A deinonychus (pronounced: /dɪnˈnkʌsday-in-o-NY-kuss[5]), also known as a razortalon by the inhabitants of High Moor,[6] was a carnivorous species of dinosaur[1] in the family of dinosaurs known as dromaeosaurs.[6]

Description[edit | edit source]

The deinonychus was a larger cousin of the velociraptor.[1][2] They roughly stood about as tall as a human.[6]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Deinonychuses could run as fast as the average horse.[2]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Deinonychus was a rather cunning creature.[6]

Combat[edit | edit source]

These dinosaurs liked to leap upon their prey,[6] pinning them down with their claws[1] and powerful rear talons.[6] They then would often attempt to feed upon their prey while it was still alive.[1]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Deinonychus tended to hunt in packs.[4][6]

Habitats[edit | edit source]

These dinosaurs were most commonly found in the jungles of Chult,[4] though they were also known to inhabit the Serpent Hills[6] and the Stonelands. In the latter they hibernated in deep rifts near earth nodes and volcanic flows. They never raced along the heights of the Stonelands or ventured far from it, as they feared being eaten by dragons, dark horrors, or Zhent foulwings.[7]

Beyond the Prime Material plane, some could be found in the Forbidden Plateau.[8]

Notable Deinonychuses[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Mike Mearls, et al. (November 2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. Edited by Jeremy Crawford, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 139. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 60. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 51. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), pp. 10, 34. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Tim Beach (October 1995). “The Serpent Hills”. In Julia Martin ed. Elminster's Ecologies Appendix II (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0786901713.
  7. Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2006-07-22). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2006). Candlekeep Forum. Retrieved on 2020-11-22.
  8. Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  9. Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.
  10. Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.

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