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PTERODACTYL (Pterodactylus Anomilae)
Length: 1.52 m
Width: 2.66 m
Height: 1.02 m
Weight: 96.31 kg
Speed: 22.41 m/s (80.47 km/hr) in short bursts
Anatomical Features: Airborne reptilian.
Feeding Habits: Omnivore that preys on small animals and fruits found atop various trees.
The Pterodactyl is, for all intents and purposes, identical to that of prehistoric Earth. From my recollections of the data, the variety of Pterodactyl found on Anomaly ranges in size from half to twice as large. The term “Anomilae” (Anomaly) has been appended to the name to distinguish it from the Earth class. As with the Earth Pterodactyl, the Pterodactyl Anomilae appears to be a transition species of reptile becoming avian, identical right the down to the elongated fingers and toes serving as the framework for the wing membrane. It is therefore preposterous that an advanced, avian (that gives birth to live young like mammals!) Seerie exists at the same time as the Pterodactyl once again casts our understanding of evolutionary norms into chaos.
Unlike the Earth variety Pterodactyl, however, the ones on Anomaly are omnivores and able to feed for prolonged periods on the fruits and nuts it can scavenge from the treetops (and thus, unchallenged by other animals for that food source). They will occasionally attack a small Seerie, but are never attacked in return. Seeries have adapted to one of their few airborne predators by flying in groups of 10-20 which can easily repel attacks by all but the most desperate Pterodactyls.
No one is sure where the Pterodactyls go to give birth. It is unknown if the young are born live or in eggs. There have been no bodies to be found for further study, and none but the Muties would kill an animal for the mere sport of it. The Muties have made their mark on the Pterodactyls, however. If a Pterodactyl sees any bipedal grouping on the ground, they instinctively fly higher and well out of an archer’s reach.
The Pterodactyls do not, as a matter of course, attack humans/humanoids. They are, in fact, quite skittish and will vanish into the sky before any can get close enough to fire on them.