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Warm aquatic
Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 84

The elasmosaurus is a huge aquatic reptile with a distinctive long neck. It is not a true dinosaur, but is similar to them in many ways. Its legs end in flippers, making it clumsy on land but a swift swimmer in water. They inhabit tropical lakes and oceans, and can sometimes be found in schools of up to half a dozen creatures. It defends itself by biting with its large teeth. A typical specimen is 45 feet long and 4,000 pounds in weight. However, there are also similar, smaller species of aquatic reptile, such as the plesiosaurus.1[citation needed]

In Golarion

Elasmosauruses can be found in the subterranean Irikusk River, defending High Ilvarandin on behalf of their xoarian2 hosts.3

They can also be found in the Lake of Vanished Armies in the Mwangi Expanse. Local legend says that they are the offspring of Aomak, a monster believed to lair in the depths of the lake.4

Far to the north, freshwater elasmosauruses (along with countless other aquatic terrors) populate Lake Hooktongue in the River Kingdom commonly referred to as the Stolen Land.5


  1. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 84. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Paizo referred to xoarians as intellect devourers until the publication of Heavy is the Crown.
  3. Tim Hitchcock, et al. Ilvarandin” in Lost Cities of Golarion, 9. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. Tim Hitchcock. “Racing to Ruin” in Racing to Ruin, 35. Paizo Inc., 2010
  5. Neil Spicer. “Blood for Blood” in Blood for Blood, 27. Paizo Inc., 2010

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