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The Elasmosaurus in King Kong (1933)
Alternate names Cave Serpent,
Giant Cave Snake
Species Elasmosaurus platyurus
Enemies King Kong
First appearance Latest appearance
King Kong (1933) Godzilla Dominion

Elasmosaurus[1][2] is an extinct genus of plesiosaur. An Elasmosaurus appears in the 1933 film King Kong.


Elasmosaurus is a plesiosaur with a long neck. Its depiction in King Kong, possessing an elongated tail significantly longer than its neck, resembles the 'head on the wrong end'[3] version of the creature, a depiction first popularized in 1869 that was later proven to be inaccurate.


King Kong (1933)

When King Kong brought Ann Darrow to his mountain lair, an Elasmosaurus lurking in a small body of water immediately targeted her. Kong intervened just before it could reach her. The creature wrapped its long body around Kong's neck and attempted to strangle him. Kong pulled the Elasmosaurus off with all his might and slammed it onto the rocky surface of the cave, snapping its spine and killing it.

Princess from the Moon

Main article: Dragon.


Main article: Elasmosaurus/Gallery.


Physical capabilities

The Elasmosaurus bit King Kong and attempted to strangle him with its tail. The second technique was more effective than the first, though he ultimately overpowered it.


Unlike its real-world counterpart, the Elasmosaurus in King Kong was willing to travel onto land to hunt for prey.


An Elasmosaurus in Godzilla Dominion

Godzilla Dominion

An Elasmosaurus briefly appears alongside Godzilla in a flashback, alongside several other prehistoric marine fauna.


External links


This is a list of references for Elasmosaurus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Shay, Don. (January 1982) "Willis O'Brien - Creating the Impossible." Cinefex #7, p. 30
  2. Morton, Ray. (2005) King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson, p. 66
  3. "Head on the Wrong End"
  4. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%81%AE%E9%80%86%E8%A5%B2#%E6%B5%B7%E7%8D%A3_%E5%A4%A7%E3%82%A6%E3%83%9F%E3%83%98%E3%83%93
  5. http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/kingkong.txt
  6. Godzilla Fierce Fighting Super Encyclopedia. Asahi Sonorama. 1992. pp. 61, 69. ISBN T1001844121004 Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help).


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