|“||They are being watched by a vicious, nocturnal hunter - a therocephalian.||”|
Physical appearance and biologyEdit
Therocephalians had a sleek and slender body. Its jaws were lined with sharp fangs which were connected to venom glands. It had powerful eyes with strong eyesight, especially in the dark.
Behaviour and traitsEditTherocephalians hunted in packs. However, only one member would make the attack as a group tackle wouldn't be necessary. Once the creature mortally wounded their victim, the Therocephalians would wait until their prey succumbed to their injuries and would then feast.
Therocephalians were unique compared to other animals from its time as it was venomous. Its venom was more potent than the deadliest snakes on Earth today. With such as lethal venom, the creatures would need to fight its prey. It would simply bite its victim and then would run off until the venom did its job. Once the venom entered the victim's blood stream, the animal would be paralysed and would die within minutes.
A Therocephalian stalked a herd of Lystrosaurus during the night atop a rocky cliff. The predator then pounced onto its prey and bit it. As its attacker ran off, the Lystrosaurus shook its head in agony before collapsing. The rest of the Therocephalian pack then came in for the kill. The pack then fed on the corpse.