Robert McLees: "Hey!"
Marcus Lehto: "There you go, Rob."
Shi Kai Wang: "It's the... uh..."
Robert McLees: "Gator?..."
Shi Kai Wang: "Dog?..."
Robert McLees: "Doberman?..."
Marcus Lehto: "Doberman Gator?"
- It appears from the transcript above that Bungie originally did not know what to name the creature, and simply fused "Doberman" and "Gator" together to form "Doberman Gator".
- Its anatomy also slightly resembles that of the prehistoric Gorgonopsids which lived on Earth within the Permian. There are also similarities between it and Ambulocetus; an aquatic as well as terrestrial ancestor of Earth's Cetaceans which lived throughout the Eocene.
 Deleted material
Doberman gator is part of the deleted material from the Halo games. During the development process, the developers are forced to remove some content from the finalised product. As such, many aspects of the games, such as vehicles, gameplay, and story elements, were not included in the finalised versions.
- ^ Halo 2 Limited Edition DVD: Deleted Species