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Dimetrodon (DELL)

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Unique body appearance and a sail along its spinal ridge.


The Dimetrodon is a large synapsid that appears in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and the Turok: Son of Stone movie. They are greatly oversized in Son of Stone.


Dimetrodon was similar to the modern alligator in size and morphology. It was roughly three meters in length and probably weighed up to 150 kg. The defining feature of the Dimetrodon was the great semicircular ridge made of thin skin that was supported by elongated spines that extended from the vertebrae. The skull of Dimetrodon is proportionally high, narrow, and triangular-shaped when viewed from above. They also possess a jaw filled with sharp teeth. They have a long tail and arched legs, similar to lizards. On each leg rests five clawed fingers.

The Dimetrodon from Turok: Dinosaur Hunter differed slightly from. Instead having a large, sail-like fin, they have a row of spikes on their back. A variant of this Dimetrodon wielded shoulder-mounted machine guns.


The Dimetrodon is a deadly enemy that will use its teeth to attack the player. It is highly resistant to bullets and Shotgun shells. The standard Dimetrodon cannot attack from range. Thus, it is recommended to use high-powered weapons such as the Minigun, Grenade Launcher, or explosive shotgun shells. To avoid being bitten, the player must use circle strafing.

With the Hardcore difficulty mode introduced in Night Dive Studios' HD remaster, the Dimetrodon has become a faster predator and can withstand much more damage. They have also received a speed enhancement allowing it to move, attack, and react faster.


  • A common misconception is that Dimetrodon are dinosaurs, but they are actually ancestors of mammals.

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Enemies of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Saurian Creatures Dimetrodon (Dimetrodon (Mech)) • Raptor (Raptor (Mech)) • Triceratops
Mammalian Creatures DeerMonkeyWild Boar
Humanoid Enemies Ancient WarriorAttack RobotCampaigner SergeantCampaigner SoldierCyborgCyborg SergeantDemonDemon LordHigh PriestPoacherPur-Lin
Miscellaneous Enemies Alien InfantryBirdGiant BeetleGiant DragonflyKiller PlantLeaperSludge BeastSubterraneanTurret
Bosses LonghunterMantisThunderCampaigner
Cut Content BrachiosaurusKiller FishMoschopsPteranodonSaber-Toothed Cat
Cut Content of Turok
Creatures Acid GlobberCarnivorous plantDimetrodonDroneGoo SpitterHunterImpalerJungle StalkerKing BugKing Head SoldierPteranodonScarabSeeker/ScreamerStegosaurusTriceratopsWorker
MG Units Bio Weapon UnitCaptainMedicShocktrooper
Weapons TaserTriple-barreled ShotgunUnidentified assault rifle
Vehicles Kovas Mud JumperMG Jeep
Miscellaneous Content LilPrimal Vision