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Not to be confused with Rare Species, Variants, or Named Variants.

A subspecies is an alternate form of a monster. These monsters usually feature an alternate color palette and often boast different anatomical features and abilities from the common species. Subspecies can inhabit similar environments as the common species, but they can also sometimes be found in completely different locales, depending on the species of monster. Though subspecies are strong and rare, Rare Species are far stronger and rarer.

List of Subspecies by Generation

1st Generation

2nd Generation

3rd Generation

4th Generation

Frontier Generation

Online Generation


Bird Wyverns

MH4-Yian Kut-Ku and Konchu Render 001
MH4-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Render 001
Yian Kut-Ku Blue Yian Kut-Ku
MH4-Gypceros Render 001
Purple Gypceros MH4 Render
Gypceros Purple Gypceros
3rdGen-Qurupeco Render 001
MHP3-Crimson Qurupeco Render 001
Qurupeco Crimson Qurupeco

Brute Wyvern

3rdGen-Barroth Render 001
Barroth Jade Barroth
MHX-Duramboros Render 001
Duramboros Rust Duramboros
MHX-Uragaan Render 001 Uragaan Subspecies render
Uragaan Steel Uragaan
FrontierGen-Abiorugu Render 001
FrontierGen-Giaorugu Render 001
Abiorugu Giaorugu

Piscine Wyvern

MHX-Plesioth Render 001
Green Plesioth Render
Plesioth Green Plesioth
MHX-Lavasioth Render 001
FrontierGen-Lavasioth Subspecies Render 001
Lavasioth  Lavasioth Subspecies


MHX-Royal Ludroth Render 001
Royal Ludroth Sub
Royal Ludroth Purple Ludroth
3rdGen-Agnaktor Render 001
Glacial Agnaktor Render
Agnaktor Glacial Agnaktor
MHX-Lagiacrus Render 001
MH3G-Lagiacrus Subspecies
Lagiacrus Ivory Lagiacrus

Flying Wyvern

MH4-Rathian Render 001
MH4-Pink Rathian Render 001
Rathian Pink Rathian
MH4-Rathalos Render 001
MH4-Azure Rathalos Render 001
Rathalos Azure Rathalos
MH4-Khezu Render 001
MH4-Red Khezu Render 001
Khezu Red Khezu
MH4U-Monoblos Render 001
MH4U-White Monoblos Render 001
Monoblos White Monoblos
MH4U-Diablos Render 001 MH4U-Black Diablos Render 001
Diablos Black Diablos
MH4-Basarios Render 001
MH4-Ruby Basarios Render 001
Basarios Ruby Basarios
MH4-Gravios Render 001
MH4-Black Gravios Render 001
Gravios Black Gravios
MH4-Tigrex Render 001
MH4-Brute Tigrex Render 001
Tigrex Brute Tigrex
FrontierGen-Espinas Render 002
FrontierGen-Espinas Subspecies Render 002
Espinas Espinas Subspecies
MHX-Nargacuga Render 001
Green Nargacuga Render
Nargacuga Green Nargacuga
FrontierGen-Berukyurosu Render 003
FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Render 001
Berukyurosu Doragyurosu
3rdGen-Barioth Render 001
Sand Barioth Render
Barioth Sand Barioth
3rdGen-Gigginox Render 001
Baleful Gigginox Render
Gigginox Baleful Gigginox


MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001
MH4U-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001
Daimyo Hermitaur Plum Daimyo Hermitaur
MHX-Shogun Ceanataur Render 001
2ndGen-Terra Shogun Ceanataur Render 001
Shogun Ceanataur Terra Shogun Ceanataur
FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Render 001
FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Render 001
Akura Vashimu Akura Jebia

Fanged Beast

MH4-Congalala Render 001
MH4-Emerald Congalala Render 001
Congalala Emerald Congalala
MHX-Blangonga Render 001
2ndGen-Copper Blangonga Render 001
Blangonga Copper Blangonga
MHO-Caeserber Render 001 MHOL-Yellow Caeserber Render 001
Caeserber Yellow Caeserber
MH4-Kecha Wacha Render 001 MH4U-Ash Kecha Wacha Render 001
Kecha Wacha Ash Kecha Wacha

Fanged Wyvern

MH4-Zinogre Render 001
MH4-Stygian Zinogre Render 001
Zinogre Stygian Zinogre


MH4-Tetsucabra Render 001
MH4U-Berserk Tetsucabra Render 001
Tetsucabra Berserk Tetsucabra
MH4-Zamtrios Render 001
MH4U-Tigerstripe Zamtrios Render 001
Zamtrios Tigerstripe Zamtrios

Snake Wyvern

MH4-Najarala Render 001
MH4U-Tidal Najarala Render 001
Najarala Tidal Najarala


MH4-Seltas Render 001
MH4U-Desert Seltas Render 001
Seltas Desert Seltas
MH4-Seltas Queen and Seltas Render 001
MH4U-Desert Seltas Queen and Desert Seltas Render 001
Seltas Queen Desert Seltas Queen


MH4-Nerscylla Render 001
MH4U-Shrouded Nerscylla Render 001
Nerscylla Shrouded Nerscylla

Elder Dragon

3rdGen-Jhen Mohran Render 001
MH3U-Hallowed Jhen Mohran Render 001
Jhen Mohran Hallowed Jhen Mohran
FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Render 001
MHF1-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Render 001
Lao-Shan Lung Ashen Lao-Shan Lung
MH4U-Dalamadur Render 001
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Render 002
Dalamadur Shah Dalamadur
MH4-Kirin Render 001
MH4-Oroshi Kirin Render 001
Kirin Oroshi Kirin
3rdGen-Ceadeus Render 001
Ceadeus Subspecies Render
Ceadeus Goldbeard Ceadeus
FrontierGen-Rukodiora Render 002
FrontierGen-Rebidiora Render 001
Rukodiora Rebidiora


  • Most first generation monster Subspecies are named by color.
  • Most second generation monster Subspecies have their name taken from Jewels and various Metals.
  • The Breeding Season Hypnocatrice is simply a Hypnocatrice which has brightened its feathers for their mating season.
  • Similarly, the Lavasioth Subspecies is a Lavasioth which has turned red for their mating season.
  • Black Diablos are normal female Diablos in mating season. The colour change is a sign that they can be highly aggressive.
  • Ashen Lao-Shan Lung is an aged Lao-Shan Lung. Its scales are discolored due to exposure to volcanic ash.
  • Golden Rajang is not actually a subspecies. It is an ordinary Rajang that looks almost golden while calm, and shows its Electric Aura in Rage mode. This is the same for the 3rd generation's Savage Deviljho, which G-rank version always has its shoulder muscles red and has its face covered in Dragon, while the normal Deviljho only huffs this element during its rage.
  • Violent Laviente is a Laviente that reaches a certain point of starvation.
  • Midogaron is a mutation of a lone Kamu Orugaron.
  • The Zerureusu is a different, yet closely related species as the other Rathalos and Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern).
  • There are no subspecies of monsters in Monster Hunter 3.
  • Diablos and Monoblos can be considered as subspecies of each other.
  • About half of the third generation subspecies don't live in the same environments than their regular counterparts.

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