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Gold-horned Tangar
Gold-horned Tangar maleGold-horned Tangar female
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Gold-horned Tangar egg
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Release Date September 17, 2011
Elemental Affinity Life
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Gold, green and orange
Nicknames Tangar
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Gold-horned Tangars were released on September 17, 2011, alongside Spotted Greenwings during the "Secret Friday" release. Under the old Breed sort, these dragons sorted as "Tangar" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg has bright orange and green markings."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It is very brightly colored and loves fruit."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It is very brightly colored and loves fruit.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing!"

AdultEdit

"Gold-horned Tangars are a brightly colored tropical breed. They are primarily herbivores, and eat a wide variety of fruits and flowers in addition to the occasional bird. Tangars are well suited to life in the trees; their slender bodies make them light enough to be supported by thinner branches and agile enough to avoid obstacles while flying. Their brightly-colored horns, found in both males and females, are used to attract mates."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Female

Gold-horned Tangar egg Gold-horned Tangar hatchi Gold-horned Tangar mature hatchi Gold-horned Tangar female
Male

Gold-horned Tangar male

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Temporary Holiday Sprites
Christmas'11
Female

- Gold-horned Tangar hatchi Christmas 2011 Gold-horned Tangar mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Gold-horned Tangar female Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Male

- Gold-horned Tangar male Christmas 2011
Halloween'15
Female

- - - Gold-horned Tangar female Halloween 2015
Halloween'15
Male

Gold-horned Tangar male Halloween 2015
Old Sprites
Old Dead Egg

Old Gold-horned Tangar dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Gold-horned Tangar egg Gold-horned Tangar crack 1 Gold-horned Tangar crack 2 Gold-horned Tangar crack 3 Gold-horned Tangar crack 4 Gold-horned Tangar crack 5 Gold-horned Tangar dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Scales are small, round, and slightly reflective.
  • Horns are made up of a bony core covered in a hard, reflective material.
  • Every tangar has the same number of spots, though they vary slightly in size, shape, and shade of gold.
  • The luster of the horns is determined by the dragon’s health while the outer layer is being laid down.
  • Very light body with many pneumatic spaces in the longer bones.
  • Have long, sharp claws to aid in gripping branches.
  • Tail is somewhat prehensile.
  • Females are larger than males.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Very active and always hungry.
  • Love fruit but attracted to any sweet, brightly colored foods.
  • May steal small, colorful items.
  • Good jumpers, and enjoy climbing tall objects, including people.
  • Personalities range from inquisitive and friendly to shy and flighty.

Adult Behavior

  • They are not social but show no territoriality, peacefully coexisting with any other dragons.
  • Mates are picked based on how shiny the horns are—shinier horns indicate a healthier, stronger individual.
  • The only time they become aggressive is when defending a nest or a mate.
  • Choose a new mate every breeding season but remain loyal to their partner until the eggs hatch.
  • Hatchlings often follow their parents until they reach maturity but no parental care is shown.

Habitat

  • Live in the canopy of warm, dense, humid jungles.
  • Long limbs, neck, and tail make them ill-suited for colder climates.

Diet

  • Primarily herbivorous, feeding mostly on fruits, berries, nuts, leaves, and flowers.
  • Occasionally eat birds, reptiles, or small mammals, especially when breeding.
  • Sometimes eat rocks or clay for additional minerals or to neutralize poisons from their diet.

TriviaEdit

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