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Dinosaur of the Day #34 - Diplocaulus Gen 2

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Diplocaulus is an extinct early amphibian that lived 270 million years ago during the Permian period. It was first discovered in 1878 in Texas and was given its name by Edward Drinker Cope in 1877. Its name means “double caul” because it has a very distinctive head that looks like a boomerang.

If you saw Diplocaulus pictures without knowing anything about them, then you would have thought it was something someone invented. However, it was a real amphibian. Facts about Diplocaulus include the one that has been theorized that its head was so unusual because it made it harder for it to be eaten by predators. A lot of the prehistoric creatures that swam in those waters probably wouldn’t have wanted to struggle trying to swallow such an oddly shaped creature and would, therefore leave it alone, opting for easier prey.

Other scientists believe that its head may have been used as a hydrofoil. This would have made it possible for it to skim on top of a body of water. If that’s true, then the shape of its head could have also been used as a way for this animal to steer itself. This would have allowed it to traverse streams, rivers and lakes with ease.

Aside from its boomerang-shaped head, Diplocaulus also had other distinct features. It was approximately 3 feet long, had 4 shortened-legs, a long and flat tail and weighed around 5-10 pounds. It lived in the ancient swamps which are now known as Texas and probably lived off a diet of fish – making it a piscivore.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 1130.
Speed: 125.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Distracting Impact.
Nullifying Strike.
Instant Distraction.
Swap In Distraction.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?

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#2

Diplocaulus Gen 2 is marginally better than than it’s more common version having slightly better health and damage. Speed isn’t different enough either. Again you are looking at an annoyance rather than something to be worried about. The only difference is the addition of Instant Cripple. Diplocaulus Gen 2 isn’t any more worth including than the primary version and I don’t know why it has a rare rarity or a reason for being so.

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#3

Diplo gen 2 has the same moveset as koolasuchus gen 2, if I remember correctly.
Pretty good if I do say so myself.