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Anastomus

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The subject of this article is from the Pathfinder update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 10 August, 2017.
An unknown Strider with no eyes and tentacle-like appendages extending down to, and into, the ground.

Anastomus is a creature genus.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Anastomus is a genus of fauna in No Man's Sky. Generally referred to just as "striders" (the term used by the game code), "bipeds," or sometimes just "dinosaurs," this genus is one of the more "exotic" or "alien."

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Striders are immediately identifiable by their body shape: two long legs (almost always longer than the rest of their body), a head that projects forward from the shoulders at an angle of 45° or less, and usually a tail.

Beyond the shared body pattern, Anastomus species vary considerably in appearance and characteristics. Common themes are insectoid (large eyes, often an exoskeleton/chitin-like outer appearance, etc), "shovel-mouth" (lower jaw extends far beyond upper jaw), and "eyeless," which as you would guess, have no eyes (see main image). While these three themes cover the majority of Anastomus species, they don't necessarily cover them all.

Major Variants & Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Anastomus has only one major variant (all the same "body shape"), although there is a considerable amount of diversity within that variant.

  • Always two dominant legs, sometimes smaller arms/nonfunctional legs/other arm-like appendages, very rarely "tentacles" (see main image).
  • Always a mouth, though the type of mouth varies greatly.
  • Usually a long neck.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

The "Anastomus" genus is also an Earth genus which includes species like the Openbill Stork. The shape between Earth Anastomus species and No Man's Sky Anastomus species is similar.

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