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Dinosaur, Baryonyx

Baryonyx by durbed

Resting Baryonyx being groomed by small pterosaurs and birds

Baryonyx is about 40 feet long from nose to tail, weighing about 4 tons. It feeds mainly on fish.

Originally Posted by Insane Pixie of the Wizards Community forums.

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The mouth shape of this dinosaur was very similar to that of a crocodile, and it had a large claws on its thumb. Baryonyx crouches on river banks or wades into shallow water to hook fish with its claws. It was also a scavenger.

Huge animal
Hit Dice18d8+95 (179 hp)
Speed40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class18 (-2 size, +2 Dexterity, +8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple+14/+30
AttackBite +20 melee (3d6+12)
Full AttackBite +20 melee (3d6+12) and 2 foreclaws +15 melee (1d8+4)
Space/Reach15 ft./10 ft. (5 ft. with foreclaws)
Special AttacksImproved grab
Special QualitiesLow-Light VisionScent
SavesFort +16, Ref +12, Will +8
AbilitiesStrength 26, Dexterity 12, Constitution 21, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 15, Charisma 10
SkillsJump +12, Listen +11, Spot +10, Swim +12
FeatsAlertness, Awesome BlowCombat ReflexesImproved Initiative, Power AttackRun, Snatch
Climate/TerrainWarm plains
OrganizationSolitary or pair
Challenge Rating9
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement20-37 HD (Huge); 38-55 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment


Improved Grab (Ex) – To use this ability, a baryonyx must hit an opponent of up to one size smaller with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

Skills – A baryonyx has a +2 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.

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