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

General StatisticsEdit


full-sized Tupuxuara

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

Dinosaur King StatisticsEdit

Arcade StatsEdit

Tupuxuara Dive Card 1

Tupuxuara Dive arcade card

Anime StatsEdit

Grass Move Card back

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

Normal Move back

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

Move CardsEdit

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 MeltdownEdit

Tupuxuara was first summoned by Foolscap's Shantungosaurus using Green Impulse in Ancient China during Four Part Harmony, fighting Pteranodon. 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.

Tupuxuara later helped Paris to defeat Foolscap's Tuojiangosaurus in Ancient Japan (There's No Business Like Shogun Business) and to defeat his Anhanguera from Anhanguera Dive in Ancient Persia (Desert Heat). Several Tupuxuara were summoned by Green Impulse to help fight Gigas in 1615 Paris (The Wee Musketeers).

Another Tupuxuara was summoned when Tank uses Tupuxuara Dive alongside Spiny's Anhanguera Dive in the Paris Story Arc (The Haunted Hunt) to help save the D-Team after the bridge was cut down underneath them, catching Zoe, as well as to 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.


  • 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.


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Move Card: Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara
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