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Yoshi's True Name Reminds Us That He Is In Fact A Dinosaur

by Dimitri Gedevanishvili on Aug 06, 2014 at 11:06 AM

As it turns out, everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a full scientific name, but it's no wonder nobody has ever called him by it.

According to a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". This news was found by Console Wars author Blake Harris.

This Tweet also comes with the news of Mario's scientific name, "Homo nintendonus." This confirms why Mario, despite resembling us Homo sapiens, has a few distinguishing characteristics, including but not limited to his incredible ability to jump and climb.

No word yet on whether or not Nintendo still considers these scientific names to be canon. To those who may have forgotten, Yoshi happens to have a fuzzy new game in the works. 

[Source: Twitter via Polygon]