Dinosaur, Plesiosaurus

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Dinosaur, Plesiosaurus

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor )

Hit Points 68 (8d10+40)

Speed 20 ft., swim 40 ft.

18 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4

Senses passive Perception 10

Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Hold Breath. The plesiosaurus can hold its breath for 1 hour.


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (3d6 + 4) piercing damage.

Source: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5.

While not technically a dinosaur, the plesiosaurus is often found in waterways and swamps where dinosaurs and other megafauna are common. Long-necked and swift, these ambush predators prefer to dart in, bite a foe, and then swim away to hide while they wait for their victim to bleed out before swimming back to feed.

Numerous species of this creature exist, from marsh-dwelling varieties to creatures that spend their entire lives at sea.

A plesiosaurus measures 11 feet long, though nearly half of this length is neck, and weighs 1,000 pounds.