Species: Typhorus

This is not a complete write-up.

typhorus, plural typhori

2.5-3.5' at the withers, possibly up to 4', not sure. some three times as long as they are tall.

hermaphroditic species, reproduces sexually; one gender, possessing both a vagina+womb and a penis+(internal)testes; pronouns zi/zir/zirs.

quad/bi, much like Iguanadons, tends to run on all fours; when on all fours, withers are higher than shoulders, and when bipedal, shoulders are a little higher than withers

entire build is extremely lean, angular, all muscle and bone and tendon, no softness or fat; very short, compact, muscular torso

ridiculously soft short fur; originally typhori were chameleons, before they had fur, and their fur changes color very slowly as it grows, based on the environment and their overall "moods" (neurochemical and hormone levels); the skin beneath the fur changes colors fairly rapidly in comparison, but cannot be seen beneath the pelt, which is slightly longer and shaggy on the underside

has "longhairs" like the vanes of feathers running in two lines along the spine, in three main sections: from back of head to shoulders, from behind the shoulders to the base of the tail, and then from halfwayish down the tail to the tip; this last section is only one line of longhairs on top and one line on the bottom, rather than two on top and none on the bottom; longhairs can be lifted or flattened (default: flat) to express emotion/etc

smallish forearms, just long and strong enough to knuckle-walk as a quadruped when necessary; powerful saurian hind legs, complete with (bird-hipped?) pelvis; the downward-pointing prominent pelvis separates sheathed penis and vaginal opening

extremely long tail, about twice as long as from nose to rump; thick at the base but tapers quickly into a whip-like, largely prehensile tip

long, narrow, streamlined, flat saurian face, rather Velociraptor, huge reptilian eyes, nostrils, internal ears, tons of sharp curving teeth (largely carnivorous, can stomach some non-meats but not much), long forked semi-prehensile tongue, very few facial muscles so limited facial expression other than lifting the lips away from the teeth

forepaws or hands are very strong and callused on the backs of the knuckles where they're used for walking; four digits, middle two longer than the outliers, curving nonretractable claws of considerable size and sharpness, fairly sensitive palms, good grasp strength, decent dexterity

hindpaws are talon-like with three primary toes (long, thick, unretractably clawed) and a pseudo-thumb on the inside with a single joint that lets it grasp objects (opposable) or bend inwards towards the other toes

sleeping pattern is in bursts of waking hours interspersed with naps, usually 2-4 hour nap and 4-6 hours awake

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