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Emela-Ntouka
Genus name: Dryptoceratops hydroensis
Name meaning: "Wounding horned-face, of-the-water"
Native name: "Emela-Ntouka"
Native name meaning "Killer horn"
Diet: Herbivore
Maximum recorded height: 03.00 metres (09.80 feet)
Maximum recorded length: 06.00 meters (19.70 feet)
Maximum recorded weight: 06.00 metric tons (06.62 short tons)
Island range: The lake area, the Lingala swamp region, the Jungle of Giants
Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Cerapoda
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Family: Leptoceratopsidae
Species: D. hydroensis

Highly evolved from the Cretaceous age, the Emela-Ntouka is a giant, semi-aquatic Ceratopsid dinosaur. In appearance it resembles the dinosaur Udanoceratops, albeit almost twice the size and possessing a singular long ivory horn on the snout. The creature appears to be an offshoot of the clade Neoceratopsia, evolved from a similar ancestor to the extinct Neoceratopsians but not actually fitting into any particular clade. In appearance and physical characteristics it most closely resembles the Leptoceratopsidae family. However, Emela-Ntouka additionally possesses a long ivory horn on the snout and a giant size more closely affiliated with the Ceratopsoidea.

Physical CharacteristicsEdit

  • About the size of an African bush elephant or perhaps even larger.
  • Squat, short necked shape similar to a rhinoceros or a lizard.
  • Described too have a hump on its back.
  • Long, thick, powerful, tail shaped like a crocodile.
  • Its face is said to be generally rhinoceros-like.
  • The creature has a single white horn fixed on the snout like a rhinoceros.
  • Horn resembles the ivory tusk of an elephant.
  • Skin is dark in colour, described as brownish to grey.
  • Usually described as either smooth, or elephant like with scales but with no hair.
  • Legs are heavy and support the body from beneath.
  • They are described as short and stump-like.
  • Footprints are the size of an elephant and possess three claw marks.

Biology and BehaviourEdit

Sound compared to a snort, howl, roar, rumble, or growl. Though it eats only plants, it is so irritable that it will attack other large animals and kill them. Disembowels its natural enemies by stabbing them with its horn. Adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle, like a hippopotamus. Uses its powerful tail to swim through the water. They are strictly solitary animals. Does not possess a ceratopsian neck-frill (has a very small one like most leptoceratosids).

Diet and FeedingEdit

Foliage browsing herbivore. Its diet consists of malombo, leafy plants, and leaves.

Habitat and DistributionEdit

Its habitat is the swap region. Lives near the lakes and riverbeds that saturate the dense rainforest.

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