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Brontosaurus
Brontosaurus
Nomenclature
Nickname(s)

Apatosaurus

Biological Information
Homeworld

Skull Island

Species

Brontosaurus

Gender

Varies

Height

4.6 meters

Length

22 meters

Weight

15 tons

Eye color

Brown

Status

Unknown

Affiliation Information
Allies

Others of its species

Enemies

Venatosaurus

Production Information
Portrayed by

Stop-motion
CGI

First appearance

King Kong (1933 film)

Last appearance

King Kong (2005 film)

Brontosaurus is a famous genus of extinct large herbivorous dinosaurs that lived during the late Jurassic period.

A Brontosaurus famously appeared in the 1933 film, King Kong, while multiple Brontosauruses appeared in the 2005 remake of the same name.

History

King Kong (1933)

While the Venture crew pursued King Kong across Skull Island to rescue Ann Darrow, they came upon a large swamp. The men created a raft and attempted to cross the swamp, but a Brontosaurus' suddenly emerged from the water and destroyed the raft, before grabbing several of the men in its mouth and tossing them away like ragdolls. The surviving men swam to the shore and proceeded to run away into the woods.

The King Kong Show

The Hunter

To be added

King Kong (2005)

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A herd of Brontosauruses in King Kong (2005)

While searching for Ann Darrow, who had been kidnapped by King Kong, Carl Denham and his crew came upon a herd of Brontosauruses grazing. Denham attempted to film the dinosaurs, but the Brontosauruses suddenly became agitated and began to stampede. The crew ran from the herd, with many of the men being trampled beneath the Brontosauruses' massive feet.

Denham and the others soon learned what the Brontosauruses were running from; a pack of Venatosauruses, small predatory dinosaurs descended from Dromeosaurs like the Velociraptor. The Venatosauruses pounced on their prey, and this, coupled with human intervention caused the Brontosauruses to fall over. This led to them crushing the humans beneath them and causing rock slides, while some of the men where mauled by the Venatosauruses. Eventually, Denham and some of his crew managed to escape the stampeding herd and continued their trek through the island.

Gallery

Screenshots

King Kong (1933)

Trivia

  • At the time the original King Kong was made, it was believed that Brontosaurus was too large to be able to live on land and support its own body weight. For this reason, the Brontosaurus in the film is portrayed as an aquatic dinosaur, and is also portrayed as being violent and carnivorous. Scientists now know that Brontosauruses were fully terrestrial herbivorous dinosaurs.
  • The depiction of Brontosaurus in the original King Kong represent the animal at a time when it was sometimes considered to be in a distinct genus from the Apatosaurus, a related sauropod dinosaur. It was later decided that as a whole, the Brontosaurus was just another species of Apatosaurus, and thus the genus fell out of usage in the first half of the 20th century. However, in the early 21st century, the genus was revived again and determined by another team of paleontologists to be separate from Apatosaurus.

List of appearances

Films

Television series

Film kaiju
Godzilla kaiju
Showa era Godzilla (1954)Second GodzillaAnguirusGiant LizardGiant OctopusKing KongMothraMystery Bones of Infant IslandRodanKing GhidorahEbirahGiant CondorGiant Praying MantisKamacurasMinillaKumongaMandaGorosaurusBaragonVaranGabaraManeaterHedorahGiganJet JaguarMegalonFake Godzilla/MechagodzillaKing CaesarTitanosaurus
Heisei era Godzillasaurus/GodzillaShockirusBiollanteDorat/King Ghidorah/Mecha-King GhidorahBattraMothraMechagodzilla/Super MechagodzillaRodan/Fire RodanBaby Godzilla/Little Godzilla/Godzilla JuniorFairy MothraSpaceGodzillaMogueraDestoroyah
Millennium series Godzilla G2KGXMGMKGXMGFW Millennian/OrgaMeganulon/MeganulaMegaguirusBaragonMothra GMKGMMGFWKing GhidorahMechagodzillaKamoebasMandasRodanZillaAnguirusKing CaeserKamacurasKumongaMinillaEbirahGiganHedorahMonster X
TriStar Pictures GodzillaJuvenile GodzillaSecond Godzilla
MonsterVerse GodzillaMUTORodanMothraKing GhidorahKing KongMire SquidMother LonglegsPsychovulturesSker BuffaloesSkullcrawlersSpore Mantis
Toho reboot series Godzilla (Shin Godzilla)Godzilla Earth (Filius)ServumMechagodzilla
Other Toho kaiju
Showa era SnowmanMeganulonMogueraH-ManVaranOrochiHuman VaporVampire PlantMagumaMatangoDogoraFrankensteinGairaSandaMechani-KongGiant Sea SerpentGriffonGiant RatsBat PeopleDaigoro's MotherDaigoroGoliathGezoraGanimesKamoebas
Heisei era Amano ShiratoriKumasogamiKaishin MubaUtsuno IkusagamiDesghidorahMothraMothra LeoFairy MothraGaru GaruGhogoBaremDagahraKing GhidorahPrimitive Mothra
King Kong kaiju
RKO Pictures King KongStegosaurusTwo-Legged LizardTyrannosaurus rexBrontosaurusCave SerpentPteranodonKiko
Showa era Mechani-KongGiant Sea Serpent
Paramount Pictures King KongLady KongBaby KongGiant Boa
Universal Pictures King Kong (KTAS)BrontosaurusVenatosaurusFoetodonVastatosaurus rexScorpiopedeWeta-rexTerapusmordax
Miscellaneous kaiju
Paramount Pictures The Cloverfield MonsterHuman Scale Parasites
Miscellaneous ReptilicusTitanKing Kong
Scrapped kaiju
Showa era Robot DaughterGiant ChameleonGiant ArchaeopteryxRedmoonErabusHafunMoguMajin TuolGaruganAsuka FortressGamoniNezuraIce GiantGigantArkitiusMomonraReigonGiant IguanaMongaWyvernGarasharpMarukobukarappa
Heisei era DeutaliosArchaeopteryxSasori MonsterBaganGigamothMechaMothraBerserkTransforming MechagodzillaGiant SalamanderAstroGodzillaGiant DragonflyGhost GodzillaBarubaroi
Millennium series MibaGiant Mosasaur
American Deathla
TriStar Pictures GryphonProbe BatQueen BitchUnused Godzilla: The Series Monsters
MonsterVerse Unnamed multi-legged monsterRokmutulPterodactyl
Video games DogolasLightning BugFire LionThe Visitor