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After somehow becoming immortal and surviving the extinction of their species by hiding out in a cave for millions of years, two velociraptors emerge with the [[HumanityEnsues ability turn into humans]]. One becomes CorruptCorporateExecutive [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Victor Veloci]] and schemes to use some kind of [[AppliedPhlebotinum mutating formula]] to "genetically reconstruct all life forms and turn them back into what they rightfully should still be: dinosaurs!

The other raptor mentors a [[FiveManBand group of five teens]] who've been given the [[{{Animorphism}} ability to change into]] StockDinosaurs at will, trying to help them save the world from Veloci's incredibly ill-conceived plans.

Not to be confused with ''StreetSharks'', ''ExtremeDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', or ''DinoRiders''.

The show originally aired on Creator/{{CBS}}' [=KEWLopolis=] (really) block from September 2007 to September 2009, when Creator/CookieJarEntertainment (who acquired Creator/DiC a year earlier) decided to drop the show from the line-up due to the company wanting to de-emphasize the amount of Creator/DiC shows on the roster and re-naming the block Creator/CookieJarTV. However, in April 2010, the show returned to the airwaves as part of Cookie Jar's syndication packages.

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!!''DinoSquad'' provides examples of:
* AlliterativeName: Victor Veloci.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Caruso.
* AnAesop: One per episode, as well as a recycling one played over the end credits. Some episodes, like "Fire and Ice." went for more than one.
* AnimalSuperheroes: Technically, they're transformed humans, but they still follow the mold pretty closely. Notably, this show premiered in the wake of a ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' revival.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Several. Particularly one episode which had a baby gorilla with a ''tail''.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The episodes are usually set in actual cities and towns, but the travel times involved are usually awfully brief.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Roger's morph is supposed to be a Styracosaur, yet it has Triceratops forehead horns. In general the show's research on dinosaurs seems to have consisted of watching the ''JurassicPark'' movies.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "GO DINO!"
* ConspicuousCG
* CurbStompBattle: This is the usual result when Veloci changes to his raptor form to fight, since he's dwarfed in power by just about every other creature in the show. Examples include him being vaulted off the t-rex's nose, and being blown away when a giant gorilla roars at him.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Max
** TheLancer: Caruso
** TheSmartGuy: Rodger
** TheChick: Fiona
** KidAppealCharacter: Buzz
* {{GIRL}}: Veloci pretends to be a teenage girl while gaming online, as seen in "The Lost World Wide Web."
* GreenAesop: Lots, but mixed in with all the regular ones.
* HollywoodHacking: The squad does this to the villain in about every 2 out of three 3 episodes.
* HumongousMecha: In "Wannabe."
* LovecraftCountry: It's a SaturdayMorningCartoon that takes place in Maine, and has ancient creatures that rise to attack.
* InfiniteSupplies: Despite the good raptor telling the kids that as a school teacher she can't afford the same kind of equipment the villains have, she ''can'' afford the fancy guns the kids use to turns monsters back to normal, toyetic motorcycles and a hydrofoil built to look like dinosaur faces, a radar system that can detect anything with prehistoric DNA as well as a force field around the lighthouse where she lives to keep anything with prehistoric DNA from being detected, computers that can effortlessly override those of the villains, supplies to seed clouds, to take the kids on a field trip to Hawaii when there's monsters out there...
* PteroSoarer: Buzz's Pteranodon morph.
* RaptorAttack: Victor Velcoi.
* KillerRabbit: Veloci's final mutants in the last episode, that succeeded in taking down the Dino Squad temporarily? ''PUPPIES''.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Although done differently from most such shows in that the villain simply creates the monsters as steps in an experiment to create a dinosaur-populated planet. He doesn't actually control them and usually doesn't specifically use them as part of some kind of evil plan. This leads to some episodes where the Dino Squad defeats the monster halfway through and then has to contend with Veloci, who's showed up to collect his specimen, in the second act.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Caruso
* TeamMom: Miss Moynihan. Her CB handle is even "mothersaurus."
* TotallyRadical: Buzz is a "Neo Punker". Don't you wish you were?
* TransformationSequence: Often shown both into ''and'' back from super-powered form, although when it is it's the same footage run the other way.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Max's morph.
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