The Phantosaur was a ghostly dinosaur who was attacking an archaeological dig. It was unmasked to be two employees of Thaumatrope Mining Co., Ms. Deitch and Mr. Babbit, operating animatronic robots.

Physical appearance

It resembled an Appalachiosaurus, with scaly green skin, and glowing yellow eyes. It had a green glow on its body, which was done by adding glow paint.

Powers and abilities

With a powerful bite, the Phantosaur could rip through anything, including solid steel. It was fast enough to keep up with Shaggy and Scooby, who were riding on a handle cart and a motorcycle.


Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

Phantosaur Culprits

Ms. Deitch and Mr. Babbit caught.

According to legend, the Phantosaur was meant to be controlled by the Native American Tolkepaya tribe in order to drive away Spanish conquistadors. However, the Phantosaur turned against them and started attacking everything in site.

Later, Ms. Deitch and Mr. Babbit decided to use the legend to bring the Phantosaur to life. They did this by using animatronic dinosaurs and coating them with glow paint.

The first Phantosaur attacked La Serena's dig site and terrorized everyone there, including Mystery Inc. It then chased Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers, who tried to run away on a handle cart. After a lengthy chase, Fred rammed the Phantosaur off a ledge where it disappeared. The same Phantosaur later attacked Tex and Shaggy (who were having a motorcycle race), this time with another Phantosaur. Luckily, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, and the rest of the biker gang flushed out Ms. Deitch and her accomplice by flooding their van with water from a garden hose. The wet cables from the van caused an electric surge that short circuited the Phantosaurs.

After having revealed themselves, Ms. Deitch explained that she used the legend of the Phantosaur to scare scientists away from the dig site because she believed that there was a hidden silver deposit deep underneath town.


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