Dinosaur

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Dinosaurs encompass a staggering range of creatures, from tiny but still dangerous scavengers like the compsognathus to lumbering giants like the ravenous spinosaurus to ornery herbivores like iguanodons. Often sought out and partially domesticated to serve as exotic pets for eccentric aristocrats or dangerous guardians for those eager to protect their holdings with frightening but tamable creatures, dinosaurs are far from limited to lurking in primeval “lost worlds.”

Remnants from the world’s primeval era, these enormous reptilian animals still exist in large numbers in isolated and remote wildernesses or far underground within magical caverns. Lizardfolk, orcs, giants, and other monstrous humanoids sometimes use dinosaurs as mounts, guards, or hunting animals. Humans and other ancestries have also been known to collect dinosaurs, be it to display them in menageries or keep them as exotic pets or guardians. Such activities are generally pursuits of the rich or eccentric, but certain druids and other guardians of nature feel strong kinships with dinosaurs as well and take them on as companions. When dinosaurs establish themselves in regions beyond their normal habitats, it is generally the result of these captive creatures escaping into the wild.

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