This creature is roughly the size of a raven, with broad wings and a long tail compared to its body length.

Archaeopteryx CR 1/4

XP 100
N Tiny animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 40 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +4 (1d4–4)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.


Str 3, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 6
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +10, Fly +6
SQ weak flier



The master of an archaeopteryx familiar gains a +2 bonus on Reflex saves.

Weak Flier (Ex)

An archaeopteryx can’t hover or fly up at an angle greater than 45 degrees while flying.


Environment temperate or warm forests
Organization single, pair, or nest (4–10)
Treasure none

Archaeopteryxes are primitive birds. Instead of beaks, they have lizard-like heads with serrated teeth.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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