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Type: Lynian / 獣人種


Cat-Like Lynians: Melynx, Felyne, Metaru, Goruru
Humanoid Lynians: Shakalaka, King Shakalaka, Cha-Cha, Kayamba, Uruki

Lynians (Japanese 獣人種) are a race of sapient creatures who are native to the land. There are currently only three known Lynian species: the cat-like species which harbor the Melynx and Felyne, the humanoid Shakalaka and the Uruki. They are intelligent, have complex societies, and use a language, although the Shakalaka are more primitive and barbaric, while the felid species tend to live peacefully in democratic societies. Before building more intensive relations with humans, they seem to already have their own civilizations. They can help human hunters during combat.

Type: Herbivore / 草食種

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Herbivores: Aptonoth, Apceros, Popo, Kelbi, Anteka, Mosswine, Epioth, Rhenoplos, Erupe, Burukku, Slagtoth, Moofah, Larinoth

Herbivores (Japanese 草食種) are weak monsters that eat vegetation from grass or trees instead of hunting for meat. They are usually docile monsters which may attack or run away if threatened. They range in many different sizes and species. Although they are all in the same group, many of the species are not closely related to each other. While other monsters in the series are known to have a strictly herbivorous diet, such as Diablos and Duramboros, this list refers only to those that belong to the in-game classification of Herbivores.

Type: Neopteron / 甲虫種

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Neopterons: Vespoid, Queen Vespoid, Hornetaur, Great Thunderbug, Bnahabra, Altaroth, Konchu, Seltas, Desert Seltas, Seltas Queen, Desert Seltas Queen, Atoraru KaLightenna

Neopterons (Japanese 甲虫種) are insectoid monsters known for their rigid carapaces. These monsters can range in size from tiny to enormous, and some species can fly, while others cannot. Neopterons are very susceptible to poison and fire, yet hold quite a resistance to the Dragon Element. Their materials are often used to make very sharp weapons.

Type: Temnoceran / 鋏角種

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Temnoceran: Nerscylla, Shrouded Nerscylla

Temnocerans (Japanese 鋏角種 Chelicerata) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. This class is characterized by its arachnoid characteristics, such as the ability to produce silk, though they have six limbs similar to Neopterons or Carapaceons. This class includes only one type of monster, the Nerscylla and its subspecies.

Type: Bird Wyvern / 鳥竜種

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Theropod Bird Wyverns: Velociprey, Velocidrome, Giaprey, Giadrome, Genprey, Gendrome, Ioprey, Iodrome, Jaggi, Jaggia, Great Jaggi, Baggi, Great BaggiWroggi, Great Wroggi, Maccao, Great Maccao, Apopisu
Bird Wyverns: Yian Kut-Ku, Blue Yian Kut-Ku, Yian Garuga, Deadeye Yian Garuga, One-Eared Yian Garuga, Gypceros, Purple Gypceros, Hypnocatrice, Silver Hypnocatrice, Breeding Season Hypnocatrice, Gold Hypnocatrice, Zenith HypnocatriceQurupeco, Gargwa, Crimson Qurupeco, Malfestio, Hidden Haze Malfestio, Farunokku, Forokururu, Toridcless, Chramine, Ice Chramine, Delma-Ioprey

Bird Wyverns (Japanese 鳥竜種) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. They are a small to medium sized class that includes Flying Wyverns with slender bodies that are bipedal and, in some cases, either have wings or lack wings.

There are two distinct types of Bird Wyverns: Flying Bird Wyverns and Theropod Bird Wyverns. Flying Bird Wyverns exhibit similar characteristics to True Wyverns, with a bipedal stance along with developed and functional wings. Many of these possess a hard, sharp beak which can be used to peck at attackers, and generally behave in a bird-like manner. Theropod Bird Wyverns are reminiscent of Brute Wyverns; flightless, bipedal creatures with long tails and powerful legs. Unlike Brute Wyverns however, these monsters are generally quite small. Furthermore, Theropod Bird Wyverns almost always live under a social hierarchy, with young individuals, females and beta males led by a strong, dominant alpha male, which can command and control his subjects during combat.

Type: Flying Wyvern / 飛竜種

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True Wyverns: Rathalos, Dreadking Rathalos, Flame Rathalos, Zenith Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Silver Rathalos, Zerureusu, Rathian, Dreadqueen Rathian, Conflagration Rathian, Pink Rathian, Gold Rathian, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern), Seregios, Astalos, Blue Thunder Lord Astalos, Khezu, Zenith Khezu, Red Khezu, Monoblos, White Monoblos, Diablos, Massacre Demon Diablos, Black Diablos, Basarios, Ruby BasariosCrystal BasariosSandstone BasariosGravios, Black Gravios, Espinas, Zenith Espinas, Espinas Subspecies, Espinas Rare Species, Berukyurosu, Doragyurosu, Gurenzeburu, Halk, AnorupatisuMeraginasu, VarusaburosuGureadomosu, Egyurasu, Zenaserisu
Pseudo Wyverns: Tigrex, Grimclaw Tigrex, Brute Tigrex, Molten Tigrex, Zenith TigrexNargacuga, Silverwind Nargacuga, Green Nargacuga, Lucent Nargacuga, Akantor, Ukanlos, Giggi, Gigginox, Virulent Gigginox, Yoga Gigginox, Baleful Gigginox, BariothFrozen Barioth, Sand Barioth, Pariapuria, Dyuragaua, Odibatorasu, Hyujikiki, Mi RuDiorekkusuPoborubarumu

Flying Wyverns (Japanese 飛竜種) are large, bipedal monsters that have two wings. These Wyverns are known as "True Wyverns". However, there are some Wyverns that are quadrupedal, operating their wingarms as forearms instead like Tigrex and Nargacuga. These monsters have been dubbed by fans as "Pseudo Wyverns" (Pseudo meaning "False" or "Mimic"), due to these species only displaying partial Wyvern traits. Some are flightless despite their classification as Flying Wyverns, like the Akantor and Ukanlos. These wyverns show their Wyvern ancestry by the small forewings on their two front limbs. Flying Wyverns make up a large majority of the monsters in the Monster Hunter franchise.

Type: Piscine Wyvern / 魚竜種

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Piscine Wyverns: Cephalos, Cephadrome, Plesioth, Green Plesioth, Seabream Plesioth, Lavasioth, Lavasioth Subspecies, Delex, Goruganosu, Aruganosu

Piscine Wyverns (Japanese 魚竜種) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. This class is made up of wyverns that have evolved to be specialized in swimming in just about anything and that lack the ability to fly.

Type: Carapaceon / 甲殻種

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Carapaceons: Hermitaur, Daimyo Hermitaur, Gonngenn Hermitaur, Stonefist Hermitaur, Zenith Daimyo Hermitaur, Plum Daimyo Hermitaur, Ceanataur, Shogun Ceanataur, Armor Shredder Shogun Ceanataur, Terra Shogun Ceanataur, Onimusha, Shen Gaoren, Teppeki Shen Gaoren, Guren Shen Gaoren, Akura Vashimu, Zenith Akura Vashimu, Akura Jebia, Taikun Zamuza, Baelidae, Dread BaelidaeKusubami

Carapaceons (Japanese 甲殻種) are crustacean-like monsters that have hard shells and exoskeletons or crab-like bodies, which mostly require weapons with at least green sharpness to break. When they're weakened by physical damage, they show internal bleeding by the frothing of the purple bubbles from their mouths. Most of these crustaceans resemble crabs, lobsters or scorpions.

Type: Amphibian / 両生種

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Amphibians: Tetsucabra, Drilltusk Tetsucabra, Berserk Tetsucabra, Zamite, Zamtrios, Tigerstripe Zamtrios

Amphibians (Japanese 両生種) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. They are superficially frog-like in body structure, with powerful, spring-like back legs and muscular forelegs. They are known to inhabit a diverse range of environments and are typically carnivorous.

Type: Primatius / Pelagus / Fanged Beasts / 牙獣種

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Conga, Congalala, Emerald Congalala, Gold CongalalaBlango, Blangonga, Flame Blangonga, Zenith Blangonga, Copper Blangonga, Rajang, Furious Rajang, Bullfango, Bulldrome, Gogomoa, Kecha Wacha, Ash Kecha Wacha, Kamu Orugaron, Nono Orugaron, MidogaronNaco Agul, Caeserber, Yellow CaeserberLolo Gougarf, Ray GougarfGammothSilver Ridge Gammoth, Slicemargl, Purple Slicemargl, Voljang

Fanged Beasts: Arzuros, Redhelm Arzuros, Kumashira, Lagombi, Snowbaron Lagombi, Witch Lagombi, Volvidon, Christmas Volvidon

Fanged Beasts (Japanese 牙獣種 „Gajūshu“, also known as Pelagus and Primatius) monsters are beastly mammalian creatures that operate with only legs, and no wings. They are often much faster than other larger threats. The first Primatius monsters appeared in Monster Hunter 2. They were referred to as Primatius in earlier translations, but as of Unite are known as Pelagus. More of the Pelagus were added in MHP3, they are known as Fanged Beasts in the Japanese version, and in the English version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and onward.

Type: Leviathan / 海竜種

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Leviathans: Ludroth, Royal Ludroth, Purple Ludroth, Gobul, Witch Gobul, Lagiacrus, Ivory Lagiacrus, Abyssal Lagiacrus, Uroktor, Agnaktor, Glacial Agnaktor, Nibelsnarf, Kuarusepusu, Pokaradon, BaruragaruMizutsune, Heavenly Eye Mizutsune

Leviathans (Japanese 海竜種) are a class of monsters first appearing in the third generation. This class is large wyverns that are specialized in swimming. Leviathans are known to usually be the top predators of their environments like Flying Wyverns.

Type: Snake Wyvern / 蛇竜種

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Snake Wyverns: Remobra, Najarala, Tidal Najarala

Snake Wyverns (Japanese 蛇竜種) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. These monsters are known for their serpentine features, such as long, coiling bodies and forked tongues. They can range dramatically in both size and overall body structure, with some members being large, serpentine land-dwellers, while others are smaller and more reminiscent of Flying Wyverns.

Type: Brute Wyvern / 獣竜種

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Brute Wyverns: Barroth, Jade Barroth, Uragaan, Crystalbeard Uragaan, Pumpkin Uragaan, Steel Uragaan, Deviljho, Savage Deviljho, Aberrant Deviljho, GlavenusHellblade Glavenus, Duramboros, Rust Duramboros, Brachydios, Raging Brachydios, Abiorugu, GiaoruguGasurabazura

Brute Wyverns (Japanese 獣竜種) are a class of monsters first introduced in the third generation. This class is considered to be Wyverns that are adapted to complete life on land, even sometimes being called Theropods from greatly resembling some predatory dinosaurs. These monsters are typically large, bipedal theropods, that are prone to living in areas abundant in food sources. Brute Wyverns exhibit a wide variety of dietary habits; some are strictly herbivorous or carnivorous, while others subsist on insects or even minerals. These monsters often use their heavy, muscular bodies to charge blindly through an environment to damage attackers or prey, and include many defensive adaptations, including tail clubs, horns, and even hammer-like chins and fists. Like most classes, Brute Wyverns can be found in almost any type of environment.

Type: Fanged Wyvern / 牙竜種

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Fanged Wyverns: Zinogre, Thunderlord Zinogre, Howling Zinogre, Immortal Zinogre, FFBE Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre, Kurenai Goukami

Fanged Wyverns (Japanese 牙竜種) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. They are known for being Fanged Beast-like Wyvern monsters that have highly developed limbs. The only known species of these wyverns are Zinogre and its subspecies.

Type: Elder Dragon / 古龍種

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Elder Dragons:

Lao-Shan Lung, Ashen Lao-Shan Lung, Kirin, Yama Tsukami, Fatalis, Crimson Fatalis, White Fatalis, Teostra, Lunastra, Kushala Daora, Rusted Kushala Daora, Chameleos, Rukodiora, Ceadeus, Goldbeard Ceadeus, Jhen Mohran, Hallowed Jhen Mohran, Alatreon, Amatsu, Dire Miralis, Myo GalunaShantien, Rebidiora, Dah'ren Mohran, Shagaru Magala, DalamadurShah Dalamadur, Oroshi Kirin, DisufiroaInagami, KeoaruboruGaruba DaoraGogmaziosHarudomerugu, Nakarkos, Toa Tesukatora, Guanzorumu, Tartaronis, Infernal Tartaronis, Yama KuraiNefu Garumudo, MerphistophelinVerusa NowaMakiri Nowa, Barufaruku, Keoaruboru

Elder Dragons (Japanese 古龍種) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. This class is made up of rare, elusive monsters that have lived eternally since ancient times, that are able to bring destruction to whole ecosystems.

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