This encompasses the main head of your dragon. Please note that horns, ears, fur, barbels, and other protruding traits are excluded when looking at real-world species (unless otherwise stated)! When referring to species, you can’t combine multiple species. When looking for inspiration, only look at species with eyes (unless your dragon has the true sight ability or a monstrous snout).
Default to: Jungle, Ocean
Snouts that resemble fully matured amphibians! This typically means frogs, but salamander snouts are also quite common!
Default to: Ocean
May take from amphibious snouts, aquatic reptilian snouts, or sea-dwelling life. If you choose a species that does not live in water, then the snout should have specific adaptations to moving through water.
Default to: Thunder
Snouts may be made of metal, clay, or some other artificial substance. They can take any shape, but typically serve as a mask rather than a true snout. The eyes will still be visible. Artificial traits will cover at least half of the face. More info here.
Default to: Storm
Flat snouts resembling that of a bat! It should be from the true family of bats. You can choose any species of bat to base your snout on. You are free to include strange noses and ears, so long as it matches the species you choose.
Default to: Fire, Earth
The typical dragon snout! You may reference any non-saurian reptile for this.
Default to: Wind
The dragon’s head takes the shape of any theropod dinosaur (which does include avians, if you desire a beaked dragon). You may include beak modifications if your chosen species has it; However, any horns, spines, or other crests should not be included.
Default to: Metal
Snouts designed for digging through substrate and finding small creatures. You may reference opossums, moles, rodents, pangolins, anteaters, the mammal order Eulipotyphla, and similar animals. Although some species might have large ears (rabbits in particular), you may only include small mammal ears such as the ones in the examples. You are free to include strange nose shapes if they match the species.
Default to: Light
The base for kirin snouts. You may choose any member of the ungulate family to reference for a snout except for the Whippomorpha clade. This means that horses, mules, antelope, bison, buffalo, llamas, and tapirs are fair game…but hippopotamuses and whales are out of the question. You may include a SHORT mane that resembles that of wild zebras. This mane should not go past the neck of the dragon. You may include ears which match the species you chose.
Default to: Dark
You can use just about any shape, with one caveat–it must also be deteriorating in some way. This can be bones or flesh showing, unnatural mouth shapes, a mask of bone, more or less eyes than the normal two, or even turning into mist or goop. Ears may be as large as a lion’s, in any shape. This snout may have small fangs, tusks, and bony material without the corresponding mutation. It may have between 0-4 eyes placed anywhere on the snout.
What is the Mythic Snout trait?
This allows you to have a free-for-all in how you design your dragon’s face! It is an incredibly rare trait.
How do I get a wolf snout/cat snout/etc.?
It’s possible to get very close with Monstrous Snout. However, there will need to be monstrous effects. In order to have a true wolf snout/cat snout/something unlike the snouts here, you will need a Mythic Snout.
Can I have slitted eyes with non-reptilian snouts?
Yes! Eye pupils are not tied to snout types.
Can my dragon have cat-like whiskers?
Yes, this is a free trait.
Can my dragon have fangs or tusks?
Fangs and tusks should not protrude the distance of the lower jaw (and definitely not hang out) without the Fanged mutation unless otherwise noted. Tiny little nibble fangs are fine.
Can scrounge snout have rabbit ears?
No, they are too large.
Can monstrous snout have cat ears?
Domestic cat ears are very large, so they are not allowed. The largest ears allowed are lion-like ears. Apophis is a good example of the largest ears allowed.