Category: Mammal

Dino Dossier: Woolly Rhino

Common NameWoolly RhinoSpeciesCoelodonta utiliserroTimeLate Pliocene-Late PleistoceneDietHerbivoreTemperamentFriendlyDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesWild: Coelodonta utiliserro is a friendly herbivore, common to the tundra and grassland regions of the island. It is a large and dangerous creature, thought it seems fairly trusting of the fauna around it. Once attacked, Coelodonta charges towards its foe. It builds up momentum as it charges, and depending on […]

Dino Dossier: Direbear

Common NameDirebearSpeciesArctodus DirusTimeMid Plestiocene/Early HoloceneDietOmnivoreTemperamentTerritorialDomesticationTameableYesRideableYesWild: Found primarily among the Island’s mountain and tundra regions, Arctodus Dirus is an imposing creature. Like most of the creatures that inhabit this island’s colder areas, it is a mammal, and this particular mammal is either at or near the top of that region’s food chain.Domesticated: Once tamed, the Direbear is […]

Dino Dossier: Procoptodon

Common Name:ProcoptodonSpecies:Procoptodon vivencurrusTime:PlestioceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:ReactiveDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesSaddle: Command: Wild: The first marsupial I’ve encountered on the island is the Procoptodon vivencurrus. Standing nearly three meters tall, it is also the largest jumping creature I’ve ever heard of. It is a fairly peaceful herbivore that only fiercely attacks if aggressed upon.Domesticated: Procoptodon’s dry pouch makes it an excellent beast of burden that can […]

Dino Dossier: Megaloceros

Common Name:MegalocerosSpecies:Megaloceros LatuscoronamTime:PlioceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:SkittishDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesWild: Megaloceros Latuscoronam is a very skittish herbivore, found mostly in the forests and mountains of the island. Because of its large size, its fraught demeanor would be strange in any other place. But Megaloceros knows how fierce the predators if the island are, and knows that it is safer to flee from them […]

Dino Dossier: Lystrosaurus

Common Name:LystrosaurusSpecies:Lystrosaurus AmicifidelisTime:Late Permian – Early TriassicDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:LoyalDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:UnknownWild: Lystrosaurus Aicifidelis is a small herbivore, common to much of the island. Only about two feet long, it is not high on the food chain, and eats small plant life. The poisonous insects of the island seem to have little effect on Lystrosaurus.Domesticated: Not surprisingly, Lystrosaurus is an extremly […]

Dino Dossier: Megatherium

Common Name:MegatheriumSpecies:Megatherium FormipavorTime:Late Pleocene-Early HoloceneDiet:Omnivore, but primarily HerbivoreTemperament:Passive, but aggressive to insectsDomesticationTameable:YesRideable: ?Wild: Megatherium Formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the island. This is most shocking because it is essentially a giant sloth… if you crossbred it with an elephant and a bear! Because of its size and girth, the Megatherium is uncommonly resistant to […]

Dino Dossier: Direwolf (Canis Maxdirus)

Common Name:DirewolfSpecies:Canis MaxdirusTime:PleistoceneDiet:CarnivoreTemperament:AggressiveDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesWild: The best adjective to describe Canis Maxdirus is “scary”. This pack-hunter is a cunning and brutal predator, capable of taking down prey of nearly any size. In addition to being a vicious hunter, it is the size of a small horse, meaning even the largest predators aren’t necessarily safe from the packs.Domesticated: Obviously, […]

Dino Dossier: Doedicurus Custosaxum

Today a new dinosaur was announced. It’s tough, heavy and strong. Just look at it, armor to every side and an internal fat-reservoir to get through the tougher climates, this creature doesn’t have to fear anyone. All the bigger are the benefits for those daring souls who manage to tame one, because they will be […]

Dino Dossier: Dimetrodon

As is the custom on Fridays, a new Dinosaur has been announced. It’s called “Dimetrodon” and is easily identified by its sail. Its purpose: Air Conditioning.Common Name:DimetrodonSpecies:Dimetrodon calorectorTime:Early PermianDiet:CarnivoreTemperament:ReactiveDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:NoWild: Dimetrodon Calorector is a much calmer predator than most on the island. Because it lives off smaller prey than humans, it generally ignores anything much larger than […]

Dino Dossier: Mesopithecus – Ape

Common Name:MesopithecusSpecies:Mesopithecus amicufurTime:Late Miocene Late PlioceneDiet:OmnivoreTemperament:CuriousDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:NoWild: Mesopithecus amicufur is an omnivorous monkey species, primarily inhabiting the island’s jungles. It is smaller than a human, but can move at about the same speed. It is not normally aggressive, but small groups of Mesopithecus can be troublesome. Additionally, their curious nature means they will try to steal anything […]

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