The GriffinThe Griffin by TheMorlock
The Griffin (Gryphus arimaspi) is a species of pterosaur indigenous to the Orient.
The Griffin is 7 feet long from head to tail, and 3 feet high at the shoulder. The coat is mostly dark brown or black, speckled with white spots on the fore-quarters, and decorated with quills on the hind parts. The head is distinctively bird-like with a short hooked beak, and a decortive crest of feather-like pycnofibres. The neck is decorated with similar feather-like structures in dark blue.
The wing membranes are white on the upper side, and the underbelly (including the inside of the wings) is reddish. The fore-legs are powerful, and adorned with claws adapted for digging, but they are not particularly well-suited for flight. The tail is long and banded, tipped with a quilled tuft.
Griffins are omnivorous, eating a variety of fruits, nuts, roots, and small animals. The powerful digging claws are used for digging up roots, and excavating smal