monster Dinosaur Archaeopteryx

Restoration of Archaeopteryx chasing a juvenile Compsognathus

A primitive type of bird that looks like a small reptile covered with feather

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Archaeopteryxs have a wingspan of about 1.5 feet and are about 1 foot long from beak to tail, weighing from 11 to 18 ounces.

Tiny animal
Hit Dice1/4 d8 (2 hp)
Speed30 ft. (6 squares), Fly 40 ft. (average)
15 (+2 size, +3 Dexterity), touch 15, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple+0/-9
AttackBite +5 melee (1d3-1)
Full AttackBite +5 melee (1d3-1)
Space/Reach2-1/2 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision
SavesFort +2, Ref +5, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 8, Dexterity 17, Constitution 10, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 4
SkillsListen +12, Move Silently +7, Spot +12
FeatsAlertness, Weapon Finesse (B)
Climate/TerrainTemperate mountains
OrganizationSolitary, pair, or flock (4-12)
Challenge Rating1/2
AlignmentAlways neutral
Level Adjustment


Skills: Archaeopteryx have a +8 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks.

Archaeopteryx as Familiars

An Archaeopteryx may be taken as a Familiar or Animal Companion, and the master of an Archaeopteryx familiar grants his master a +3 bonus on Intimidate checks.