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Location Terrestrial
Type Genus
Description Antelopes or deer
Updated Companions

Tetraceris is a genus of fauna.


Tetraceris is a genus of fauna in No Man's Sky.

Commonly referred to as "antelopes" (the term the game code uses), "deer," and similar terms, due to their similarity with Earth animals. Tetraceris species can be found on land, excluding caves.

Name origin[]

"Tetr" mean four, possibly referring to the four parts of the antler accessory. The "ceri" of Tetraceris resembles "cervine" in a small way, which refers to deer.

It may also be an adaption of the generic naming convention Tetracerus, the combination of two Greek words: tetra ("four") and ceros ("horned"). A single Terran species of deer belong to this grouping, bearing the full name of Tetracerus quadricornis.

Major Characteristics[]

An unknown Tetraceris individual with fairly large antlers.

Tetraceris only has one major variant.

  • Quadrupedal, usually hooves or elephant-like feet.
  • Often have some form of horns, ranging from small stubs to decently-sized antlers.
  • Two distinct eyes, a mouth, and nose at the end of snout (with the exception of the "flower-headed" variant, which appears to have one eye and no mouth or nose).

Variant Types[]

  • Doghead - A four legged antelope that features a dog shaped head.
  • Frilled Doghead - A four legged antelope that features a frilled dog shaped head.
  • Snoot / Snooty - A four legged antelope that features a snoot shaped head.
  • Bedlington - A four legged antelope that features a Bedlington Terrier shaped head.
  • Roo - A four legged antelope that features a kanagaroo shaped head.
  • Anteater / Toucantelope - A four legged antelope that features an anteater shaped head with an elongated snout.
  • Wormhead - A four legged antelope that features a worm with an open digestive shaped head.
  • Shortfly head - A four legged antelope that features a shortbodied fly type of headshape.
  • Longfly head - A four legged antelope that features a long bodied fly type of headshape.
  • Slughead - A four legged antelope that features a slug type of headshape.
  • Floral head - A four legged antelope that features a floral type of headshape.


Tetraceris Body Parts[]

Notes: Some heads are dimorphic, such as dog head and frilled dog head. Tetraceris shares the floral head with the Ungulatis genus. Tetraceris have a large amount of insect-like heads compared to other non-insect genera.

Tetraceris's rhino foot also bears similarities to, or may be the same as, the long toe foot of the Ungulatis genus.

Tetraceris's body type 2 is similar or the same as Ungulatis's body type 2. Tetraceris only has two body types, one thin and one thick. Thin bodies are usually tall, thick bodies are usually short.

If presented with a creature that one cannot tell if it is of the Ungulatis or Tetraceris genera, here are some tips to differentiate:

  • Ungulatis will never have the stump tail or split tail.
  • Ungulatis will never have any of Tetraceris's heads other than the floral head.
  • Ungulatis will never have antlers.
  • Tetraceris will never have back feet and front feet that are different.

Body Parts - Images[]

Letters beside part names refer to Lamb's Classification Method.

Needed images: Possibly a medium length tail. Single curved back ridge, and the multiple back ridge variant. Shoulder spikes.



Arms & Legs[]



Related Information[]

  • May not be 100% accurate since NextGen
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