Manticores are leonine beasts with bat's wings, and a face that slightly resembles a human's (though wreathed in a lion's mane). Their tails are their primary weapon, however, having a nest of spikes at the end that can be launched at foes. They favor human flesh above all.
The manticore is a large creature with the body of a lion, a dragon's wings, and a somewhat humanoid head.
Manticores were first seen in the OD&D White Box set.