Dinosaur, Quetzalcoatlus

This immense flying reptile has a staggering wingspan and a brightly colored head with a razor-sharp beak.

Quetzalcoatlus CR 7

XP 3,200
N Huge animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +13


AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +7 natural, –2 size)
hp 82 (11d8+33)
Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +5


Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +13 (2d8+7/×3), 2 wings +8 (1d6+3)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.


Str 25, Dex 17, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 12
Base Atk +8; CMB +17; CMD 31
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +0, Perception +13
SQ difficult to train, razor-sharp beak


Difficult to Train (Ex)

A quetzalcoatlus is remarkably difficult to train. Anyone trying to do so takes a –4 penalty on Handle Animal checks to train one of these looming pterosaurs.

Razor-Sharp Beak (Ex)

A quetzalcoatlus’s bite attack has a critical multiplier of ×3.


Environment warm coastlines, plains, or swamps
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–6)
Treasure none

The quetzalcoatlus is perhaps the largest of the pterosaurs, a category of flying reptile common in regions where dinosaurs dwell. Known to some as the “swamp stalker” and others by the misnomer “dragonling,” it is truly an awe-inspiring sight in the air, with an impressive 40-foot wingspan. On the ground, this creature’s profile bears an uncanny resemblance to that of a giraffe, save for the fact that the folded wings arch up to either side of its lightly feathered body and its head bears a horrific but brightly colored razor-sharp beak.

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