Eucladoceros (Greek for “well-branched antler”) or bush-antlered deer is an extinct genus of deer whose fossils have been discovered in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Eucladoceros was a large deer, reaching 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in body length and standing about 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) tall at the shoulder, only slightly smaller than a modern moose. It had a spectacular set of antlers which split into twelve tines per pedicle, and were up to 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) wide.
The most distinctive feature of Eucladoceros was its comb-like antlers, especially in E. ctenoides. E. dicranios is the most evolved species of the genus, with a dichotomous branching of each antler tine. Eucladoceros was the first deer genus to have highly evolved antlers; however its cranial shape and dental morphology remained primitive.
Metahub Tier: TBA.
Critical chance: 5%
DNA can be used for: Testacornibus.
Shielded Decelerating Strike.
Swap in Heal.
Immune to Deceleration.
Eucladoceros is a new cenozoic mammal being a similar creature to it’s relative Megaloceros. Comparing the two they are very similar. Eucladoceros instead gets an ability to slow and distract (Megaloceros only gets the slow). I’m not sure what to make of it yet myself. Just seems too similar to Megaloceros both in stats and abilities.
What are your thoughts on this new cenozoic deer?