American Godzilla film series character
Official name Cryptocleidus
Country of origin USA
Official nicknames
  • (no nicknames)
Fan nicknames
  • (no nicknames)
Species Giant Mutated Cryptoclidus
Length (unknown)
Height (unknown)
Weight (unknown)

Atomic/Nuclear Breath:

  • (no breath)

Other abilities:

  • Excellent swimmer
Origins New York City


Distribution Monster Island (French Polynesia), New York City (USA)
First appearance Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)
Latest appearance Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars (2001)
Created by Fil Barlow in 1997-1998

Cryptocleidus (pronounced crip-toe-clide-us) was a mutated plesiosaur which appeared in the Godzilla: The Series episode Leviathan and returned for the Monster Wars saga. In real life, cryptocleidus are a plesiosaur species.

Film appearancesEdit

Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)Edit

Leviathan (episode)Edit

Created from the ancient marine reptile known as Cryptoclidus, these kaiju were made larger, given skull-like face features and front limbs. It is unknown how many of these creatures were made, but there were at least three of them. Two were killed by Godzilla (Junior) while they guarded the Tachyon's ship, the Leviathan. The other appeared later during Godzilla: The Series - The Monster Wars Trilogy saga, in which it was a major part of the alien's invasion force. The creature was used to attack Hong Kong. When the aliens lost control of the mutations, it is believed to have been killed by the Alien capital ship.

Video game appearencesEdit

Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars (2001)Edit

Cryptocleidus makes an appearance in the game Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.

The making of CryptocleidusEdit

Conceptual artworkEdit

Artists Fil Barlow and Helen Meier were in charge of the conceptual artworks and designs of the creatures of Godzilla: The Series.


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