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Dinosaur of the Day #92 - Postosuchus

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Postosuchus is an extinct rauisuchid reptile which lived approximately 230 million to 220 million years ago – from the Middle to the Late Triassic Period. Its fossils were first discovered in Crosby County, Texas in 1922. Originally, it was described by Ermine Cowles Case and was thought to have belonged to a dinosaur genus named Coelophysis. However, it wasn’t until much later that it was discovered for what it really was: an archosaur. Its name means “Post crocodile.”

In order to understand Postosuchus, then you have to understand reptiles known as archosaurs. This was a time when these reptiles were all evolving into something else. For instance, some archosaurs would later evolve into pterosaurs and some others were evolving into prehistoric crocodiles. Given this backdrop, it would appear that Postosuchus coexisted with these prehistoric crocodiles and maybe even preyed on some of them. Which may seem strange as it looked very much like a crocodile – as can be seen from Postosuchus pictures.

Which is why there was so much confusion as to Postosuchus’ classification. For tens of millions of years, all of these same groups of animals (pterosaurs, crocodiles and dinosaurs) all existed together. And why it was initially classified as a theropod dinosaur. Fortunately, after examining its ankles and its back plates, paleontologists decided it was a rauisuchid reptile.

One of the most interesting facts about Postosuchus is that it might have been able to rear up on its back legs to lunge at its prey. Which would have been a sight to see considering these animals were about 15 feet long and weighed around 1,500 pounds. It may have also been able to rise up on its legs to run – like many of the running crocodiles of the time. Although it is highly unlikely it could have traveled very far on just its two back legs. Most of the time, however, it probably stayed on all four legs and may have even swum in ancient rivers and lakes.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Alpha.
Health: 3600.
Damage: 1400.
Speed: 126.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA used for: Postimetrodon.

Adrenaline Pulse.
Defence Shattering Strike.
Ferocious Impact.

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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Used this one early on when I didn’t have many dinosaurs to choose from but it was soon left behind. I see it frequently in the wild but these days it is just a DNA farm for Postimetrodon.

Sure it is

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Drawing coming

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Fun fact. This guy can take out a Dracoceratops at equal levels with no crit required. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s worth getting that high, but still good to know.

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Surprisingly powerful. Very rarely do I see level 20 Posto hanging around the Jurassic Ruins, but when I do, I have to hope that the game has given me one of my faster dinos because this thing packs a punch when it’s powered up.

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Damn copy and paste!!! Lol

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I like it it it it it it it

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The 1.7 update increased Postosuchus Damage from 1400 to 1450.

Nice boost but still won’t see it used more often, I don’t think.

Oh so they buff Postosuchus but nerf Postimetrodon? Urghhh I’m still sad over the Postimetrodon nerf :sob:

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I really don’t get it either.

It has been nearly a year since the Dinosaur of the Day discussions started and I thought it might be nice to slowly revisit them and see how things have changed.

`Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Alpha High.
Health: 3600.
Damage: 1450.
Speed: 126.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Defence Shattering Strike.
Ferocious Strike.
Adrenaline Pulse.

I used to see Postosuchus a lot in the early days of the game but outside of strike towers, I cannot recall the last time I saw one. Since the first post, she has seen a very small damage boost but othewise has not changed. While Postosuchus may have once been a handy low level dinosaur she soon became a DNA farm for her hybrid Postimetrodon.

What are your thoughts on this creature in the current meta?

This guy is great when boosted. I am honestly surprised I don’t see more of them in the higher arena, yet I do see Suchotator somewhat often.

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This thing is an absolute monster in the tournaments, I always put it on my team. Guaranteed to get a kill.

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I do think it is good for it’s rarity. The problem is, as with so many non-hybrid dinosaurs and older hybrids, it gets left behind as newer and better ones come out.

I haven’t seen a superboosted Postosuchus myself, but someone else did.


Fascinating to know that there’s still variety in even the higher arenas.

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I remember being so happy when it got dss, because it was the strongest creature on my team. Although I do wonder, did it always have adrenaline pulse?

At least as far back as March last year it did. Whether it started with it I cannot remember.

postosuchus_by_raphtor_ddonn8d-350t
Artist: Raphtor Ddonn8d

Rarity: Rare.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 3000.
Damage: 1200.
Speed: 126.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 20%

Fierce Strike.
Group Ferocity Strike.
Adrenaline Pulse.

Resistant to damage over time (50%), speed decrease (100%) and vulnerable (50%).

Postosuchus has seen both her health and damage decrease but she has gained a nice increase to her critical percentage. Her abilities remain mostly the same just updated as per recent updates. She has gained some resistances as well. I’m not so keen on the stat reductions but for the earlier Arena levels and lower level players, Postosuchus remains a nice choice to include on their teams.

I don’t think Postosuchus is a good Raid choice. Damage isn’t good enough and not enough useful abilities.

What are your thoughts on Postosuchus and how would you use her now?

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