This dinosaur is just over seven feet long, with a long, slender neck and tail. As you watch, it lifts its front legs, standing on its hind legs to reach some leaves high in the nearby tree. Its forearms grasp a branch, as if they had humanlike hands.
Originally Posted by Shade of the En World forums.
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This prosauropod spends most of its time as a quadruped, but is capable of spending periods of time in a bipedal position in order to reach high leaves. Although generally herbivorous, with blunt teeth better suited for vegetation, anchisauruses have been known to eat meat. An anchisaurus is just over 7 feet long and weighs around 60 pounds.
|Hit Dice||2d8+2 (11 hp)|
|Speed||30 ft. (6 squares), Climb 20 ft.|
|Armor Class||13 (+2 Dexterity, +1 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 11|
|Attack||Slam +1 melee (1d4)|
|Full Attack||Slam +1 melee (1d4)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2|
|Abilities||Strength 10, Dexterity 14, Constitution 12, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10|
|Skills||Climb +11, Listen +5, Spot +5|
|Organization||Solitary, pair or herd (3-20)|
|Advancement||3-6 HD (Medium)|
An anchisaurus only bites in retaliation, preferring to Climb a nearby tree to escape predators.
Originally appeared in Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989).