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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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A Basarios variant that scatters crystals from its back to fend off attackers, offering those nearby a chance to mine for rare minerals. Jump on one when its back carapace is broken to make it roll over and expose its weak underbelly.


  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Wyvern Feet
  • Infraorder: Carapace Wyvern
  • Superfamily: Armor Wyvern
  • Family: Armor Wyvern

The Ruby Basarios is a never before seen subspecies of Basarios recently discovered in Val Habar's region. It is unknown what the Ruby Basarios is but, some believe its a subspecies of Basarios, while others believe its a normal Basarios that has consumed a large number of crystals found within the Everwood.

Habitat Range

The Ruby Basarios can only be found living in the Everwood, and it has been found living along side the common Basarios in this area.

Ecological Niche

Like the common Basarios it is somewhat low on the food chain. These wyverns feed mostly on ores and minerals, especially the large red/pink crystals found in the Everwood. In order to supplement their diet the wyverns will also feed on small prey, like Neopterons and carrion. Ruby Basarios are large and armored enough to intimidate predators like Great JaggiVelocidrome  and Seltas. But larger predators like Brachydios, Deviljho and Teostra are considered to be serious threats.

Biological Adaptations

Adorning the bodies of these flying wyverns are large pink crystals that are found in the Everwood. The crystals eventually grow on the body of the Basarios due to the wyvern constantly feeding on them. The crystals are used for enhanced camoflauge and for defense. When threatened, Ruby Basarios will shake the crystals off its body in order to damage foes that come to close to it.


Just like the Basarios, the Ruby Basarios are quite calm and peaceful until threatened. Ruby Basarios can turn aggressive when they need to protect themselves.

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