One of the Draconic Gifts is
Humanoid Form (Su): The draconic exemplar can assume a specific humanoid form of the same sex, chosen when this gift is first learned. The draconic exemplar always takes this specific form when using this ability. All dracomorphosis benefits plus all extraordinary or supernatural draconic defenses, draconic gifts and draconic weaponry are considered form-dependent abilities and cannot be used in humanoid form. This ability otherwise functions as the alter self spell except that the draconic exemplar does not gain the spell's size bonus to his ability scores and can remain in the humanoid form indefinitely. This ability can be used 3 times per day.
With changing shape (which functions similar to a kitsunes ability) it is crystal clear that at least some of the abilities of the dragon disappear: Scaled hide, wings, claws, Breath Weapon...
But a Taninim has also other abilities where I'm not sure about. They got darkvision, lowlight vision and also enhanced senses (+2 to perception and sense motive). Later on they can get spell resistance and scent abilities.
What is with these 4 abilities and others like them? Do they stay or also go?
As an addon to this as "draconic gifts" are not available in humanoid form does this mean that:
- The dragon cannot use spells in humanoid form (if he has only the racial paragon class with the gift that allows him to cast sorcerer spells)