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Red Dino
Red Dino adult
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Red Dino egg
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Release Date June 19, 2007
Elemental Affinity Information Needed
Morphology Non-Dragon
Base Rarity Rare
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Red, white
Nicknames None
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Red Dinos, or Stegosaurus stenops, are an original species on the site, having been released on June 19, 2007, alongside Storm Dragons and Yellow Dinos. Dinos are a special release of creatures as opposed to the traditional dragons found on the site; they do not possess genders and cannot breed. They also cannot be revived if killed.

Dinos come in 5 colors: Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple. Purple Dinos are the only color not considered an original species of Dragon Cave, having been instead introduced on July 15, 2009.

Adult Dinos used to originally possess genders, with all of them gendering male (and later female, shortly before the change to remove genders entirely). Despite having genders though, they still could not breed. The current sprites were based loosely on the sprites of Yoshi, which were the Dinos' original sprites before the Great Fog. It is because of this that they have a different art direction than the rest of the dragons on-site, opting for a more light-hearted and cartoonish style. Another theory for this art direction however, is that they're not considered entirely serious in terms of the game's lore, and are seen as more of an on-site joke like the Chickens.

Under the old Breed sort, these creatures sorted as "Yoshi Red" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name with other non-dragons at the bottom of users' scrolls.

Official Creature DescriptionsEdit


"This egg looks like it doesn't belong; it is brightly colored with white spots. It's much warmer than the rest of the eggs."


"You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?"

Mature HatchlingEdit

"You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?
And look, it's gotten bigger! Maybe it will reach its full size soon."


"Finally, after much feeding, your baby has grown into a full Dino! Dinos can eat almost anything, including things with spikes. In order to do so, they must have very tough stomachs."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult Special
Red Dino

Red Dino egg Red Dino hatchi Red Dino mature hatchi Red Dino adult No gender, can't breed.

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Temporary Holiday Sprites

- Red Dino hatchi Christmas 2011 Red Dino mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Red Dino adult Christmas 2011

- - - Red Dino adult Halloween 2015
Old Sprites
Original Sprites

Original Red Dino egg Original Red Dino hatchi Original Red Dino hatchi Original Red Dino adult
Old Egg
(2nd Version)

Old Red Dino egg
Old Egg
(3rd Version)

Old Red Dino egg replacement

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Red Dino egg Red Dino crack 1 Red Dino crack 2 Red Dino crack 3 Red Dino crack 4 Red Dino crack 5 Red Dino dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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There are no notes available for this breed. Check back later; new information will be added periodically.


  • The original sprites for Dinos didn't have a differing sprite for hatchling and mature hatchlings, much like the Chicken still has today.

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