Cearadactylus atrox (CEER-uh-DACT-uh-LUSS) is a genus of large Early Cretaceous (Albian) pterosaurs from South America. The only known species is Cearadactylus, described and named in 1985 by Giuseppe Leonardi and Guido Borgomanero. The name refers to the Brazilian state Ceará and combines this with Greek daktylos, "finger", a reference to the wing finger of pterosaurs. The Latin atrox means "frightful", a reference to the fearsome dentition of the species.
Hunting & BehaviorEdit
Cearadactylus is a relatively large pterosaur. It has large teeth that are mainly meant for catching fish, but it will not hesitate to attack something that is in its territory. In fact, Cearadactylus is extremely territorial, attacking and chasing out anything that comes near their territory. This makes building an enclosure for them difficult, as they can get extremely aggressive, even to their owners. It is usually most comfortable near a river, as oceans don’t provide as many secondary food sources.
Health & StatsEdit
Height: 1.8 Blocks
AI: Usually in its flock from birth and into adulthood. Very territorial, and will attack nearby animals. It needs to be near a water source for food, as it is primarily a piscivore.