|American Godzilla film series character|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Species||Giant Mutated Cryptoclidus|
|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.
Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)Edit
Leviathan (episode)EditCreated 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)EditCryptocleidus makes an appearance in the game Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.
The making of CryptocleidusEdit
Conceptual artworkEditArtists Fil Barlow and Helen Meier were in charge of the conceptual artworks and designs of the creatures of Godzilla: The Series.