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Apceros Topics:




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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

In-Game Information

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Hunted for their meat, which is buried under a thick, armored hide. Aggressive compared to the Aptonoth, hunting them can be a challenge. Apceros eggs are a valuable guild commodity.


Taxonomy

  • Order: Ornithischia
  • Suborder: Clubbed Tail
  • Infraorder: Land Beast
  • Family: Ceros
  • Species: Apceros

Apceros has adapted to live in much harsher climates and deal with much more threatening foes than the Aptonoth.


Habitat Range

Apceros are well adapted to life in rugged, arid landscapes. These creatures are most commonly seen in the Desert, or even venturing into subterranean caves. Apceros have also been sighted at the Volcanic Belt, grazing on hardy shrubs that cling to life on the fringes of the great mountains. Apceros will even venture to the inner regions of Volcano.

Ecological Niche

One of few large desert herbivores, Apceros are found living in some of the Old Worlds harshest environments. Living in hot, arid climates. Apceros commonly serve as prey for large Wyverns, such as Lavasioth. The eggs of Apceros are commonly eaten by humans

Biological Adaptations

Apceros' most prominent feature is its thickly armored back and shell, its most useful defensive feature. This hard shell is tough, but it is still relatively weak when compared to the shell of others monsters. Apceros also has a thick skull plate and clubbed tail; useful for defending the beast from threats.

Behavior

Unusually aggressive for a herbivore; small herds of Apceros often will try to defend themselves from predators, and occasionally hunters. Apceros are much more territorial than other large grazing animals and are extremely protective of their eggs. This over-aggressive nature may deter small threats, such as raptors, but will do little to stop the might of desert hunters such as Tigrex. Apceros is relatively docile when not defending its territory, much like other large herbivores. It will slowly graze on desert shrubs and other plants accustomed to harsh environments.

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