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Shah Dalamadur Ecology

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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 Dalamadur subspecies easily identified by the red spines lining its back. Though they were once thought to exist only in legend, multiple sightings in the past few years have led many to fear Shah Dalamadur as an omen of grave things to come.


  • Order: Elder Dragon
  • Suborder: Serpent Dragon
  • Family: Amadur
  • Species: Dalamadur

Shah Dalamadur is an extremely large and long serpentine Elder Dragon. It isn't actually a Subspecies, rather a Dalamadur after shedding its skin.

Habitat Range

This massive elder dragon makes its home at the Speartip Crag within the range of the Heaven's Mount.

Ecological Niche

Shah Dalamadur is the undisputed apex predator of its habitat. Although its diet is unknown, it is almost certainly carnivorous, and herbivorous monsters such as Aptonoth, Conga, and Rhenoplos would be easy prey. Given its incredible size, predators such as Tigrex, Deviljho, Stygian Zinogre, Azure Rathalos, Rajang and even the infamous Shagaru Magala would most likely avoid the beast at all costs.

Biological Adaptations

Shah Dalamadur sport a lighter, sand-colored hide with red-orange spines after molting out of their old skin. After molting Shah Dalamadur have no control over their metabolism, meaning their body temperature will constantly change. When cold, a Shah Dalamadur's hide can repel many attacks. When hot, the hide of a Shah Dalamadur is vulnerable to many attacks. From their body temperature constantly changing Shah Dalamadur are able to perform an ability never seen before by a normal Dalamadur. Shah Dalamadur are able to burn the very ground with their powerful heated metabolism through just about any part of their body that is heated. This heat in some cases is comparable to a star, leaving behind powerful flames with just a single touch.


Shah Dalamadur are far more aggressive than any mere Dalamadur due to them being in a sort of defenseless state after molting.

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