"While most cretaceous lizards are very small, hiding amongst the foliage avoiding detection from the dinosaurian fauna, the most common lizard at Hell Creek, Chamops segnis, reaches more than half a meter long, which puts it on the menu for many young and small carnivorous dinosaurs. Chamops, and most other Hell Creek lizards, are part of the extinct group Polyglyphanodontia. This group was long considered to be close to whiptail lizards, but recent research indicates they may actually be closer to iguanas."

― Saurian encylopedia

Chamops is an extinct genus of lizard that lived in the Late Cretaceous and was likely an herbivore due to it's blunt teeth. It was part of the extinct group Polyglyphanodontia. The group was once thought to be closely related to whiptails, but recent research suggests that it may have had a close relationship with iguanas.

In Saurian Edit

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Subadult Dakotaraptor chasing a Chamops.

Chamops is portrayed with a red head, feet, and neck, with black on the rest of its body.

When the player approaches a Chamops, it will swiftly run away. And with its small size, finding it without using scent can be hard. It is a very reliable food source for hatchling/juvenile Dakotaraptor. They release a small green cloud of scent particles that allow them to be easily detected in the first moments of the hunt. After that, the player must ambush and attack the small lizard before it runs away. If it does run away, you can use scent again and detect its green scent cloud or its blue outline, or the head tracking to find its location. A Chamops carcass releases a purple cloud of scent particles, like most deceased animals.

Currently, Chamops does not have sexual dimorphism or ontogeny stages.


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