Hit Dice: 12d8+36 (90 hp)
Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares)
Armor Class: 13 (+3 natural, -2 size, +1 Dex, +1 Dodge), touch 10, flat footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple: +9/+23
Attack: Claw +15 melee (2d8+6 damage)
Full Attack: 2 Claws +15 melee (2d8+6 damage)
Space/Reach: 15 ft./15 ft.
Special Attacks: Knockback
Special Qualities: Lowlight vision, scent
Saves: Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +8
Abilities: Str 23, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 18, Cha 1
Skills: Listen +6, Spot +21
Feats: Power Attack, Dodge, Alertness, Cleave, Great Cleave
Environment: Warm forests
Challenge Rating: 6
Advancement: 13-24 HD (Huge), 25-36 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment: -----
A huge, potbellied creature lumbers from behind a bushel of trees. It is covered in feathers, which is a combination of gray and brown. Razor sharp claws line their hands.
Nothronychus is an enigma. Despite its rather awkward appearance, Nothronychus is a dangerous combatant. It has razor sharp claws capable of flaying a human alive, yet it is a herbivore. It is a docile creature, but when attacked is capable of taking down a full pack of Deinonychus. Nothronychus is descended from carnivores, that slowly evolved into omnivores and, finally, herbivores like Nothronychus. Its very appearance is known to confuse other animals, who can't quite figure out if Nothronychus is predator or prey.
Nothronychus rarely enters combat, but when it does, it slaughters its enemies without remorse. Even the most intimidating predators hesitate to attack this massive beast.
Knockback (Ex): When Nothronychus hits a target at least two size categories smaller than itself with its claw attack, it may shove the target back 1d3 x 5 feet. If this causes the target to collide with another creature, both take 1d6 damage.