|The Triassic prosauropod Plateosaurus. Sketch by Tim Bekaert, 2006 based
on mounted skeleton.
This creature is about
the size of an elephant, with a powerful tail, a long neck, and broad claws
on its front legs.
Plateosaurs are one of
the largest and most advanced forms of prosauropods, the primitive cousins
of such giants as the seismosaurus. A plateosaurus is about
30 feet long, although specimens as long as 40 feet have been reported. They
live in large herds, browsing on low-lying vegetation. They can and do rear
up on their hind legs in order to reach tall branches, and in order to defend
A plateosaurus will usually
try to trample its opponent before staying to fight, but if cornered or surrounded
rears up on its hind legs and fights with its claws and powerful tail.
Trample (Ex): A plateosaurus can literally run over any creatures in its way that are of
Large or smaller size. Creatures trampled must make a Reflex save (DC 20 half)
or take 2d12+9 damage. The save DC is Strength-based.
in Monster Manual (1977).
|Originally Posted by Shade
of the En World forums.
that generally moves about on all fours. They travel in herds that migrate
from feeding ground to feeding ground and are common prey for larger carnivores.
size, +6 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 14
+10 melee (2d6+6)
| 2 claws
+10 melee (2d6+6) and tail slam +8 melee (2d8+3)
+12, Ref +6, Will +3
22, Dexterity 11, Constitution 18, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 13, Charisma 7
|Skills||Listen +8, Spot +9|
|Feats||Alertness, Great Fortitude, Multiattack|
deserts and forests
pair or herd (5-20)
HD (Huge), 17-24 HD (Gargantuan)
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