Author: Krim

Dino Dossier: Piranha

Common Name: Piranha
Species: Megapiranha magnadmorsus
Time: Late Miocene
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable: No
Rideable: No
Command: admincheat summon Piranha_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Megapiranha magnadmorsus is carnivorous fish found fairly commonly in the rivers and ponds of the island. Its bite is incredibly powerful; I've even seen them break through the armored turtles of the island. Megapiranha has one of the strongest bites, pound-for-pound, of any creature on the island.
  • Domesticated: Like some of the other creatures on the island, a tamed Megapiranha is best suited as a guard. Their high metabolism makes them require more food than many other creatures, but they are very adept at hunting their own food, particularly the Coelacanths.
  • Known Information: When encountering a Megapiranha, be on the lookout for the rest of the school. No one Megapiranha is an overwhelming threat, but their tendency to swarm prey can make short work of much larger and stronger creatures. Any given Megapiranha is easy to kill, but killing the entire school can be a daunting task.

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Dino Dossier: Phiomia

Common Name: Phiomia
Species: Phiomia ignavus
Time: Late Eocene
Early Oligocene
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Skittish
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Phiomia Saddle (Lvl. 5)
Command: admincheat summon Phiomia_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Phiomia ignavus is another herd animal on the island. They are small enough that almost any predator can bring them down, but large enough to provide plenty of meat.
  • Domesticated: While it is completely possible to ride a Phiomia around, they are a meager choice. They work very well, however, as pack-mules. And I've seen some communities keeping a herd of these around as livestock. The Phiomia require protection though, as they are terrible fighters.
  • Known Information: Were it not for the protection of the herd, and their instinct to run from any predator, these would almost certainly be hunted to extinction. A Phiomia's tusks and trunk make it especially suited to scavenging plant life from the ground. It uses its tusks to dig up loose plant life, then uses its stubby trunk to scoop the foliage into its mouth. Adult Phiomia often dig up food for their young, and watching a baby Phiomia attempt to use its trunk can be quite amusing.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Parasaur

Common Name: Parasaur
Species: Parasaurolophus amphibio
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Skittish
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Parasaur Saddle (Lvl. 10)
Command: admincheat summon Para_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Parasaurolophus amphibio has some of the more interesting adaptions of all Creatures I've seen on the Island. Like all parasaur it has a signature head ridge. Very docile at first, I've often been able to approach them without complaint. If startled, however, the Parasaur immediately runs - very far and very fast.
  • Domesticated: As a relatively simple creature to domesticate, Parasaurolophus amphibio is one of the most common mounts I've yet seen on the island. Its ability to run fairly fast for lengthy intervals makes it a solid mode of medium-range transportation, though it has almost no ability to defend itself or its rider.
  • Known Information: This species of parasaur seems to have a previously "disproved" use for its ridge. Small openings at the top of the ridge allow it to be used as a snorkel. This is unique to Parasaurolophus amphibio, as is their surprising speed in the water.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Megalodon

Common Name: Megalodon
Species: Carcharodon ultramegalodon
Time: Miocene-Pliocene
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Megalodon Saddle (Lvl. 45)
Command: admincheat summon Megalodon_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Were it not restricted to the waters, Carcharodon ultramegalodon might be the most dangerous creature on the island.
  • Domesticated: If someone is able to tame this beast, that person would be the undisputed ruler of the oceans around the island and would have access to resources no one can safely find!
  • Known Information: As powerful and dangerous as the Tyrannosaurus is on land, Megalodon is its equal in the water. In addition, it has a speed advantage over any non-aquatic creature. Megalodons need large quantities of food to sustain themselves, so they attack most creatures immediately on sight. Smaller fish are the sole exception I've seen; I believe this is because they cost more energy for Megalodons to catch than they would gain.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Mammoth

Common Name: Mammoth
Species: Mammuthus steincaput
Time: Early Pliocene
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Docile
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Mammoth Saddle (Lvl. 40)
Command: admincheat summon Mammoth_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Seeing the likes of Mammuthus steincaput alongside dinosaurs is still strange.
  • Domesticated: Mammuthus steincaput is a difficult beast to domesticate. Not because they are inherently stubborn, but because knocking one out to begin the taming process takes forever. Once tamed, however, Mammoths are one of the only creatures on the island that can uproot trees without shattering them.
  • Known Information: This behemoth towers over most creatures on the island, and does not seem to fear anything but the Tyrannosaurus. Mammoths generally thrive in colder areas and have a herd mentality. I'm honestly not certain how the herds of Mammoths find enough plant life to graze on some of the islands mountains. They must spend much of their time traveling between the mountains' cold summit and more lush base. Or maybe the Mammoth herd are the main reason the summits are so barren.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Ichthy

Common Name: Ichthy
Species: Ichthyosaurus curiosa
Time: Late Triassic - Early Jurassic
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Curious
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Ichthyosaurus Saddle (Lvl. 10)
Command: admincheat summon Dolphin_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Ichthyosaurus curiosa is a comparatively small carnivore found in the waters around the island. It is slightly larger than a human, but that’s still small compared to the leviathans roaming these waters. It seems to be very interested in any creature around its size, often approaching and following humans swimming through its waters.
  • Domesticated: I can’t think of a better mount for someone starting to explore the island’s seas and waterways. Ichthyosaurus is comparatively fast swimmer, and even in the wild will cozy right up to you and try to figure out what you’re doing. Taming these is actually pretty easy, as they seem to love humans and will be fed and tamed without the use of violence.
  • Known Information: Despite its appearance, the Ichthyosaurus is neither a fish nor an ocean mammal. Like many creatures in the waters around the island, it is actually an aquatic reptile.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Meganeura (Dragonfly)

Common Name: Dragonfly
Species: Meganeura quatpenna
Time: Late Carboniferous
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Docile
Domestication
Tameable: No
Rideable: No
Command: admincheat summon Dragonfly_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Meganeura quatpenna is an especially large species of dragonfly. Actually, it is a type of griffinfly, an extinct species of invertebrate that looked similar to dragonflies. Like most griffinflies, Meganeura is carnivorous, but it is typically not aggressive towards humans unless provoked or challenged for food. It lives primarily in the wetter, heavily wooded areas, such as the jungles. Meganeura is a natural predator of most of the smaller insects on the island.
  • Known Information: Though not often aggressive, Meganeura will not turn down a free meal. They quickly appear in large numbers to scavenge off the victims of Pulmonoscorpius, rendered unconscious and unable to defend themselves. Of course the insects do have to avoid the Pulmonoscorpius itself. I have noticed it is unwise to disturb a flock of feeding Meganeura. The size of the insects on the island confounds me. The way these creatures diffuse oxygen should limit their size but Meganeura (and other bugs) seem to be able to advance beyond this restraint. If there is more oxygen in the air this could explain Meganeura's growth.

Drops

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Dino Dossier: Dodo

Common Name: Dodo
Species: Raphus replicare
Time: Late Holocene
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Oblivious
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: No
Command: admincheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Raphus replicare (more commonly known as the Dodo Bird) is quite possibly the dumbest creature I've ever seen in my life. It wanders around the beaches of the island, eating berries off bushes and being eaten by all manner of carnivore. Without the Dodo the whole Island's food chain would disintegrate.
  • Domesticated: There is almost no reason to domesticate a Raphus replicare. It cannot carry enough to be a beast of burden, it does not provide much food, and it's too stupid to show companionship. I suppose it could work as a last-ditch food source, though.
  • Known Information: This subspecies of the Dodo has developed an unbelievably clever way to sustain itself: they mate constantly. I'm fairly convinced that they reach full maturity within a week of being born. This is the only trait keeping them populous on the island.

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Dino Dossier: Dilophosaur

Common Name: Dilophosaur
Species: Dilophosaurus sputatrix
Time: Early Jurassic
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Skittish
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: No
Command: admincheat summon Dilo_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Dilophosaurus sputatrix is a strange creature. It stands at just over half the size of known Dilophosaurs, and runs from aggressors as often as it fights them.
  • Domesticated: Because of their shrill cry and their ability to attack intruders from range, Dilophosaurus seem most suited as "guard dogs". Due to their small size, they are not suitable as mounts.
  • Known Information: Dilophosaurus sputatrix has a few traits not common in the Dilophosaurus genus. It has a very shrill call, and a decorative ridge of skin on its neck. I believe these are used to attract mates, as well as intimidate prey and would-be predators. Instead of attacking its prey outright, Dilophosaurus sputatrix spits venom to weaken and paralyze it before moving in for the kill.

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