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Ealho-Noi (Ancillia portocala) Daurilli (plural for Daurillius) are a large bovid species native to Rachantes. They are close relatives of the Ancilli.

History[]

Daurilli appeared and evolved in the planet Rachantes. Besides their role in the ecosystem, they haven't participated in any historical events yet.

Biology[]

Description[]

Daurilli are medium-sized creatures, usually measuring between 2 and 3 meters in lenght, 1 and 1.5 meters in height, and 800 kilograms to 1.3 tons in weight.

Daurilli overall resemble strange bulls. They have a round, bulky body with a very short tail. A line of spikes runs down its back from the neck to the rear, with a set of large osteoderms at each side of them. They have long, muscular legs ending in mammalian feet. They have a medium-sized neck that usually points downwards. It's head has a mammalian mouth with two short tusks and two long, curved horns. They are furless, and almost completely covered in tough, orange and red skin.

Sexual dimorphism is present in the Daurillius, and can be noticed rather easily, as males usually have longer horns than females. Young Daurilli are quite different from their parents, as they have much shorter horns in comparison to the body, while the osteoderms on their back are larger than those in adults.

Traits and abilities[]

The tough skin of Daurilli plus their large osteoderms provides decent protection against attacks, and their muscular strenght is quite high. They are, however, quite slow and clumsy creatures, due to their odd body plan.

Despite how intimidiating they might look, the short reach of a Daurillius' horns makes them rather uneffective weapons. Instead, its bes way of attacking is simply ramming at an opponent trying to pin it down or crush it under its weight. The short tusks in Daurilli aren't useful for fighting either, but can be used to dig small holes in order to unearth roots and bulbs.

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Taxonomy[]

Daurilli are currently classified as ungulates in the family Bovidae. They share genus with the Ancillius.

Their binominal name is Ancillia portocala: the genus name refers to the closely-related Ancillius, while the epithet means orange in greek. Ostoplacotherium portocalus is a junior synonym of this; here, the genus name means bone-plated beast and the epithet is masculine rather than feminine.

Notable individuals[]

There are no known important Daurilli yet.

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