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Obdurodon (giant ancient platypus with poison)



Obdurodon is an extinct monotreme genus containing three species. Individuals of Obdurodon differed from modern platypuses in that adult individuals retained their molar teeth (in the modern platypus, individuals lose all of their teeth upon reaching adulthood). Compared to the modern platypus, which is a mostly benthic forager, Obdurodon foraged pelagically.
The description of a new genus and species of extinct ornithorhynchid, a family of the Monotremata, published in 1975 and noted as the earliest known evidence of the group in Australia. The authors, Michael O. Woodburne and Richard H. Tedford, described two specimens associated with the Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area. The discoveries were a result of joint ventures by US and Australian museums undertaking research in the remote central desert region of Australia.
The name of the genus is derived from Latin, obduros and don, a reference to the robustness, size and permanency of the molars as an "enduring tooth". When combined with the epithet of the type species, insignis, the name was intended to translate as "significant lasting tooth" for the importance of the find to the fossil record of the family. The genus is one of several to have been placed with the family Ornithorhynchidae, which is typified by the still extant species of platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus and evidently more closely allied.
Obdurodon tharalkooschild is believed to have been carnivorous and estimated to be twice the size of the modern platypus at one metre long.
Obdurodon tharalkooschild is thought to have inhabited fresh water and hunted for a variety of animal prey in the forests that dominated the Riversleigh site at the time of deposition. The species diet is assumed to have included crustacea like those consumed by the modern platypus, although larger species were available due to its greater size. The potential prey of the Riversleigh fauna also included frog, turtle, fish and the lungfish, species that are present in the deposition at the Two Tree Site of the Riversleigh formations. The ornithorhynchid species were unknown in the later fossil record at the time of discovery, and it defied the assumptions of a single lineage of a platypus-like animal that progressively lost its teeth and became smaller in size.


In-game, they are about the same size as Sarco and live near water.
Good at swimming, but slow on land.
They are friendly, but they can retaliate when attacked, especially with claw attacks, which contain poison that slows movement and increases coma.
This is also true for players and other creatures.
Also, Reapers and Nameless can be poisoned with the same effect as Charged Light.
In that sense, the poison possessed by this creature is the strongest.
Taming method
Taming is passive taming, but the bait is special.
It feeds only on Mushroom Brew and nothing else.
Moreover, if they are attacked by other creatures or accidentally attacked by the player, they will become hostile and the taming gauge will be reset.
After taming
You can ride with your own saddle.
Good at swimming, but slow on land.
Also, like the wild, the claw attack can poison the enemy with a movement speed decrease and a coma value increase, and the Reaper and Nameless can be poisoned with the same effect as the charge light, Especially against Reaper and Nameless, it can fight with only its poison without charge light.

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