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Megafauna

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 186

Creatures in "Megafauna" Category

NameCR
Archelon5
Arsinoitherium7
Baluchitherium8
Basilosaurus12
Brontotherium8
Chalicotherium6
Deinotherium7
Elasmotherium9
Embolotherium5
Glyptodon6
Kaprosuchus5
Megalania7
Megaloceros4
Megatherium5
Moa2
Titanoboa13
Uintatherium7

Megafauna, Basilosaurus

This immense primeval whale has a sleek body that looks more serpentine than mammal, and jaws filled with sharp teeth.

Basilosaurus CR 12

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 193
XP 19,200
N Gargantuan animal
Init +5; Senses blindsense 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +25

Defense

AC 27, touch 7, flat-footed 26 (+1 Dex, +20 natural, –4 size)
hp 161 (17d8+85)
Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +7

Offense

Speed swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +23 (4d6+15/19–20 plus grab), tail slap +18 (2d8+7)
Space 20 ft., Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks swallow whole (4d6+15 bludgeoning damage, AC 20, 16 hp)

Statistics

Str 41, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 6
Base Atk +12; CMB +31; CMD 42
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Vital Strike
Skills Perception +25, Swim +31; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ hold breath

Ecology

Environment any oceans
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–10)
Treasure none

Description

Despite their saurian name, basilosauruses are in fact oceanic mammals, and at 60 feet in length are highly formidable beasts of the sea. In appearance, they resemble greatly elongated whales, but with long,

toothed jaws resembling an alligator’s. Inexperienced observers often confuse a basilosaurus with a sea serpent or water orm—and in all fairness, in the aftermath of a basilosaurus attack on an unsuspecting ship, such distinctions are largely academic anyway.

A basilosaurus relies as much on vision as echolocation to find prey, but sometimes mistakes smaller ships for food. Basilosauruses have few natural predators; only supernatural monsters like krakens, thalassic behemoths, and the largest of sea serpents can truly threaten a fully grown one.