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Dactylis

A Dactylis is a large Tyranid creature designed to launch Spore Mines from long range with machine-like precision. It's forelimbs are long, multi-jointed and covered in corded tendon and muscle that make a distinctive cracking sound when used to hurl its payload.[1]

When the Imperium initially encountered the Dactylis, it's ammunition was a parasitic creature known as a Bile Pod which fed off glands at the rear of the Dactylis's cranium. In effect they were similar to a Poison Spore Mine. In more recent encounters the Dactylis has displayed spore-generating colonies of bacteria on its cranial glands which are now able to provide a variety of ammunition.[1]

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Epic Scale Dactylis

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Tyranid Planetary Forces
Command Hive TyrantBroodlordTervigonNorn-Queen
Elite Hive GuardTyrant GuardLictor (Lictor Alpha) • VenomthropeZoanthrope (Neurothrope) • PyrovoreMaleceptorToxicreneMalanthropeDimachaeron
Basic Tyranid Warrior (Tyranid PrimeShrike) • Ravener (Ravener Alpha) • Genestealer (Ymgarl Genestealer) • Gaunt (TermagantHormagauntSpinegaunt) • Ripper (Sky-Slasher)
Heavy CarnifexBiovoreHaruspexCereboreTrygon (Trygon Prime) • MawlocTyrannofexExocrineDactylisMalefactorHieroduleSporocyst
Bio-Titans DominatrixHierophantViciatorNautiloidVermis
Flyers GargoyleHarpyHarridanHive CroneTyrannocyte
Spores Mieotic SporeMycetic SporeSpore MineMucolid Spore
Unique Tyranids SwarmlordDeath LeaperDoom of Malan'taiOld One EyeParasite of MortrexRed Terror