|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
Brown bouncing dino-birds with beastly beaks capable of breaking stone and smashing adventurers. They can't help but constantly dance and flit through the air, and the hypnotic way they wave their tails in a fuddle dance that can confuse an entire party of adventurers. Their razor-sharp talons are also used to rake their opponents apart.
The oligarchaeopteryx's name is a combination of oligarchy, suggesting their strength over the anarchaeopteryx; and archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period which helped provide the link between birds and reptiles.