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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.


  • 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. According to the Research Commission, Apceros have also been spotted inhabiting the New World, specifically the Wildspire Waste and the Ancient Forest.

Ecological Niche

One of few large desert herbivores, Apceros are found living in some of the harshest environments imaginable. Apceros commonly serve as prey for Genprey packs and larger Wyvern species, such as Lavasioth. The eggs of Apceros are considered a delicacy by both hunters and monsters alike. Monsters such as Kulu-Ya-Ku will regularly steal eggs from the nests of these armored giants for food.

Biological Adaptations

Apceros's most prominent feature is its thickly armored back, which is covered in a tough shell. This shell is extremely strong, however it is still relatively weak when compared to the shells of larger monsters. Apceros also have a thick skull plate and clubbed tail; useful for defending the beast from threats.


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.