|Artwork by Todd Marshall Rugops primus|
Originally Posted by
Knightfall1972 of the En World forums.
Rugops primus lived 95 million years ago on Africa. It is an abelisaurid, a group of predators (meat-eaters) known only from southern landmasses-including South America, Madagascar, India and, now, Africa. Its discovery suggests that Africa remain linked by a narrow
land bridge to South America and other southern landmasses until about 100-95
million years ago.
are meat-eaters (theropod dinosaurs) that have small, short-snouted skulls
armed with small pointed teeth. Some abelisaurids have cone-shaped horns projecting
from their skulls. Their snout bones have a wrinkled texture-a criss-cross
pattern of grooves for blood vessels-suggesting that in life their snouts
had a horny, or bill-like, covering, rather than scales. Small head size (relative
to their body) and small teeth suggest that they may have been scavengers.
ft. (10 squares)
(-2 size, +2 Dexterity, +8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
+14 melee (2d6+12)
+14 melee (2d6+8) and gore +9 melee (1d8+4)*
ft. / 10 ft.
grab, swallow whole
+14, Ref +11, Will +7
26 (+8), Dexterity 15 (+2), Constitution 20 (+5), Intelligence 2 (-4), Wisdom 14 (+2), Charisma 10 (+0)
|Hide -4, Jump +20, Listen +12, Spot +12, Survival +10|
|Alertness, Endurance, Run, Toughness (2), Track|
plains and hills
(CR 8 with gore)
HD (Huge), 26-35 HD (Gargantuan)
*If one decides to give it “small horns” like noted below then it should have a gore attack to.