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Gojira (Godzilla) Skeleton by Franz-Josef73 Gojira (Godzilla) Skeleton by Franz-Josef73
Now with Tyrannosaurus rex for scale. Skeletal diagram of the infamous monster that attacked Japan in 1954. The exact relationship of Gojira to other tetrapods remains uncertain due to its severe deformity and mutation. Dr. Yamane suggested it was a marine reptile of some sort that existed since the Cretaceous (not a dinosaur as most people believe). He implied it was preserved in hibernation until Hydrogen bomb testing awoke it and sent it on its rampage after mentioning that sand collected from its tracks was identical to Cretaceous strata in the area. By contrast, elder natives of Odo Island remember raids by Gojira that resulted in poor fishing and led to ritual sacrifices in an attempt to appease the beast-god. This indicates that Gojira was a living species of animal that spent extended periods of time in hibernation beneath the sea and occasionally awoke to eat, wander about, and destroy anything in its path. The H-bomb may have served as a catalyst to enrage and mutate the great creature and resulted in its distinctive keloid scars that provided a roughened skin texture. Overall, Gojira resembles a theropod dinosaur, but the presence of ear flaps and a semi-opposable thumb is compatible with the hypothesis that it is an aberrant synapsid. The skelton of Gojira is reasonably well known as documentary film recorded during Dr. Serizawa's suicide dive to deliver the Oxygen destroyer to the resting Gojira at the bottom of Tokyo Bay records the final moments of this unique creature before it ultimately dissolved and was lost forever.
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Billzilla1998 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Godzilla always has been a dinosaur (with a few exceptions including the new legendary goji)
According to toho he is a "nuclearly enhanced Dinosaur"

Not to say this isn't an amazing show of old gojira's bones =)
But since when did people think he wasn't a Dinosaur?
Montyclan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Godzilla was actually from the Jurassic period.
Gojira525 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
That was a scientific inaccuracy the first film is full of them the jurassic period was not 2 million years ago and trilobites went extinct in the permian period before the dinosaurs etc etc.
Montyclan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I know.
mark0731 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
The T. rex looks like too big-headed. Skeleton restoration of Oktaytanhu or Scott Hartman would be better.
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
So in the first film was he always that big or was his size another thing that changed
dinobatfan Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Very well done sir! :D
RexRoddenham Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just love how you put the T-Rex there for scaling. 
Awesome work on these. 
Thanks so much for sharing them :)
MatoosaurusRex Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Finally! Someone who agrees he's not a dinosaur! :D
Pulsarium Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You earned another watcher. For goodness' sake, you've made anatomical drawings of GODZILLA. What else can I ask for but more Monster Bones!
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