Dinosaur, Pteranodon

This flying reptile has two huge wings and a distinctive backward-sweeping crest decorating its head.

Pteranodon CR 3

XP 800

N Large animal

Init +8; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

Defense

AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, –1 size)

hp 32 (5d8+10)

Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +3

Offense

Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (clumsy)

Melee bite +5 (2d6+4)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 16, Dex 19, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 12

Base Atk +3; CMB +7; CMD 21

Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Fly –1, Perception +11

Ecology

Environment warm coastline

Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–12)

Treasure none

The pteranodon is not itself a dinosaur but rather a large flying reptile that is often found in areas dinosaurs are common. Its flight lacks grace, so it lands on the ground to fight foes it can't carry away.

A pteranodon has a wingspan of 30 feet but only weighs 40 pounds.

Pteranodon Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft. (clumsy); AC +0 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str 8, Dex 21, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 12; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (2d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4.