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Cycromys

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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 Cycromys individual after being shot down with mining laser. Unclear if it has eyes or not.

Cycromys is a genus of fauna in No Man's Sky. Although the game code refers to them as "flying lizards" (similar to Oxyacta, the "flying snakes"), players more often call them "dragons" or "large birds." This flying-fauna genus consists of species with two wings (sometimes segmented but still acting like two) which are always much larger than other winged flying species.

Unfortunately, as these species fly faster than the Traveler can go on foot (even while bash-boosting), the only way to observe them closely is to shoot them down or use Photo Mode. You get a much better sense of their massive size (relative to other birds) when they aren't flying overhead.

Major Variants & Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Cycromys has two main variants: hawk-like and exotic. Though very similar, the hawk-like species tend to be slightly smaller, and have heads which resemble hawks. They are always feathered, while exotic Cycromys species are only sometimes feathered.

  • Almost always fly together in groups of 2, sometimes crossing paths with other groups.
  • Do not fly in circles like Agnelis birds, instead they fly in a straight direction. They will only be visible for a few moments, as they quickly fly out of view and despawn.
  • Much larger than Agnelis birds.
  • Slow, steady flapping of wings.
  • Two wings (sometimes segmented but still acting as two), two legs/feet.
  • Wings are usually either feathered, butterfly-like, or leathery/bat-like/dragon-like.

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