A former second species of Acrocanthosaurus, A. altispinax, was renamed Becklespinax. While it is likely carcharodontosaurid, some scientists think it could instead be part of the more basal (primitive) Allosauridae.

General StatisticsEdit


full-sized Acrocanthosaurus

  • Name: Acrocanthosaurus atokensis
  • Name Meaning: High-Spined Lizard
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 11-12 meters (36-40 feet)
  • Time Period: Early/Middle Cretaceous
  • Classification: Allosauroidea --> Carcharodontosauridae
  • Location: Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Maryland, Florida USA
  • Describer: Stovall and Langston, 1950

Dinosaur King StatisticsEdit


Acrocanthosaurus Card 1a

Acrocanthosaurus card (Japanese Gekizan 3rd Edition)

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Paper
  • Power: 1400
  • Technique: 700
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 550
    • Scissors/Paper: 500
  • Types:
    • Defense Type (Japanese 4th - 6th Ed; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Blitz Type (Japanese 2007 3rd Ed & Sanrio Puroland promo edition; English & Taiwanese S2 3rd Ed)
    • Revival Type (Japanese 2007 4th Ed & 4th Ed+; English & Taiwanese S2 4th Ed)
    • Hunter Type (Japanese Gekizan 3rd Edition)
    • Lethal Type (Japanese Kakushin 2nd Edition)
  • Arcade Nickname/Catchcopy:
    • Japanese: 北米の畏怖
    • English: The North American Terror
    • Taiwanese: 北美的恐懼
  • Altered Form: Super Alpha Acrocanthosaurus


  • Japanese:
    • 2nd Edition (New; 010-竜)
    • 2006 CoroCoro Comic Promo 2nd Edition (010-竜CO)
    • 3rd Edition (008-竜)
    • 2006 Rainy Season Limited Edition (008-竜)
    • 4th Edition (010-竜; Defense Type)
    • 5th Edition (012-竜; Defense Type)
    • 2006 Winter Season Limited Edition (013-竜; Defense Type)
    • 6th Edition (015-竜; Defense Type)
    • Sanrio Puroland promo edition (2007 EX01-竜; Blitz Type)
    • 2007 3rd Edition (012-竜; Blitz Type)
    • 2007 4th Edition Fossil Card (KS005-竜; Revival Type)
    • 2007 4th Edition+ Fossil Card (KS005-竜; Revival Type)
    • Non-sale Fire's Egg (EGG-005-竜)
    • Gekizan 3rd Edition (002-竜; Hunter Type)
    • Kakushin 4th Edition (004-竜; Lethal Type)
  • English:
    • 1st Edition (New; 010-Dino)
    • 2nd Edition (008-Dino; Defense Type)
    • 3rd Edition (012-Dino; Defense Type)
    • 4th Edition (013-Dino; Defense Type)
    • 5th Edition (015-Dino; Defense Type)
    • 2008 Special Edition (015-Dino; Defense Type)
    • Series 2 3rd Edition (012-Dino; Blitz Type)
    • Series 2 4th Edition Fossil Card (KS005-Dino; Revival Type)
  • Taiwanese:
    • 2nd Edition (New; 008-龍; Defense Type)
    • 2008 Special Edition (015-Dino-龍; Defense Type)
    • 3rd Edition (013-龍; Defense Type)
    • 4th Edition (015-龍; Defense Type)
    • Series 2 3rd Edition (012-龍; Blitz Type)
    • Series 2 4th Edition Fossil Card (KS005-龍; Revival Type)
    • Series 2 5th Edition (019-龍; Blitz Type)
    • Non-sale Fire's Egg (EGG-005-龍)


Acrocanthosaurus card1

Acrocanthosaurus anime card



Acrocanthosaurus TCG card

Acrocanthosaurus TCG card

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKCG-005/160
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Other Forms: Alpha Acrocanthosaurus
  • Flavor Text: The Acrocanthosaurus was a large, carnivorous dinosaur. It was easily identifiable by the fin-like ridge on its neck and back.

Prowling AcrocanthosaurusEdit

Acrocanthosaurus-Drift(er-ing) TCG Card (German)

Prowling Acrocanthosaurus TCG card

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Power: 1300
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKTB-006/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Abilities:
[Combo Bite]
When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point.

Berserk AcrocanthosaurusEdit


Berserk Acrocanthosaurus TCG card

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Power: 1300
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKTA-005/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Abilities:
[Frightening: 2]
Neither player can Dino Slash a level 2 or lower Dinosaur.

DS GameEdit

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Other: Zander uses one which is later altered into Alpha Acrocanthosaurus.


He first appeared in Volcanic Panic where he was activated by a cooking fire. It wandered around the nearby resort causing trouble before swimming to the dormant Mt. Devon volcano island to find the fossils of his family (who are also seen in a flashback). When Max came too close, Acrocanthosaurus attacked him, forcing him to summon Chomp to battle him. However, he proved to be a strong dinosaur, easily knocking Chomp into the ground. Chomp then used Lightning Strike against Acrocanthosaurus, nearly defeating him, but he managed to stand up. Right when Chomp tried to finish him off, Terry was summoned into the battle and quickly defeated Chomp with his tail, using Volcano Burst to defeat Acrocanthosaurus. Dr. Taylor made the D-Team run away, thinking the volcano was erupting when the eruptions were actually only happening in the battlefield, allowing Ursula to claim the card.

In the next episode, Acrocanthosaurus was turned into Alpha Acrocanthosaurus by Dr. Z with his Super Alpha Controller. This alteration caused him to have searing-hot skin and be able to breathe fire without the use of a Move Card. He went on a rampage near the outskirts of the D-Team's home town, causing a gas station to explode by simply walking near it. He easily defeated Paris and Chomp. Then, (temporarily) overcoming his fear of water, Ace used Cyclone to suck up sea water and form a "Hurricane" attack, defeating Alpha Acrocanthosaurus. Its card was reclaimed by Max.

Later appearances of unaltered Acrocanthosaurus occurred in Carnival of Chaos, during a flashback to the Cretaceous in Tricks of the Traitor, and aboard the Space Pirates' ship being released by Dr. Drake to distract the Gel Jark guards and allow the kidnapped parents to escape.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 大型の肉食恐竜だ。首とせなかがひれのように高くもり上がっているところがとくちょうだ。
    • English: A large carnivore. It has high spines along its neck and back.
    • Taiwanese: 大型的肉食恐龍,特徵是在脖子與背部的部分有著像鰭一樣的突起物。
  • In the arcade, Acrocanthosaurus has the same roar as Seismosaurus and Pachycephalosaurus (though Pachycephalosaurus' roar has a llitle bit different).
  • It is the fifth Fossil Card Dinosaur.
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Torvosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Alioramus and Yangchuanosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Fire's Egg.
  • Acrocanthosaurus arcade card is the first exclusive dinosaurs in 2007, which is promo card of Japanese Sanrio Puroland distributed on July 14 to September 2.
  • In the original Japanese version, the Acrocanthosaurus was coined as a female, while in the English dub, it was changed to male, a regular occurrence in the dub.
  • Although it had been altered into its Alpha form several episodes earlier and never changed back, a regular Acrocanthosaurus appears in Carnival of Chaos under the Alpha Gang's control (but since there is also no explanation as to how the Alpha Gang got all of those dinosaurs in the first place, as at that time the D-Team possessed all but Terry, Spiny, and Tank, this discrepancy is unsurprising).
  • Acrocanthosaurus has known by far to be the first Early Cretaceous theropod to be discovered in both Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C.
  • Acrocanthosaurus is the only Fire Dinosaur in Series 1 to not to have used a Move Card (although later when he became Alpha Acrocanthosaurus, he could use a fire blast ability just like a Move Card but without an actual card).


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