Segnosaurus Ursoides Ursasaur Bearosaurus

Pteranodon pilumgnathus is a "lance-jawed" descendant of the original flying reptile Pteranodon. Besides being slightly tougher and stronger, its beak is longer and more sharply pointed, having evolved to be used as a weapon against large opponents. It has a thirty foot wingspan and its jaws are toothless. Dark pine green above and sky blue below is its usual coloration, though those which concentrate on catching seafood may be sea green above instead. In both cases, the creature's coloration is intended to protect it from enemies above (including other flyers) and conceal it from prey below.

SOCIETY

This creature nests only on the highest cliffs and mountain peaks, giving it an immense advantage over any intruders or egg thieves that try to reach it. It preys on both terrestrial animals and seafood, the pterosaur's coloration having a lot to do with where it hunts. Up to four young fledglings will be in the nest of a mated pair. Both parents participate in the defense of the nest.

COMBAT

These pterosaurs can fight by biting with their beaks and making raking passes with their clawed hind feet, but they have several special attacks as well.

Dive (Ex): Taking advantage of its more robust physique and more sharply-pointed beak, P. pilumgnathus can literally dive into

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Segnosaurus ursoides Huge Animal

14 (-2 size, -1 Dex, +7 natural) 2 claws +8 melee 2 claws 3d8+4 each 10 ft. by 15 ft./5 ft. Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +3 Str 22, Dex 9, Con 18, Int 3, Wis 11, Cha 9 Listen +11, Spot +9

Warm forest, hills, mountains, and marshes Solitary or family (1-2 adults, 0-2 young)

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Chaotic neutral 12-18 HD (Huge)

Segnosaurus ursoides is a "bear-shaped" descendant of the original dinosaur Segnosaurus. This was an animal with the general outline of the prosauropod dinosaurs, such as plateosaurus, but with massive bearlike claws on the forelimbs. S. ursoides has exaggerated these trends, being bulkier by far, with larger claws, and with a neck and tail of only moderate length. It is one of the closest dinosaur counterparts to a true bear there is. Perhaps a ground sloth would be a better comparison, though, as this creature is a pure vegetarian like that animal, using its huge claws not only for self-defense, but also for digging up the tree roots that make up the bulk of its diet. It is for this reason that it only lives where there are trees in abundance; it may venture onto lightly-wooded savannas from time to time, but in general is restricted to the environments listed above. The entire animal is a dirty brown in color, and is 30-35 feet long.

SOCIETY

Like bears, this dinosaur is solitary for much of the time, seeking company only during the breeding season. Unlike its mammalian counterparts, however, the males help the females raise the young. The family den - and the homes of solitary beasts, for that matter - consists of a cave in rocky terrain amongst the most tangled thickets to be found, allowing the defender to get its back against as solid a wall as possible. Both parents fight to protect their young, and after these animals are half-grown, they, too, will participate in the common defense, having half-average hit points and doing half-damage with their claws. Because of their choice of diet, only rarely do these creatures come into conflict with one another over grazing grounds.

COMBAT

Segnosaurus ursoides fights by means of its powerfully-clawed forearms, both of which can inflict up to 28 hp damage per blow.

BYPRODUCTS

The claws of this creature, which can be up to a foot in length, are much sought after as dagger blades, a full set from one animal costing $500. The flesh is also edible, and the hide makes good leather, an intact hide selling for $300.

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