Category: Mammal

Dino Dossier: Otter

Common NameOtterSpeciesLutra PelosaTimeEarly MioceneDietOmnivoreTemperamentFriendlyDomesticationTameableYesRideableNoCommand 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 its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally […]

Dino Dossier: Equus (Horse)

Common NameEquusSpeciesEquus MagnusTimePleistoceneDietHerbivoreTemperamentLoyalDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesCommand 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 pure conjecture. Its behaviour in the wild is similar to that of other wild members of the […]

Dino Dossier: Ovis

Common NameOvisSpeciesOvis AriesTimeCenozoicDietHerbivoreTemperamentStupidDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesCommand 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 even from wild sheep species such as Ovis orientalis. Domesticated: Some survivors have found herds of Ovis […]

Dino Dossier: Daeodon

Common NameDaeodonSpeciesDaeodon comedentisTimeLate OligoceneDietOmnivoreTemperamentTerritorialDomesticationTameableYesRideableNoCommand 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 does to Suina, I’ve found that to be a suitably fitting nickname.Domesticated: Many tribes have made excellent […]

Dino Dossier: Purlovia

Common NamePurloviaSpeciesPurlovia maximaTimeLate PermianDietCarnivoreTemperamentPatientDomesticationTameableYesRideableNo 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: Though Purlovia is ill-suited to the life of a mount, its usefulness in staging an ambush or […]

Dino Dossier: Moschops

Common NameMoschopsSpeciesMoschops cibumutanteTimeMid PermianDietOmnivoreTemperamentCowardlyDomesticationTameableYesRideableNoWild: 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 its eating habits and completely averse to fighting. It never starves, since it can eat […]

Dino Dossier: Basilosaurus

Common NameBasilosaurusGroupMammalsSpeciesBasilosaurus solatiumfecitTimeLate EoceneDietPiscivoreTemperamentPassiveDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesWild: 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 near the water’s surface. Conversely, it’s vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly cause it harm.Domesticated: Despite […]

Dino Dossier: Chalicotherium

Common Name:ChalicotheriumSpecies:Chalicotherium obsidioequusTime:Late Oligocene – Early PlioceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:TerritorialDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesSaddle: 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 is very territorial, however, and the entire family, young and old, will turn against an encroaching creature at just […]

Dino Dossier: Thylacoleo

Common NameThylacoleoSpeciesThylacoleo furtimorsusTimeLate Pliocene – Late PleistoceneDietCarnivoreTemperamentAggressiveDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesWild: 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 while hunting. It clambers up trees and waits to ambush passing prey by pouncing upon […]

Dino Dossier: Hyaenodon

Common Name:HyaenodonSpecies:Hyaenodon DirusTime:Late Eocene – Early MioceneDiet:CarnivoreTemperament:OpportunisticDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:NoCommand: 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: before engaging, it determines if the payoff for a fight is worth the risk of injury.Domesticated: Despite […]

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