Illustrated Godzilla full body skeleton


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Illustrated Godzilla full body skeleton


In the remarks of Dr. Yamane of “Godzilla,” “Intermediate organisms that were in the process of evolving from extremely rare marine reptiles to terrestrial mammals,” however, judging from this, it would be premature to assume that Godzilla is a relative of Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus just because they look similar.
Marine reptiles were dinosaurs that lived in the sea, such as Ixiosaurus and Plesiosaurus, which prospered in the Jurassic period, and Mosasaurus, which lived in the Cretaceous period. Mosasaurus is one of the most powerful sea dragons.


As Dr. Yamane says, there is no evidence that marine reptiles evolved into land mammals, and they became extinct along with other dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. However, if Godzilla is considered to have evolved from marine reptiles, Mosasaurus (Figure-a) seems to fit the bill.


The original Godzilla disappeared underwater with Oxygen Destroyer, an underwater oxygen destroyer invented by Dr. Serizawa, at that time, a part of the whole skeleton could be seen. However, if you think of it as a dinosaur, it is too fragile and I don’t think it can support a huge weight. Therefore, I tried to reproduce Godzilla’s whole body skeleton, although it is an imagination. (Figure-b)


図-a ▼ Figure-a


An imaginary image of a Mosasaurus with Godzilla’s dorsal fin. It may have existed in the process of evolution.

(絵) 雨宮慶太(ゴジラ製作)井上雅夫(ファルシオン製)

(Picture) Keita Amamiya (produced by Godzilla) Masao Inoue (produced by Falchion)

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A model of the full body skeleton used in the special effects of “Godzilla.” The whole picture is not clearly visible in the film.


* Reference “Dinosaur Museum” (Ikuo Kobatake / Kobunsha ’73)

Source: Entertainment Bible 最新ゴジラ大図鑑 (1954~1990 ゴジラ映画35年史), p 168-169