Some scientists consider this dinosaur to be a species of Allosaurus, though there is a strong case for it being a distinct genus.

General StatisticsEdit


full-sized Saurophaganax

  • Name: Saurophaganax maximus
  • Name Meaning: Lizard-Eating Master
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 10.5-13 meters (34-43 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Jurassic
  • Classification: Allosauroidea --> Allosauridae
  • Place Found: Morrison Formation, USA
  • Discoverer: Chure, 1995

Dinosaur King StatisticsEdit


Saurophaganax card

Saurophaganax arcade card

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Power: 2000
  • Technique: 400
  • Type: Super Attack Type
  • Card Rarity: Gold
  • Arcade Nickname/Catchcopy: 暴君の刺客 (The Tyrant's Assasin)
  • Other: In the DS game, Saurophaganax is the last dinosaur that Dr. Z uses when he is fought the first time. It is one of the dinosaurs Eoraptor can transform into.


Saurophaganax is the fifth exclusive limited card launched in 2007 which assorted the launched of Nintendo DS game. It also came with a set of Triple Slash card which consists three Fire moves. Although it's Japanese exclusive card, it can be used English and Taiwanese gameplay.


Saurophaganax card 1

Saurophaganax anime card

Move CardsEdit

Magma Blaster
Collect fire in your mouth, then shoot it off as a beam. This is Saurophaganax's original Move.
Fire Scorcher (Death Fire)
A huge fiery meteor is formed, obliterating anything in its path. Saurophaganax was altered to be able to use this Move.



Saurophaganax TCG card

Saurophaganax TCG card

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Paper
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKBD-002/100, DKBD-092/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Abilities:
[Fusion Bite]
When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move and wins the battle, your opponent loses 2 extra Life Points.

City Stalker SaurophaganaxEdit


City Stalker Saurophaganax TCG card (French)

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Paper
  • Power: 2400
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: SAS-001/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare
  • Abilities:
[Dark Bite]
When this Dinosaur attacks, it gains the ability [Bite: 3] until the end of the battle. (When this Dinosaur wins a battle, your opponent loses 3 extra Life Points).


Dinosaur KingEdit

Saurophaganax was activated in Oklahoma, USA, where it chased a herd of cattle thinking it was food. When the Alpha Gang spotted him, Zander summoned Spiny to battle, but he easily knocked Spiny away and used Magma Blaster to defeat him. Saurophaganax rampaged through the nearby town, dueling Max and Chomp "wild western style". Chomp used Lightning Strike and Saurophaganax used Magma Blaster, both mostly dodging but still being grazed by the attacks. They battled until Chomp knocked him to the ground, but then Rod and Laura entered the battle with Terry and Tank, knocking him down. Ace and Paris were then summoned to save him, but Terry used Critical Block, summoning the Velociraptors to block their attacks, allowing him to defeat Saurophaganax with Volcano Burst. Max tried to get his cards, but Rod grabbed his card, and Laura the Move Card.

Later, Seth experimented on it, altering it to let it use Fire Scorcher without getting its energy drained away in the process. In Full Scheme Ahead, Seth summoned him against Spiny and Tank when he broke ranks with the Alpha Gang. They were equally strong, until he used Fire Scorcher, which defeated Spiny and Tank in one hit. He then used the Move to defeat Chomp, Ace, and Paris all at once.

In the next episode, Saurophaganax is used to fight against Tank, knocking her into a wall. Even when Ampelosaurus joined the battle and used Aqua Vortex against him, he used Fire Scorcher, defeating them both. 

In One Final Move, he was summoned to stop the D-Team after they retrieved their Stones. Terry battled him, knocking him into the ground, but was defeated with Fire Scorcher. Chomp and Ace attacked him with Thunder Bazooka and Cyclone, but it had little effect. He then used Fire Scorcher again, which Ace barely dodged. They then at Dr. Z's instruction combined their attacks to make a Fusion Move, Thunder Storm Bazooka, which finally defeated Saurophaganax, allowing Max to reclaim his card.

In Dinosaur War!, Dr. Z uses Saurophaganax to fight against the Black T-Rex. When Dr. Z fell of Zeta Point, Dr. Taylor caught his Alpha Scanner and took control of him, allowing him to use Magma Blaster in the Fusion Move that defeated the Black T-Rex.

Mesozoic MeltdownEdit

A wild Saurophaganax is briefly seen walking in the Jurassic Period in Bad Deal.

DS GameEdit

Saurophaganax is one of the playable dinosaurs you resurrect and summon. It's more or less common to find Saurophaganax fossils when you travel to North America, albeit they are very rare. After defeating Dr. Z and his Saurophaganax, along with Tyrannosaurus and Mapusaurus, Saurophaganax can be gained by entering a specific code on the Stone Circle.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Original: 超大型のアロサウルスのなかまで、するどい歯と手足のツメでえものをおそった。
    • Translation: An ultra-large dinosaur related to Allosaurus, it use its teeth and claws to catch its prey.
  • In the arcade, it shared the same roar with Alioramus.
  • Although Saurophaganax was altered to be able to withstand using Fire Scorcher, its appearance didn't change, unlike other altered dinosaurs (the other exception being the 3 Velociraptors that Seth also altered).
    • It can be speculated that while Seth made alterations to the Saurophaganax this was geared more towards its strength than physical appearance.
  • Although early estimates at Saurophaganax's size claimed it to be up to 50 feet long (as portrayed in Dinosaur King), recent estimates have shown it to be closer to 40-43 feet long.
  • It is one of the few dinosaurs in the anime to activate or appear in the state or country that its fossils were discovered in.
  • Saurophaganax is the only Season 1-exclusive dinosaur to reappear in Bad Deal.



Dinosaur King Arcade Battle Scene Saurophaganax The Assassin to tyrant

Dinosaur King Arcade Battle Scene Saurophaganax The Assassin to tyrant

Saurophaganax in the Japanese arcade game

Dinosaur King Arcade Game 恐竜キング - Secret Battle - Saurophaganax

Dinosaur King Arcade Game 恐竜キング - Secret Battle - Saurophaganax

Shockwave Production's Saurophaganax arcade gameplay (Secret Battle)

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