Range: eastern Lemuria.
Size: 8 feet long, with neck and tail outstretched. Weight is about 200 pounds.
Character: This animal is built for running. They run with the tail held up. These are the only members of this family to have these antelope-like horns on their heads. The neck is long and slender and this gives the animal a greater advantage over other animals it's size when feeding from trees or bushes. They are diurnal animals, feeding on leaves during the day, and roosting under trees at night. They are not as social as other species of comparative size, but they do tend to live in family groups that stay and forage together. The diet consists mainly of leaves. But sometimes fruit and berries may be taken. With their tough, parrot-like incisors, they can clip off clumps of leaves effectively. The edges of the incisors are razor sharp for this purpose.
2. Stegopsittatherium guttorosa
Range: western Lemuria.
Habitat: scrubland and scattered forest.
Size: about 8 feet long with the neck and tail outstretched. Weight is about 200 pounds.
Character: This is a diurnal feeder of leaves. They depend on leaves for everything, including moisture, which there is usually little of, and the trip to the water hole often is an open invitation for predators to take their prey. So these animals do not drink water directly. To reach the choicest leaves, these animals can stand on their hind legs, and reach their long neck upward. When running or escaping predators, this animal raises it's tail to display the bright white underside, which alerts other individuals in their group, and sometimes acts to confuse the predator. A lone animal will usually not use it's tail, and hold it down while running. For the most part, these animals live in small family groups. Usually no more than 3 individuals. Sometimes as many as 5.