wee Musketeers of Renaissance Paris, slicing into him midair after Ace's Sonic Blast lifted him, but the attack combo was insufficient to defeat him.

Another Tupuxuara was summoned later in Paris in The Haunted Hunt when Tank uses Tupuxuara Dive alongside Spiny's Anhanguera Dive to help save the D-Team after the bridge was cut down underneath them, Tupuxuara catching Zoe, as well as to help chase away Foolscap. (Dr. Z probably created this card, as no other dinosaur previously used Tupuxuara Dive, though how is unclear.)

When Seth explained the origin of the Cosmos Stones in Bad Deal, a Tupuxuara was seen among a crowd of dinosaurs looking up at the approaching meteor.

A Tupuxuara (it's unclear which) was seen among the dinosaurs in the Backlander's Mesozoic forest projection in Fate of the Cosmos after the Space Pirates' dinosaurs had all been rescued.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 後頭部に大きなとさかを持つ翼竜(よくりゅう)だ。とがったクチバシには歯がない。
    • English: A pterosaur with large crest on the back of its head. There is no tooth in its beak.
  • Tupuxuara was the only dinosaur in the anime to appear having more than one Attribute (Velociraptor was altered from a dinosaur card into a Multiple Move tri-card, but overall stayed within the "Normal" Element).
  • Green Impulse's TCG card doesn't feature Tupuxuara, instead using an anime scene from during the Move when it isn't seen
  • Tupuxuara shown to be much more affective in combat by besting the Pteranodon trio in "Mesozoic Meltdown episode 10" a single tupuxuara easily overpower the trio and the increasing of using it card confirming that.
  • Tupuxuara became the replacement of the Pteranodon trio being more successful in the battle defeating Tuojiangosaurus (with Paris) and Anhanguera too making it the best Pterosauria fighter it also help fighting Gigas.



p · e · t Move Card Dinosaurs
Normal: Anhanguera · Archaeopteryx · Cryolophosaurus · Dromiceiomimus · Gallimimus · Leaellynasaura · Pawpawsaurus · Piatnitzkysaurus · Quetzalcoatlus · Segnosaurus · Stegoceras · Struthiomimus · Tapejara · Troodon · Tupuxuara · Velociraptor
Grass: Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara
Water: Futabasaurus · Ophthalmosaurus
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")