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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.

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Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to fling mud to attack. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs.


Taxonomy

  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Theropoda
  • Superfamily: Crown Head Wyvern
  • Family: Barroth

Barroth were the first Brute Wyverns ever discovered. There is a subspecies that has adapted to the Tundra.

Habitat Range

Barroth are commonly found in or close to watering holes and oases, staying in the more vegetated sections and avoiding the hottest portions of the plains. Barroth were previously thought to only inhabit the harsh Sandy Plains but the creatures have been seen in the Deserted Island. Barroth will migrate here, when particularly long droughts in the Sandy Plains dry up their favored bogs and watering holes.

Ecological Niche

Barroth mostly eat Neopteron such as Altaroth and Bnahabra. Extremely territorial, they will lie in wait underneath their bogs and lash out at anything that disturbs them. Due to their aggression and power, only the most powerful predators of the desert such as Tigrex, Brute Tigrex, Sand Barioth and Nibelsnarf would dare fight one. Despite coexsisting with such powerful predators, Barroth have been witnessed fighting and defeating Rathian. This shows that these creatures are quite powerful in their own right.

Biological Adaptations

The average size of an adult Barroth is approximately 1406.7cm. Male Barroth have larger crowns than females. Barroth are perfectly adapted to life in the Sandy Plains. They cool down in mudpools at the hottest parts of the day. Its nostrils are located on the top of its head, which allows it to almost completely submerge itself in mud for prolonged periods of time without the danger of suffocating. In addition, its feet are lobed that presumably enable it to walk on the top of mud without getting stuck. Like alligators and crocodiles, Barroth are very hard to detect when submerged, only having the crown of its head visible. This gives them the perfect chance to ambush intruders from the cover of its bog. Although some hunters find it easy to find them when they're submerged.

Behavior

Although docile when undisturbed, Barroth become extremely territorial when a creature interrupts its sleep. It will release an initial warning roar. If that fails, it will continuously attack until the threat is exterminated. Barroth engage in exceptionally brutal fights when looking for bogs of their own. The bogs that Barroth prefer are rare in the desert, therefore these fights happen often.The breeding habits of the Barroth consist of males allowing numerous females to reside with them in their bogs before mating with them. After mating, the female will make a nest and lay ten or more eggs. After hatching, the young stay close to where they were born eating insects around their home until large enough to travel on their own.

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