Taranansi (タラナンシ, Tarananshi) is a Temnoceran.
Taranansi has four metallic blue legs, two shovel-like forelimbs, a blue-green carapace, and a large, round, vibrant orange abdomen covered in fine red hairs. Two upward curving spikes are located at the end of the abdomen. It sports barbed, retractable mandibles similar to Nerscylla but Taranansi's mandibles are not quite as long as a Nerscylla's mandibles.
The fine barbed urticating hairs on Taranansi's are its main form of defense against predators. Taranansi either kicks off the hairs or simply rubs its abdomen against the target. These hairs are highly similar to the powder produced by Molten Tigrex and Teostra as they will explode over time once applied to a target.
Taranansi are typically calm and docile creatures. Taranansi cannot produce silk so they use their shovel-like claws to form a burrow. They make their territory with the remains of their prey.
These Temnocerans inhabit the Jungle, Old Jungle, Great Forest, Jurassic Frontier, and the Verdant Hills.
- The name Taranansi is a combination of "tarantula" and Anansi, an African folklore characters who appears as a spider.
- Taranansi's color scheme resembles the Greenbottle blue tarantula.
- Its claws can be broken individually along with its abdomen.