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Komodon
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Names
Titles Monitor Wyvern
Nicknames Komodo
General Info
Species Fanged Wyvern
Habitats Desert, Dunes, Old Desert, Sandy Plains
Size Largest: 2312.68 cm
Shortest: 1859.55 cm
Relatives None
Signature Move Venomous Bite
Elements None
Ailments Status Poison Poison
Status Stun Stun
Weaknesses Element Ice Ice
Creator MonsterHunterFlacko

Komodon (コモドン, Komodon) is a Fanged Wyvern.

Physiology

Komodon is a quadrupedal monster that sports a brown armored hide that has dark green stripes and spots across the body. This hide is covered in small spiky osteoderms, most notably along the back and tail where the spikes are at their largest. The head holds a long U-shaped snout and a long forked tongue. The tail is almost as long as the creature's body and has dark green bands.

Abilities

Komodon's main weapons are its large, sharp, curved claws. These claws are ideal for burrowing, climbing up trees, or easily tearing through flesh. Komodon also possess a venomous bite, thanks to special organs in their jaws that produce toxic proteins. Their tails are also very powerful and are used as whips to stun and knock down prey.

Behavior

Komodon are solitary wyverns, only coming together to eat or breed. Even though they actively hunt for prey, they will readily feed on carrion if live food isn't available.

Habitat

Komodon typically live the Sandy Plains, both Deserts, and the Dunes.

Ecology

Information

Brutal Fanged Wyverns with rugged hides, sharp claws, and venomous saliva. These beasts make for formidable monsters with their immense strength and tough armor. They prefer to inhabit desert areas.

Taxonomy

Order: Saurischia - Suborder: Four Legged - Superfamily: Varan Wyvern - Family: Komodon

Komodon are classified as Fanged Wyverns and are distantly related to Acrosta, Shisainu, and Silethos.

Habitat Range

Komodon inhabits the Dunes, both Deserts, and the Everwood of the Old World. In the New World they live in the Sandy Plains.

Ecological Niche

These wyverns dominate that ecosystems in which they reside. Komodon hunt and ambush prey including Aptonoth, Rhenoplos, Delex, Jaggi, Jaggia, Genprey, Cephalos, and Apceros. Lesser predatory monsters such as Desert Seltas, Great Jaggi, Gendrome, Volvidon, and Daimyo Hermitaur and its Subspecies. Half of their diet also consists of carrion. They will even cannibalize younger, vulnerable Komodon. Despite being such a ferocious predator, it has to deal with other powerful monsters such as Seregios, Nibelsnarf, Desert Seltas Queen, Rajang, Deviljho, Tigerstripe Zamtrios, and Elder Dragons like Kushala Daora and Teostra. Diablos, Black Diablos, and Rust Duramboros may also attack Komodon should they draw near their territories. However, with its durable scaly hide, razor sharp claws, and deadly venomous saliva, these wyverns can and will send these monsters fleeing.

Biological Adaptions

Komodon scales are reinforced with numerous osteoderms that function as a sort of natural chain-mail. This provides the monster with a tough armored hide. Its powerful forelimbs and claws are used primarily for eating, climbing, and fighting. There tails are about as long as their bodies and are used mostly for support when the monster stands upright to scout the surrounding area when looking for prey. They use their tongues to detect, taste, and smell stimuli. Komodons have been observed to use their strong tails to knock down and stun both prey and predators. Komodon saliva is often described as copious and tinged with blood as 60 frequently replaced, serrated teeth are almost completely covered by gingival tissue that is naturally lacerated during feeding. This creates an ideal culture for the bacteria that live within its mouth. The saliva of Komodon is also said to be venomous as it possesses two glands in the lower jaw that secrete several different toxic proteins.

Behavior

Komodon are solitary wyverns, only coming together to eat or breed. They have very slow metabolisms, able to go long periods of time without food. Young Komodons are vulnerable and therefore dwell in trees, safe from predators and cannibalistic adults. It is most active in the day, although it exhibits some nocturnal activity. The wyverns hunt in the afternoon, but stay in the shade during the hottest part of the day. They serve as strategic locations from which to ambush prey. Because of its large size and habit of sleeping in burrows, it is able to conserve body heat throughout the night and minimize its basking period the morning after. These special resting places, usually located on ridges with significant shading, are marked with droppings and are cleared of vegetation.

Notes

  • Its name is a combination of the words "Komodo" as in komodo dragon and "don", the Greek word for tooth.
  • Komodon is obviously based off Komodo dragons with some traits from crocodiles.
  • Its claws, back, and head and be broken and its tail can be served and carved once or twice.
  • Komodon will feed on Herbivores such as Kelbi, Aptonoth, Mosswine, and Bullfango to regain stamina.
  • Komodon's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.
    • When infected its bite attacks inflict Frenzy instead of Poison.

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