The first explorers called this creatures tree crocodiles, not because of their appearance but their treacherous behavior. There is nothing what a silvanian plant eater fears more than the sharp and claws of this predator which always attack from above. Other animals on Silvanus are also able to walk on the underside of leafs and the giant branches of the Mundodendralis trees, but only Tecticursur call this enviroment really it's home. There are several species, and with 2,3m is T. atrox the biggest, it's even able to hunt middle sized Scutoceratids like Furcaceras.
Maybe you are now surprised that a animal of this size is able to surprise a relative intelligent plant eater just by Walking at the underside of a branch. Well there are many reasons for that. First and most important: you see here just the "naked" form, the Body of the predator is covered with hair and millions of small grooves which make it's skin hydrophile. For this reason the animal is normally full of lichnes and moss like plants, the perfect camoufalge for a predator of this habitat. in addition Tecticursor have large eyes and often hunts in twilight and sometimes even during the night.
Another reason for the success of this pseudo-athropod is its surprising speed when it's necessary.
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