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** When the mangled remains of one such dinosaur are found, Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler wonder if it might be a rediscovery like the Coelacanth. This is before they learn about John Hammond's little "science project."
28th Apr '16 5:53:51 AM NineballCirno
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokémon}}'' has Relicanth, based on the most famous real-life example, the coelacanth.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokémon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' has Relicanth, based on the most famous real-life example, the coelacanth.
15th Apr '16 6:12:22 AM jormis29
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SuperTrope to FossilRevival
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* ''Manga/AILoveYou'', a "puppy" the main cast befriend turns out to really be the last Japanese wolf cub.

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* In ''Manga/AILoveYou'', a "puppy" the main cast befriend turns out to really be the last Japanese wolf cub.
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* ''Manga/AILoveYou'', a "puppy" the main cast befriend turns out to really be the last Japanese wolf cub.
18th Feb '16 2:47:10 PM margdean56
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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes into the book becazse he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]

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* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes into the book becazse because he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]
30th Jan '16 8:18:45 AM spiritsunami
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokémon}}'' has Relicanth, based on the most famous real-life example, the coelacanth.
20th Jan '16 1:50:46 PM Doumu
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* The Baiji, also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin, was thought to have gone extinct or at least functionally extinct in 2006 after years of industrialization and pollution of the river they lived in, which was also the only place they lived. However, the following year, a man reportedly caught a white animal swimming in the Yangtze, which was tentatively confirmed to probably be a Baiji.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* Wolves in ''WolfsRain''. Thought to have been extinct for 200 years, actually hanging on in disguise. Not for much longer, though - just until the end of the world.

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* Wolves in ''WolfsRain''.''Anime/WolfsRain''. Thought to have been extinct for 200 years, actually hanging on in disguise. Not for much longer, though - -- just until the end of the world.



[[folder:Film]]
* The monster Baragon from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise is some sort of ancient dinosaur-thing that has somehow managed to escape extinction by living underground in its initial appearance in ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld''. Another one, or possibly the same one, was later relocated to Monster Island in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Likewise, there's Godzilla himself. Before mutating, Godzilla was simply a Godzillasaurus who was living on a remote island somewhere near Japan. As the [[Film/{{Gojira}} original film]] heavily implies and the sequels prove true, there's more than one Godzillasaurus in existence...of course, most of them have probably mutated by now.
** Anguirus from ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' is a giant ankylosaur that somehow managed to escape extinction...uh...somehow.
** The film ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' features Gorosaurus, a giant T-Rex type of dinosaur that was living on a remote island. It, or possibly another one of its species, was later moved to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Monster Island]] in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Titanosaurus from ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' was a giant sea-dwelling dinosaur who lived peacefully away from humans until a MadScientist discovered him.
** Destoroyah of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' originated from a preserved, isolated colony of microscopic Precambrian crustaceans that were mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer and [[TheWormThatWalks conglomerated into a bigger creature]].
* ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'': Whales became this via Time Travel. Not necessarily a revival (as the actual whales were alive the entire trip), but still an example nonetheless.
* In ''Film/{{Rodan}}'', people discover ancient giant Pteranodon eggs that hatch into the titular monsters and begin terrorizing Japan.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The monster Baragon from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise is some sort of ancient dinosaur-thing that has somehow managed to escape extinction by living underground in its initial appearance in ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld''. Another one, or possibly the same one, was later relocated to Monster Island in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Likewise, there's Godzilla himself. Before mutating, Godzilla was simply a Godzillasaurus who was living on a remote island somewhere near Japan. As the [[Film/{{Gojira}} original film]] heavily implies and the sequels prove true, there's more than one Godzillasaurus in existence...of course, most of them have probably mutated by now.
** Anguirus from ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' is a giant ankylosaur that somehow managed to escape extinction...uh...somehow.
** The film ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' features Gorosaurus, a giant T-Rex type of dinosaur that was living on a remote island. It, or possibly another one of its species, was later moved to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Monster Island]] in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Titanosaurus from ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' was a giant sea-dwelling dinosaur who lived peacefully away from humans until a MadScientist discovered him.
** Destoroyah of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' originated from a
''Franchise/XMen'': Sheltered world preserved, isolated colony of microscopic Precambrian crustaceans that were mutated by despite the Oxygen Destroyer and [[TheWormThatWalks conglomerated into a bigger creature]].
* ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'': Whales became this via Time Travel. Not necessarily a revival (as the actual whales were alive the entire trip), but still an example nonetheless.
* In ''Film/{{Rodan}}'', people discover ancient giant Pteranodon eggs that hatch into the titular monsters and begin terrorizing Japan.
immediate outside world being much much cooler.



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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.
* Another one for human interference: in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book series, dodos and Neanderthals have been brought back to life thanks to new technologies.
* Reg Chronotis from ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' went back in time in order to save the Coelacanth from extinction, at the price of having the dodo die out.
* In TheCompanyNovels, one of the Company's sidelines is buying up apparently worthless plots of land that coincidentally turn out to be the home of a breeding colony of some valuable species previously thought to be extinct. (Time travel is involved.)
* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes into the book becazse he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]

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* The dinosaurs in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' have [[HesJustHiding just been in hiding]].
* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', Professor Challenger brings ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha uses a pterodactyl back DNA sample to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.
* Another one for human interference: in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book series, dodos and Neanderthals have been brought back to life thanks to new technologies.
* Reg Chronotis from ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' went back in time in order to save the Coelacanth from extinction, at the price of having the dodo die out.
* In TheCompanyNovels, one of the Company's sidelines is buying up apparently worthless plots of land that coincidentally
[[LegoGenetics turn out to be the home of a breeding colony of some valuable species previously thought to be extinct. (Time travel is involved.)
* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes
two chickens into the book becazse he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]dodos]].



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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some conservation-minded ancestors of the Silurians had cryogenically preserved some Cretaceous wildlife [[TheArk in hope of returning to re-stock]] the Earth after the K-T asteroid's destructive effects had abated, but their ship went off-course and wound up drifting for millions of years.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' revealed that some time after the original series the Klingon Empire embarked upon 'The Great Tribble Hunt,' rendering the species extinct. Unfortunately for them the special episode commemorating the franchise's 40th anniversary resulted in the crew going back in time and bringing a couple of tribbles back with them when they returned. Given their prodigious reproductive capabilities their numbers once again rapidly exapnded.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some conservation-minded ancestors of ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'': TimeTravel brought dinosaurs into modern day New York.
* Polly
the Silurians had cryogenically preserved some Cretaceous wildlife [[TheArk in hope of returning to re-stock]] the Earth "parrot" from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' is actually a dodo, and still alive centuries after the K-T asteroid's destructive effects had abated, but their ship went off-course and wound up drifting for millions of years.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' revealed that some time after the original series the Klingon Empire embarked upon 'The Great Tribble Hunt,' rendering the species extinct. Unfortunately for them the special episode commemorating the franchise's 40th anniversary resulted in the crew going back in time and bringing a couple of tribbles back with them when they returned. Given their prodigious reproductive capabilities their numbers once again rapidly exapnded.
her kind were exterminated on Mauritius.



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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Revived Dinosaurs by Technology. They are now left alone...mostly.

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Revived Dinosaurs ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** The monster Baragon is some sort of ancient dinosaur-thing that has somehow managed to escape extinction
by Technology. They are now left alone...mostly.living underground in its initial appearance in ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld''. Another one, or possibly the same one, was later relocated to Monster Island in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Likewise, there's Godzilla himself. Before mutating, Godzilla was simply a Godzillasaurus who was living on a remote island somewhere near Japan. As the [[Film/{{Gojira}} original film]] heavily implies and the sequels prove true, there's more than one Godzillasaurus in existence... of course, most of them have probably mutated by now.
** Anguirus from ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'' is a giant ankylosaur that somehow managed to escape extinction... uh... somehow.
** The film ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' features Gorosaurus, a giant T-Rex type of dinosaur that was living on a remote island. It, or possibly another one of its species, was later moved to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Monster Island]] in the film ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
** Titanosaurus from ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' was a giant sea-dwelling dinosaur who lived peacefully away from humans until a MadScientist discovered him.
** Destoroyah of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' originated from a preserved, isolated colony of microscopic Precambrian crustaceans that were mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer and [[TheWormThatWalks conglomerated into a bigger creature]].
* ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'': Whales became this via Time Travel. Not necessarily a revival (as the actual whales were alive the entire trip), but still an example nonetheless.
* In ''Film/{{Rodan}}'', people discover ancient giant Pteranodon eggs that hatch into the titular monsters and begin terrorizing Japan.



* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'': TimeTravel brought dinosaurs into modern day New York.
* ''Franchise/XMen'': Sheltered world preserved, despite the immediate outside world being much much cooler.
* Magazine/ForteanTimes has a strong interest in this aspect of cryptozoology and in fact has followed several cases where animals thought extinct appear to have returned to the world. it speculates, among other things, the British large cats people persist in seeing might ''possibly'' be a surviving native population, lingering on in small elusive numbers after being presumed extinct many hundreds of years ago.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The dinosaurs in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' had [[HesJustHiding just been in hiding]].
* In ''SafeHavens'', Samantha used a DNA sample to [[LegoGenetics turn two chickens into dodos]].

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[[folder:Literature]]
* The dinosaurs In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'', Professor Challenger brings a pterodactyl back to civilization. It escapes while it's being shown off.
* Another one for human interference:
in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' had [[HesJustHiding just the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book series, dodos and Neanderthals have been brought back to life thanks to new technologies.
* Reg Chronotis from ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' went back
in hiding]].
time in order to save the Coelacanth from extinction, at the price of having the dodo die out.
* In ''SafeHavens'', Samantha used a DNA sample to [[LegoGenetics ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'', one of the Company's sidelines is buying up apparently worthless plots of land that coincidentally turn two chickens out to be the home of a breeding colony of some valuable species previously thought to be extinct. (Time travel is involved.)
* Creator/CliveCussler uses this trope in ''The Mediterranean Caper'': Dirk Pitt comes
into dodos]].
the book becazse he investigates sabotage on an expedition to find a rumored missing link between fish and mammal known as ''The Teaser''. Instead of looking for the fish, Pitt unravels a Nazi plot and smuggling operation. [[spoiler: He also gets his fish, but that happens so quickly when he does that it's possible to miss it.]]
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Revived Dinosaurs by Technology. They are now left alone... mostly.



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* One example of fantasy creatures returning when TheMagicComesBack is the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' TabletopRPG.

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One example The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some conservation-minded ancestors of fantasy creatures the Silurians had cryogenically preserved some Cretaceous wildlife [[TheArk in hope of returning to re-stock]] the Earth after the K-T asteroid's destructive effects had abated, but their ship went off-course and wound up drifting for millions of years.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' revealed that some time after the original series the Klingon Empire embarked upon 'The Great Tribble Hunt,' rendering the species extinct. Unfortunately for them the special episode commemorating the franchise's 40th anniversary resulted in the crew going back in time and bringing a couple of tribbles back with them
when TheMagicComesBack is the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' TabletopRPG.they returned. Given their prodigious reproductive capabilities their numbers once again rapidly exapnded.



[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''Magazine/ForteanTimes'' has a strong interest in this aspect of cryptozoology and in fact has followed several cases where animals thought extinct appear to have returned to the world. it speculates, among other things, the British large cats people persist in seeing might ''possibly'' be a surviving native population, lingering on in small elusive numbers after being presumed extinct many hundreds of years ago.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One example of fantasy creatures returning when TheMagicComesBack is the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' TabletopRPG.
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* In the 1940's ''{{Superman}}'' cartoon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arctic_Giant "The Arctic Giant,"]] a "Tyrannosurus Rex" is [[HarmlessFreezing thawed out of a huge chunk of ice]] and goes berserk.

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* In the 1940's ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arctic_Giant "The Arctic Giant,"]] a "Tyrannosurus Rex" is [[HarmlessFreezing thawed out of a huge chunk of ice]] and goes berserk.



* Polly the "parrot" from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' is actually a dodo, and still alive centuries after her kind were exterminated on Mauritius.
* On ''{{Gargoyles}},'' the main characters wake up from a thousand-year curse in modern New York; aside from their enemy, the immortal [[BigBad Demona]], they seem to be the last gargoyles in existence. Eventually we discover several other gargoyle clans living around the world, with WordOfGod putting the species' current population at about 400.

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* Polly the "parrot" from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' is actually a dodo, and still alive centuries after her kind were exterminated on Mauritius.
* On ''{{Gargoyles}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' the main characters wake up from a thousand-year curse in modern New York; aside from their enemy, the immortal [[BigBad Demona]], they seem to be the last gargoyles in existence. Eventually we discover several other gargoyle clans living around the world, with WordOfGod putting the species' current population at about 400. \n



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** Breeders in South Africa are similarly attempting to re-create the quagga, an extinct subspecies of plains zebra.
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