Forest Wetland Grassland 
Sapience level Non-sapient
Lifespan Unknown
Average height 7-8 ft. (estimate)
Diet Herbivore
Nature Passive
Population status Common
Danger rating Medium threat

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The Aptonoth is a common species with dark gray skin and black stripes along its back.

Aptonoths are the cousins of the more aggressive Apceros. These weak monsters pose no threat to hunters. They are hunted by humans and other monsters for their meat.

Anatomy and appearanceEdit

Aptonoths are large reptilian quadrapeds that have one large horn/plate on their heads. They also have a large, spiky club at the end of their tail, which they use for self-defense. They are gray with black stripes.


Aptonoths always travel in groups. When one is threatened, others will run away for safety, but the alpha male of the Aptonoth group fights back and then leaves. These weak monsters are at the bottom of the food chain. They prefer temperate regions, like forests and swamps. They will stand on their hind legs and roar, as well as walk much faster, whenever a predator near. If a predator is in the same area, they will be extremely restless, groan, and move around very frequently, but will not leave the area until that predator is close-by.