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(Dinosaur) Anchisaurus

By JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26613721,  Anchisaurus
By JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26613721

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.

Dinosaur, Anchisaurus
Medium animal
Hit Dice2d8+2 (11 hp)
Initiative+2
Speed30 ft. (6 squares), Climb 20 ft.
Armor Class13 (+2 Dexterity, +1 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple+1/+1
AttackSlam +1 melee (1d4)
Full AttackSlam +1 melee (1d4)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision, Scent
SavesFort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 10, Dexterity 14, Constitution 12, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10
SkillsClimb +11, Listen +5, Spot +5
FeatsAlertness
EnvironmentAny land
OrganizationSolitary, pair or herd (3-20)
Challenge Rating1
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement3-6 HD (Medium)

COMBAT

An anchisaurus only bites in retaliation, preferring to Climb a nearby tree to escape predators.

Skills: An anchisaurus has a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened.

Originally appeared in Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989).

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