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Dinosaur, Pteranodon

Family: Dinosaurs

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 22 (4d8 + 4)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

13 (+1) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 2 (–4) 8 (–1) 7 (–2)

Skills Perception +1
Senses passive Perception 11
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Dive. If the Pteranodon dives at least 30 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a Bite attack on the same turn, the target takes an additional 7 (2d6) piercing damage.
  • Flyby. The Pteranodon doesn’t provoke an opportunity attack when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.


Largest of the flying reptiles, Pteranodons normally hunt large fish. They fly over shallow seas, dive into the water, and come up with a beak full of flapping fish. However, some species adapted to life in unusual conditions such as mountains towering over large jungles or open grasslands. These populations hunt small game. Some Pteranodons grow to be truly large, with wingspans of 20 feet or more. Such specimens are capable of snatching up prey as large as a halfling and carrying it away to tear it apart with its sharp-toothed beak.

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