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Basic Info - Group; Mammalian Diet; Omnivore Temperament; Curious Tameable; Yes Ridable; No Design Inspirations Below; Dossier - Wild; Vulcanops jennyworthyae can oftentimes be seen hanging from cliffs and the cave ceilings of Aberration. They are commonly seen hunting insects and foraging for plant material to eat. Some Vulcanops have even been sighted burrowing beneath the rock and surfacing with rare trinkets such as gems, old materials, and even shards of Element. Their resonant echolocations can also be used to ward off some of the more sensitive predators of the Ark. Domesticated; Domesticated Vulcanops make for amazing pets. Although not large enough to carry a rider in flight, Vulcanops are big enough to allow Survivors to use them as a makeshift glider and rock climbing equipment, soaring through the open air and allowing the Vulcanops to carry them up any cliff sides they come across. But more than that, Vulcanops have also been used as sentries, using their high-pitched Sonic Booms to disorient smaller predators or ward off Reapers and Rock Drakes with their sensitive hearing. They can also use echolocation to locate cloaked creatures, and pass that knowledge on to their Survivors or any allied Dinosaurs. Behavior - Vulcanops jennyworthyae can oftentimes be seen flying around the open caverns of Aberration, hunting small insects or foraging underground for Plant Species Z seeds. They find Survivors curious, and as such will follow them around for a short time period if they come across them, much like an Ichthyosaurus. Drops - Raw Meat, Hide, Fur Taming - The only way to tame a Vulcanops jennyworthyae is to find one burrowing and when it comes up to feed it Plant Species Z seeds Utility - Vulcanops jennyworthyae is primarily used as a piece of mobile utility. The Vulcanops will sit on your back as opposed to your shoulder, allowing you to bring along a Light Pet, and will extend its wings to allow you to glide around. Climbing will see the Vulcanops extend the claws on its wings to grip the stone, and haul the player up in jumping bursts. This allows the player to use weapons and is directed as normal with the Climbing Pick. Abilities; Primary Attack; Bite. The Volcanops will bite the target inflicting small damage Secondary Attack; Sonic Boom. The Volcanops will release a sonic wave that deals medium damage in a cone for a short range which will also stun any creature of similar or lesser size. Can also stun creatures with sensitive hearing such as Reapers and Rock Drakes (assuming they have sensitive hearing lol) but for a shorter duration. (Think Baryonyx Stun) Passive; Burrow. A tamed Vulcanops can be commanded to burrow on cooldown, which can yield various results. These include items such as Crystals, Gems of any color, equipment (low durability and low-mid quality), Plant Species Z seeds, etc. They will also do this periodically in the wild. Roles - Glider/Climbing Pick/ Parachute Replacement Sentinel/Base Security Rare Loot Finder/Loot Goblin Supplemental Images and Links below!👇 https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/meet-vulcanops-giant-burrowing-bat-and-ghost-of-gondwana https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcanops
From the album: DossiersCommon Name: Bat Species: Onychonycteris specuncola Time: Eocene Diet: Omnivore Temperament: Aggressive Wild: Onychonycteris specuncola is one of the few omnivores I've seen on the island. They seem to live primarily off the mushrooms and moss within the caves, but they attack almost any non-insect on sight. They avoid Titanoboa whenever possible which leads me to believe the snake to be a natural predator of Onychonycteris. While flying in the dark caves would be difficult for any creature, Onychonycteris ability to use echolocation has allowed it to adapt perfectly. It can be found idly flying around the caves as often as it can be found hanging from bits of the cave ceilings. Domesticated: Not large enough to be used as mounts, and not strong enough to carry much, Onychonycteris still works well as a guard animal. Whether protecting a vacant home, or members of a tribe, their relatively vicious nature has its uses.