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ThornTail Tribe
A ThornTail
Game(s) Star Fox Adventures
Star Fox: Assault
Location(s) ThornTail Hollow (Adventures)
Sauria (Assault)
Affiliation EarthWalker Tribe
Fox McCloud
On Other Wikis
A ThornTail as it appears in-game

The ThornTail Tribe are a herbivorous, peaceful tribe of dinosaurs on Dinosaur Planet who live in ThornTail Hollow, a location named after them, in Star Fox Adventures. They are based on a group of armor-plated dinosaurs known as Nodosaurs. The ThornTail are afraid of the dark, requiring lit beacons to feel safe at night. Their tribe is very peaceful, as they do not get involved with the war against the SharpClaw. The ThornTails seem to have a close relationship with the EarthWalkers, calling Queen EarthWalker their queen as well. The ThornTails have thick, brownish golden skin, spiked armor, and large beaks. They are herbivores and graze on the weeds and grass below. Their hind legs are larger than their front legs, rendering them slightly clumsy.

ThornTails make a minor appearance in Star Fox: Assault. They were incapble of defending themselves from the Aparoids and were infected by a disease known as "Aparoidedation". Slippy first shows this to Fox in a briefing just before they go down to Sauria. The ThornTail's illness is identifiable from the light blue throbbing veins on its neck. The player can also find some infected ThornTails on Sauria, lying unconsciously just like in the photo Slippy shows to Fox.


  • Crazy ThornTail - This ThornTail has lived alone at the bottom of the Ancient Well for fifty years, guarding the dark caves below. He is somewhat insane as a result, and prohibits Fox from entering unless he has purchased the FireFly Lantern from the ThornTail Store. He uses most of his time sleeping.
  • Mother ThornTail - A mother ThornTail who is very concerned about the safety of her unhatched young. She has good reason to be as the EggSnatchers attempt to feed on the eggs before Fox drives them away. She dwells near the Warp Stone in a small cave.
  • Quiet ThornTail - A ThornTail who mumbles and grumbles to himself. "I haven't spoken since something terrible happened." he remarks. This brave dinosaur led a small revolt against General Scales and his three friends were captured. He is also the GateKeeper of Dragon Rock, which he manages to keep secret from Fox, even though he is among game's first dinosaurs Fox is able to speak with.
  • Angry ThornTail - Guards treasures and chases Fox away if he tries to collect it.