Category: Mammal

Dino Dossier: Otter

Common Name Otter Species Lutra Pelosa Time Early Miocene Diet Omnivore Temperament Friendly Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable No Command   Wild:  Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for […]

Dino Dossier: Equus (Horse)

Common Name Equus Species Equus Magnus Time Pleistocene Diet Herbivore Temperament Loyal Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable Yes Command   Wild: Equus Magnus appears to be an ancestor of the modern horse. Based on its stripes, it may be the African Variant of Equus Giganteus, which appeared in North America during the Ice Age, but that is […]

Dino Dossier: Ovis

Common Name Ovis Species Ovis Aries Time Cenozoic Diet Herbivore Temperament Stupid Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable Yes Command   Wild: Since arriving on the Island, I have encountered dozens of fascinating creatures whose behavior has never been studied or documented… and also sheep. Granted, Ovis arcam is quite different from the modern domesticated sheep – and […]

Dino Dossier: Daeodon

Common Name Daeodon Species Daeodon comedentis Time Late Oligocene Diet Omnivore Temperament Territorial Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable No Command   Wild: Daeodon Comedentis is the largest known species of entelodont, an omnivorous family of ancient mammals that are sometimes referred to as “Hell Pigs.” Even though Daeodon has as many similarities to modern Hippopotamidae as it […]

Dino Dossier: Purlovia

Common Name Purlovia Species Purlovia maxima Time Late Permian Diet Carnivore Temperament Patient Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable No   Wild: Purlovia Maxima perfectly embodies the element of surprise. Though Nanictidopids such as Purlovia were once thought to be herbivores, I discovered that this creature is, in fact, a patient hunter of the most clever sort. Domesticated: […]

Dino Dossier: Moschops

Common Name Moschops Species Moschops cibumutante Time Mid Permian Diet Omnivore Temperament Cowardly Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable No Wild: Moschops cibumutante in the wild is a lethargic, cowardly creature that primarily lives in the forests of the island, primarily making its home among the great redwoods of the West. It survives by being extremely flexible in […]

Dino Dossier: Basilosaurus

Common Name Basilosaurus Group Mammals Species Basilosaurus solatiumfecit Time Late Eocene Diet Piscivore Temperament Passive Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable Yes Wild: One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It’s a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well such that it rapidly recovers from injuries when […]

Dino Dossier: Chalicotherium

Common Name: Chalicotherium Species: Chalicotherium obsidioequus Time: Late Oligocene – Early Pliocene Diet: Herbivore Temperament: Territorial Domestication Tameable: Yes Rideable: Yes Saddle:   Command:   Wild: Found in small numbers within the Island’s colder regions, Chalicotherium obsideoquus is normally a peaceful herbivore that prefers to spend its days lazing about or playing with it’s family. It […]

Dino Dossier: Thylacoleo

Common Name Thylacoleo Species Thylacoleo furtimorsus Time Late Pliocene – Late Pleistocene Diet Carnivore Temperament Aggressive Domestication Tameable Yes Rideable Yes Wild: Thylacoleo furtimorsus is a large, powerful marsupial that can often be found hunting around trees. Its long claws and semi-opposable digits make it an apt climber, a quality that Thylacoleo uses to its advantage […]

Dino Dossier: Hyaenodon

Common Name: Hyaenodon Species: Hyaenodon Dirus Time: Late Eocene – Early Miocene Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Opportunistic Domestication Tameable: Yes Rideable: No Command:   Wild: Among the island’s tenacious pack hunters is Hyaenodon Dirus, a carnivore most often found across the mountains and tundras, in packs of 3 to 5. The Hyaenodon is a very intelligent predator: […]

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