Pterosaur, Pteranodon

This flying reptile has two huge wings and a distinctive backward-sweeping crest decorating its head.

Pteranodon CR 3

XP 800
N Large animal
Init +8; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11


AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, –1 size)
hp 32 (5d8+10)
Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +3


Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (clumsy)
Melee bite +5 (2d6+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str 16, Dex 19, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +7; CMD 21
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly –1, Perception +11


Environment warm coastline
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–12)
Treasure none

The pteranodon is not itself a dinosaur but rather a large flying reptile that is often found in areas dinosaurs are common. Its flight lacks grace, so it lands on the ground to fight foes it can’t carry away.

A pteranodon has a wingspan of 30 feet but only weighs 40 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, © 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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