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Mycongus
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Names
Titles Fungus Wyvern
Nicknames Myco
General Info
Species Flying Wyvern
Habitats Everwood, Jurassic Frontier, Marshlands, Sunken Hollow
Size Large
Relatives None
Signature Move Status Spores
Elements None
Ailments Status Blastblight Blastblight
Status Paralysis Paralysis
Status Poison Poison
Status Sleep Sleep
Status Soiled Soiled
Weaknesses Element Fire Fire
Creator MonsterHunterFlacko

Mycongus (マイコングス, Maikongusu) is a Flying Wyvern.

Physiology

Mycongus sports a rust colored hide with red details. Its wings are primarily white in color with orange tips. The wings somewhat resemble human hands. The tail is also white with a spherical tip covered in orange knobs. The wings and tail are actually the fruiting bodies of a unique fungus that grows on the wyvern's body.

Abilities

Thanks to the fungus on its body, Mycongus can produce a variety of ailment-inducing spores from its body. Red spores inflict Blastblight, yellow spores cause Paralysis, purple spores cause Poison, light green spores induce Sleep, and brown spores cause Soiled.

Behavior

Mycongus aren't the most aggressive wyverns but certainly aren't harmless and will attack if threatened or provoked.

Habitat

Mycongus are usually seen inhabiting the Ancient Forest, Everwood, Sunken Hollow, and the Swamp.

Ecology

Information

Wyverns that share a symbiotic relationship with a special fungus that grows only on its body. This unique fungus forms the wyvern's tail and wings. Mycongus can spread harmful spores from its body that inflict a wide variety of status ailments, including poison, paralysis, and sleep.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Wyvern Feet
  • Infraorder: Symbiotic Wyvern
  • Superfamily: Fungus Wyvern
  • Family: Mycongus

Mycongus are a part of the Flying Wyvern classification.

Habitat Range

Mycongus have been found inhabiting the Everwood, Jurassic Frontier, Marshlands, and the Sunken Hollow in the Old World.

Ecological Niche

Mycongus holds "middle ground" in the food chain. It is omnivorous and mainly feeds on insects, herbs, and mushrooms. They would much rather avoid predators than initiate a fight, using their spores to deter them and escape.

Biological Adaptations

Mycongus's main feature is the special fungus that grows only on its body. This fungus shares a symbiotic relationship with the wyvern; the fungus forms the wyvern's tail and wings while Mycongus itself spreads the spores to young individuals. The spores themselves have harmful side effects should they come into contact with anything that is not a Mycongus. These spores are used to defend the wyvern by inflicting various status effects.

Behavior

Mycongus are not very aggressive compared to other wyverns but are prone to aggression if provoked.

Notes

  • Mycongus's name is a combination of myco- (relating to fungi), hongo (Spanish for mushroom), and fungus.
    • Its design motif was obviously fungi, specifically parasitic fungi such as Cordyceps.
  • Its head and wings can be broken and the tail can be severed.
  • When low on stamina Mycongus will be unable to inflict its status effects.
    • It will feed on Herbivores or mushrooms to regain stamina.
  • Mycongus's roar requires Earplugs to block.

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