Dinosaur of the Day #301 - Lystrosaurus

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Lacking teeth in the usual sense,‭ ‬Lystrosaurus had two tusks,‭ ‬typical of the dicynodonts.‭ ‬These tusks projected downwards from the maxilla,‭ ‬and are thought to have been used to dig up the nutritious roots of plants that grew in the arid climates of the time.‭ ‬It is also thought that Lystrosaurus had a horny beak for snipping off vegetation above ground which would then be ground against a horny second palate in its mouth.‭ ‬Study of the lower jaw shows that it was adapted to move back and forth to aid in this grinding process.

The stout body of Lystrosaurus was supported by four legs that were in a semi sprawling position.‭ ‬This means that while Lystrosaurus carried itself up off the ground,‭ ‬the legs would stick out to the sides as opposed to supporting its weight underneath like columns.

Lystrosaurus was exceptionally common in the early Triassic,‭ ‬and may have formed as much of ninety-five per cent of the total known vertebrate population.‭ ‬It is thought that the aftermath of the Permian extinction involved a lack of both competitive herbivorous animals and large predators capable of taking down a fully grown Lystrosaurus caused this,‭ ‬the result of which was Lystrosaurus‭ ‬becoming the dominant land vertebrate of the time.

During the course of its discovery many more species have been‭ ‬attributed to the Lystrosaurus‭ ‬genus,‭ ‬but they are not recognised by all.‭ ‬The huge amount of fossil material that exists for Lystrosaurus means that the total accepted species can and are likely to fluctuate over coming years.

lystrosaurus-size

Rarity: Epic.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 3600.
Damage: 1150.
Speed: 125.
Defence: 0%
Crit: 10%

Cunning Strike.
Evasive Restore.
Impact and Run.
Evasive Heal.
Low Tide.
Absorb.

Resistant to rending (33%), speed decrease (50%), stun (50%) and swap prevention (50%).

We have another flocking creature with Lystrosaurus. Nice to have another one which isn’t a bird. I would say that Lystrosaurus seems fairly average for an Epic rarity flock but nothing bad at all. Like the other flocks we have in the game, Lystrosaurus seems to be based on the usual debuff, heal and didge mechanics. Will she see use? Maybe Lystrosaurus will appear in the Arena but I have a feeling that she will end up being just a DNA farm for hybrid, Lystrosuchus.

What are your thoughts on Lystrosaurus?

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Its Coelurosauravus 2.0 but kinda worse since its not pin inmune, could have got a more stally and tanky playstyle instead of being a improved (overall) coel, dissapointed with it

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It’d like it to have some armor

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I think it should have gotten some charge animations

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Yeah thats true, lystro doesn’t have a set of anims that seem, alive, it rather moves kinda slow, I don’t know how to describe it but I see how it moves and I think “doesn’t feel that it’s alive” (not a pun, lol), it acts rather slow, for what i think it should

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