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This page has various animal generators – built around function, rather than accurate genus and species. (For example, if you're making a Trollbabe with the horns of a (animal here), you’d want to generate a horned animal, using the table [Animal.hornedanimal].)

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Real (Mostly)

Subname Description 4 Samples
ordinaryanimal animals of an ordinary Earthly nature [ordinaryanimal]; [ordinaryanimal]; [ordinaryanimal]; [ordinaryanimal]
animalmammal a mammal [animalmammal]; [animalmammal]; [animalmammal]; [animalmammal]
animalbird a bird [animalbird]; [animalbird]; [animalbird]; [animalbird]
animalaquatic an aquatic animal [animalaquatic]; [animalaquatic]; [animalaquatic]; [animalaquatic]
animalinsect an insect [animalinsect]; [animalinsect]; [animalinsect]; [animalinsect]
animalreptile a reptile or amphibian [animalreptile]; [animalreptile]; [animalreptile]; [animalreptile]
animalother a worm or other animal that doesn’t fit
the mammal/bird/reptile/aquatic/insect categories
[animalother]; [animalother]; [animalother]; [animalother]
domesticanimal livestock and smaller animals likely to be found near civilization [domesticanimal]; [domesticanimal]; [domesticanimal]; [domesticanimal]
hornedanimal an animal with horns or tusks [hornedanimal]; [hornedanimal]; [hornedanimal]; [hornedanimal]
hoovedanimal an animal with hooves [hoovedanimal]; [hoovedanimal]; [hoovedanimal]; [hoovedanimal]

Heraldic

Subname Description Examples
symbolicanimal an animal characteristically used in heraldry “Emblazoned on the shield of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [symbolicanimal]; on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [symbolicanimal]; on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [symbolicanimal]; and on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [symbolicanimal] was clearly visible”
Weirdsymbol animals characteristically used in heraldry, plus distinctive animals not usually seen in heraldry … given equal weight for weirder settings “Emblazoned on the shield of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [Weirdsymbol]; on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [Weirdsymbol]; on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [Weirdsymbol]; and on that of [Fantasy Names.StartNoTitle], a [Color.dark] [Weirdsymbol] was clearly visible”

Fantasy

All these d20-ready examples use animal lists from the [d20 listing] …

Subname Description Example
fantasyFeathered An animal with feathers (picks from fantasyCommonFeathers and fantasyExoticFeathers) “[Fantasy Names.StartFemNoTitle] wore a beautiful headdress to the ball, plumed with [fantasyFeathered] feathers.”
fantasyFurred An animal with fur (picks from fantasyCommonFurred and fantasyExoticFurred) “Across the wall were mounted the various heads of hunting trophies from over the years, and across the main, high-backed chair, a cape of [fantasyFurred] fur was draped.”
fantasyScaled An animal with scales “The signature item dominating the display window of the armorer’s shop was a masterwork set of scale armor, fashioned from the hide of a [fantasyScaled].”
fantasyHide An animal with a tan-able hide (picks from fantasyCommonHide and fantasyExoticHide) “If you want a really unique drum, you should make it out of [fantasyHide].”
fantasyLand An animal found on land “Cresting the hill, you see in the valley below you, a [fantasyLand].”
fantasyAquatic An animal found in the water “Diving beneath the waters, you come face-to-face with a [fantasyAquatic].”
fantasyHumanoid A human-sized and -shaped animal “Approaching you on the road from the other direction is a [fantasyHumanoid].”
fantasyCreature Not an animal, but found in fantasy settings “After setting up camp for the evening, you are interrupted by a [fantasyCreature].”
fantasyAll Some type of fantastical fauna; combines fantasyLand and fantasyAquatic to cover all types of animals, plus fantasyHumanoid and fantasyCreature to cover all possibilities. “Look out! It’s a [fantasyAll]!”

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animalmammal

1,aardvark 1,alpaca 1,anteater 1,antelope 1,ape 1,armadillo 1,auroch 1,aye-aye 1,baboon 1,badger 1,bandicoot 1,bat 1,brown bear 1,black bear 1,grizzly bear 1,polar bear 1,beaver 1,binturong 1,bison 1,boar 1,bobcat 1,buffalo 1,bull 1,bactrian camel 1,dromedary camel 1,capybara 1,caracel 1,cat 1,cheetah 1,chimpanzee 1,chinchilla 1,chipmunk 1,civet 1,cow 1,coyote 1,deer 1,dhole 1,dikdik 1,dingo 1,dog 1,dolphin 1,donkey 1,echidna 1,elephant 1,elk 1,ermine 1,fennec 1,ferret 1,flying fox 1,flying squirrel 1,fox 1,gazelle 1,gerbil 1,giraffe 1,gnu 1,goat 1,gopher 1,gorilla 1,guanaco 1,hamster 1,hare 1,hedgehog 1,hippopotamus 1,hog 1,horse 1,hound 1,hyena 1,hyrax 1,ibex 1,jackal 1,jaguar 1,jerboa 1,kangaroo 1,koala 1,lemming 1,lemur 1,leopard 1,lion 1,llama 1,lynx 1,manatee 1,marmoset 1,marten 1,mastodon 1,meerkat 1,mink 1,mole 1,mongoose 1,monkey 1,moose 1,mountain goat 1,mountain lion 1,mouse 1,musk ox 1,muskrat 1,naked mole rat 1,narwhal 1,nyala 1,ocelot 1,okapi 1,opossum 1,orangutan 1,otter 1,panda 1,pangolin 1,panther 1,peccary 1,pig 1,platypus 1,pony 1,porcupine 1,prairie dog 1,puma 1,rabbit 1,raccoon 1,ram 1,rat 1,red panda 1,reindeer 1,rhinoceros 1,sable 1,sabre-toothed tiger 1,sea lion 1,seal 1,sheep 1,shrew 1,skunk 1,sloth 1,slow lorris 1,snow leopard 1,squirrel 1,stag 1,stoat 1,tamarind 1,tapir 1,tenrec 1,thylacine 1,tiger 1,vicuna 1,viscacha 1,walrus 1,warthog 1,water buffalo 1,weasel 1,whale 1,beluga whale 1,killer whale 1,wild cat 1,wild dog 1,wildebeest 1,wolf 1,wolverine 1,wombat 1,yak 1,zebra 1,zebu

animalinsect

1,black ant 1,fire ant 1,red ant 1,aphid 1,bee 1,bumblebee 1,beetle 1,stag beetle 1,butterfly 1,caterpillar 1,centipede 1,cicada 1,cockroach 1,cricket 1,damselfly 1,deerfly 1,dragonfly 1,earwig 1,firefly 1,flea 1,fly 1,fruit fly 1,gnat 1,grasshopper 1,hornet 1,horsefly 1,inchworm 1,katydid 1,lacewing 1,ladybug 1,millipede 1,mosquito 1,moth 1,luna moth 1,pill bug 1,praying mantis 1,scorpion 1,web spider 1,hunting spider 1,stink bug 1,tarantula 1,termite 1,tick 1,walking stick 1,wasp 1,water strider 1,weevil 1,wolf spider

animalreptile

1,adder 1,alligator 1,black mamba 1,boa constrictor 1,bullfrog 1,caiman 1,chameleon 1,cobra 1,coral snake 1,crocodile 1,desert horned lizard 1,fire-bellied toad 1,flying snake 1,frilled lizard 1,frog 1,garter snake 1,gecko 1,gila monster 1,grass snake 1,green mamba 1,iguana 1,king cobra 1,komodo dragon 1,lizard 1,monitor lizard 1,newt 1,poison dart frog 1,python 1,rattlesnake 1,salamander 1,sidewinder 1,skink 1,toad 1,tortoise 1,tree frog 1,tuatara 1,turtle 1,water moccasin

animalbird

1,albatross 1,bird of paradise 1,blackbird 1,blue jay 1,buzzard 1,cardinal 1,chicken 1,condor 1,cormorant 1,crane 1,crow 1,cuckoo 1,dodo 1,dove 1,duck 1,eagle 1,egret 1,emu 1,falcon 1,finch 1,flamingo 1,goldfinch 1,goose 1,goshawk 1,grouse 1,hawk 1,heron 1,hummingbird 1,ibis 1,jay 1,kea 1,kestrel 1,kingfisher 1,kiwi 1,loon 1,macaw 1,magpie 1,maleo 1,oriole 1,osprey 1,ostrich 1,owl 1,parakeet 1,parrot 1,partridge 1,peacock 1,pelican 1,penguin 1,pheasant 1,pigeon 1,puffin 1,quail 1,raven 1,robin 1,rook 1,rooster 1,seagull 1,shrike 1,sparrow 1,starling 1,stork 1,swallow 1,swan 1,thrush 1,toucan 1,turkey 1,vulture 1,woodpecker 1,wren

animalaquatic

1,amoeba 1,angelfish 1,anglerfish 1,axolotl 1,barracuda 1,barnacle 1,bass 1,blowfish 1,caecilian 1,carp 1,catfish 1,clam 1,clown fish 1,cod 1,copepod 1,coral 1,crab 1,crayfish 1,dolphin 1,eel 1,fish 1,flounder 1,goldfish 1,hagfish 1,halibut 1,jellyfish 1,koi 1,lamprey 1,leafy seadragon 1,leech 1,lionfish 1,lobster 1,manta ray 1,minnow 1,mollusk 1,monkfish 1,mudskipper 1,mussel 1,narwhal 1,nautilus 1,nudibranch 1,octopus 1,oyster 1,parrotfish 1,piranha 1,porpoise 1,prawn 1,remora 1,salmon 1,sardine 1,seahorse 1,sea urchin 1,shark 1,hammerhead shark 1,shellfish 1,shrimp 1,snailfish 1,squid 1,starfish 1,sturgeon 1,swordfish 1,tilapia 1,trout 1,tuna 1,whale 1,beluga whale 1,killer whale 1,zebrafish

animalother

1,earthworm 1,maggot 1,slug 1,snail

domesticanimal

1,bull 1,calf 1,lamb 1,mule 1,ox 1,pony 1,ram 1,rooster 1,sheep 1,dog 1,pig 1,goat 1,cattle 1,zebu 1,cat 1,chicken 1,guinea pig 1,donkey 1,duck 1,water buffalo 1,horse 1,camel 1,silk moth 1,pigeon 1,goose 1,yak 1,llama 1,alpaca 1,guinea fowl 1,ferret 1,fancy mouse 1,ringneck dove 1,bali cattle 1,gayal 1,turkey 1,goldfish 1,rabbit 1,canary 1,carabao 1,fighting fish 1,lab rat 1,koi 1,silver fox 1,hedgehog 1,society finch 1,guppy

hornedanimal

2,boar 2,bull 2,ram 2,reindeer 2,goat 1,elephant 1,rhino 1,yak 1,dikdik 1,narwhal 1,cachalot whale 1,hippopotamus 1,hornbill 1,mammoth 1,unicorn 1,walrus 1,deer 1,giraffe 2,antelope 1,gazelle 1,elk

hoovedanimal

1,alpaca 2,llama 2,horse 2,goat 1,pig 1,cow 1,bull 1,kudu 2,deer 1,antelope 1,gazelle 1,sheep 1,elk 1,moose 1,boar 1,giraffe 1,water buffalo 1,zebu

symbolicanimal

3,lion 3,wolf 3,eagle 3,hawk 3,serpent 3,crow 3,bull 1,hound 1,vulture 1,whale 1,bat 1,monkey 1,rat 1,ferret 1,shark 1,falcon 1,turtle 1,horse 1,tiger 1,panther 1,gull 1,hare 1,elephant 1,boar 1,hyena 1,gorilla 1,vulture 1,elephant 1,yak

Weirdsymbol

1,[ordinaryanimal] 1,[fantasyall]

ordinaryanimal

1,[animalmammal] 1,[animalreptile] 1,[animalbird] 1,[animalinsect] 1,[animalother] 1,[domesticanimal] 1,[hornedanimal] 1,[hoovedanimal]

fantasyFeathered

3,[fantasyCommonFeathers] 1,[fantasyExoticFeathers]

fantasyCommonFeathers

1,bird of paradise 1,blackbird 1,buzzard 2,chicken 2,dove 2,eagle 1,hawk 2,ostrich 1,owl 5,peacock 2,pheasant 2,quail 2,raven 1,stork 2,swan 2,turkey 2,rooster 1,duck 1,goose

fantasyExoticFeathers

2,achaierai 1,astral deva 1,planetar 1,solar 1,trumpet archon 5,arrowhawk 1,avoral 2,couatl 15,giant eagle 10,giant owl 10,griffon 1,harpy 10,hippogriff 1,lammasu 1,lillend 10,owlbear 5,pegasus 2,phoenix 10,roc 2,sphinx 1,vrock

fantasyFurred

3,[fantasyCommonFurred] 1,[fantasyExoticFurred]

fantasyCommonFurred

1,ape 1,alpaca 1,baboon 1,badger 5,bison 5,brown bear 5,black bear 3,polar bear 3,beaver 3,boar 1,camel 1,cat 3,cheetah/leopard 1,dog 1,donkey 1,ermine/mink 1,fox 1,hyena 1,horse 3,lion 1,llama 1,mule 1,rabbit 1,raccoon 1,rat 1,sable 1,seal/sea lion 1,sheep 3,tiger 1,weasel 3,wolf 1,wolverine 1,worg

fantasyExoticFurred

1,barghest 3,blink dog 5,displacer beast 1,dragonne 3,girallon 1,griffon 1,hell hound 1,hippogriff 3,krenshar 1,manticore 1,nightmare 1,pegasus 1,rakshasa 3,shadow mastiff 1,unicorn 5,winter wolf 3,yeth hound

fantasyScaled

1,basilisk 1,behir 1,black dragon 1,blue dragon 1,brass dragon 1,bronze dragon 1,bulette 1,chimera 1,chuul 1,constrictor snake 1,copper dragon 1,crocodile 1,cryohydra 1,dragon turtle 1,gold dragon 1,gorgon 1,green dragon 1,grick 1,hydra 1,lillend 1,lizard 1,lizardfolk 1,merfolk 1,naga 1,pseudodragon 1,pyrohydra 1,red dragon 1,salamander 1,shocker lizard 1,silver dragon 1,viper snake 1,white dragon 1,wyvern

fantasyHide

3,[fantasyCommonHide] 1,[fantasyExoticHide]

fantasyCommonHide

8,alligator/crocodile 3,ape 2,bat 7,bison 7,boar 2,camel 11,cow/ox 8,deer 5,elephant 5,horse 5,lizard 6,pig 5,rhinoceros 2,seal/sea lion 5,shark 6,sheep 8,snake 1,water buffalo 1,zebu

fantasyExoticHide

6,basilisk 5,behir 3,bulette 7,chimera 20,dinosaur 15,dragon 5,dragonne 7,hydra 5,naga 3,purple worm 3,ravid 3,remorhaz 3,shocker lizard

fantasyLand

1,ape 1,baboon 1,badger 1,bat 1,black bear 1,brown bear 1,polar bear 1,bison 1,boar 1,camel 1,cat 1,cheetah 1,chicken 1,constrictor snake 1,giant constrictor snake 1,crocodile 1,giant crocodile 1,deinonychus 1,elasmosaurus 1,megaraptor 1,triceratops 1,tyrannosaurus 1,dire ape 1,dire badger 1,dire bat 1,dire bear 1,dire boar 1,dire lion 1,dire rat 1,dire shark 1,dire tiger 1,dire weasel 1,dire wolf 1,dire wolverine 1,dog 1,riding dog 1,wild dog 1,donkey 1,eagle 1,elephant 1,ermine 1,gerbil 1,giraffe 1,hawk 1,heavy horse 1,light horse 1,hyena 1,leopard 1,lion 1,lizard 1,monitor lizard 1,monkey 1,mule 1,newt 1,ostrich 1,owl 1,pony 1,war pony 1,rat 1,raven 1,rhinoceros 1,roc 1,huge viper snake 1,large viper snake 1,medium viper snake 1,small viper snake 1,tiny viper snake 1,tiger 1,toad 1,turkey 1,heavy warhorse 1,light warhorse 1,water buffalo 1,weasel 1,wolf 1,wolverine

fantasyAquatic

1,barracuda 1,baleen whale 1,blue whale 1,cachalot whale 1,dolphin 1,manta ray 1,octopus 1,giant octopus 1,orca 1,huge shark 1,large shark 1,medium shark 1,porpoise 1,salmon 1,seahorse 1,squid 1,giant squid 1,sturgeon 1,electric eel 1,pufferfish

fantasyHumanoid

50,[plainHumanoid] 1,[humanoidTemplate] [plainHumanoid]

plainHumanoid

1,bugbear 1,deep dwarf 1,duergar dwarf 1,hill dwarf 1,mountain dwarf 1,aquatic elf 1,drow elf 1,gray elf 1,half-elf 1,high elf 1,wild elf 1,wood elf 1,gnoll 1,forest gnome 1,rock gnome 1,svirfneblin gnome 1,goblin 1,deep halfling 1,lightfoot halfling 1,tallfellow halfling 1,hobgoblin 1,human 1,kobold 1,lizardfolk 1,locathah 1,merfolk 1,ogrillion 1,orog 1,orc 1,half-orc 1,troglodyte 1,troll

humanoidTemplate

1,lycanthropic (werewolf) 1,lycanthropic (werebear) 1,lycanthropic (wereboar) 1,lycanthropic (dire wereboar) 1,lycanthropic (wererat) 1,lycanthropic (weretiger) 1,vampiric 7,[fantasyTemplate]

fantasyTemplate

1,skeletal 1,zombie 1,celestial 1,fiendish 1,half-celestial 1,half-fiend 1,half-dragon

fantasyCreature

50,[plainFantasyCreature] 1,[fantasyTemplate] [plainFantasyCreature]

plainFantasyCreature

1,aboleth 1,aboleth mage 1,achaierai 1,air elemental 1,allip 1,astral deva 1,planetar 1,solar 1,ankheg 1,aranea 1,hound archon 1,hound hero archon 1,lantern archon 1,trumpet archon 1,adult arrowhawk 1,elder arrowhawk 1,juvenile arrowhawk 1,assassin vine 1,athach 1,avoral 1,azer 1,banshee 1,barghest 1,greater barghest 1,basilisk 1,greater abyssal basilisk 1,behir 1,belker 1,black dragon 1,blink dog 1,blue dragon 1,bodak 1,bralani 1,brass dragon 1,bronze dragon 1,bulette 1,cactoid 1,centaur 1,chaos beast 1,chimera 1,choker 1,chuul 1,cloaker 1,cockatrice 1,copper dragon 1,couatl 1,cryohydra 1,darkmantle 1,delver 1,babau demon 1,balor demon 1,bebilith demon 1,dretch demon 1,glabrezu demon 1,hezrou demon 1,marilith demon 1,nalfeshnee demon 1,quasit demon 1,retriever demon 1,succubus demon 1,vrock demon 1,derro 1,destrachan 1,barbed (hamatula) devil 1,bearded (barbazu) devil 1,bone (osyluth) devil 1,chain (kyton) devil 1,erinyes devil 1,hellcat (bezekira) devil 1,horned (cornugon) devil 1,ice (gelugon) devil 1,imp devil 1,lemure devil 1,pit fiend devil 1,devourer 1,digester 1,doppelganger 1,dragon turtle 1,dragonne 1,drider 1,dryad 1,earth elemental 1,elephant 1,ethereal filcher 1,ethereal marauder 1,ettercap 1,ettin 1,fairy 1,faun 1,fire elemental 1,formian myrmarch 1,formian queen 1,formian taskmaster 1,formian warrior 1,formian worker 1,frost worm 1,shrieker fungus 1,violet fungus 1,gargoyle 1,kapoacinth gargoyle 1,djinni 1,efreeti 1,janni 1,noble djinn 1,ghaele 1,ghoul 1,ghast 1,ghost 1,lacedon ghoul 1,queen giant ant 1,soldier giant ant 1,worker giant ant 1,giant bee 1,giant bombardier beetle 1,giant fire beetle 1,giant praying mantis 1,giant stag beetle 1,giant wasp 1,cloud giant 1,fire giant 1,frost giant 1,frost jarl giant 1,hill giant 1,stone giant 1,stone giant elder 1,storm giant 1,gibbering mouther 1,girallon 1,gold dragon 1,clay golem 1,flesh golem 1,greater stone golem 1,iron golem 1,stone golem 1,gorgon 1,gray render 1,green dragon 1,grick 1,griffon 1,grimlock 1,annis hag 1,green hag 1,sea hag 1,harpy 1,harpy archer 1,hell hound 1,nessian warhound 1,hippogriff 1,homunculus 1,howler 1,hydra 1,kolyarut inevitable 1,marut inevitable 1,zelekhut inevitable 1,invisible stalker 1,kitsune 1,kobold 1,kraken 1,krenshar 1,lamia 1,lammasu 1,golden protector lammasu 1,leonal 1,leprechaun 1,lillend 1,living shadow 1,living statue 1,lizardman 1,maenad 1,magmin 1,manta ray 1,manticore 1,medusa 1,air mephit 1,dust mephit 1,earth mephit 1,fire mephit 1,ice mephit 1,magma mephit 1,ooze mephit 1,salt mephit 1,steam mephit 1,water mephit 1,mimic 1,minotaur 1,mohrg 1,monstrous centipede 1,monstrous scorpion 1,monstrous spider 1,mummy 1,mummy lord 1,dark naga 1,guardian naga 1,spirit naga 1,water naga 1,nereid 1,night hag 1,nightmare 1,cauchemar nightmare 1,nightcrawler 1,nightgaunt 1,nightwalker 1,nightwing 1,nymph 1,ogre 1,ogre barbarian 1,ogre mage 1,merrow ogre 1,black pudding 1,elder black pudding 1,gelatinous cube 1,gray ooze 1,ochre jelly 1,orca 1,otyugh 1,giant owl 1,owlbear 1,pegasus 1,phantom fungus 1,phase spider 1,phasm 1,aasimar 1,tiefling 1,pseudodragon 1,purple worm 1,pyrohydra 1,rakshasa 1,rast 1,ravid 1,red dragon 1,remorhaz 1,roc 1,roper 1,rust monster 1,sahuagin 1,salamander 1,flamebrother salamander 1,noble salamander 1,satyr 1,sea cat 1,shadow 1,shadow mastiff 1,greater shadow 1,shambling mound 1,shield guardian 1,shocker lizard 1,silver dragon 1,siren 1,skum 1,spectre 1,androsphinx 1,criosphinx 1,gynosphinx 1,hieracosphinx 1,spider eater 1,sprite 1,grig 1,nixie 1,pixie 1,stirge 1,tarrasque 1,tendriculos 1,tengu 1,thoqqua 1,titan 1,adult tojanida 1,elder tojanida 1,juvenile tojanida 1,treant 1,triton 1,troll 1,hunter troll 1,scrag troll 1,unicorn 1,undine 1,celestial charger 1,vampire spawn 1,vargouille 1,valkyrie 1,water elemental 1,wendigo 1,white dragon 1,wight 1,will-o’-the-wisp 1,winter wolf 1,worg 1,wraith 1,dread wraith 1,wyvern 1,xill 1,xorn 1,elder xorn 1,minor xorn 1,yeth hound 1,yrthak

fantasyAll

1,[fantasyHumanoid] 1,[fantasyLand] 1,[fantasyAquatic] 1,[fantasyCreature]

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Subtables

  • animalbird
  • animalinsect
  • animalmammal
  • animalother
  • animalreptile
  • domesticanimal
  • fantasyAll
  • fantasyAquatic
  • fantasyCommonFeathers
  • fantasyCommonFurred
  • fantasyCommonHide
  • fantasyCreature
  • fantasyExoticFeathers
  • fantasyExoticFurred
  • fantasyExoticHide
  • fantasyFeathered
  • fantasyFurred
  • fantasyHide
  • fantasyHumanoid
  • fantasyLand
  • fantasyScaled
  • fantasyTemplate
  • hoovedanimal
  • hornedanimal
  • humanoidTemplate
  • ordinaryanimal
  • plainFantasyCreature
  • plainHumanoid
  • symbolicanimal
  • Weirdsymbol

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