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.