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Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:52 pm


Welcome to the world of Natura. A strange alien world where beast from across the march of time exist as one. Explore with us this strange and wild land as we explore a world unknown.

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Introduction




Natura is a large planet suspected to be somewhat larger than the planet Earth. It has a single rocky moon and orbits a G-type star known as Malik. Within the Malik system, Natura in neighbored by eight worlds, four of them rocky within the inner Malik system the rest Gas Giants in the outer Malik system.

On Natura's surface is a massive supercontinent that stretches from the northern pole all the way to the southern pole. This continent is known Copiaevum, massive in scope it spans a massive portion of the surface and throughout the eons Copiaevum has shifted and changed shape but has never broken up thanks to the massive tectonic plate it rest on. Island chains and landmasses have drifted off from Copiaevum or has been absorbed by it. Copiaevum's massive size has allowed a vast variety of environments to exist with enough space to allow a expansive ecosystem of flora and fauna to exist allowing a massive amount of life to coexist without wiping each other out.

Natura is a world filled with secrets the most mysterious of them all however is a strange phenomenon known as the 'Pathways'. Pathways are a mysterious event that create 'holes' in space-time distorting reality and creating a link between Natura and other universes and timelines. Pathways are chaotic and can appear at any time, entire civilizations and species have appeared in Natura throughout time growing, thriving and disappearing across the march of time. The source of this strange phenomenon is unknown but what is known is that there is little hope of return...

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Astronomy of Natura

Since the beginning of life, the first lifeforms to develop eyesight at one point turned their eyes toward the stars and saw the engulfing darkness of space above. From the first Naturans to the earliest displaced people, Sapients have found their curiosity drawn toward what lay above. Philosophers, Religious teachers and Scientist alike have all studied what lay above studying the stars and making grand discoveries and sharing their discoveries across the world. Even to this day the heavens are still closely studied to learn more about the secrets of the universe.

The Malik System

Malik

Malik is a main sequence G-type star that forms the center of the star system. Malik is similar in many respect to Sol of the Solar System which the Earth orbits, they both are roughly the same size and both have a familiar red/orange glow. However unlike the Sun, Malik is somewhat calmer than Sol, sunspots appear irregularly and the solar cycle of Malik happens over a 20-year period during the height of which solar flares happen infrequently. Malik rest in the center of the 'ring' of a large ring galaxy known as the Luminous Road.

Hel

Hel is the first planet located in the Inner Malik system. Due to the calm nature of Malik, Hel is able to maintain a thin atmosphere but is exposed to intense heat constantly from its close proximity to the star. Hel's surface contains a large amount of metallic material such as iron and cobalt along with a a significant amount of carbon material. The metal on the surface constantly melts and moves around creating massive seas of hot lava while large 'islands' made out of diamond float along the lava seas in a never ending dance. Hel is one of the brightest planets in the Malik System it is the easiest to spot in the Naturan sky originally mistaken for a red star in ancient times.

Ariel

Ariel is the second planet in the Malik system. It is a curious planet that rest just shy of the edge of Malik's habitable zone allowing the world to maintain a large atmosphere. It is a super-earth bigger in volume than Natura. At some point in Ariel's history massive volumes of water settled onto the planet resulting in Ariel's surface being covered completely in water creating a oceanic planet. There is no visible landmass on Ariel and its sky is covered by thick cloud cover and there are no signs of ice on the poles. However Ariel is considered unlikely to have life, observation has revealed that the thick cloud cover is a result of an intense green house effect intensely heating the surface of Ariel's ocean causing the planetary ocean's surface to boil constantly becoming a steam and raining back down into the sea. This extreme environment is suspected to boil away any organic material but some scientist suspect that deeper in the sea lifeforms adapted to these extreme environments could survive.

Natura

The third world of the Malik system. Natura is the 'currently' only known planet in the Malik system to have life, seated right in the center of the habitable zone. Natura has a environment remarkably similar to the planet Earth which makes it a comfortable environment for the massive variety of Earth wildlife that live upon it. Natura is slightly larger than Earth but not large enough to dramatically increase it's gravity. Natura has a single moon named Nadura, unlike Luna which orbits Earth, Nadura has a yellow surface and is in fact geologically active, even from Natura's surface especially large active volcanoes can be spotted with handheld telescopes but outside of that it operates much like Earth's own moon orbiting at a safe distance from the planet and effecting Natura's tilt and oceanic tides.

Sabines

Sabines is the planet closest to Natura in distance. Known as the "Sister World" of Natura, Sabines has been discussed throughout history. A terrestrial planet located near the habitable zone, Sabines from orbit is a blue and green world much like Natura itself. However Sabines is notoriously hard to study due to it the presence of rings, Sabines' moon appears to have shattered in some ancient cataclysm giving the planet a large ring and causes Sabines to dramatically tilt. Sabines has the potential to support life but little is known about it due to a lack of research. Still many Naturans look to Sabines wonder if they are not alone in the universe.

Hot Gates

The Hot Gates marks the end of the Inner Malik system and the beginning of the Outer. The Hot Gates is the Malik system's equivalent of the Solar System's asteroid belt. It contains the largest presence of asteroids and free floating dust and is populated by tiny planetoids. There is evidence that there was once a planet here known as Babylon that existed until quite recently, there are text dated back to the Age of Stone which speak of a "Shattering Star" which is suspected by some to be witnesses observing the destruction of Babylon from Natura.

Horus

Horus is a large Gas Giant that is curiously studied by Naturan researchers. Horus is an average sized Gas Giant, smaller than the famous Jupiter of the Sol system but serves a similar role in intercepting large asteroids and comets before they can enter the inner Malik system. Horus is curious because the primary gasses it's composed of consist primarily of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, traces indicate that water exist in a state of constant rain. It has often been exclaimed that a person could breathe in Horus atmosphere but this is a mere exaggeration.

Setesh

Setesh is the largest planet in the Malik system. It is larger than Jupiter and sits at a comfortable distance, Setesh is notable because it has a unique orbit rather than the typical circular orbit that most planets have Elliptic orbit but has one of the slowest in the Malik system taking approximately four Naturan years to complete a rotation. Setesh orbit occasionally brings it to the edge of the Inner Malik system and is visible from the surface of Natura.

Ausar

Ausar also known as the 'Celestial Whirlpool' is a large gas giant that is the second most distant planet from Malik. Ausar is famous for its giant rings which are much larger than the famous rings of Saturn, due to Ausar's 'sideways' orbit these rings are most easily visible than the planet itself resembling a giant glowing disk from the surface of Natura. Many legends and stories exist about Ausar but it is most famous for oceanic navigation, it's brightness makes it easily seen in the night sky and consistently can be viewed 'rising' from the north and 'setting' in the south.

Barbatos

Barbatos is the most distant planet in the Malik System. However the title of planet is illfitting, research has shown that Barbatos is actually a Brown Dwarf, a failed star suspected to be the twin of Malik that failed to ignite as the system formed it slowly drifted off before being caught in the mature Malik's gravity. Barbatos was the last planet to be discovered due to it's black atmosphere making it difficult to spot despite the hot red glow it produces. Barbatos is believed to have the most moons surrounded by several large moons the largest of them being Charis which due to it's size is in fact suspected to be a rogue microplanet that was caught by Barbatos. Malik's failed twin serves as the end of the Malik system effectively beyond is a collection of space material and debris known as the "Heavenly Barrier" beyond is the darkness of space.

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Chaos of Time and Space: The Rifts

The most bizarre phenomenon on Natura is its unique connection with the planet Earth. Astronomical studies have concluded that the Malik System is located in a galaxy dubbed the Luminous Road unlike the Milky Way familiar to life on Earth. Theories exist that perhaps they are in the same universe but linked by worm holes, others conclude that Earth and Natura are the same planet merely in different dimensions, other more wild theories exist. What can be concluded however is a group of truths that scientist who have studied the rifts can settle on.

If time was to be interpreted as two lines moving forward. The 'Rifts' are an anomaly in time and space that forms a bridge between the two worlds. While time moves forward on Earth and Natura, the rifts can become "twisted" in the anomaly and thus can connect two wildly different points in time on Earth and Natura. The clearest evidence of this is Natura's wildlife. In the Sandova region of Copiaevum their exist two species of big cat, Sandovan Cave Lions and the Sandovan Tiger, both species are descended from populations of Earth counterparts of these species, the Panthera leo spelaea and Panthera leo atrox for Cave Lions and Panthera tigris altaica for Tiger. These species existed at two wildly different points in Earth history but exist simultaneously on Natura. And throughout Naturan history there are tales of wildly different groups from across Earth history meeting on Natura. These anomalies demonstrate the sheer unpredictable nature of the rifts the inner workings of which may never truly be understood.

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March of Time: Civilization in Natura

The rise of sapience slowly gave way to the rise of civilization. As the thinking species gathered together to survive marking the beginning of civilization. Natura has played host to many civilization throughout time even before recorded history. But the world of Natura is a harsh one a wild world that refuses to be tamed, just as civilizations rise they disappear as war, disease, wildlife or even the very wrath of nature itself can consume civilizations leaving only remnants of their former glory as a testament to their survival. Civilizations in Natura are recorded by their placement in time during periods known as the 'Ages' but the exact length of the ages can be difficult to nail down due to a lack of information. The ages are identified by the state of Naturan civilization as their are exceptions known as rift civilizations a unique phenomenon in the march of time.

The Age of Stone

The most ancient time period. At this point in time the first of what can be considered modern Homo Sapiens begin leaving Crenda and expanding into Natura. There is little in the way of written history for the age of stone it is known through artifacts and cave art found across the world. The age of stone was a dangerous and savage time where tomorrow is never promised. Hunter-gatherers began to expand and form the beginnings of civilization as ancient tribes and clans began to grow expanding into what would surely become the first nations. The age of stone was the time of the first men and they endured a harsh world.

The Age of Empires

The age of empires marks the beginning of recorded history in Natura. Some of the oldest known civilizations who's ruins persist even to the modern day were born during this golden age. As peoples began to settle in from the expansion of the age of stone. Mighty nations rose to power holding great territories and recording their great triumphs and rich cultures. Even generations after the end of the age of empires, the names of these great civilizations are still whispered among the people of Natura.

The Age of Trial

The age of trial is a period of decline beginning at the very end of the age of empire. The exact circumstances behind this period isn't exactly clear but research from both recorded history and scientific study have concluded that a long period of environmental change and forced migrations marked the beginning of an age of conflict and struggle. The great empires were unable to sustain themselves and soon collapsed into smaller nations born from their descendants. The age of trial was one of tragedy but also one of legend, many great historical figures made their impact during this period.

The Age of Expansion

The age of expansion is the closest to what can be considered the modern times. After the struggles of the age of trial the environment began to grow more stable and cultures were once again able to live more comfortable lives. While conflict still exist a time of peace developed which led to a great expansion of knowledge and science. Natura remains a stubborn world that seems to stand as a great barrier against the march of civilization but Naturans remain determined to rise above the wrath of nature in this harsh world.

Rift Civilizations

Throughout time the rifts have opened up across Natura, displacing groups of people from another world that known as 'Earth'. It would seem that Pathways to Earth open often and they have occurred throughout time. Even in the age of strong there is evidence from art and relics found that displaced peoples from Earth have found their way into Natura struggling to survive and form their own civilizations. They have been dubbed Rift civilizations and they are unpredictable some are primitive, others are quite advanced but what is known is that they can appear at nearly any time. Rift civilizations can sometimes be peaceful, other times they bring with them war and destruction. They can thrive or disappear. Naturan cultures have long held a myriad of beliefs regarding rift civilizations, some see them as welcomed guest brought by the gods. Others believe them as curse that will only bring ruin on the world.

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Thinkers: Sentient Species of Natura
The wild world of Natura plays host to countless species that struggle every day to survive. Many rise through brute strength, swift speed or massive size but there are those species who lack such thing and instead survive through another means. A phrase often used to describe that is using ones head, the brain is perhaps one of the most powerful tools ever developed in nature and many species exploit it for survival. But there are those who take it a step further they take their mental prowess to the next level and develop sapience. Sapience is one of the most powerful forms of evolution it gives a species a rare prowess that is unmatched by any physical advantage.

These are the thinkers. The great minds of Natura.

Homo Erectus
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Other Names: Msasi
Height: 185 Centimeters
Region of Origin: Crenda
Intelligence: Low
Diet: Carnivorous
Information: Homo Erectus or as they are more commonly known to native Naturans, Msasi are perhaps the most primitive form of the sapient end of the Homo genus. They are a subject of great debate among scientist and scholars if they truly are what can be consider sapient. Msasi are widespread hominids found across Copiaevum and even some islands. They live in hunter-gatherer societies that while similar each have their own unique way of life depending on where they live, they can be territorial at times and are known to engage in fights, cannibalism has also been recorded with some groups. They demonstrate advanced tool use and even build and use fire to survive in the wilderness. However it has been noted since the earliest recorded history that Msasi are unchanging, unlike their relatives they never adopt agriculture even in the most fertile of lands. Their language is very primitive and even ape-like and while quite advanced, Humans and Msasi are incapable of communicating outside of sign language.

Msasi seem to lack much comprehension for higher forms of thought. This is why their sapience is sometimes debated, some suggest that they are just highly intelligent wildlife. But because of their powerful brains, the presence of language and even a degree of complex coordination makes them considered sapient life.

Homo Sapien
Appearance: Here
Other Names: Man, Humanity
Height: 1.8 Meters
Region of Origin: Crenda
Intelligence: High
Diet: Omnivorous
Information: Homo Sapiens are one of the more successful and well known species in the world. Since the ancient times, Humanity's ancestors have spread throughout the world, settling in region after region. Slowly developing into the modern Homo Sapien, from making advance tools and sharing complex language, Humans slowly built up civilization in the wild world of Natura. Most Humans in modern times live in nations and city states, but many remain nomadic like their ancient ancestors, exploring and constantly on the move through nature, be it small family groups or large tribes. Humans have many unique cultures, each with their own way of life and view of the world. While Humans are very social and have rich complex emotions, conflict on many scales exist between themselves and other species. Human genetics in Natura is very complex as many Naturans are descended either from Naturan Human populations that evolved in Crenda while many others are descended or mixed with populations displaced in Natura via pathways.


Homo Neanderthalensis
Appearance: Here
Other Name: Neandethals, Northmen
Height: 168 Centimeters (Males) 156 centimeters (Females)
Region of Origin: Sandova
Intelligence: High
Diet: Omnivorous but mainly have a Carnivorous diet.
Information: Neanderthals commonly known as Northmen both by Naturans and their native tongue are a close relative of Homo Sapiens. Despite their shorter, tougher bodies and large noses, it would seem there are few differences between Humanity and Neanderthals. The biggest difference is mostly mental in nature, Neanderthals are not unintelligent or even lacking in comprehension like Homo erectus. In fact Neanderthals on average are just as intelligent as the average Human. However they are rather straight forward and matter of fact in nature, it could even be said they are lacking in a degree of imagination. Neanderthals demonstrate little knowledge or interest outside of what lays in front of them. Things that come naturally to humans like philosophy or religion are often difficult for Neanderthals to grasp but they do have a certain degree of spiritualism. One most interesting fact is that Humans and Neanderthals are capable of interbreeding and producing healthy offspring. These hybrids usually more strongly resemble Humans in height and appearance, while possessing the strong bone structure, pain and cold tolerance of their Neanderthal parent.


Homo Floresiensis
Appearance: Here
Other Name: Flores Men, Hobbit
Height:1.09 Meters
Region of Origin: Embra Islands
Intelligence: High
Diet: Omnivorous
Information: Flores Men are a shorter relative of Humanity. They are native to the Embra Islands believed to have been placed their via rift. The Homo Floresiensis population on the island has existed for generations rather unchanging in form. But their society has developed to a degree through much of history they were hunter-gatherers but when Humans began arriving on the Embra Islands they showed an impressive advancement and were accepting of things like agriculture and civilization. Even into the modern age these hardy brothers of Humanity thrive.

Denisova Hominin
Appearance: Here
Other Name: Denisovan, Jotun
Height: 2.3 Meters
Region of Origin: Yggdrasil
Intelligence: High
Diet: Carnivorous
Information: Denisovans are perhaps the largest known species of Homo in the world. They are found in the Yggdrasil believed to be descended from hominids that were present on the ancient landmass that once connected Yggdrasil and Aurelia. Their ancestors survived the harsh arctic conditions were they found the World Below and fled underground. Surprisingly they not only survived but thrived in their newfound land adopting a carnivorous diet due to a lack of edible plantlife. They underwent the process of gigantism becoming quite tall and muscular, however their great height makes them rather slow moving and they require plentiful amounts of food. To adapt to their tropical environment they have relatively light amounts of hair only have large amounts of facial hair. Much like other species of Homo, they have a wide range of skin colors depending on their environment. Denisovans in caverns closer to the surface have dark skin tones while those deeper underground have lighter skin tones. Denisovans are quite intelligent and like their distant relatives the Neanderthals are capable of producing hybrids with Humans.

Homo ergaster
Appearance: Here
Other Name: Goblin, Dökkálfar
Height: 1.45 meters
Region of Origin: Yggdrasil
Intelligence: Low
Diet: Omnivore
Information: Homo ergaster are another species of Hominid found in Yggdrasil. They descend from a population also present during the sinking of their lands. But during their exodus to Yggdrasil they were pushed out by the Denisovans and had to survive in their shadows. Unlike the Denisovans that became giants, their Homo ergaster relatives were forced to struggle to survive lurking in the darkness of the World Below or the more untamed portions of it. They are much less organized than the Msasi of the mainland, not even being proper hunter-gathers they simply roam the subterranean world hunting and foraging for food. Blindness is common among their kind and they often have to rely on their other senses to navigate. They are highly aggressive and they are hated by the natives of Yggdrasil.

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Sandova


Sandova is what can be considered the 'top' of Natura the far northern regions of the continent. Sandova is a polar region divided into two regions the first is the Northern Pole, one of the coldest regions in the world where landmass and ocean is covered in great sheets of ice and massive icebergs float freely through the sea, the environment is harsh and only the hardiest of wildlife survive, it is separated from southern Sandova by the massive Timijinn Mountain Range home of the largest mountain on Natura, Mount Elysium. Past the Timijinn Mountains is southern Sandova where snow and winter conditions are a regular occurrence, the land is ruled by a sprawling tundra and steppe of rolling hills and grassland, there are very few scattered forest that exist in Sandova. Despite the rough conditions it is rich with life and is a popular settlement for sapients hardy enough to survive the lands of ice and snow.

Wildlife:

Iguanodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Shrubs
Info: Iguanodon is a wide spread herbivore species found across Copiaevum. They live in large herds that roam across the continent in search of new feeding grounds. Iguanodons are very social and also docile. Many sapient cultures have tamed these great dinosaurs and use them for transport, as their natural adaptability make them excellent mounts. Iguanodon herds in Sandova tend to be much smaller than herds found in the south, they are thought to be the descendants of herds that migrate from the south and settle on the plains.

Cryolophosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Large herbivores, Smaller animals
Info: Cryolophosaurus is a large theropod found in the far north of Copiaevum. These predators are mostly solitary until breeding season, when a male will stay with their mate until the brood hatches. Male Cryolophosaurus are highly competitive and aggressive, constantly fighting for mates and dominance, the highest cause of death for unborn eggs is from competing males destroying them. They are well known for their head crest and the ability to flush their heads with color in order to intimidate rivals and other animals. While they are quite aggressive if approach they tend to avoid danger by remaining solitary.

Koolasuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 meters
Location: Lakes
Diet: Fish, Shellfish, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles
Info: Koolasuchus is a very large amphibian found in rivers and waterways. They are solitary hunters that hunt mostly anything they can snap up in their huge jaws. They are quite aggressive for a sluggish amphibian, but most prefer to avoid them rather then risk injury. They are incredibly rare in Sandova but there are times when these amphibians migrate north and settle in lakes, surviving by hibernating during the harsh winters and only being active in the warmer period.

Leaellynasaura
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Northern Pole (Rarely)
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Grass, Berries
Info: Leaellynasaura is a small herbivore found in northern Copiaevum. It is a distant relative of Othnielia found in the colder areas of north. They too live in large herds, however they prefer to stay in thick foliage to avoid predators rather then stay with bigger herbivores. Leaellynasaura in Sandova have distinctive white feathers used for camouflage during the winter and display during warmer seasons, males have red feathers on their tails while females have dark greyish feathers.

Parasaurolophus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Berries, Flowers
Info: Parasaurolophus is a large widespread herbivore around Copiaevum. They travel in large herds that mix in with other species for protection on occasions. Parasaurolophus are naturally curious and will investigate unfamiliar objects or beings with keen interest, but for the most part they are safe to be around. Parasaurolophus are known for their crest, these large parts of their skull vary widely, Males have bigger crest which are used for display while Females have slightly smaller crest, the exact shape of a crest varies depending on which region the Parasaurolophus is from, as each have a slightly different shape from each other. Parasaurolophus can also use their crest to produce a loud noise almost like an organic horn, they use this for communication around the herd, so that they can keep track of each other and warn of approaching predators, Males also make use of this to impress females with the 'songs' they produce. While they are tamable, the loud noises Parasaurolophus produce make them unpopular as cattle compared to the quieter and less flighty Edmontosaurus.

Corythosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Leaves, Ferns
Info: Corythosaurus is a large widespread species of hadrosaur. They live in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for added protection. They like Parasaurolophus, have large vocalization chambers in their large crest, which are used in a similar way of communication and warning. However, as a whole they are less noisy then their counterparts. Corythosaurus are docile and a lot less flighty then other wild hadrosaurs, so some sapient cultures have taken to using them as beast of burden, while not ridden they are good for carrying heavy cargo and warning the convoy if they spot danger.

Troodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.4 Meters
Location: Forest, Southern Tundra, Northern Pole (Rarely)
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small Mammals, Small and Medium (Rarely) Herbivores
Info: Troodons are widespread theropods found around Copiaevum. The population in Sandova are a distinctive subspecies known as Polar Troodons. Unlike their southern counterparts which are omnivores, Polar Troodons are carnivorous. They are highly intelligent dinosaurs, as they have the largest brains for any dinosaur of their size group and are known for their remarkable creativity and complex vocalizations with unique dialects among different packs of Troodon. Troodons live in large social groups and pair for life with a selected mate. Polar Troodon are rather aggressive but will only attack if provoked.

Tyrannosaurus Rex
ppearance: Here
Length: 14.5 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Large Herbivores, Large Mammals, Large Reptiles
Info: Tyrannosaurus Rex are an awe inspiring predator known as commonly known as the Tyrant of the North. Tyrannosaurus Rex are apex predators that often conquer hunting grounds with relative ease, surprisingly these infamous tyrants are rather social animals that live in cooperative groups that live and hunt together usually they are composed of siblings, their mates and their offspring usually these groups reach a size of at least a dozen individuals before individuals usually hatchlings that survive to be juveniles drift off to start their own families. Tyrannosaurus Rex groups typically known as 'Clans' or 'Houses' by researchers are rather cooperative but their is an older individual that seems to take charge which others defer authority too typically the 'strongest' individual who rise to the top in mock battles that while not deadly leave their mark. In Sandova Tyrannosaurs found in the regions have a unique evolutionary trait, typically when Tyrannosaurs are born they have a thin layer of feathers as chicks to keep them warm that slowly fall off as they grow older. Sondovan Tyrannosaurs are born with a thicker set of these chick feathers and they retain them into adulthood giving them a distinctive appearance compared to their southern counterparts.

Nanuqsaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra, Forest, Timijinn Mountains, Northern Pole
Diet: Smaller Animals, Medium to Large Herbivores, Mammals
Info: Nanuqsaurus is a smaller relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex that can be found roaming Sandova. Nauqsaurus are social but have a distinct social dynamic compared to other theropods. Among this species once a female lays their eggs they depart and the duty of child rearing falls to males who care for chicks after hatching. If they survive to adulthood the male chicks remain with their father while females wander off to find mates. These bachelor packs can often grow to great sizes as males are often quite social and willing to group together to survive while females remain solitary until breeding season where they search out bachelor packs and rely on them for protection after mating until they lay their eggs. Nanuqsaurus are known for their swift running speeds and are feared for their hunting prowess.

Centrosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra, Forest
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Fruits, Tall grasses
Info: Centrosaurus are widespread ceratopsians found all over Copiaevum. In the north, Centrosaurus have a darker coloration than those found in the south. They travel in large herds led by a group of elder females known as matriarchs the average herd has three matriarchs which practice a unique traveling habit. Rather than traveling in a single massive herd, Centrosaurs split their herd into three smaller herds known as 'Convoys'. Unlike other dinosaurs, convoys avoid gathering with other herbivores and maintain a tight formation of adults making a ring around the younger juveniles in the center. When predators approach the adults form an imposing 'shield wall' and remain stubbornly rigid unless forced to move. Centrosaurs make unpopular mounts because they tend to stand rigid in the face of danger.

Pachyrhinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra, Forest, Timijinn Mountains
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Grass
Info: Pachyrhinosaurus are a unique species of ceratopsians founds in Sandova. Unlike their relatives, they lack pointed horns that many ceratopsian species have and instead have large flat bosses which they use as an organic battering ram to fight rivals and defend themselves. They travel in large groups led by a dominate figure that rises to the position after a series of duels. Curiously enough the group leader can be either gender the exact composition of these groups varies but it's typically mated pairs and their young. Pachyrhinosaurus are not known for their aggressiveness but they are best approached with caution, especially when there are young among their group. Still they make efficient mounts and work animals and are often rounded up and broken in by the natives of Sandova.

Quetzalcoatlus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 14 Meters
Height: 6 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra, Timijinn Mountains
Diet: Small Animals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Quetzalcoatlus are one of the biggest flying animals in the world. These huge pterosaurs are easily spotted out compared to their smaller kin, unlike other pterosaurs Quetzalcoatlus hunts small prey it catches while stalking on the ground, snapping up anything near it with it's powerful beak, but on occasions they are known to kill larger prey. These giants spend most of their time on the ground in fact, and fly only when needed too in search of more food or when dangerous threats are nearby. While normally not very aggressive, sapients avoid them as much as possible in the wild.

Didelphodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 46 centimeters
Location: Forest, Southern Tundra, Timijinn Mountains
Diet: Insects, Eggs, Hatchlings
Info: Didelphodon is a small mammal found across Copiaevum. It is a carnivore that raids the nest of large animals and eats large insects. They are despised by sapients due to them raiding food supplies and being highly aggressive, especially around young children. They are hunted regularly, but survive thanks to large numbers and clever hiding spots.

Megaloceros
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Berries
Info: Megaloceros are large species of deer found the the cold northern regions of Copiaevum. They live in large herds that roam the open fields, relying on speed to avoid predators. But they are a popular target of carnivores particularly Sandovan Neanderthals who hold a high respect for these unique animals.

Cave Lions
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.3 Meters
Location: Forest, Southern Tundra, Timijinn Mountains
Diet: Large herbivores, Smaller Animals, Mammoth Calfs
Info: Cave Lions are large predatory cats that roam the snowy north. A distant relative of Dinofelis and Smilodon, these hunters stay in small packs usually no more than six individuals a mix of male or females that cooperate to survive and bond for life. They are aggressive and will fight fiercely to defend their territory even facing larger predators by relying on intimidation with their loud roars to scare off invaders from their lands.

Short-faced Bear
ppearance: Here
Length: 3.7 Meters
Height: 1.80 Meters(All Fours)/4 Meters(Upright)
Location: Forest, Timijinn Mountains, Southern Tundra (Rarely)
Diet: Large Herbivores, Fish, Stolen Kills, Smaller predators, Berries
Info: The Short-faced Bear is a very large mammalian predator found scattered across Copiaevum. These large bears live solitary lives mostly, except for female Mothers and their cubs, who they will care for until they are large enough to care for themselves. These bears are highly aggressive and encounters with them are deadly in most cases.

Dire Wolf
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Forest, Southern Tundra, Northern Pole
Diet: Large Herbivores, Small Dinosaurs, Large Reptiles, Fungi(On occasions)
Info: Dire Wolves are large Canis predators found in in portions of Copiaevum. Dire Wolves in Sandova are one of two distinctive breeds, the Northern Dire Wolves which are known for their longer fur and lighter coloration. Both breeds hunt in large packs that are led by the Alpha Male and Female, two dominate mates who are accepted by the pack. Dire Wolves work together to take down prey, using coordination and team work to take down larger animals. It is not known how the two breeds came to be so spread out from each other, though it's speculated that Southern Wolves are descended from migrating Northern Wolves. Interestingly, Some cultures have discovered ways to tame Dire Wolves through lengthy breeding programs, creating a tamed, friendly and loyal animal that is good for companionship and work. These Tamed Wolves are highly popular and can be found all around the world.

Woolly Mammoth
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Height: 3.2 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra
Diet: Grasses, Fruits, Bushes, Flowers
Info: Woolly Mammoths are one of the most common and successful animals in the north. These huge herbivores live in large herds that regularly migrate around the arctic conditions. They are very social animals that will never abandon their own unless left with no choice, and they are known to even mourn their dead to some extent. They are highly respected animals for their majestic nature. Some cultures in the north have discovered ways to tame Woolly Mammoths and use them for mounts. Their Hair and Tusk are also valued for numerous task.

Woolly Rhinoceros
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Forest, Southern Tundra
Diet: Grass, Shrubs Bushes
Info: Woolly Rhinos are large herbivores found in arctic regions. These large and aggressive herbivores live in large groups that graze together and keep lookout for threats. Threats is a rather vague term as Woolly Rhinos have a tendency to charge out at anything that comes near them that they don't immediately recognize. They are highly respected for their prowess and are respectfully avoided.

Woodward's eagle
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 4 meters
Location: Mountains, Tundra
Diet: Small Mammals, Small Dinosaurs, Reptiles, Carrion
Info: The Woodward's eagle is a large bird of prey that can be found roaming the skies of Sandova. These large eagles possess large wings that allow them to patrol large open regions without tiring. While not the most agile birds they have large and powerful bodies which allow them to swoop down and kill pray with a fearsome efficiency. While mainly go after smaller pray, they are not afraid to use scavenge by using their size to scare away rivals.

Field Wolf

Steppe Bison

Reindeer

Tarpan

Horse (Introduced)

Moose

Wapiti

Long tailed goral

Musk Deer

Mule Deer

Bison

Mouflon

Muskox

Sandovan Tiger

Emperor Penguin

Rockhopper Penguin

Adélie Penguin

Sandovan Fur Seal

Leopard Seal

Polar Bear

Polar Fox

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 pm

Marcia


South of Sandova is the lush Marcia region. Marcia is a massive heavily forested region fed by great rivers that flow down from the Timijinn Mountains which allowed a lush environment of flora to develop making it rich with life. This wide amount of plant life has made Marcia a haven for herbivores particularly large herd based wildlife that need large amounts of food to survive, they traverse great grassy trails paved by the eating habits of massive herds generations ago. Because of this Marcia is also a popular hunting ground for predators of all shapes and sizes which patrol the forest and trails of Marcia preying on the massive herds to satisfy themselves. Marcia is a highly competitive region and only the most formidable survive.

Wildlife:

Dimetrodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.7 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Medium sized Herbivores, Smaller creatures, Carrion, Eggs
Info: Dimetrodon is a sail-backed land predator that roams around wetlands and areas that experience heavy rainfall. Females are solitary and aggressive against rivals while Males tend to stick to groups and work together for kills, though they split up during breeding season. Dimetrodon are somewhat rare in Marcia but they sometimes work their way up from Salzaan in the south marching their way up the river where they find ways to survive by avoiding larger animals.

Seymouria
Appearance: Here
Length: 60 Centimeters
Location: Forest, Trails, Nesting Grounds
Diet: Insects, Eggs, Smaller creatures
Info: Seymouria is an amphibian that lives inland.They are solitary animals that only meet up in groups when breeding. They are heavy eaters and are known to raid the nest of egg laying animals often with great caution to avoid being eaten by carnivores or trampled by herbivores. Unlike most amphibians it is perfectly capable of living in a dry environment for long periods of time.

Edaphosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Bushes, Ferns, Shrubs
Info: Edaphosaurus is a sail-backed herbivore that is quite common in the north. They travel in large herds with both genders and their offspring, settling wherever food is plentiful. They are commonly prey for large predators because they are quite slow due to their large size and body structure makes them easy targets. In order to avoid being easy prey they stick to thick vegetation where large carnivores have more difficulty maneuvering giving them a fighting chance to escape. They also breed quite regularly producing massive amounts of offspring to counteract their staggering death rate.

Gorgonops
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails
Diet: Smaller creatures, Large Herbivores
Info: Gorgonops are a predatory synapsid that can be found in small pockets in Marcia. Gorgonops live in large groups typically more reminiscent of an unruly mob than any form of organization. Gorgonops regularly fight and the toughest of the pack is recognize as the leader. They are ambush hunters who specialized in hunting larger animals by setting up elaborate traps where they swarm their opponent slowly bleeding them to death.

Diictodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 45 Centimeters
Location: Trails, Plains, Forest
Diet: Shrubs
Info: Diictodon are small herbivores that are found all over Copiaevum and in particularly large numbers in Marcia. They are burrowers that live in small tunnel networks underground to avoid predators, they live in large family groups that work together to spot out predators and protect their young. They are widely regarded as pest by due to Diictodon's possessing a particular talent in finding their way inside homes and settlements causing infestations that are a headache to root out if settled.

Lystrosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Lystrosaurus is a common herbivore that has spread out around Natura. They travel in small herds that never stay in one place for too long. They are very docile and they are for the most part easy to keep track of, so many human cultures have domesticated herds of Lystrosaurs and consume them for food. Lystrosaurus meat is known as Lork, and is popular across Natura in many forms, but few are more popular then Lork sausage.


Euparkeria
Appearance: Here
Length: 60 centimeters
Location: Forest, Trails, Riverbeds, Nesting grounds
Diet: Insects, occasionally scavenges
Info: Euparkeria are widespread small reptiles that can be seen darting around Marcia. Euparkeria are fast on their feet capable of making stunning running burst with a head start only stopping to occasionally rest and catch their breath. Typically they move on all fours but they possess the unique ability to stand up on their hind legs in order to reach higher places and move more quickly. One interesting behavior noted is that Euparkeria can be seen roaming the nesting grounds of larger animals and not being chased off, instead their tolerated because they eat insects that are attracted to eggs and hatchlings, they are also known to climb on top of resting dinosaurs to eat insects on their bodies.

Plateosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Trails, Riverbeds
Diet: Tree leaves, Ferns, Shrubs, Flowers
Info: Plateosaurus are a bipedal herbivore that is a distant relative of larger sauropods. These great herbivores travel in massive herds that make a yearly extraordinary exodus that is utterly fascinating to witness. In the warm periods of spring Plateosaurus can be found settled in Marcia where they breed and lay eggs but after the birth of their offspring in the waning days of summer Plateosaurus begin a mass migration south leaving Marcia and heading toward Europa but they do not stop there. Plateosaurus migrate all the way to the desert region of Catacha where they spend winter before beginning the long track back to Marcia. These ceaselessly traveling nomads are often the subject of lore and legend.


Peteinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 60 centimeters
Location: Forest
Diet: Insects
Info: Peteinosaurus is a small flying reptile found around Natura. They live on tall objects such as trees or buildings, feeding on insects they find while flying between resting areas. Usually found in large numbers despite not forming any particular social bonds. They are very comfortable around sapients, and they are even kept as pets. And make for good companions with proper care.

Postosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Reptiles, Mammals, Small Dinosaurs
Info: Postosuchus is a large land predator that almost resembles dinosaurs to a degree. These highly aggressive solitary hunters once roamed the game trails of Marcia but were out competed by theropods which sent them fleeing into the forest and riverbeds of Marcia where they are a rare but deadly sight.

Othnielia
ppearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Berries, Grass
Info: Othnielia are small herbivores found across Copiaevum. They are social dinosaurs that live in large herds that stick around larger animals for protection. They are very fast, relying on quick burst of speed to avoid predators and they have sharp eyesight and a strong sense of smell. These dinosaurs are know for being easy to domesticate and are kept as personal companions and work animals. Useful to farmers for spotting rogue carnivores, or finding lost cattle. They are very loyal to those they form bonds with and are quite calm around children.

Camptosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7.9 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Grass, Fruits
Info: Camptosaurus are social herbivores that roam both the north and south. They stay in small spread out herds that move as they please, never really migrating or going to specific nesting grounds. They are often preyed upon by large predators, and have little defenses besides their speed and numbers.

Diplodocus
Appearance: Here
Length: 27 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Tree leaves, bushes, shrubs, ferns, flowers, rarely grass
Info: Diplodocus is a mighty sauropod that roams Copiaevum. This mighty herbivore is respected by sapients for it's size and prowess. They travel in large herds that move to wherever food is plentiful in order to feed their massive bulk. They know few enemies, except for some of the largest or most coordinated of carnivores. Some cultures have tamed them with great effort and use them for countless roles. Tamed Diplodocus are treated with the highest amount of respect and caution possible.

Brachiosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 20 Meters
Height: 13 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Conifer trees, Other tall plant life
Info: Brachiosaurus is a towering sauropod that can be found around Copiaevum. They live in small herds that mix with other herbivore herds on occasion for protection. They don't have to compete with others for food, due to being able to reach higher and tougher foods then more sauropods. This allows them access to more food when they are among large numbers of other herbivores, and they need to migrate less often due to their favored foods being more plentiful. Brachiosaurus, like Diplodocus, has been tamed by certain cultures and is used for transport over long distances.

Apatosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 20 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest (Rarely)
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Flowers, Roots
Info: Apatosaurus are shorter sauropods that can be found around Copiaevum. They travel in herds that mix in with other species when migrating. Interestingly, Apatosaurus have natural claws on all four of their feed, which is used for self-defense and for digging up food when their regular diet isn't available. Apatosaurus are very docile and non-threatening, they make for good mounts but their smaller size compare to other sauropods make them a bit more attractive to eager carnivores then their bigger relatives. Still they are widely used by many cultures, and they are quite well known throughout the world.


Anurognathus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 50 centimeters
Location: Treetops, Backs of Large animals
Diet: Insects, Scavenged Meat
Info: Anurognathus are small bizarre looking pterosaurs found around Copiaevum. They can usually be found in large flocks that live around sauropods and other large animals. They feed off of them and use them as mobile homes for carrying out their daily activities. Cultures have taken to taming them as pets, especially sauropod owners who use their insect hunting instincts to keep their charges clean without taking hours of bug removal by hand. While tamed Anurognathus are usually friendly and calm, wild ones are aggressive and will attempt to harass anything that comes near them besides sauropods.

Stegosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails, Riverbeds (Rarely)
Diet: Ferns, Bushes, Shrubs, Grass
Info: Stegosaurus are very large herbivores that are rather common in the north. It is a grazing dinosaur that is protected by rows of back plates and it's tail mounted thagomizers. it lives in herds but some will occasionally strike out on their own. Stegosaurus is very aggressive and will attack anything that aggravates it, predator or otherwise. Most sapient or otherwise would be wise to give them their privacy.

Ornitholestes
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Nesting Grounds,
Diet: Small reptiles, Lizards, Small Mammals, Eggs, Hatchlings
Info: Ornitholestes are small predators that are widespread throughout the continent. They are swift little hunters that eat just about anything they can find weaker then them. They are natural cowards who would sooner flee for their lives then stand and fight. They work in packs or go alone depending on how plentiful food is. They are a bane to farmers, due to them raiding stocks for food, killing eggs and younger animals.

Compsognathus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Forest, Riverbeds, Nesting Grounds, Trails
Diet: Insects, Rodents, Scavenged Meat, Carrion, Larger animals(Rarely)
Info: Compsognathus are small carnivores that can be found all over Copiaevum. These little theropods hunt in considerable large packs, usually they forge around for food but if they find weakened prey that is vulnerable, they will swarm it as one and overwhelm the bigger target with numbers. While mostly harmless alone, they are highly aggressive when they are in large numbers.

manchildren
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails
Diet: Large Mammals, Large Reptiles, Smaller Dinosaurs,
Info: manchildren are medium sized predators found in portions of Copiaevum. manchildren are social predators that live in packs, usually led by the elder and most experienced hunter. Usually smaller, younger manchildren stay with older relative until they are big enough to fend for themselves, typically these packs are led by mated parents but sometimes a lone manchildren will 'adopt' younger individuals into a pack. manchildren are known for their unique crest and frills, which are used for display and courtship as well as intimidation when hunting. While manchildren usually only hunt familiar prey. Because of their social nature they are known for being particularly easy to domesticate.

Iguanodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Shrubs
Info: Iguanodon is a wide spread herbivore species found across Copiaevum. They live in large herds that roam across the continent in search of new feeding grounds. Iguanodons are very social and also docile. Many sapient cultures have tamed these great dinosaurs and use them for transport, as their natural adaptability make them excellent mounts. Iquanodon herds in Marcia are known for being particularly large compared to other regions due to the vast amount of food, they also migrate regularly sometimes venturing outside of Marcia never to return.

Polacanthus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Flowers
Info: Polacanthus is a small spiked ankylosaur that roams the forest of Marcia. They tend to avoid the bustling trails in favor of the forest where they graze in small groups, there doesn't appear to be any real organization they come and go as they please. They are known for being rather docile making them easy to tame and are popular companions.

Iberomesornis
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 20 Centimeters
Location: Forest
Diet: Worms, Insects
Info: Iberomesornis are small birds found scattered around Copiaevum. They live in large communities that work together to protect themselves and their nest from predators. Generally they aren't very aggressive, but are known to attack large pterosaurs that approach their nesting grounds. They are prized for their feathers which attractive colors are used in clothing. Marcian Iberomesornis are known for their distinctive red feathers which are said to bring good luck to those who hold them.

Utahraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, Reptiles,
Info: Utahraptors are large dromaeosaurs that roam Marcia. These fearsome predators hunt in packs, that use coordinated tactics to hunt down and kill large prey. Their packs are noted for their particularly large size, the largest of these packs have had up to 30 individuals. Utahraptors are led by a leader known as an Alpha, alpha can be male or female and take their position by challenging the leader to duels however these duels are rare and typically happen when the Alpha shows some form of weakness like visible old age.

Dakotaraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, Reptiles
Info: Dakotaraptor are a relative of Utahraptor that prefer the deep forest of Marcia rather than roaming like their relatives. Dakotaraptor stay in much smaller packs usually no bigger than 5 or 6 individuals led by a pair of Alphas typically a male and female. Unlike Utahraptors, Dakotaraptors select their alphas in a unique fashion. During mating season they gather in large numbers and raise their chicks in communal nesting grounds. Once the chicks are old enough to fend for themselves as juveniles before sending them off the raptors seemingly compare their brood. Those that have the most offspring survive to adulthood are recognized as alphas by their peers and lead their newfound packs until the next season.

Cryolophosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6.5 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Large herbivores, Smaller animals
Info: Cryolophosaurus is a large theropod found in the far north of Copiaevum. These predators are mostly solitary until breeding season, when a male will stay with their mate until the brood hatches. Male Cryolophosaurus are highly competitive and aggressive, constantly fighting for mates and dominance, the highest cause of death for unborn eggs is from competing males destroying them. They are well known for their head crest and the ability to flush their heads with color in order to intimidate rivals and other animals. While they are quite aggressive if approach they tend to avoid danger by remaining solitary. Marcian Cryolophosaurus have a slightly different coloration compared to their northern relatives.


Leaellynasaura
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds, Trails
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Grass, Berries
Info: Leaellynasaura is a small herbivore found in northern Copiaevum. It is a distant relative of Othnielia found in the colder areas of north. They too live in large herds, however they prefer to stay in thick foliage to avoid predators rather then stay with bigger herbivores. Marcian Leaellynasaura are easily identified by their longer tails and brighter colored feathers, most interestingly they hold their tails high up in the air not for display but rather safety because when the herd is grazing there is a 'lookout' who keeps track of the herd by looking out for their tails and when one is missing they'll call out and raise the alarm if there is no reply.

Pteranodon
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 6 Meters
Location: Trails, Riverbeds
Diet: Fish, Carrion, Large insects, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles
Info: Pteranodon are large pterosaurs that are common around Natura. Like most of their relatives, they live in flocks that fly wherever food and water is plentiful. There are many subspecies with a variety of appearances, but their behavior is mostly the same universally. They can commonly be found around large herbivores or sapients, especially large settlements. Some cultures even take them as pets for companionship and even hunting partners.

Corythosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Leaves, Ferns
Info: Corythosaurus is a large widespread species of hadrosaur. They live in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for added protection. They like Parasaurolophus, have large vocalization chambers in their large crest, which are used in a similar way of communication and warning. However, as a whole they are less noisy then their counterparts. Corythosaurus are docile and a lot less flighty then other wild hadrosaurs, so some sapient cultures have taken to using them as beast of burden, while not ridden they are good for carrying heavy cargo and warning the convoy if they spot danger.

Mononykus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds, Trails
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small reptiles, Small Mammals
Info: Mononykus is a small carnivore found all across Copiaevum. They gather in large groups that search out numerous amounts of prey and spot out large predators. They are very non-aggressive and even somewhat docile. They are often farmed for their meat which is said to be a delicacy.

Microraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Wingspan: 1 Meter
Location: Forest
Diet: Large insects, Reptiles, Lizards, Small Mammals
Info: Microraptor is a unique feathered dinosaur. A master glider, these small dromaeosaurs live among the trees and hunt for food as they fly through the forest. While not pack hunters, Microraptors do tend to be found in large groups or flocks, which look out for one another and spot out nearby predators. Due to having four pairs of wings and being weighed down by feathers, Microraptors tend to be awkward walkers on ground, so they avoid the forest floor as much as possible.

Troodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails, Riverbeds
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small Mammals, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs
Info: Troodons are widespread theropods found around Copiaevum. Marcian Troodon are of the more common omnivorous variety which in general are less aggressive than their Polar counterparts and somewhat smaller. Still these uniquely black feathered Troodons are no less intelligent, they possess stunning problem solving and comprehension skills and have complex vocalizations. Marcian Troodons live in smaller groups but if they encounter outsiders they're typically friendly and much like Polar Troodon they pair with a single mate for life.

Sinornithosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 90 centimeters
Location: Forest
Diet: Medium sized herbivores, Smaller carnivores, Mammals, Reptiles, Lizards
Info: Sinornithosaurus are a unique and deadly flying Dinosaur. They are one of the most deadly killers around, despite their small size, these tiny hunters possess a fearsome weapon. Sinornithosaurus are extremely venomous, strong enough to kill animals as big as humans quickly. They are highly aggressive and known to hunt in packs to kill larger prey, making these little raptors a major threat. They are highly feared and territories containing Sinornithosaurus are often avoided.

Rahonavis
Appearance: Here
Length: 70 Centimetres
Location: Forest
Diet: Insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Reptiles,
Info: Rahonavis is an interesting looking feathered dinosaur. Like most of it's group it is capable of climbing trees and gliding for short amounts of time, which means it's more at home in the tree tops then on the ground. A unique feature to this little theropod, is the fact that it can imitate sounds, with it's adaptive voice it can make good imitations of the cries of other dinosaurs, the croaks of frogs or even the sound of a human voice. With training they can even copy words, but don't expect to carry conversation with them.

Alamosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 30 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails
Diet: Leaves, Ferns, Shrubs, Flowers
Info: Alamosaurus is a large sauropod that can be found in Marcia. Like much of their relative they live in herds that roam the trails of Marcia while traveling into the forest rarely to make their nest. But their young do not spend their youth there instead moving to join the herd the moment they are born. While adult Alamosaurus know few enemies, juveniles are sometimes prayed upon and are closely guarded by the herd.

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Appearance: Here
Length: 14.5 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Large Herbivores, Large Mammals, Large Reptiles
Info: Tyrannosaurus Rex are an awe inspiring predator known as commonly known as the Tyrant of the North. Tyrannosaurus Rex are apex predators that often conquer hunting grounds with relative ease, surprisingly these infamous tyrants are rather social animals that live in cooperative groups that live and hunt together usually they are composed of siblings, their mates and their offspring usually these groups reach a size of at least a dozen individuals before individuals usually hatchlings that survive to be juveniles drift off to start their own families. Tyrannosaurus Rex groups typically known as 'Clans' or 'Houses' by researchers are rather cooperative but their is an older individual that seems to take charge which others defer authority too typically the 'strongest' individual who rise to the top in mock battles that while not deadly leave their mark. Unlike Sandovan Tyrannosaurs, Marcian Tyrannosaurs lose all of their birth feathers once they reach adult hood.

Triceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 meters
Location: Trails, Forest, Riverbeds (Rarely)
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns
Info: Triceratops are giant ceratopsians that roam Marcia. Unlike other species, Triceratops do not typically travel in large herds but usually stay in small groups of usually five of six individuals. Younger Triceratops sometimes join bigger groups or join herds of other herbivores but once they reach adulthood they retreat into these smaller groups. Triceratops only meet in large numbers during mating season where male Triceratops undergo an increased period of stress and aggression causing fierce competitions where they battle to display their strength to females. Triceratops duel each other regularly, even females face off against each other even though the reasoning for these confrontations are unclear.

Styracosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5.5 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns, Flowers,
Info: Styracosaurus is an medium sized ceratopsian found around Copiaevum. They live in small mobile herds which never stay in one place for too long, they often compete regularly to both train their skills when faced with predators or for establishing dominance in the herd. They are quite fast for their size and can even keep pace with hadrosaurs while running. Styracosaurus tend to be more aggressive then even Triceratops, charging at things they deem threats.

Chasmosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Fruit, Leaves
Info: Chasmosaurus is another average sized ceratopsian found in portions of Copiaevum. They live in large herds that mix together with other herbivores, like their relatives they often compete for dominance in the herd, however due to their shorter horns they prefer ramming each other rather then locking horns, making this contest a dangerous affair. They are notably aggressive, but will not attack unless provoked or annoyed. But mostly they are content to being left alone. They are noted as unsuited for being domesticated.

Yehuecauhceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Forest, Riverbeds, Trails
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Grass
Info: Yehuecauhceratops is one of the smallest ceratopsian species found in Marcia. But they should not be underestimated, they travel in large groups and can be observed traveling near formations of larger ceratopsians even the shy Triceratops can be seen tolerating the presence of Yehuecauhceratops groups. They are quite docile and are often taken in by the natives of Marcia as companions and work animals but they are still quite powerful and can easily kill a sapient if startled.

Ankylosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6.25 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Grass
Info: Ankylosaurus is a large herbivore found roaming around Copiaevum. Ankylosaurus is a solitary herbivore that is remarkably aggressive even to other herbivores. Ankylosaurus seem to lack tolerance for the presence of anything unless it's another of it's own species. They are incredibly dangerous and often end up killing more people than the average predator. They are not usually preyed upon, because of their thick armor and club-like tails battering weakpoints on predators.

Sauropelta
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Forest
Diets: Ferns, Shrubs, Flowers
Info: Sauropelta is a heavily armored nodosaur found dense forest of Marcia. These herbivores travel in small groups typically mating pairs and their offspring that rely on their numbers and armored hides for protection. They are not often prayed upon and are known for being highly aggressive animals, they tend to breed rapidly so their populations tend to be culled by hunters seasonally.

Pachycephalosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest
Diet: Tree leaves, seeds, fruits, insects
Info: Pachycephalosaurus is a man sized herbivores found around Copiaevum. They live in small packs that stay around larger herbivores for protection. They are known for their large thick skulls which gives them a armored head, this acts as a natural weapon for Pachycephalosaurus, allowing them to charge and hit threats head on and injure them, though it is less effective on bigger hunters. Pachycephalosaurus often compete in contest for dominance in the pack, the duelist will face each other and charge in a vicious joust until one or the other gives up and retreats. Pachycephalosaurus have a reputation for being very aggressive if provoked, but Marcian Pachycephalosaurus have been noted as rather docile unless they are spooked or threatened.

Edmontosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Bushes
Info: Edmontosaurus also known as Anatotitan, is a large herbivore that roams Copiaevum. They travel in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for protection. Edmontosaurus herds aren't known for having a complex organization they tend to just gather and follow each other around. They are a favored prey to larger predators but they are not without their weapons relying on numbers and their own bodies to defend themselves if needed. They are noted for being rather docile and easy to tame making them a popular source of meat and can serve as beast of burden.

Parasaurolophus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Berries, Flowers
Info: Parasaurolophus is a large widespread herbivore around Copiaevum. They travel in large herds that mix in with other species for protection on occasions. Parasaurolophus are naturally curious and will investigate unfamiliar objects or beings with keen interest, but for the most part they are safe to be around. Parasaurolophus are known for their crest, these large parts of their skull vary widely, Males have bigger crest which are used for display while Females have slightly smaller crest, the exact shape of a crest varies depending on which region the Parasaurolophus is from, as each have a slightly different shape from each other. Parasaurolophus can also use their crest to produce a loud noise almost like an organic horn, they use this for communication around the herd, so that they can keep track of each other and warn of approaching predators, Males also make use of this to impress females with the 'songs' they produce. While they are tamable, the loud noises Parasaurolophus produce make them unpopular as cattle compared to the quieter and less flighty Edmontosaurus.

Ornithomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.8 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Grass, Ferns, Fruit, Insects, Carrion(Rarely)
Info: Ornithomimus are quick footed omnivorous feathered theropods. They live in large social flocks that spend most of their time foraging or on the lookout for predators. They are very flighty and their only natural defense is their rapid running speed, which gives them a chance at avoiding predators.

Didelphodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 46 centimeters
Location: Forest, Trails, Riverbeds, Nesting Grounds
Diet: Insects, Eggs, Hatchlings
Info: Didelphodon is a small mammal found across Copiaevum. It is a carnivore that raids the nest of large animals and eats large insects. They are despised by sapients due to them raiding food supplies and being highly aggressive, especially around young children. They are hunted regularly, but survive thanks to large numbers and clever hiding spots.

Beelzebufo
Appearance: Here
Length: 40 Centimeters
Location: Riverbeds, Lakes, Nesting Grounds
Diet: Large Insects, Fish, Small Dinosaurs, Rodents, Hatchlings,
Info: Beelzebufo is a large frog found in portions of northern Copiaevum. This predatory frog is typically found near rivers and lakes, where they patrol in search of food. Beezlebufo are known to go inland at times, if not searching for food, they are looking for potential new spots for hunting if they ever have to move. Beelzebufo are known for their deep yet loud croaks, which can be heard some distance away from the original Beelzebufo.

Oxalaia
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Pterosaurs, Smaller animals
Info: Oxalaia are a species of large theropods that patrol the rivers of Marcia. Oxalaia spend most of their time in the water, usually fairly deep where they scan for anything appealing in the water before seizing it in their great jaws in a single moment. Oxalaia are noted as being the greatest fishermen in Marcia. Thanks to their size they mostly go unchallenged by other predators but they are still mindful of their territory and will chase off potential invaders. Oxalaia are rather social sometimes mated pairs will form groups of two and create their nest close by each other taking turns watching their nest and gathering food.

Rugops
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.4 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails
Diet: Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Rugops are a species of smaller theropod that can be found around Copiaevum. Living in large social groups, Rugops are common scavengers they roam searching for fresh kills to consume and prepare ambushes to steal away the prize for themselves. They have large blood vessels on their skulls and can pump blood into their faces giving them a red hue to intimidate their rivals and scare them off. While they are scavengers, Rugops are aggressive and are not above eating the vulnerable young of smaller animals or the occasional sapient.

Struthiomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.3 Meters
Location: Trails
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small Mammals, Leaves, Seeds, Roots
Info: Struthiomimus is a man-sized ornithomimid that roams the trails of Marcia. They travel in small social groups that dart around herds of herbivores. These omnivores share a unique relationship with the larger animals, their presence is tolerated as they act as a sort of pest control for other animals clearing out swarms of insects and eating small animals that could threaten the herbivore's young. This symbiotic relationship is very social and Struthiomimus can even be observed climbing onto resting sauropods to clear out insects. Some locals domesticate them for this helpful behavior.

Forest Mammoth
Appearance: Here
Height: 4 Meters
Location: Forest, Trails
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs
Info: Mammuthus meridionalis better known as Forest Mammoth are a relative of the northern Woolly Mammoth. Forest Mammoth unlike their hairy relatives are more similar to elephants in appearance but there are large patches of hair on their heads and backs which give them a distinct appearance. They do not travel in herds but instead family groups that prefer the forest to the open plains as unlike other Mammoths they are adapted to a forest lifestyle rather than open plains. Though not the largest herbivores in Marcia they are powerfully built which makes them unpopular targets for carnivores.

Castoroides
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.2 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Leaves, Buds, Inner Bark, Aquatic Vegetation
Info: Castoroides better known as Giant Beavers are large rodents commonly found in the rivers of Marcia. Giant Beavers live in large family groups on Marcia's riverways where they cut down trees to make dams blocking water to create their habitats. They live inside these dams for safety from predators and will defend them fiercely if they are threatened.

Hippopotamus antiquus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Carrion
Info: Hippopotamus antiquus sometimes known as the Marcian Hippo are common sight in Marcia's larger waterways. Compared to many of their relatives, Marcian Hippos aren't known for their aggression while they are still rather territorial and best avoided they mostly use their size and power for intimidation rather than killing. Commonly hunted for the large amount of meat they provide.

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Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Salzaan


Southeast of Marcia, the great rivers from the Timijinn Mountains flow to meet with the great Nadura river that flows inland from the sea to create a great Inland Sea but over thousands of years plant life slowly managed to creep into the shallow sea taking over the environment creating a massive combination of swamps and wetland. Amphibious, aerial and aquatic life thrive in this unique environment as large lifeforms from the north find it difficult if not impossible to navigate. The waterways of Salzaan are so large even some ocean life occasionally find their way into it's waters swimming inland the wrecking havoc on the ecosystem.

Wildlife:

Hynerpeton
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Bayou, Swamps
Diet: Insects
Info: Hynerpeton is a species of large amphibians that are a common sight in Salzaan. Hynerpeton are capable of traversing inland but they prefer areas with quick access to water so their skin doesn't dry out but they're vulnerable to predators so they gather in places of thick vegetation to avoid predators.

Hyneria
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Swamps, Rivers, Lakes, Bayou
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Smaller creatures
Info: Hyneria is a large predatory fish that patrol the waters of Salzaan. Hyneria are solitary and will eat anything they can get their mouths on. Though Hyneria prefer open waters they will regularly swim upstream into more shallow water even beaching themselves on land using their powerful limbs to push themselves forward.

Rhizodus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Locations: Swamps, Rivers
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Smaller Animals, Larger Animals (Rarely)
Info: Rhizodus is another giant lobe fish that can be found in the deeper waters of Salzaan. Rhizodus are aggressive hunters that swim in small hunting parties that will on occasion work together to take down larger prey. They will attack anything in the water and are the bane of natives in Salzaan as they are strong enough to drag an adult man under the water.

Meganeura
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 1 Meter
Location: Swamps
Diet: Rodents, Lizards, Amphibians
Info: Meganeura are a large insect that are a common sight in the deep swamp. These giants aren't known for their agility in fact they are noticeably slow especially compared to their smaller dragonfly relatives. But they are noisy, the beating wings of a Meganeura can be heard long before you ever actually see one. They are often seen as a bad omen by natives because the loud noise of Meganeura hide the presence of any predators in the area which many of the more intelligent hunters capitalize on.

Petrolacosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 40 centimeters
Location: Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Insects
Info: Petrolacosaurus is a small lizard that is found in Salzaan. It is a swift little lizard that spend most of their lives on trees usually living on the base just above the water climbing up to suitable places where they can jump to new trees chasing after insects. They are commonly preyed upon by Meganeura who are fast enough to catch the slippery lizards.

Arthropleura
Appearance: Here
Length:3.2 Meters
Location: Swamps
Diet: Rotting foliage
Info: Arthropleura is a giant centipede that roams around the Salzaan swamps. This imposing creature has few enemies with it's thick hide and large size. But despite appearances, Arthropleura is a herbivore that grazes on low laying plant life that it comes across. Usually solitary, during early spring they gather together and form groups so that females can begin laying eggs, once they finish the groups of adults will defend the nesting grounds from predators until they hatch. Then the groups will part ways and the newborns must fend for themselves.

Pulmonoscorpius
Appearance: Here
Length: 70 Centimeters
Location: Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Arthropods, Small Amphibians, Small Reptiles, Lizards, Birds,
Info: Pulmonoscorpius is a large land-based scorpion found in the swamps of Salzaan. They are solitary hunters that roams the dry ground of the swamps in search of food. These lonely hunters are poisonous, but their venom is survivable provided one stays calm and avoids getting stung repeatedly. While they won't approach larger animals unless they are asleep. Natives know them as 'Night Killers'.

Proterogyrinus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 meters
Location: Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Large insects, Fish, Smaller Creatures
Info: Proterogyrinus is a large predatory amphibian that is just as comfortable on land as it is in water. This crocodile-sized hunter generally lives solitary, but unlike most predators they don't usually fight over territory unless they come into conflict over a meal. They avoid open waters whenever possible preferring thicker vegetation that larger carnivores like dinosaurs avoid.

Dimetrodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.7 Meters
Location: Swamps, Wetlands
Diet: Medium sized Herbivores, Smaller creatures, Carrion, Eggs
Info: Dimetrodon is a sail-backed land predator that roams around wetlands and areas that experience heavy rainfall. Females are solitary and aggressive against rivals while Males tend to stick to groups and work together for kills, though they split up during breeding season. Dimetrodon are a regular sight in Salzaan in the more shallow areas of the region where they have access to regular sunlight.

Proterosuchus
Appearance:Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rivers, Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Small and Medium sized Herbivores, Large insects, Smaller creatures, fish, Carrio n
Info: Proterosuchus is a crocodilian-like carnivorous reptile. They live in small groups around rivers but go out alone when hunting. They are quite agile for their large size and hunt on land and in the water. They take several short naps throughout the day and night, but outside of that they are fairly active 24 hours a day. Interestingly they're primarily aquatic predators and are rather docile on land where they mostly go after small prey. They are tolerated near settlements in small numbers because they eat pest.

Euparkeria
Appearance: Here
Length: 60 centimeters
Location: Swamps
Diet: Insects, occasionally scavenges
Info: Euparkeria in Salzaan can be found in the swamp. Euparkeria are fast on their feet capable of making stunning running burst with a head start only stopping to occasionally rest and catch their breath. Typically they move on all fours but they possess the unique ability to stand up on their hind legs in order to reach higher places and move more quickly. Salzaan Euparkeria avoid the nesting grounds of larger animals preferring to stick to the trees like Petrolacosaurus, these reptiles often coexist well with the lizards.

Compsognathus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Swamps
Diet: Insects, Rodents, Scavenged Meat, Carrion, Larger animals(Rarely)
Info: Compsognathus are small carnivores that can be found all over Copiaevum. These little theropods hunt in considerable large packs, usually they forge around for food but if they find weakened prey that is vulnerable, they will swarm it as one and overwhelm the bigger target with numbers. While mostly harmless alone, they are highly aggressive when they are in large numbers.

Koolasuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 meters
Location: Rivers, Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Fish, Shellfish, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles
Info: Koolasuchus is a very large amphibian found in rivers and waterways. They are solitary hunters that hunt mostly anything they can snap up in their huge jaws. They are quite aggressive for a sluggish amphibian, but most prefer to avoid them rather then risk injury. They are rather common in Salzaan competing with other predators regularly they avoid this by breeding aggressively resulting in large numbers.

Tylosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Large Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: Salzaan is home to a unique subspecies of Tylosaurus known commonly by the simple name of River Tylosaurus. River Tylosaurus are slightly smaller than their oceanic relatives in fact they're descendants of Tylosaurs from the ocean that swam up the Nadura river and were unable to return to the ocean. Rather than die off the Tylosaurs adapted to the narrower waters, while they still prefer more open waters they are rather maneuverable able to use their limbs to push their way past obstacles.

Ouranosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8.3 Meters
Location: Swamps, Wetland, Rivers
Diet: Aquatic vegetation, conifers, cycads
Info: Ouranosaurus are large iguanodonts that have settled themselves in Salzaan. These particular Ouranosaurus have adapted to the wet conditions of the region becoming rather comfortable in and around water, they are rather capable swimmers able to enter water too deep for them to walk in. Ouranosaurus do not travel in herds, instead preferring small groups only gathering during mating season.

Deinocheirus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Swamps, Bayou, Rivers, Wetland
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Fish
Info: Deinocheirus are a large ornithomimosaur that patrol the waterways of Salzaan. They travel in rather sizable groups that travel to wherever food in plentiful. They use their large claws for collecting food such as grabbing vegetation or fishing. Male Deinocheirus have distinctive yellow feathers on their neck which they show off to attract mates while doing elaborate dances.

Paralititan
Appearance: Here
Length: 26 Meters
Location: Wetland, Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Mangroves, Aquatic vegetation
Info: Paralititan is one of the largest animals in Salzaan. They are a unique sauropod that have adapted to life in the wetland conditions. Paralititan begin life on the outskirts of Salzaan the most dry area in the region which make suitable nesting grounds and the tall plan life provides food and coverage for their hatchlings. Once they reach juvenile age they begin journeying deeper in Salzaan entering deeper waters as they get bigger. Younger Paralititans learn to swim to navigate waters they cannot wade through but once they reach adulthood there are few places too deep for them to wade in. Paralititan are very comfortable in water and make excellent mounts for navigation.

Baryonyx
Appearance: Here
Length: 7.5 Meters
Location: Swamps, Wetlands
Diet: Fish, Herbivores, Smaller Carnivores, Large Amphibians
Info: Baryonyx is a spinosaurid that roams the northern areas of Salzaan. Baryonyx have a tendency to travel in pairs, these partners stick together at all times sometimes they're mates but they can even be a sibling, parent and child or even strangers that cooperate. Baryonyx aren't known for being aggressive and can be approached but caution is advised as they are known to deviate from their usual diet in times of hunger.

Suchomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Bayou
Diet: Large Fish, Large Amphibians, Pterosaurs, Carrion, Large Herbivores (Rarely)
Info: Suchomimus is a larger relative of Baryonyx that tend to be found in Salzaan's many bayou. Like their relatives, these giant fishermen rarely go inland, in fact despite their size they're more often found in water, swimming up and down the river ways in search of food. They comes on land to rest, feed and of course breed and nest. Suchomimus are known for their crocodile-like behavior, they are known to sometimes dives completely into the water and ambush animals near the water front.

Spinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 18 meters
Location: Rivers, Swamps, Bayou
Diet: Large Fish, Large Amphibians, Pterosaur, Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Spinosaurus are one of the largest carnivorous theropods on the continent. Despite their ungainly appearance on the surface, the land is not the domain of these giants. Spinosaurus are perfectly adapted to an aquatic lifestyle with their webbed hands and feet they are agile swimmers despite their great size and can hold their breath for lengthy periods of time allowing them to spend hours in the water without need to come on land. Spinosaurus return to land only to rest and care for their nest which are close to the water, otherwise they can be found in any waters deep enough for these giants to submerge in. Spinosaurus are reputed as being rather aggressive and are known to attack if they feel their territory is threatened or their young are in danger. Spinosaurus aren't known for being overly social but they at times huddle together in large gatherings the reason for these gatherings are unknown but they are an extraordinary sight.

Sinoceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Swamps, Wetland
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Aquatic Plants
Info: Sinoceratops are a species of elusive ceratopsian found in Salzaan. They live in small family groups which roam the more stable and dry portions of the region but at times may brave the deep waters to slowly make their way to new feeding grounds. Known for being rather shy animals, Sinoceratops are not very aggressive preferring to hide from predators rather than engage in direct fights.

Stomatosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 meters
Location: Swamps, Rivers, Bayou
Diet: Fish, Crustaceans, Smaller Animals
Info: Stomatosuchus are large crocodiles that can be found in areas with large fish populations. Unlike many of their relatives, Stomatosuchus does not typically hunt land dwelling pray but instead uses its pelican-like throat pouch to collect large amounts of smaller fish and other animals and consume them at their leisure, mothers use it to deliver food to their young as well. Stomatosuchus are not particularly aggressive but caution should be practiced as they will not hesitate to eat anything within easy reach.

Rugops
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.4 Meters
Location: Wetland
Diet: Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Rugops are a species of smaller theropod that can be found around Copiaevum. Living in large social groups, Rugops are common scavengers they roam searching for fresh kills to consume and prepare ambushes to steal away the prize for themselves. They have large blood vessels on their skulls and can pump blood into their faces giving them a red hue to intimidate their rivals and scare them off. While they are scavengers, Rugops are aggressive and are not above eating the vulnerable young of smaller animals or the occasional sapient.

Beelzebufo
Appearance: Here
Length: 40 Centimeters
Location: Swamps, Rivers, Bayou, Wetland
Diet: Large Insects, Fish, Small Dinosaurs, Rodents, Hatchlings,
Info: Beelzebufo is a large frog found in portions of northern Copiaevum. This predatory frog is typically found near rivers and lakes, where they patrol in search of food. Beezlebufo are known to go inland at times, if not searching for food, they are looking for potential new spots for hunting if they ever have to move. Beelzebufo are known for their deep yet loud croaks, which can be heard some distance away from the original Beelzebufo.

Ambulocetus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rivers, Wetland
Diet: Fish, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles
Info: Ambulocetus is a large amphibious mammal and a distant relative of the whale. It is a carnivore that lives in rivers and competes with other waterborne predator by sneaking into their territory and consuming whatever misses their notice. They are ambush predators thus usually they aren't very aggressive unless hungry or stressed.

Titanoboa
Appearance: Here
Length: 14 meters
Location: Swamp, Wetland
Diet: Large herbivores, Crocodiles, Large Amphibians, Smaller Animals
Info: Titanoboa is the biggest known species of snake in the world. They live solitary lives in the swamps of Salzaan, moving between water and land in search of food. These massive killers are ambush predators, they lay in wait when prey is near, then striking once their kill gets close. Since they eat such large prey, Titanoboa spend much of their time resting and digesting prey. While not actively aggressive, these snakes are still highly dangerous as they are known to kill and consume natives and break into homes.

Platybelodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Swamps, Wetland, Rivers
Diet: Mangroves, Leaves, Roots, Bark
Info: Platybelodon are a strange looking relative of Mammoths that settled in Salzaan. Only slightly taller than the average man, these animals do not enjoy the protection of bulk like their relatives. So they survive by traveling in large herd led by the eldest male wading and swimming their way across the Salzaan environment. These herds can grow quite large which is both a blessing and curse for Platybelodon as they are a popular target for carnivores but can overcome through sheer numbers.

Stupendemys
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.3 Meters
Location: Swamp, Rivers, Bayou
Diet: Fish, Aquatic Vegetation
Info: Stupendemys geographicus is an absolutely giant species of freshwater turtle that roams the waterways of Salzaan. These giants are mostly solitary, roaming the many waterways of Salzaan and finding a suitable deep water locations that they can navigate without difficulty. Stupendemys spend most of their lives in water, females only approach land to lay their eggs before returning to the water where their offspring must fend for themselves. Once they reach full size these giants know few threats as only the largest of predators even attempt to target them.

Josephoartigasia
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Wetland, Bayou, Swamp
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Fruit, Tree Bark, Roots
Info: Josephoartigasia are a impressively large species of rodent that can be found in Salzaan. They live in large communities of nearly a hundred individuals that have no real hierarchy they simply move from locations where their foraging for food takes them. Males compete in wrestling matches to earn the right to breed, using their large bodies and teeth to fight each other into submission. They are regularly preyed upon but have many techniques to assist in their survival.

Cygnus falconeri
Appearance: Here
Length: 210 centimeters
Location: Bayou, Wetland
Diet: Seeds, Wheat
Info: Cygnus falconeri also known as Giant Swan, are large birds found roaming Salzaan. Due to their large size these man sized birds are flightless but they are easily able to traverse the wet terrain swimming between their grazing grounds. They travel in mid-sized flocks, usually families of mated pairs and their young who use their numbers for safety. Due to being targeted by predators they are notoriously aggressive and will chase off anything that comes too close.

Palaeoloxodon falconeri
Appearance: Here
Height: 96.5 centimeters
Location: Bayou, Wetland, Swamp
Diet: Grasses, Reeds, Fruit, Roots, Tree Bark
Info: Palaeoloxodon falconeri commonly known as Pygmy Elephants are small members of the elephant family. Descended from larger ancestors who had trouble navigating the difficult terrain of Salzaan. They survived instead by getting smaller but behave much like their larger relatives traveling in small herds led by the oldest member who's experience helps them to survive. They are often kept as companions by sapients because they are skilled at navigating thick vegetation.

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:02 pm

Europa


Europa is one of the largest regions of Copiaevum stretching out far inland west of Salzaan. Europa's environment is composed of vast shrublands, rolling hills, lakes and the occasional forest and river. Dinosaurs and other large fauna rule the landscape of Europa having conquered it's vast open plains but some clever species find ways to survive in the land of giants. Europa has often been a common place of settlement for more advanced sapients who can manage to thrive among the land of great beast.


Wildlife:

Placerias
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Bankside vegetation
Info: Placerias are large herbivores that are often found near large bodies of water. Placerias travel in rather sizable herds that can fill a small lake to the brim with bodies if they were to gather too many at once. They regularly migrate between settlements relying on their numbers to avoid predators. During breeding seasons, males will have contest by having brief non-life threatening fights in order to show their strength and impress females. They are popular with Europan cultures as cattle.

Thrinaxodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 50 centimeters
Location: Shrubland, Hilly Plains
Diet: Insects, Small reptiles, Other small animals
Info: Thrinaxodon is a small carnivore found around Copiaevum. They are burrowers who stay in dug out shelters most of the time unless they are hunting. They are very social animals, they pair for life with mates and raise their young till their old enough to go out on their own. They are seen as pest by most, due to the fact that they infest homes as nest. But some keep them as pets, since they are useful for killing other home invaders and make good companions.

Coelophysis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Shrubland, Hilly Plains, Forest
Diet: Small mammals and reptiles, fish, birds, large insects
Info: Coelophysis is a common predator in Europa. They are lithe and nimble Dinosaurs that rely on their quick speed to catch prey and avoid larger predators. While usually solitary, they sometimes form large groups if prey is scarce in order to take down larger animals. They are among highly curious of unfamiliar thing particularly sapients and are known to investigate.

Peteinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 60 centimeters
Location: Forest
Diet: Insects
Info: Peteinosaurus is a small flying reptile found around Natura. They live on tall objects such as trees or buildings, feeding on insects they find while flying between resting areas. Usually found in large numbers despite not forming any particular social bonds. They are very comfortable around sapients, and they are even kept as pets. And make for good companions with proper care.

Othnielia
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrubland
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Berries, Grass
Info: Othnielia are small herbivores found across Copiaevum. They are social dinosaurs that live in large herds that stick around larger animals for protection. They are very fast, relying on quick burst of speed to avoid predators and they have sharp eyesight and a strong sense of smell. These dinosaurs are know for being easy to domesticate and are kept as personal companions and work animals. Useful to farmers for spotting rogue carnivores, or finding lost cattle. They are very loyal to those they form bonds with and are quite calm around children.

Camptosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7.9 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Grass, Fruits
Info: Camptosaurus are social herbivores that roam both the north and south. They stay in small spread out herds that move as they please, never really migrating or going to specific nesting grounds. They are often preyed upon by large predators, and have little defenses besides their speed and numbers.

Argentinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 36 Meters
Locations: Shrubland, Hilly Plains
Diet: Tree leaves, ferns, bushes, shrubs, tall grass
Info: Argentinosaurus is one of the larger giant sauropods on the continent. This massive sauropod lives in large herds that migrate once a year between their breeding grounds and grazing lands. These massive animals know few enemies, even some of the worlds largest predators have second thoughts on hunting them. Argentinosaurus are popular mounts due to the large amount of cargo they can carry.

Amphicoelias
Appearance: Here
Length: 60 Meters
Locations: Hilly Plains, Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Reeds
Info: Amphicoelias is the largest living species of dinosaur on Natura. These titanic sauropods are somewhat elusive found only in Europa. Amphicoelias are a majestic and somewhat mysterious species, they do not travel in large herds, fully grown adults travel in groups no bigger then 3 adults and 4 adolescents, they travel through the plains to feed and then return to the forest to rest. While adult Amphicoelias are mostly unchallenged by predators, younger Amphicoelias are popular prey for large predators. Like most sauropods they do not care for their young, after breeding they lay their eggs close to thick woods, where they remain until they grow too large to move around. After that, they leave the forest and scatter to find a herd of adults. Due to their small numbers and imposing size, cultures in Europa have avoided these massive sauropods for generations and study of them has started only recently.

Brontosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 23 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Leaves
Info: Brontosaurus are a slightly larger relative of Apatosaurus found in Europa. Unlike Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus tend to be rather reserved avoiding the presence of other herbivores preferring their own for company. They are also more aggressive and tend to use their tails as whips to strike at enemies. Adult Brontosaurus are avoided by most predators save for the most determined.

Shunosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Leaves, Fruits,
Info: Shunosaurus are smaller sauropods that can be found around Copiaevum. They are unique compared to other sauropods, due to their small spiked club located on the tip of their tails. Unlike most sauropods which use their tails as organic whips, Shunosaurus will bash predators with their tails until they retreat. They live in herds that mix in with other herbivores for protection, but they are mainly found in herds consisting of their own.

Anurognathus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 70 centimeters
Location: Forest, Shrublands, Hilly Plains
Diet: Insects, Scavenged Meat
Info: Anurognathus are small bizarre looking pterosaurs found around Copiaevum. They can usually be found in large flocks that live around sauropods and other large animals. They feed off of them and use them as mobile homes for carrying out their daily activities. Cultures have taken to taming them as pets, especially sauropod owners who use their insect hunting instincts to keep their charges clean without taking hours of bug removal by hand. While tamed Anurognathus are usually friendly and calm, wild ones are aggressive and will attempt to harass anything that comes near them besides sauropods. Europan Anurognathus are bigger and have thicker hairs than their northern counterparts.

Stegosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Ferns, Bushes, Shrubs, Grass
Info: Stegosaurus are very large herbivores that are rather common in the north. It is a grazing dinosaur that is protected by rows of back plates and it's tail mounted thagomizers. it lives in herds but some will occasionally strike out on their own. Europan Stegosaurus are noted for being less aggressive than their northern counterparts and more tolerant to the presence of unfamiliar life. However they tend to be more solitary.

Allosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8.5 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Large Herbivores, Carrion
Info: Allosaurus is a common sight on the plains of Europa. Allosaurus can live solitary or in small packs that wander through their territory in search of food. Allosaurus have a distinctive feature that tell the genders apart, males have a bright green-yellow coloration while females are more of a plain brown. These powerful and cunning hunters would no doubt be apex predators were it not for other bigger competition. But they are still highly successful in most territories. Despite their size and predatory nature some peoples have discovered ways to domesticate Allosaurus as companions and working animals.


Ornitholestes
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Forest, Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Small reptiles, Lizards, Small Mammals, Eggs, Hatchlings
Info: Ornitholestes are small predators that are widespread throughout the continent. They are swift little hunters that eat just about anything they can find weaker then them. They are natural cowards who would sooner flee for their lives then stand and fight. They work in packs or go alone depending on how plentiful food is. They are a bane to farmers, due to them raiding stocks for food, killing eggs and younger animals.

Compsognathus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Insects, Rodents, Scavenged Meat, Carrion, Larger animals(Rarely)
Info: Compsognathus are small carnivores that can be found all over Copiaevum. These little theropods hunt in considerable large packs, usually they forge around for food but if they find weakened prey that is vulnerable, they will swarm it as one and overwhelm the bigger target with numbers. While mostly harmless alone, they are highly aggressive when they are in large numbers.

manchildren
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Large Mammals, Large Reptiles, Smaller Dinosaurs,
Info: manchildren are medium sized predators found in portions of Copiaevum. manchildren are social predators that live in packs, usually led by the elder and most experienced hunter. Usually smaller, younger manchildren stay with older relative until they are big enough to fend for themselves, typically these packs are led by mated parents but sometimes a lone manchildren will 'adopt' younger individuals into a pack. manchildren are known for their unique crest and frills, which are used for display and courtship as well as intimidation when hunting. While manchildren usually only hunt familiar prey. Because of their social nature they are known for being particularly easy to domesticate.

Iguanodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Shrubs
Info: Iguanodon is a wide spread herbivore species found across Copiaevum. They live in large herds that roam across the continent in search of new feeding grounds. Iguanodons are very social and also docile. Many sapient cultures have tamed these great dinosaurs and use them for transport, as their natural adaptability make them excellent mounts. Iquanodon herds in Europa are rather average in size and tend to be rather content to settle in single regions.

Euoplocephalus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Flowers
Info: Euoplocephalus are a large ankylosaurian species found in Europa. Euoplocephalus are typically solitary roaming and grazing given their space by other animals. They meet only to breed and these encounters are usually quite lonely as single pairs seek each other out with noisy calls. Female Euoplocephalus practice the unique habit of burying their nest into the ground in forest to hide them from carnivores. Baby Euoplocephalus must dig their way out of the ground but once out they are greeted by their mother who cares for them until they are large enough to fend for themselves. Mother Euoplocephalus are highly aggressive and will kill anything that approaches their young.

Iberomesornis
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 20 Centimeters
Location: Forest
Diet: Worms, Insects
Info: Iberomesornis are small birds found scattered around Copiaevum. They live in large communities that work together to protect themselves and their nest from predators. Generally they aren't very aggressive, but are known to attack large pterosaurs that approach their nesting grounds. They are prized for their feathers which attractive colors are used in clothing. Europan Iberomesornis have rather complex vocalizations and even practice making songs like modern birds though their calls are rather primitive in comparison.

Utahraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Shrubland, Forest
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, Reptiles
Info: Utahraptors are large dromaeosaurs that are also found in Europa. These fearsome predators hunt in packs, that use coordinated tactics to hunt down and kill large prey. Their packs are noted for their particularly large size, the largest of these packs have had up to 30 individuals. Utahraptors are led by a leader known as an Alpha, alpha can be male or female. However unlike their Marcian relatives, Alphas are lifelong position usually given to the oldest member of a pack who teaches the younger generations they are replaced upon death by their oldest offspring or second oldest member of the pack.

Sarcosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Large Fish, Turtles, Mammals, Reptiles, Dinosaurs
Info: Sarcosuchus is a huge crocodilian found around Copiaevum. These giants lurk in deep lakes and rivers, hunting for any prey they can find at the time. It hunts surface animals by snapping them up in it's large jaws and dragging them into the waters too drown. They are highly feared as their aggression and willingness to eat just about anything that comes near the water makes them incredibly dangerous.

Pteranodon
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 6 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains
Diet: Fish, Carrion, Large insects, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles
Info: Pteranodon are large pterosaurs that are common around Natura. Like most of their relatives, they live in flocks that fly wherever food and water is plentiful. There are many subspecies with a variety of appearances, but their behavior is mostly the same universally. They can commonly be found around large herbivores or sapients, especially large settlements. Some cultures even take them as pets for companionship and even hunting partners.

Tarbosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, large Reptiles
Info: Tarbosaurus is a large southern relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex. This predator is powerful and adaptable, usually establishing itself as an apex in most territory. Tarbosaurus have a rather unique social order that resemble big cats, males tend to be slightly larger than females and assemble large Harem Packs of up to 24 individuals a mix of females and their offspring. Male Tarbosaurus do not however fight each other to attract females instead they gather and preform face off rituals where they attempt to intimidate rivals by making loud roars and dancing. These contest can go on for hours and end only when a rival gives up and leaves. They are known to form family groups until the juveniles are large enough to care for themselves.

Albertosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Forest, Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Info: Albertosaurus is a medium sized tyrannosaurid that co-exist with their fellow theropods. Albertosaurus live in large social groups that can be as big as 30 individuals led in a form of matriarchy, the eldest female is recognize as the leader because their old age proves their experience as a leader and survivor as their harsh environment makes living to seniority a luxury. Albertosaurus are known for their strong memory, matriarchs can remember the best hunting grounds and the most effective strategies which they pass down to the younger generation. Albertosaurus are highly respected by natives of Europa and some cultures even see them as a divine animal.

Carcharodontosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13.3 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Large Herbivores, Sauropods
Info: Carcharodontosaurus is one of the largest carnivores that roam Europa. These giants are known for their unique behavior, they spend most of their time in small family groups except for when they are about to hunt. A Carcharodontosaurus on the hunt will make noisy calls that bring out others of their kind and form a sort of pseudo pack known as a 'Murder', the size of a murder varies depending on how many Carcharodontosaurus are around to hear the call to hunt. Once a murder is formed they tend to go after their favored prey, the giant sauropods that roam Europa. Where most predators target young sauropods, Carcharodontosaurus are not afraid to hunt fully grown adults while they tend to target the vulnerable healthy adults are not off the menu. After a successful hunt the Carcharodontosaurus share the meal between each other and parents are even allowed to take more than their share to bring back to their nest to feed their young.

Rugops
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Wetland
Diet: Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Rugops are a species of smaller theropod that can be found around Copiaevum. Living in large social groups, Rugops are common scavengers they roam searching for fresh kills to consume and prepare ambushes to steal away the prize for themselves. They have large blood vessels on their skulls and can pump blood into their faces giving them a red hue to intimidate their rivals and scare them off. While they are scavengers, Rugops are aggressive and are not above eating the vulnerable young of smaller animals or the occasional sapient. Due to abundance of food, Rugops in Europa are larger than those found in other areas.

Patagotitan
Appearance: Here
Length: 40 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Grass, Flowers, Seeds, Carrion
Info: Among the many species of sauropod one of the most fascinating are Patagotitan. Among the largest of their species on the planet these great Sauropods often roam the landscape. Patagotitan are constantly on the move to find new browsing territory to feast away on fresh vegetation in great amounts. They travel in great herds led by the eldest individual even their small offspring accompany the herd carefully darting between the massive legs of the adults.

Velociraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Small Herbivores, Large insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles,
Info: Velociraptor is a small theropod found around Copiaevum. They live in large packs which work together to find food and take down bigger prey, these packs are led by the biggest and most experienced hunters. They are very curious and will often investigate unfamiliar objects. In packs they are very aggressive and will attack most anything they think they are capable of taking down. Though some have discovered that alone, they are very curious and docile, capable of being tamed and taken as a pet.

Protoceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.8 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrubland
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Berries
Info: Protoceratops is a small relative of Triceratops. Unlike their large relative, these small herbivores do not have horns and rely on the toughness of their shield-like head to charge and ram their enemies. They live in large herds that settle in favorable areas then defend their territory from invaders and predators. Some cultures have taken to keeping these animals in farms, keeping them as pets or using them for their meat.

Byronosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Forest, Lakes, Hilly Plains
Diet: Small birds, lizards, Mammals
Info: Byronosaurus are a small intelligent relative of Troodon that are rather common in Europa. These small carnivores are swift on their feet able to outrun most things with ease. Byronosaurus are intelligent much like their relative Troodon and travel in rather large packs that remain close to each other as they roam the countryside. Byronosaurus are actually uniquely capable of limited flight, while more akin to high jumping than actual flying by beating their wings and using their strong legs to kick into the air they can remain airborne for some amount of time. These unique dinosaurs make excellent pets.

Torosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns
Info: Torosaurus are a close relative of the northern Marcian Triceratops. Unlike Triceratops, Torosaurus travel in sizable herds that can contain over a 100 individuals. These herds are led by patriarchs, males who earn the right to leadership by defeating the most challengers during bloody duels that occur in mating season. The victorious patriarch leads the herd in the off seasons until the next mating period where he must fight to retain his position. They make popular mounts for the people of Europa.

Centrosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Fruits, Tall grasses
Info: Centrosaurus are widespread ceratopsians found all over Copiaevum. Southern Centrosaurus have lighter colors than their northern relatives. Behavior is also widely different with Southern Centrosaurus, unlike their relatives in the north they do not travel in herds. Because Europa has less dramatic season changes, Southern Centrosarus find little reason to migrate thus they abandoned herds and instead remain solitary or travel in small family groups. Unlike many dinosaurs, Southern Centrosaurus lack a specific season to breed and are capable of reproducing year round. They mate for life and raise their families together with their mate until they're old enough to go out on their own and they have another brood.

Quetzalcoatlus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 14 Meters
Height: 6 Meters
Location: Southern Tundra, Timijinn Mountains
Diet: Small Animals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Quetzalcoatlus are one of the biggest flying animals in the world. These huge pterosaurs are easily spotted out compared to their smaller kin, unlike other pterosaurs Quetzalcoatlus hunts small prey it catches while stalking on the ground, snapping up anything near it with it's powerful beak, but on occasions they are known to kill larger prey. These giants spend most of their time on the ground in fact, and fly only when needed too in search of more food or when dangerous threats are nearby. While normally not very aggressive, sapients avoid them as much as possible in the wild.

Ankylosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6.25 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Grass
Info: Ankylosaurus is a large herbivore found roaming around Copiaevum. Ankylosaurus is a solitary herbivore that is remarkably aggressive even to other herbivores. Ankylosaurus seem to lack tolerance for the presence of anything unless it's another of it's own species. They are incredibly dangerous and often end up killing more people than the average predator. They are not usually preyed upon, because of their thick armor and club-like tails battering weakpoints on predators.

Nodosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Shrubland
Diet: Shrubs, Flowers, Roots
Info: Nodosaurus is a large armored herbivore that can be found roaming the region. They are known for being less aggressive than some of its relatives but they tend to be solitary. Docile by nature, they can be safely approached in most scenarios and some people even keep them as companions or work animals.

Pachycephalosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Trails, Forest
Diet: Tree leaves, seeds, fruits, insects
Info: Pachycephalosaurus is a man sized herbivores found around Copiaevum. They live in small packs that stay around larger herbivores for protection. They are known for their large thick skulls which gives them a armored head, this acts as a natural weapon for Pachycephalosaurus, allowing them to charge and hit threats head on and injure them, though it is less effective on bigger hunters. Pachycephalosaurus often compete in contest for dominance in the pack, the duelist will face each other and charge in a vicious joust until one or the other gives up and retreats. Pachycephalosaurus have a reputation for being very aggressive if provoked.

Dracorex
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Shrubland
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs
Info: Dracorex are a smaller relative of Pachycephalosaurus. Dracorex are social animals that live in groups similar to carnivore packs but these are no hunters. Dracorex graze and forge together with lookouts keeping an eye out for predators. If a predator is spotted, Dracorex attempt to surround their hunters and make aggressive movements and loud hissing sounds intimidating a carnivore. This fools predators into thinking they're actually rivals and not prey making them retreat.

Olorotitan
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Shrubland, Hilly Plains
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Flowers, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Olorotitan are a distinctive duckbilled dinosaur found only in Europa. These lambeosaurine herbivores travel in large herds that mix in with the herds of their neighbors the Parasaurolophus. They developed a curious relationship relying on the honking calls of Parasaurolophus as if they were calls of their own species which lets them follow the course of the herd to where food is plentiful and are given advanced warning if predators are attacking. Olorotitan make popular mounts as they tend to be less flighty.

Parasaurolophus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Berries, Flowers
Info: Parasaurolophus is a large widespread herbivore around Copiaevum. They travel in large herds that mix in with other species for protection on occasions. Parasaurolophus are naturally curious and will investigate unfamiliar objects or beings with keen interest, but for the most part they are safe to be around. Parasaurolophus are known for their crest, these large parts of their skull vary widely, Males have bigger crest which are used for display while Females have slightly smaller crest, the exact shape of a crest varies depending on which region the Parasaurolophus is from, as each have a slightly different shape from each other. Parasaurolophus can also use their crest to produce a loud noise almost like an organic horn, they use this for communication around the herd, so that they can keep track of each other and warn of approaching predators, Males also make use of this to impress females with the 'songs' they produce. While they are tamable, the loud noises Parasaurolophus produce make them unpopular as cattle compared to the quieter and less flighty Edmontosaurus.

Ornithomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.8 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Grass, Ferns, Fruit, Insects, Carrion(Rarely)
Info: Ornithomimus are quick footed omnivorous feathered theropods. They live in large social flocks that spend most of their time foraging or on the lookout for predators. They are very flighty and their only natural defense is their rapid running speed, which gives them a chance at avoiding predators.

Zuniceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Roots, Bark, Ferns, Shrubs
Info: Zuniceratops are smaller ceratopsians that can be found in Europa. Like Triceratops they do not travel in herds, instead sticking to small family groups that travel together. Unlike their relatives, Zuniceratops are not known for being fighters. When confronted with threats they prefer to run away rather than fight but their horns are still quite dangerous to any predators foolish enough to stay in their path.


Gastornis
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.75 Meters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Seeds, Plant Material, Smaller Animals
Info: Gastornis is a large species of flightless bird that can be found in Europa. Relatively uncommon in Europa, Gastornis are solitary roaming the forest in search of food and taking cover in thick vegetation to avoid large predators. Gastornis are known to have rather small nest, females typically lay only two to three eggs at a time to save energy in return they are very nurturing of their young.

Leptictidium
Appearance: Here
Length: 90 Centimeters
Location: Forest, Shrublands
Diet: Insects, lizards, smaller mammals, fruits, berries
Info: Leptictidium are small foraging mammals that can be found around Europa. Having immigrated into the region from Crenda, Leptictidium live in large social groups that cooperate to search for food and keep lookout for large predators. Their large population is the key to their survival but they are known to have strong parental instincts and go to great efforts to see their young survive.

Embolotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains
Diet: Leaves, Shoots, Bushes, Fruit,
Info: Embolotherium is a herbivore originating in Crenda but they have been spotted in eastern Europa. A large brontothere, these herbivores live in herds that sometimes mingle with other herbivore species even dinosaurs if they tolerate their presence. They use their heart shaped horns to fight each other for dominance. They are quite aggressive and will charge at anything they deem a threat but their have sharp eyesight and can tell the difference between their predators and ultimately harmless animals.

Hyaenodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Forest
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller animals, Carrion,
Info: Hyaenodon is a mammalian predator that found their way into Europa from their native Crenda. They are pack hunters that travel in large groups known to have nearly 20 to 40 individuals who hunt just about anything they can reasonably kill. They are highly aggressive and are known to hunt and have little fear of sapients and will kill if they get the opportunity.


Ancylotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.6 Meters
Location: Shrublands, Hilly Plains, Forest
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Berries
Info: Ancylotherium is a fairly large herbivore that can be found in the south. They live in large herds that migrate to wherever food is plentiful during the year. Like most mammals in Europa they migrated into the region from Crenda. They are peaceful animals most of the time, and mostly anything besides a predator can approach them without danger. However, when spooked they are known to stampede, trampling anything caught in their path in the panic.


Kelenken
Appearance: Here
Height: 3 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands
Diet: Smaller animals, Stolen Kills, Scavenged Meat
Info: Kelenken are giant terror birds found around Natura. These large birds hunt either solitary or in small packs that roam around in search of food. They usually hunt animals much smaller then themselves, rather then attempting to kill animals of similar size and also use their impressive bulk to scare away smaller predators from their kills. Surprisingly, Kelenken aren't known for being that aggressive their more prone to run away then stand and fight. Some cultures have even tamed these giant birds and use them as mounts.

Camelops
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains
Diet: Grass, Grains, Wheat, Oats
Info: Camelops are herbivorous mammals native to Europa descended from Crendan ancestors. These camel managed to find success in a land of dinosaurs by eating a diet not shared by the herbivorous dinosaurs that rule the Europan countryside. Camelops usually travel in small herds usually no more than 10 or so individuals that can be found scattered around Europa. These are rather common domesticated animals.

Dinocrocuta
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.1 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Smaller Animals, Herbivores, Carrion
Info: Dinocrocuta are large mammalian predators that have managed to secure a niche for themselves in the dinosaur ruled lands of Europa. They typically travel in large groups of about 20 to 30 individuals that roam across territories avoiding the apex theropod predators of the region to hunt or scavenged off of food. They are large and powerful enough to be active predators being nearly as tall as an adult human using their powerful jaws to crush bone. But they are surprisingly non-confrontational they often prefer to retreat rather than get into fights with larger animals. Humans however are another story...

Chilotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.8 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Diet: Leaves, Shoots, Bushes, Fruit
Info: Chilotherium are another species of rhinoceros that can be found in Europa. Unlike many of their relatives, they lack large nasal horns and instead have pronounced tusk for defense. Males have longer tusk than females and they are quite nimble when using them for defense. Chilotherium are not solitary and travel in mixed gender herds and are commonly preyed upon. They are more calm than their Embolotherium relatives but will not hesitate to take a bite out of anything that comes too close.

Mastodon
Appearance: Here
Height: 4 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Forest, Shrubland
Diet: Grasses, Leaves, Fruits, Bushes, Flowers
Info: Mastodon are the largest mammalian herbivores in Europa. A relative of the Woolly Mammoth in the north, these hairy mammut have managed to forge an environment for themselves in this land of giants thanks to their intelligence and physical strength. Mastodon herds keep to their own but they are a common sight in Europa often gathering in large numbers to ward off predators.

Pelorovis
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Length: 3 Meters
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Bushes
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrubland
Info: Pelorovis is a large species of wild cattle that is quite widespread throughout Copiaevum. These long horned bovines travel in herds that can grow to number in the hundreds if not thousands depending on how heavily they are hunted by predators. There are several subspecies of Pelorovis adapted to the region they currently live in but they are easily identified by their long horns, some of the largest of all bovines.

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Crenda


Far east of Europa there exist a great natural barrier the Adeyemi Mountains, a large mountain surrounded by a series of valleys that all lead to the vast region of Crenda. Crenda is a region ruled by massive savanna broken only by rivers, lakes and great hill that rise up from the savanna. This region is rich with life particularly mammalian life as it has allowed species that would otherwise be out competed by dinosaurs to thrive and reach great sizes. Crenda is said to be the birthplace of one of Natura's most common sapients, Homo Sapians that evolved naturally on Natura rather than displaced by Pathways.

Wildlife:

Coelophysis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Small mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Birds, Large Insects
Info: Coelophysis are known to make the journey through the Adeyemi Mountains and settle in Crenda. They are lithe and nimble Dinosaurs that rely on their quick speed to catch prey and avoid larger predators. While usually solitary, they sometimes form large groups if prey is scarce in order to take down larger animals. They are among highly curious of unfamiliar thing particularly sapients and are known to investigate.


Europasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6.2 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Shrubs, Leaves
Info: Europasaurus are a rather small species by sauropod standards, fully grown adults are usually no bigger than 2 meters tall. While they're rather sizable animals compared to their giant relatives in Europa which they're descended from. They travel in small herds that roam Crenda and unlike other Sauropods they're mindful of their young and protect them but they have a smaller amount of offspring. Europasaurus defend themselves by using their bulk to their advantage and engage in violent melees with attackers.

Rhamphorhynchus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 1.81 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers, Coast, Hill Country
Diet: Fish, Cephalopods, Amphibians
Info: Rhamphorhynchus is a pterosaur that can be found fairly regularly in Crenda. They are often seen flying through the air but the preferred territory of Rhamphorhynchus is water. They are powerful swimmers that forage the waterways and the bordering beaches of Crenda in search of food before they return to the skies to their nest grounds typically in the hills where they can build nest in the relative safety of high ground.

Sinosauropteryx
Appearance: Here
Length: 107 Centimeters
Location: Hill Country, Savanna
Diet: Insects, Rodents, Carrion, Reptiles, Lizards
Info: Sinosauropteryx is a relative of Compsognathus found in Crenda. They travel in smaller packs than their relatives but interestingly they tend to breed in larger numbers. Sinosauropteryx are known for being rather sneaky in nature to avoid predators, they dig out burrows or hiding places in fallen trees to hide out in and build their nest. During their active periods they move out to seek out food but will quickly return to their hideaways if a larger predator is nearby. Unlike Compsognathus they do not swarm larger animals and prefer to avoid confrontations altogether.

Sarcosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Large Fish, Turtles, Mammals, Reptiles, Dinosaurs
Info: Sarcosuchus is a huge crocodilian found around Copiaevum. These giants lurk in deep lakes and rivers, hunting for any prey they can find at the time. It hunts surface animals by snapping them up in it's large jaws and dragging them into the waters too drown. They are highly feared as their aggression and willingness to eat just about anything that comes near the water makes them incredibly dangerous.

Dsungaripterus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 3.5 meters
Location: Coast, Rivers
Diet: Shellfish
Info: Dsungaripterus is a unique pterosaur that roams Crenda. Much like Rhamphorhynchus they can be found nearby water but they are not swimmers instead patrolling near the shore in search of their favored food of shellfish. They are fond of eating crabs in particular specialized in cracking their touch shells. Dsungaripterus are noted as being rather docile and can even be peacefully approached, if offered a shellfish they can be quite tame.

Anhanguera
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 4.5 Meters
Location: Coast
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Carrion
Info: Anhanguera are averaged sized pterosaurs found around the world. Like their relatives, they live in large flocks that roam the skies in search of food, returning to large nesting grounds and every year competing for mates. Anhanguera are very peaceful and are popular for their unique and beautiful colors. While not tamed, they are known to hang around settlements when resting.

Mononykus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small reptiles, Small Mammals
Info: Mononykus is a small carnivore found all across Copiaevum. They gather in large groups that search out numerous amounts of prey and spot out large predators. They are very non-aggressive and even somewhat docile. They are often farmed for their meat which is said to be a delicacy.

Velociraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Small Herbivores, Large insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles,
Info: Velociraptor is a small theropod found around Copiaevum. They live in large packs which work together to find food and take down bigger prey, these packs are led by the biggest and most experienced hunters. They are very curious and will often investigate unfamiliar objects. In packs they are very aggressive and will attack most anything they think they are capable of taking down. Though some have discovered that alone, they are very curious and docile, capable of being tamed and taken as a pet.

Protoceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.8 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Berries
Info: Protoceratops is a small relative of Triceratops. Unlike their large relative, these small herbivores do not have horns and rely on the toughness of their shield-like head to charge and ram their enemies. They live in large herds that settle in favorable areas then defend their territory from invaders and predators. Some cultures have taken to keeping these animals in farms, keeping them as pets or using them for their meat.

Hesperornis
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 meters
Location: Coast, Rivers
Diet: Fish
Info: Hesperornis is a diving bird found along beaches and sea rocks. It dives into the water in search of food, consuming small fish and other smaller creatures. They are preyed upon by larger ocean predators, so they retreat to land as soon as they eat their fill. They have large flipper like feet, and thin legs which makes them awkward on land. They don't often go inland but they can sometimes be spotted around Crenda's larger rivers.

Quetzalcoatlus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 14 Meters
Height: 6 Meters
Location: Savanna,
Diet: Small Animals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Quetzalcoatlus are one of the biggest flying animals in the world. These huge pterosaurs are easily spotted out compared to their smaller kin, unlike other pterosaurs Quetzalcoatlus hunts small prey it catches while stalking on the ground, snapping up anything near it with it's powerful beak, but on occasions they are known to kill larger prey. These giants spend most of their time on the ground in fact, and fly only when needed too in search of more food or when dangerous threats are nearby. While normally not very aggressive, sapients avoid them as much as possible in the wild.

Rugops
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.4 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Rugops are a species of smaller theropod that can be found around Copiaevum. Living in large social groups, Rugops are common scavengers they roam searching for fresh kills to consume and prepare ambushes to steal away the prize for themselves. They have large blood vessels on their skulls and can pump blood into their faces giving them a red hue to intimidate their rivals and scare them off. While they are scavengers, Rugops are aggressive and are not above eating the vulnerable young of smaller animals or the occasional sapient.

Deltadromeus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Deltadromeus are lithe theropods that have found a home in the vast Crendan Savanna. Deltadromeus are most well known for their swift speed, they are one of the fastest known theropods of their size group able to make impressive burst of speed and maintain them for quite a distance. They travel in medium sized groups that stalk the Savanna until one of them spots potential prey once the alarm is raised they start a lengthy pursuit tiring out their prey until they close the distance and finish the kill.

Spinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 18 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: The mighty Spinosaurus is suspected to not be native to Crenda. Historical records indicate that at some point during the age of trial they were introduced into the region. Breeding populations were produced as working animals but those unsuited for being tamed were released into the wild. The descendants of these freed Spinosaurs soon mastered the riverways of Crenda, they are not quite as numerous as they are in Salzaan and curiously enough they are much less aggressive than their northern counterparts. The practice of taming and breeding these Spinosaurs is still common even into the modern day where they are regarded as protectors by the Crendan people.

Kaprosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Smaller Animals, Medium Herbivores, Mammals
Info: Kaprosuchus is a tusked terrestrial relative of crocodiles. Kaprosuchus are solitary predators that can be found roaming Crenda. They are surprisingly agile predators, capable of making quick running burst without warning using their tusk-like teeth and large snout like a battering ram to wound or down prey long enough to finish them off with their jaws. Kaprosuchus are feared by natives for their willingness to kill humans without warning and there is no outrunning a Kaprosuchus.

Gastornis
Appearance: Here
Height: 2 Meters
Location: Hill Country
Diet: Seeds, Plant Material, Smaller Animals
Info: Gastornis is a large species of flightless bird one of several species in Crenda.Gastornis are solitary but they have been observed traveling in small groups in Crenda. Gastornis are known to have rather small nest, females typically lay only two to three eggs at a time to save energy in return they are very nurturing of their young. Crendan Gastornis are also somewhat larger than others of their species found elsewhere.

Leptictidium
Appearance: Here
Length: 90 Centimeters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Insects, lizards, smaller mammals, fruits, berries
Info: Leptictidium are small foraging mammals that are native to Crenda. Leptictidium live in large social groups that cooperate to search for food and keep lookout for large predators. Their large population is the key to their survival but they are known to have strong parental instincts and go to great efforts to see their young survive.

Propalaeotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 60 Centimeters
Location: Hill Country
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Berries, Leaves
Info: Propalaeotherium is a small equine found in large numbers in Crenda. These small foragers live in thick vegetation in order to hide themselves from large predators. They stay in small herds that move quickly and quietly through the forest, avoiding any predators they may encounter. They are very docile animals and are widely popular pets.

Ambulocetus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles
Info: Ambulocetus is a large amphibious mammal and a distant relative of the whale. Ambulocetus can be found near large bodies of water where they spend most of their time on the shore to avoid the notice of bigger predators. They specialize in ambush attacks, they wait until they spot potential prey approaching the water before entering to prepare an attack. Once they make a kill they drag it too land before feeding themselves. Ambulocetus usually live in packs typically no bigger than five individuals.


Andrewsarchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Coast, Savanna (Rarely)
Diet: Smaller Animals, Stolen Kills
Info: Andrewsarchus is a large carnivore that are something of a rare sight. These large carnivores are rather slow moving which makes them rather poor active predators and they are solitary and thus cannot rely on others of their species to hunt. This has pushed back the population, they are most commonly found roaming the coast of Crenda in search of washed up food or hunting animals that find themselves on the beaches. But at times they will go inland and attempt to steal kills from other predators. Andrewsarchus are quite aggressive and are best avoided.

Embolotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains
Diet: Leaves, Shoots, Bushes, Fruit,
Info: Embolotherium is a herbivore originating in Crenda. A large brontothere, these herbivores live in herds that sometimes mingle with other herbivore species even dinosaurs if they tolerate their presence. They use their heart shaped horns to fight each other for dominance. They are quite aggressive and will charge at anything they deem a threat but their have sharp eyesight and can tell the difference between their predators and ultimately harmless animals.


Moeritherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rivers, Laked
Diet: Aquatic vegetation, Grass, Leaves
Info: Moeritherium is a medium sized herbivore that are a rather common sight in Crenda.They live in large groups that settle in parts of the river where food is plentiful. At times they will go on land if food if scarce and graze on the Savanna despite being rather slow on land. Too survive in a land filled with dangerous predators, Moeritherium have developed a rather aggressive nature and are known to attack nearly anything that comes too close to them. But they are a popular hunting target because their meat is said to be quite a delicacy.

Arsinoitherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Leaves, Grass, Fruits, Berries
Info: Arsinoitherium is a relative of Moeritherium that also dwells around rivers. This herbivore lives in small herds that live most of their lives on the water for food and protection, but they are known to move inland if circumstance force them. Typically this is done only when in search of new waters to settle in. They are commonly preyed upon by large river predators. Arsinoitherium use their large horns to attract and impress mates. They are fairly aggressive in most cases but they are capable of being tamed if approached carefully.

Hyaenodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller animals, Carrion
Info: Hyaenodon is a mammalian predator native to Crenda. They are pack hunters that travel in large groups known to have nearly 20 to 40 individuals who hunt just about anything they can reasonably kill. They are highly aggressive and are known to hunt and have little fear of sapients and will kill if they get the opportunity.

Entelodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals, Scavenged Meat, Carrion, Plant matter, Fruits
Info: Entelodon is a large omnivorous mammal found in Crenda. They live in small packs that constantly fight for dominance in vicious battles leaving both fighters with dramatic scars that remain for a lifetime. While they are capable of active hunting they are known to usually steal kills from smaller carnivores and eat their fill of whatever they managed to steal. Entelodon are incredibly dangerous as they are willing to eat just about anything they encounter and they are quite aggressive.


Daeodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.6 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Smaller Animals, Large Herbivores, Planet Matter, Fruits
Info: Daeodon is a larger relative of Entelodon that roams the Crendan savanna. Standing at nearly 2 meters tall they are physically imposing animals easily told apart from their relatives by their taller, bulkier bodies compared to the rather thin for their size Entelodon. Daeodon travel in medium sized groups, usually 10 or so individuals and unlike their relatives they do not fight for dominance. Instead for Daeodon there is a special breed known as 'Redbacks' for the distinctive red hairs on their back. Redbacks are the largest individual in a Daeodon herd and take the role of leadership. Interestingly enough, Daeodon are capable of being tamed and are known for being used as mounts.

Paraceratherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Height: 8 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Grasses, Shrubs
Info: Paraceratherium is the largest land mammal in the world closely related to the rhino. These sauropod sized herbivores live in small herds that roam the savannas of Crenda. Paraceratherium are known for their rather strong parental bonds and are rather protective of their young. They make popular mounts as they are capable of traversing great distances without trouble.

Cynodictis
Appearance: Here
Length: 30 Centimeters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Smaller Animals, Scavenged Meat, Carrion,
Info: Cynodictis are a rather common sight in Crenda. This small carnivore live in burrows and during certain portions of the day they leave the safety of their burrows to seek out food or investigate things of interest. They form small 'communities' of burrows and have a very social relationship cooperating closely to protect themselves and find food.

Chalicotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.8 Meters (Females)/2.6 Meters (Males)
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Shrubs, Leaves, Fruits
Info: Chalicotherium is a fairly large herbivore that can be found roaming Crenda. These mammals walk on their knuckles but can freely lift up their hands when needed either for defense or too simply reach up to grab food. They live in herds the size of which vary, leadership typically falls to the eldest male. They tend to stay in shaded areas to avoid the heat. They are very aggressive and will attack anything that deem threatening.

Deinotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Height: 5 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Tree leaves, Bark, Fruits, Grass, Herbs,
Info: Deinotherium in a very large herbivore found in Crenda. Female and young Deinotherium live in large herds that roam around to wherever food is plentiful. Adult Males live solitary or in small herds with their fellow males that only approach female herd during mating season. They are highly aggressive and easily aggravated, they will charge anything that appears to be a threat.

Ancylotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.6 Meters
Location: Hill Country, Savanna
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Berries
Info: Ancylotherium is a fairly large herbivore that can be found in the south. They live in large herds that migrate to wherever food is plentiful during the year. They are peaceful animals most of the time, and mostly anything besides a predator can approach them without danger. However, when spooked they are known to stampede, trampling anything caught in their path in the panic.

Toxodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.7 Meters
Location: Savanna, Rivers, Lakes
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Carrion(Rarely)
Info: Toxodon are large herbivores that can be found mainly in Crenda, though they are spotted in Catacha. Toxodon travel in large herds that live near rivers, while they spend most of their time on land, Toxodon are often seen swimming in rivers and lakes to ward off the heat of the day. Toxodon are very aggressive and will charge anything they deem a threat or gets between them and their selected waterhole. They are often preyed upon by many predators, as they lack the speed needed to avoid larger predators. Despite being good for meat, Toxodon's aggressive makes them unable to be domesticated, though they are hunted for food on occasions.

Dinofelis
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.95 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Large herbivores, Primates, Smaller creatures
Info: Dinofelis is a formidable sabre-toothed cat that roams Crendan Savanna. These swift felines are solitary predators but do not fight over territory, they mostly ignore each other unless food is scarce. They often compete with larger Smilodons over kills however, but confrontation with them directly rarely go in their favor.

Dinopithecus
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.5 Meters (Males, Females somewhat shorter)
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Grass, Fruits, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Dinopithecus are a large species of primate closely related to the Baboon. Much like their smaller relatives they roam the plains in large troops typically 30 but they can be as many as 100 individuals composed of smaller groups of males and their harems. While they mostly feed on grass with their large size there is little that Dinopithecus isn't capable of hunting down and killing by working together. However they often fall into conflict with humans due to competing over food, raiding farms and sometimes even targeting humans as prey.

Australopithecus
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.4 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Fruits, Insects, Scavenged Meat
Info: Australopithecus are a species of bipedal primates that walk upright like humans. These social apes live in complex family groups known as Troops. These troops are led by the dominate male which is accepted by the elder females of the group. Australopithecus form close bonds with each other by establishing themselves in the group, less social or newer members of the group must work to get accepted or they will be left behind. Australopithecus are territorial and opposing troops will fight each other for dominance over land, but usually they aren't very aggressive. But these fascinating apes are often preyed upon by the Crendan savanna predators.


Smilodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Medium sized Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Smilodon is a large sabre toothed cat found roaming the Savannahs of Copiaevum. These fearsome predators are actually very social, they live in large groups called Prides, which are led by the dominate male which reserves mating rights with the females. Unlike Lions however, Male Smilodons hunt alongside females often in order to keep their dominance established. Smilodons are sometimes hunted for their saber teeth, which are quite valuable among traders. Interestingly, Smilodons are capable of being raised tame if taken in from an early age.

Phorusrhacos
Appearance: Here
Height: 2.5 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Mammals, Medium Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Phorusrhacos is a tall flightless predatory bird that is found in the Savanna. They are often competing with other large predators for dominance over hunting grounds. These 'terror birds' travel in small groups of four but there are times when multiple groups will cooperate to bring down larger prey.


Kelenken
Appearance: Here
Height: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Smaller animals, Stolen Kills, Scavenged Meat
Info: Kelenken are giant terror birds found around Natura. They aren't particularly common in Crenda but they can be found in certain locations. These large birds hunt either solitary or in small packs that roam around in search of food. They usually hunt animals much smaller then themselves, rather then attempting to kill animals of similar size and also use their impressive bulk to scare away smaller predators from their kills. Surprisingly, Kelenken aren't known for being that aggressive their more prone to run away then stand and fight. Some cultures have even tamed these giant birds and use them as mounts.

Megatherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 6 Meters
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Shrubs, Carrion
Info: Megatherium are giant sloths that roam the savanna. These giants are mostly herbivores that live alone, grazing and eating endlessly moving only to find more food. They are surprisingly violent despite their friendly and lazy appearance and will attack anything that approaches them. Most animals, herbivore and predator alike avoid them as best as possible.


Macrauchenia
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Grass, Leaves, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Macrauchenia are fairly large herbivores that are a regular sight in Crenda. These strange looking ungulates travel in rather massive herds that roam the savanna and hill country of the region. They lack much in the way of natural defenses relying mainly on their speed and maneuverability on the run to survive. They make rather popular mounts and are known for being quite dependable.

Doedicurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Shrubs
Info: oedicurus is a giant glyptodont found in the savanna. These armored herbivores know few enemies, as their natural armor and large spiked tails are enough to ward off even the most determined predator. They are however otherwise known for being rather docile creatures, they aren't particularly aggressive in any way and tend to tolerant of the presence of unfamiliar animals. But if provoked they won't hesitate to let their spike tails fly.

Megalania
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Crenda,
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, Eggs, Birds, Smaller Carnivores
Info: Megalania is a large lizard that roams the plains of Crenda. These giants are mainly solitary and are very aggressive toward each other, often they compete for territory in quick, violent fights that often leave them scarred. One shocking fact about Megalania is the fact that they are highly poisonous, one bite from a Megalania is enough to kill even small Sauropods, making them incredibly deadly. Megalania are aggressive and will kill just about anything that comes near, however they tend to not be very dedicated pursuers and will quit the chase if one can avoid it's reach long enough.

Dire Wolf
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Large Herbivores, Small Dinosaurs, Large Reptiles, Fungi(On occasions)
Info: Dire Wolves are large Canis predators found in in portions of Copiaevum. Dire Wolves in Crenda are the Southern breed of Dire Wolf, they have much shorter fur and tend to have a darker coloration. Both breeds hunt in large packs that are led by the Alpha Male and Female, two dominate mates who are accepted by the pack. Dire Wolves work together to take down prey, using coordination and team work to take down larger animals. It is not known how the two breeds came to be so spread out from each other, though it's speculated that Southern Wolves are descended from migrating Northern Wolves. Interestingly, Some cultures have discovered ways to tame Dire Wolves through lengthy breeding programs, creating a tamed, friendly and loyal animal that is good for companionship and work. These Tamed Wolves are highly popular and can be found all around the world.

Miracinonyx
Appearance: Here
Length: 170 Centimeters
Location: Savanna
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: In the savanna of Crenda there is a chance one might encounter a big cat racing through the bush. This is Miracinonyx one of the fastest animals on Natura, capable of running at speeds up to 60 miles per hour this cheetah-like big cat is a well known animal to the natives. Curiously Miracinonyx are known for being rather tame and some cultures have even domesticated them. They are popular as hunting companions using their speed to chase down prey for their caretakers.

Argentavis
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 7 Meters
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Diet: Scavenged Meat, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Argentavis is reported as one of the largest aerial birds in the world. These giants can often be seen in the skies of Crenda casting a shadow as they fly past in search of food. They are social and tend to travel in groups to frighten off predators so they can descend and take their food. Like Pterosaurs they nest in the higher lands of the Hill Country and even the distant Adeyemi Mountains.

Hippopotamus gorgops
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.3 Meters
Location: Rivers, Lakes
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Carrion
Info: Hippopotamus gorgops are a large species of Hippopotamus found in Crenda. Gorgops like their modern relatives can be found patrolling the waterways of the region and they are no less intimidating. Hippopotamus gorgops while herbivorous are notoriously aggressive and will not hesitate to lash out at anything that comes too close to their territory. With their large size they know few enemies and are mostly avoided by all but the bravest of hunters.

Pelorovis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Bushes
Location: Savanna, Hill Country
Info: Pelorovis is a large species of wild cattle that is quite widespread throughout Copiaevum. These long horned bovines travel in herds that can grow to number in the hundreds if not thousands depending on how heavily they are hunted by predators. There are several subspecies of Pelorovis adapted to the region they currently live in but they are easily identified by their long horns, some of the largest of all bovines.

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Catacha


West of Europa there is a great river that flows down from Salzaan in the north and descends into a great valley it splits off into multiple waterways that collided with various rivers that flow from the sea creating a rich environment for plant life. The result is Catacha, a massive tropical landscape of thick jungle the thick vegetation and moist waterways creates an exotic environment where strange flora and fauna unlike anything else on Copiaevum thrive in this isolated landscape. This highly competitive environment combined with a unique weather pattern makes Catacha a feared region to settle and explore, yet there are those willing to brave this untamed land.

Wildlife:

Hynerpeton
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meter
Location: Rivers
Diet: Insects
Info: Hynerpeton is a species of large amphibians that can be found in Catacha, they immigrate from the rivers connecting the region to Salzaan. Hynerpeton are capable of traversing inland but they prefer areas with quick access to water so their skin doesn't dry out but they're vulnerable to predators so they gather in places of thick vegetation to avoid predators.


Hyneria
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Smaller creatures
Info: Hyneria is a large predatory fish that can at times be found in Catacha. Hyneria are solitary and will eat anything they can get their mouths on. Though Hyneria prefer open waters they will regularly swim upstream into more shallow water even beaching themselves on land using their powerful limbs to push themselves forward.

Lycaenops
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Smaller animals, Medium to Large Animals,
Info: Lycaenops is a tree climbing therapsid. These predators are solitary and mostly nocturnal, they stalk their prey from the trees, searching for stragglers from the herd or groups. They kill by leaping down from the tree and biting down on their prey's neck holding them down until they finally die. Lycaenops usually avoid each other, but are prone to confrontations if they hunt in the same area.

Effigia
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Rivers
Diet: Insects, Fruit, Vegetation, Smaller Animals
Info: Effigia is an archosaur that closely resembles dinosaurs, however this bipedal reptile is more closely related to crocodiles than your average dinosaur. Effigia can be told apart from dinosaurs by their behavior, they tend to be found alone or in gatherings in large number but they're not organized in any way. Female Effigia spend only a short period caring for their young on remaining watchful long enough for them to be able to move around on their own before abandoning them. Effigia roam the jungle floor eating an omnivorous diet of anything they can get access too.

Eudimorphodon
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 1 Meter
Location: Rivers
Diet: Fish, Insects
Info: Eudimorphodon are small pterosaur that can be seen flying over the waterways of Catacha. They spend most of their lives in the trees near the river until the time comes to feed and they proceed to swoop down over the river scooping up small fish near the surface. Despite their small size they're quite strong and can carry their catch back up into the trees where they consume it in privacy.

Lotosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Riverside
Diet: Low laying vegetation, Shellfish
Info: Lotosaurus is a large poposauroid that roams Catacha. They travel in small groups typically six or eight individuals that protect themselves by keeping a lookout for predators and fighting any threats that come too close. Lotosaurus are omnivores that consume shellfish such as crabs that can be found on the rivers of Catacha, they mainly eat plant life when they roam inland. Lotosaurus are considered a prey species as many large predators hunt these animals.

Chungkingosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Riverside, Rivers
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Ferns, Bushes
Info: Chungkingosaurus are a small species of stegosaur found in the Catacha jungles. They are commonly found near the jungle waterways and demonstrate unique behavior for stegosaurs. While they spend the majority of their time grazing solitary on land, they are actually rather adept swimmers capable of swimming long distances and even holding their breath making them rather obscure save for their back plates. Chungkingosaurus are not very aggressive however they are known to make efforts to avoid other wildlife. But if threatened or spooked they will quickly go on the offensive.

Allosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8.5 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Large Herbivores, Carrion
Info: Allosaurus can actually be found in Catacha. However Catachan Allosaurus are a smaller subspecies and the genders have a mostly similar coloration save for the bright yellow on the front of their muzzle. Allosaurus in Catacha travel in small packs interestingly these are siblings that survive the jungle together, during mating season they search out other packs and cooperate to protect their nest and young until they're old enough to fend for themselves. Like their Europan relative they're capable of being tamed.


Miragaia
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Fallen Leaves, Grass, Shrubs, Berries
Info: Miragaia are a relative of Stegosaurus found in Catacha. They travel in small herds that stay around larger animals for added protection. They are quite aggressive for their small size, attacking anything that provokes them by surrounding them and attacking with their thagomizers. Usually avoided by predators in favor of less aggressive prey.

Dicraeosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Leaves, Flowers, Aquatic Vegetation
Info: In the river ways of Catacha there is an elusive species that is well known among the natives of the region. Dicraeosaurus is rather small by sauropod standards, but these herbivores are unlike any other sauropod species in the world. Dicraeosaurus are adapted to a semiaquatic lifestyle unlike the Paralititan of Salzaan which simply walk their way through water, Dicraeosaurus have specialized adaptions that allow them to float and partially or completely submerge themselves in water typically up to their back and use their powerful legs to provide motion. Dicraeosaurus are not the most agile swimmers but they use this fascinating method of travel to move along the rivers. They possess powerful lungs and are capable of holding their breath for remarkably long periods of time and have been observed resting by lying flat while submerged and sleeping for long periods of time. Dicraeosaurus seem to very rarely go on land, mainly they do it only to build their nest large burrows big enough for an adult human to climb into that are dug out by females to lay their eggs inside. Hatchlings remain in this burrow for a long period of time, brought food by their mother until they are large enough to swim under their own power and are promptly abandoned to fend for themselves. Dicraeosaurus while seemingly peaceful water side grazers are notoriously aggressive, if they are provoked they begin aggressive displays of wild thrashing which can be quite dangerous. Legend also tells their their meat in poisonous and thus many Naturans avoid feeding on them.

Pteranodon
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 6 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains
Diet: Fish, Carrion, Large insects, Small Mammals, Small Reptiles
Info: Pteranodon are large pterosaurs that are common around Natura. Like most of their relatives, they live in flocks that fly wherever food and water is plentiful. There are many subspecies with a variety of appearances, but their behavior is mostly the same universally. They can commonly be found around large herbivores or sapients, especially large settlements. Some cultures even take them as pets for companionship and even hunting partners.

Amargasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Bushes, Fruits,
Info: Amargasaurus is a unique Sauropod found that can be found in Caracha. Amargasaurus stands out with it's tall spines and bright colors compared to other usually dull colored sauropods. They do not travel in herds and instead wander about solitary. Females care for their young until they are big enough to ward off predators, then leave them to continue their lonely lifestyle.

Giraffatitan
Appearance: Here
Length: 26 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Ferns, Shrubs
Info: Giraffatitan is the largest animal that can be found in the jungles of the region. Giraffatitans are similar to their northern relatives in most respect, they travel in herds roaming in search of food the paths forged by these titans result in the large clearings in the jungle but the plantlife of Catacha seems to recover rapidly so they must constantly stomp out new paths. They use their size to wade through shallower waters but they avoid water that is too deep lest they risk sinking and drowning. Mature Giraffatitan's are a rather rare sight as while they are quite numerous death rates are high among this species as they are common prey items amongst the many predators even large juveniles are not safe from large predators. Still the lucky few are the leaders of the herd finding the safest paths through the jungle.


Daspletosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Large Herbivores, Mammals, large Reptiles
Info: Daspletosaurus is a smaller relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex found in Catacha. Daspletosaurus display behavior atypical of their relatives, they are rather antisocial typically remaining solitary and avoiding others of their species. During mating periods these loners seek out potential mates by making elaborate dances and calls that can be heard across the region.

Corythosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Leaves, Ferns
Info: Corythosaurus is a large widespread species of hadrosaur. They live in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for added protection. They like Parasaurolophus, have large vocalization chambers in their large crest, which are used in a similar way of communication and warning. However, as a whole they are less noisy then their counterparts. Corythosaurus are docile and a lot less flighty then other wild hadrosaurs, so some sapient cultures have taken to using them as beast of burden, while not ridden they are good for carrying heavy cargo and warning the convoy if they spot danger. Corythosaurus in Catacha travel in smaller herds than those found in other regions and tend to be smaller than their relatives found elsewhere.

Austroraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Austroraptor are a large species of dromaeosaurs that can be found in Catacha. Austroraptor travel in large packs typically about 20 or so individuals led by an Alpha, usually the most dominant raptor that earns their place by being the first to make kills and asserting their leadership. They are aggressive, active hunters that are willing to kill most things they encounter and they are remarkably determined hunters.

Psittacosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Berries
Info: Psittacosaurus is a small herbivore that can be found all over Catacha. They travel in groups numbering in 10 or so individuals that cooperate to find food and avoid predators. Psittacosaurus are often preyed upon by the many predators of Catacha but they do not go out without a fight and will use their sharp beaks to bite out at predators.

Agujaceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns
Info: Agujaceratops is a ceratopsian that is quite common in Catacha. They travel in small family groups that roam the jungles of Catacha, breaking their way through the thick vegetation of the jungle typically by using their horns and beaks. Agujaceratops are popular mounts with natives of Catacha thanks to their impressive navigational abilities.

Spinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 14.3 meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Large Fish, Large Amphibians, Pterosaurs, Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Spinosaurus are one of the largest carnivorous theropods on the continent. Despite their ungainly appearance on the surface, the land is not the domain of these giants. Spinosaurus are perfectly adapted to an aquatic lifestyle with their webbed hands and feet they are agile swimmers despite their great size and can hold their breath for lengthy periods of time allowing them to spend hours in the water without need to come on land. Spinosaurus return to land only to rest and care for their nest which are close to the water, otherwise they can be found in any waters deep enough for these giants to submerge in. Spinosaurus are reputed as being rather aggressive and are known to attack if they feel their territory is threatened or their young are in danger. Spinosaurus aren't known for being overly social but they at times huddle together in large gatherings the reason for these gatherings are unknown but they are an extraordinary sight.

Stomatosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 meters
Location: Swamps, Rivers, Bayou
Diet: Fish, Crustaceans, Smaller Animals
Info: Stomatosuchus are large crocodiles that can be found in areas with large fish populations. Unlike many of their relatives, Stomatosuchus does not typically hunt land dwelling pray but instead uses its pelican-like throat pouch to collect large amounts of smaller fish and other animals and consume them at their leisure, mothers use it to deliver food to their young as well. Stomatosuchus are not particularly aggressive but caution should be practiced as they will not hesitate to eat anything within easy reach.

Gallimimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Riversides
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Grass, Ferns, Fruit, Insects
Info: Gallimimus are large relatives of Ornithomimus that are at home in the Catacha region. These omnivores travel in large herd-like groups that roam the jungle finding areas to forage for food, there is no exact hierarchy and they don't seem to compete for dominance. In times of danger they scatter in wild stampedes moving in flocks that seem to have little trouble keeping track of each other even in the thickest of vegetation.

Stygimoloch
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Hilly Plains
Diet: Shrubs, Ferns, Roots, Seeds
Info: Stygimoloch are a species of armored herbivore found in the jungles of Catacha. They are solitary animals that are known for their ferocity despite being herbivores. They will attack nearly anything that comes too close to them even larger animals if they are spooked. Most animals make an effort to avoid them during encounters.

Gomphotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 3.17 Meters
Location: Rivers, Deep Jungle
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Low Laying Vegetation, Fruits, Roots
Info: Gomphotherium is a proboscid found in Catacha. These herbivores are common in the wetter regions of Catacha where they travel in rather large herds that stay near rivers or swim depending on how deep the waters are and how abundant food is. They sometimes travel inland to find food if predators settle near their foraging grounds and kill off one too many of the herd. Gomphotherium are rather docile and aren't particularly dangerous to approach.

Carbonemys
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rivers, Riverside, Deep Jungle
Diet: Fish, Aquatic Vegetation
Info: Carbonemys are giant pelomedusoid turtles that can be found in Catacha. Carbonemys spend most of their lives moving between land and water, while they prefer to be in the water they are known to move on land for lengthy periods of time and despite their size they're actually fairly mobile able to keep pace with most animals in their size group. Carbonemys are usually docile but if provoked they have a wicked bite that can kill most threats.

Hypohippus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.8 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Berries, Leaves
Info: Hypohippus is a species of equine commonly found on the jungle floor. They travel in herds but these herds spread out a considerable distance splitting off into smaller family groups. They are commonly preyed upon and rely on speed and numbers for survival scattering in all directions using formations to confuse predators in their panic.

Gigantophis
Appearance: Here
Length: 10.7 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Riversides
Diet: Smaller Animals
Info: Gigantophis like the giant Titanoboa's of Salzaan this species of snakes have grown to massive proportions. While smaller than Titanoboa, Gigantophis are still intimidatingly large and live a very different lifestyle from their northern relatives. This species of giant snake are at home in the trees, Gigantophis use their great bulk to maneuver themselves from tree to tree in search of food. They look toward the jungle floor for prey once it's spotted they quietly move themselves into position and promptly drop themselves unto the unsuspecting prey below. The weight combined with rapid constriction is a deadly combination that leaves most prey unable to escape in time making them a feared predator.


Purussaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Purussaurus are a giant species of caiman that patrol the rivers of Catacha. Purussaurus are feared by sapient and animal alike they specialize in ambush using their powerful jaws to lock onto prey and drag them into the water. Purussaurus are quite territorial and have little tolerance for interlopers even if it's members of their own species.

Mylodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Shrubs
Info: Mylodon are a species of large ground sloths found in the Catacha region. Despite not being the largest herbivore, Mylodon possesses a hidden advantage to protect itself, bony osteoderms hidden underneath their shaggy hair that give them additional protection alongside their claws to keep predators at bay. Mylodon travel in large groups that graze together unlike other species which are typically solitary.

Machairodus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Hilly Plains
Diet: Herbivores, Pterosaurs, Smaller Animals
Info: Machairodus are mammalian predators that managed to find success in the jungles of Catacha. These large saber tooth big cats are mostly solitary except for mated pairs with cubs, these family groups last for some time until the cubs reach maturity and eventually drift off and they return to their solitary state. Machairodus are adept hunters that use their smaller size compared to the giant dinosaurs to their advantage, using trees, thick vegetation and terrain to reach areas that most prey animals consider safe havens and hunt them down. They are especially willing to hunt sapients which makes them infamous with the natives of Catacha.

Pelorovis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Bushes
Location: Deep Jungle, Riversides,
Info: Pelorovis is a large species of wild cattle that is quite widespread throughout Copiaevum. These long horned bovines travel in herds that can grow to number in the hundreds if not thousands depending on how heavily they are hunted by predators. There are several subspecies of Pelorovis adapted to the region they currently live in but they are easily identified by their long horns, some of the largest of all bovines.

Mastodon
Appearance: Here
Height: 5 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle, Riversides
Diet: Grasses, Leaves, Fruits, Bushes, Flowers
Info: Descended from a herd that managed to migrate into the region. Mastodons can be found in the Catacha region, these Jungle Mastodons are a subspecies they have shorter hair and are larger than their Europan counterparts. Also interestingly enough, Mastodons live in mixed herds with a population of Jungle Elephants that are believed to be descended from the extinct North African Elephants that ended up on Catacha via pathway. Though different species, the Mastodons and Elephants live side by side using their numbers to protect their young and face predators.

Peccary

Tapir

Ocelot

Mandrill

Dhole

Water Buffalo

Gaur

Banteng

Jungle Elephant

Catachan Rhinoceros

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:04 pm

Avion


At the southern end of Europa there begins a series of dominating mountain ranges and highland known as Avion. This region is known for it's rather green mountain ranges filled with forest, great lakes and a few grasslands, the highlands of Avion are legendary for their scenic natural beauty. This region is known as the gateway to southern Copiaevum and is considered the end of the north.


Wildlife:

Lycaenops
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Lowland Forest
Diet: Smaller animals, Medium to Large Animals,
Info: Lycaenops is a tree climbing therapsid. These predators are solitary and mostly nocturnal, they stalk their prey from the trees, searching for stragglers from the herd or groups. They kill by leaping down from the tree and biting down on their prey's neck holding them down until they finally die. Lycaenops usually avoid each other, but are prone to confrontations if they hunt in the same area.


Scutosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Lowlands, Highlands
Diet: Shrubs, Wildflowers, Trees
Info: Scutosaurus is a large herbivore found roaming Avion. These large reptiles live in large herds that travel to favorable grazing grounds, using their numbers and imposing size to ward off predators. Scutosarus have tough armored hides that can take a fair amount of punishment, but even their natural armor is no match for some larger predators. Despite their large size they're actually quite capable climbers able to maneuver through steep territory with a bizarre grace.


Lystrosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Lystrosaurus is a common herbivore that has spread out around Natura. They travel in small herds that never stay in one place for too long. They are very docile and they are for the most part easy to keep track of, so many human cultures have domesticated herds of Lystrosaurs and consume them for food. Lystrosaurus meat is known as Lork, and is popular across Natura in many forms, but few are more popular then Lork sausage.


Placerias
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Bankside vegetation
Info: Placerias are large herbivores that are often found near large bodies of water. Placerias travel in rather sizable herds that can fill a small lake to the brim with bodies if they were to gather too many at once. They regularly migrate between settlements relying on their numbers to avoid predators. During breeding seasons, males will have contest by having brief non-life threatening fights in order to show their strength and impress females.

Buriolestes
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Rodents, Lizards, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Buriolestes are small carnivores that roam Avion, though they resemble theropods they are actually sauropodomorphs, relatives of the giant sauropods. These small nimble predators fill an odd niche in the environment, they spend most of their time roaming in search of smaller animals to chase down and kill but if they spot a larger predator on the hunt they follow from a safe distance and scavenge off of dead herbivores. Buriolestes are typically solitary but tolerate others of their kind except around kills where they will fight to get access to carrion. They have a powerful sense of smell and can detect food from long distances, sapients take to keeping them as companions as they are skilled trackers if properly trained.

Dimorphodon
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 1.45 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Insects, Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: Dimorphodon are pterosaurs that are a common sight in Avion. They live in large flocks that settle in trees and mountainsides depending on what's safer from predators. Dimorphodon are somewhat territorial and will prove aggressive to anything they believe they can reasonably challenge.


Supersaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 34 Meters
Location: Lowlands
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Flowers
Info: Supersaurus is a large sauropod that can be found in the lower regions of Avion. Supersaurus travel in small herds usually no more than 3 or 4 adults with a group of juveniles which are adopted into the herd by the leader typically the oldest male. Supersaurus are adapted to the higher grounds of Avion and are capable climbers but they mainly stick to the lower regions where they have a smaller risk falling.

Allosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Large Herbivores, Carrion
Info: Allosaurus is a rare sight in Avion but some make to the journey up to the highlands. Allosaurus can live solitary or in small packs that wander through their territory in search of food. Avion Allosaurus have a different coloration than their northern relatives but retain a similar idea, males are brighter colors while females tend to be more plain. These powerful and cunning hunters are without apex predators in the Avion region. But they are still highly successful in most territories. Despite their size and predatory nature some peoples have discovered ways to domesticate Allosaurus as companions and working animals.

Kentrosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Fallen Leaves, Grass, Shrubs, Berries
Info: Kentrosaurus is a smaller stegosaurian that roams Avion. They travel in fairly large herds that regularly move between feeding grounds. Kentrosaurus are very competitive and regularly spar with each other by hitting each other with their shoulder grown horns but these fights are typically nonlethal. Kentrosaurus despite their armored appearance are more prone to flee than fight, scattering and swinging their tails wildly making them incredibly dangerous to be around in a panic.

Corythosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Deep Jungle
Diet: Grass, Bushes, Leaves, Ferns
Info: Corythosaurus is a large widespread species of hadrosaur. They live in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for added protection. They like Parasaurolophus, have large vocalization chambers in their large crest, which are used in a similar way of communication and warning. However, as a whole they are less noisy then their counterparts. Corythosaurus are docile and a lot less flighty then other wild hadrosaurs, so some sapient cultures have taken to using them as beast of burden, while not ridden they are good for carrying heavy cargo and warning the convoy if they spot danger.

Mononykus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small reptiles, Small Mammals
Info: Mononykus is a small carnivore found all across Copiaevum. They gather in large groups that search out numerous amounts of prey and spot out large predators. They are very non-aggressive and even somewhat docile. They are often farmed for their meat which is said to be a delicacy.


Carnotaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Carnotaurus are large theropods that can be found in Avion. Carnotaurus are legendary for a unique ability they possess, there are some species of dinosaur such as Cryolophosaurus which demonstrate the ability to change the color of the skin around their muzzles to intimidate rivals. Carnotaurus take this ability a step forward on a scale remarkably similar to Chameleons, they can completely shift the color of their skin allowing them to blend in incredibly well with the environment around them. This makes them fearsome ambush predators that attack prey when they least expect it and they are known to hunt sapients. Carnotaurus are typically found traveling in pairs, usually siblings or mates depending on their circumstance. Carnotaurs are known for the intelligence and cunning they are the subject of legend worldwide.

Styracosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5.5 Meters
Location: Lowlands
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns, Flowers,
Info: Styracosaurus is an medium sized ceratopsian found around Copiaevum. They live in small mobile herds which never stay in one place for too long, they often compete regularly to both train their skills when faced with predators or for establishing dominance in the herd. They are quite fast for their size and can even keep pace with hadrosaurs while running. Styracosaurus tend to be more aggressive then even Triceratops, charging at things they deem threats. Styracosaurus in Avion tend to be even more paranoid due to Carnotaurus attacks.

Quetzalcoatlus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 14 Meters
Height: 6 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Small Animals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Quetzalcoatlus are one of the biggest flying animals in the world. These huge pterosaurs are easily spotted out compared to their smaller kin, unlike other pterosaurs Quetzalcoatlus hunts small prey it catches while stalking on the ground, snapping up anything near it with it's powerful beak, but on occasions they are known to kill larger prey. These giants spend most of their time on the ground in fact, and fly only when needed too in search of more food or when dangerous threats are nearby. While normally not very aggressive, sapients avoid them as much as possible in the wild.

Gigantoraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Smaller Animals, Eggs, Plants
Info: Gigantoraptor is a giant oviraptorosaur found in southern Copiaevum. These giants are quite fearsome for their appearance, they live in large groups but hunt and graze solitary. They are fearsome hunters that are quite swift for their size allowing them to chase down swift prey. But they are not completely carnivorous, and won't hesitate to find edible plants to consume.

Oviraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Eggs, Rodents,
Info: Oviraptor are fairly small theropods also found in southern Copiaevum. Unlike their relative Gigantoraptor, these omnivores are mainly herbivorous, feeding on plants and fruits while avoiding predators. However, they are infamous nest raiders, often they will strike at the chance to consume unhatch eggs for a quick meal. They will also hunt smaller animals at times, but much less so then eggs. They are hated by farmers and often chased away from settlements.

Pachycephalosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Tree leaves, seeds, fruits, insects
Info: Pachycephalosaurus is a man sized herbivores found around Copiaevum. They live in small packs that stay around larger herbivores for protection. They are known for their large thick skulls which gives them a armored head, this acts as a natural weapon for Pachycephalosaurus, allowing them to charge and hit threats head on and injure them, though it is less effective on bigger hunters. Pachycephalosaurus often compete in contest for dominance in the pack, the duelist will face each other and charge in a vicious joust until one or the other gives up and retreats. Pachycephalosaurus have a reputation for being very aggressive if provoked.

Edmontosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Lowlands
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Bushes
Info: Edmontosaurus also known as Anatotitan, is a large herbivore that roams Copiaevum. They travel in large herds that mix in with other herbivores for protection. Edmontosaurus herds aren't known for having a complex organization they tend to just gather and follow each other around. They are a favored prey to larger predators but they are not without their weapons relying on numbers and their own bodies to defend themselves if needed. They are noted for being rather docile and easy to tame making them a popular source of meat and can serve as beast of burden.

Ornithomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.8 Meters
Location: Hilly Plains, Shrublands, Forest
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Grass, Ferns, Fruit, Insects, Carrion(Rarely)
Info: Ornithomimus are quick footed omnivorous feathered theropods. They live in large social flocks that spend most of their time foraging or on the lookout for predators. They are very flighty and their only natural defense is their rapid running speed, which gives them a chance at avoiding predators.

Leptictidium
Appearance: Here
Length: 90 Centimeters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Insects, lizards, smaller mammals, fruits, berries
Info: Leptictidium are small foraging mammals that can be found in Avion. Having immigrated into the region from Crenda, Leptictidium live in large social groups that cooperate to search for food and keep lookout for large predators. Their large population is the key to their survival but they are known to have strong parental instincts and go to great efforts to see their young survive.

Archaeotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Diet: Smaller Animals, Grass, Planet Matter, Fruits, Roots
Info: Archaeotherium is a smaller entelodont descended from populations that left Crenda and traveled through Europa. These 1.2 meter tall omnivores travel in groups that can range anywhere from a mere handful of individuals to herds exceeding 50 individuals. Archaeotherium are very territorial and will chase off or attack anything that comes near them. They are known for their insatiable appetite, they are willing to eat just about anything they come across.

Great Bison
Appearance: Here
Height: 2.5 Meters
Location: Lowlands
Diet: Grass, Sedges
Info: Avion Great Bison are large long horned mammals found in Avion. They travel in large herds led by a dominant male that takes charge by fighting rivals for rule of the herd. Great Bison are rather docile most of the time content to peacefully graze unless they are threatened by predators.

Pelorovis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Bushes
Location: Highlands, Lowlands
Info: Pelorovis is a large species of wild cattle that is quite widespread throughout Copiaevum. These long horned bovines travel in herds that can grow to number in the hundreds if not thousands depending on how heavily they are hunted by predators. There are several subspecies of Pelorovis adapted to the region they currently live in but they are easily identified by their long horns, some of the largest of all bovines.

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Auroch

Grizzly Bear

Black Bear

Red Deer

Steppe Eagle

Highland Elephant

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:04 pm

Husni


Once one passes the mountains of Avion they are greeted by an expansive desert on a scale never before seen. The Husni region is one of great beauty and danger, in the northern portions the desert is lush with scattered vegetation, lakes and even a few rivers that provides a rather comfortable living environment. But further south there exist the largest portion of Husni, the great desert sea, a vast seemingly endless landscape of sand dunes known for being incredibly dry and temperatures can easily reach extremes during daylight. Despite the extreme conditions some creatures brave the desert sea and venture deep into the sprawling desert surviving off the scattered oasis that can be found dotted across the desert sea.

Wildlife:

Scutosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Desert Shrubland, Desert Sea
Diet: Shrubs, Wildflowers, Trees
Info: Scutosaurus is a large herbivore that can be found in Husni. These large reptiles live in large herds that travel to favorable grazing grounds, using their numbers and imposing size to ward off predators. Scutosarus have tough armored hides that can take a fair amount of punishment, but even their natural armor is no match for some larger predators. Scutosaurus in Husni have adapted their climbing skills to develop a strong endurance for long distance walks. They can cover a remarkable distance without rest which makes them perfectly adapted for life in the harsh Desert sea where they can make the journey between oasis.

Diictodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 45 Centimeters
Location: Desert Shrubland
Diet: Shrubs
Info: Diictodon are small herbivores that are found all over Copiaevum and in particularly large numbers in Marcia. They are burrowers that live in small tunnel networks underground to avoid predators, they live in large family groups that work together to spot out predators and protect their young. They are widely regarded as pest by due to Diictodon's possessing a particular talent in finding their way inside homes and settlements causing infestations that are a headache to root out if settled.

Eoraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Northern Husni
Diet: Insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Plants, Berries,
Info: Eoraptor are small saurischians found in the southern regions. Despite resembling theropods, they are believed to be a ancestral relative of them. These little dinosaur usually live alone, but they pair for life after choosing a mate during breeding season. Both parents care for their young until they are large enough to care for themselves, they are remarkably caring and protective parents. They are famous for their unique calls and vocalization, which is quite popular. They are widespread pets but are known for being somewhat of a challenge to upkeep.

Camptosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Shrubland, Desert Sea (Rarely)
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Grass, Fruits
Info: Camptosaurus are social herbivores that roam both the north and south. They stay in small spread out herds that move as they please, never really migrating or going to specific nesting grounds. They are often preyed upon by large predators, and have little defenses besides their speed and numbers. Camptosaurus found in Husni are noted for being larger than in other regions and are reputed as quite hardy in the desert environment.

Iguanodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Shrubland, Desert Sea
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Shrubs
Info: Iguanodon is a wide spread herbivore species found across Copiaevum. They live in large herds that roam across the continent in search of new feeding grounds. Iguanodons are very social and also docile. Many sapient cultures have tamed these great dinosaurs and use them for transport, as their natural adaptability make them excellent mounts.

Mononykus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Insects, Lizards, Small reptiles, Small Mammals
Info: Mononykus is a small carnivore found all across Copiaevum. They gather in large groups that search out numerous amounts of prey and spot out large predators. They are very non-aggressive and even somewhat docile. They are often farmed for their meat which is said to be a delicacy.

Majungasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals, Other Majungasaurus (Wild)
Info: Majungasaurus is a smaller relative of Carnotaurus found in Husni. There are two known types of Majungasaurus, wild and domesticated. Wild Majungasaurus are solitary predators that remain alone save for females with their young that are aggressively protective until they are old enough to fend for themselves. Wild Majungasaurus are known to practice cannibalism on a regular basis, they are known to hunt each other during encounters. Domesticated Majungasaurus are far different tamed by the natives of Husni, unlike other tamed theropods domesticated Majungasaurus are used as mounts typically for the purpose of war as a fearsome cavalry mount. Having a Majungasaurus is seen as a symbol of pride in Husni and riders proudly dress and display their mounts.

Velociraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Small Herbivores, Large insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles,
Info: Velociraptor is a small theropod found around Copiaevum. They live in large packs which work together to find food and take down bigger prey, these packs are led by the biggest and most experienced hunters. They are very curious and will often investigate unfamiliar objects. In packs they are very aggressive and will attack most anything they think they are capable of taking down. Though some have discovered that alone, they are very curious and docile, capable of being tamed and taken as a pet.

Protoceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.8 Meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Grass, Shrubs, Ferns, Berries
Info: Protoceratops is a small relative of Triceratops. Unlike their large relative, these small herbivores do not have horns and rely on the toughness of their shield-like head to charge and ram their enemies. They live in large herds that settle in favorable areas then defend their territory from invaders and predators. Some cultures have taken to keeping these animals in farms, keeping them as pets or using them for their meat.

Styracosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5.5 Meters
Location: Shrubland
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns, Flowers,
Info: Styracosaurus is an medium sized ceratopsian found around Copiaevum. They live in small mobile herds which never stay in one place for too long, they often compete regularly to both train their skills when faced with predators or for establishing dominance in the herd. They are quite fast for their size and can even keep pace with hadrosaurs while running. Styracosaurus tend to be more aggressive then even Triceratops, charging at things they deem threats.

Quetzalcoatlus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 14 Meters
Height: 6 Meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Small Animals, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Quetzalcoatlus are one of the biggest flying animals in the world. These huge pterosaurs are easily spotted out compared to their smaller kin, unlike other pterosaurs Quetzalcoatlus hunts small prey it catches while stalking on the ground, snapping up anything near it with it's powerful beak, but on occasions they are known to kill larger prey. These giants spend most of their time on the ground in fact, and fly only when needed too in search of more food or when dangerous threats are nearby. While normally not very aggressive, sapients avoid them as much as possible in the wild.

Gigantoraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 meters
Location: Northern Husni, Desert Sea
Diet: Smaller Animals, Eggs, Plants
Info: Gigantoraptor is a giant oviraptorosaur found in southern Copiaevum. These giants are quite fearsome for their appearance, they live in large groups but hunt and graze solitary. They are fearsome hunters that are quite swift for their size allowing them to chase down swift prey. But they are not completely carnivorous, and won't hesitate to find edible plants to consume.

Oviraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Desert Sea
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Eggs, Rodents,
Info: Oviraptor are fairly small theropods also found in southern Copiaevum. Unlike their relative Gigantoraptor, these omnivores are mainly herbivorous, feeding on plants and fruits while avoiding predators. However, they are infamous nest raiders, often they will strike at the chance to consume unhatch eggs for a quick meal. They will also hunt smaller animals at times, but much less so then eggs. They are hated by farmers and often chased away from settlements.

Rhamphosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Northern Husni
Diet: Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: Rhamphosuchus is a large crocodilian found in the northern rivers of Husni. These predators spend most of their time underwater hunting fish and smaller aquatic wildlife but they won't hesitate to ambush prey near the water and drag them into the deep. They aren't particularly numerous and breed in small numbers making them a rare sight but they are stilled infamous throughout the region.


Archaeotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Northern Husni
Diet: Smaller Animals, Grass, Planet Matter, Fruits, Roots
Info: Archaeotherium is a smaller entelodont descended from populations that left Crenda and traveled through Europa. These 1.2 meter tall omnivores travel in groups that can range anywhere from a mere handful of individuals to herds exceeding 50 individuals. Archaeotherium are very territorial and will chase off or attack anything that comes near them. They are known for their insatiable appetite, they are willing to eat just about anything they come across.

Paraceratherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Height: 8 Meters
Location: Northern Husni
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Grasses, Shrubs
Info: Paraceratherium is the largest land mammal in the world closely related to the rhino. These sauropod sized herbivores live in small herds that roam the lush regions of Husni. It is unknown how the population arrived in the region, most guesses predict they're descended from a herd that entered a rift. Paraceratherium are known for their rather strong parental bonds and are rather protective of their young. They make popular mounts as they are capable of traversing great distances without trouble.

Homo Habilis
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.3 Meters
Location: Northern Husni
Diet: Insects, Seeds, Fruits, Smaller Animals, Carrion
Info: Homo Habilis are a species of bipedal ape that can be found in the lush regions of Husni. These apes are a distant relative and perhaps ancestor of humanity, they share some similarities outside of their bipedal method of walking. Habilis display an advanced understanding of tool usage compared to other apes, they build and use stone and wooden tools for a variety of task and they are highly intelligent. They travel in troops led by a dominant male or female typically earning their place through raw experience. Homo Habilis are a common sight in urban environments as they are drawn to the safety of settlements. They are commonly preyed upon by large predators.

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Chinkara

Husni Wild Ass

Wild Horse

Camel

Black Rhinoceros

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Husni Vulture

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:05 pm

Sorath


In Husni there exist a legendary region that one must travel far east past the desert sea, there exist a mountain where once passed exist the lush isolated region of Sorath. A smaller region that exist in a rather small pocket, large temperate rainforest that dominates the mountain and mountainsides. The unique wildlife of Sorath has existed in extreme isolation even more so than other regions this both makes them incredibly distinct and sensitive to danger from outside influences.


Wildlife:


Chanaresuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Trees, Thick Vegetation
Diet: Smaller Animals, Carrion, Larger Animals (Rarely)
Info: Chanaresuchus is a distant relative of archosaurs that can be found roaming the forest of Sorath. They typically travel in groups that vary in size they can become quite large if enough of them are in one place at a time. They tend to go after smaller prey foraging around eating anything they can get access too that's smaller than them or already dead. However in larger numbers they are known to become more willing to go after bigger prey.

Vancleavea
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.2 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers
Diet: Fish, ‬Molluscs, Anthropods
Info: Vancleavea is a reptile commonly found in the waters of Sorath. These water based predators are typically solitary but they breed in large numbers and can be quite numerous in large bodies of water hunting smaller animals. Vancleavea are very aggressive and are known to attack things that enter the water that they consider prey, particularly fingers and other vulnerable limbs. Vancleavea spend most of their lives in the water only going on land to make nest.

Desmatosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation, Rivers
Diet: Ferns, Roots, Low laying Vegetation
Info: Desmatosuchus is a large armored herbivores that can be found in the less thick vegetation of Sorath's forest. Though they resemble dinosaurs they come from their own line of archosaurs more closely related to crocodiles. Desmatosuchus travel in pairs and small groups that spend most of their time browsing for food or simply wandering the forest. They are skilled at digging for food and quite often burrow into the ground. Curiously they do not make nest, instead females find fallen trees and other natural cover and lay their eggs inside, Desmatosuchus eggs produce an incredibly foul stench making it hard to tell the difference between living and rotten eggs. These eggs ward off most scavengers allowing them to survive without the protection of a nest.

Aardonyx
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Bushes, Low Leaves
Info: Aardonyx is a mid-sized prosauropod found in Sorath. They can be found across the region typically traveling in small herds, unlike their far larger relatives Aardonyx are caring for their young and have strong protective instincts. Being rather slow due to their hunched stance, Aardonyx have to fight to survive encounters with predators they are very physical and aggressive when approached using their mass to their advantage.

Megalosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals, Other Predators, Carrion
Info: Megalosaurus are large theropods that roam the forest of Sorath. Megalosaurs travel in fairly large packs varying from the tens to low twenties depending on how plentiful food is. Megalosaurus have a distinct pack structure they are led by individuals called 'Mohawks' due to a noticeable row of large pointy protofeathers found on their head that are found only in a handful of specimens. Only Mowhawks lead packs and compete regularly for control, they are known to be either gender but typically male Mohawks are found leading packs.

Rhoetosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Leaves, Grasses
Info: Rhoetosaurus is a large sauropod found in Sorath. They travel in smaller herds than northern sauropods and they are typically composed only of adults. Juveniles travel in herds of their own that roam the deeper forest only leaving once they approach adulthood and become too large for the deep forest. Rhoetosaurus are very mobile never sticking too one place for long even their nesting pattern seems to change every year. They make popular mounts with natives of the region.

Camarasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 23 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Ferns, Shrubs
Info: Camarasaurus are the largest sauropods in Sorath. They are found on the few open trails of the region beaten out by generations of herds trampling down trees. They travel in average size herds and seem to have a very set in nature of where they go. Camarasaurus show little interest in venturing outside of their familiar grounds and will stubbornly remain. Camarasaurus are very aggressive sauropods and will chase off anything they deem and threat. They are known for being poor mounts as attempts to domesticate these giants end poorly...

Ichthyovenator
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Rivers, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Fish, Birds, Pterosaurs, Smaller Animals
Info: Ichthyovenator is a smaller relative of the giant northern Spinosaurus. Like it's fellow spinosaurids, Ichthyovenator is at home in the water they are rather strong swimmers and spend a great deal of time in the water hunting fish and potential prey that comes near the water. Interestingly enough they are fond of hunting airborne wildlife and use their powerful legs to make impressive leaps out of the water to catch them. They are quite comfortable on land and can be observed roaming the forest for reasons not fully understood. Ichthyovenators are often found in groups that do not have much of a hierarchy outside of simply coexisting.


Gigantspinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.2 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Flowers, Roots, Bark
Info: Gigantspinosaurus despite what impression the name may give is actually a rather average sized stegosaur. Easily identified by the two large spikes extending from its shoulders, the heavily armored Gigantspinosaurus travels in small groups relying on their spikes for protection. Despite their intimidating armor they are rather docile animals in most respects.


Einiosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Fruits, Low Laying Vegetation
Info: Einiosaurus are a common ceratopsian in Sorath. They travel in different formations, some prefer smaller family groups that tend to travel the deeper forest while other individuals gather in herds that roam the open country. Einiosaurus unique horns are used for bashing rather than stabbing at rivals and predators, they are known for making swift charges hitting with impressive power. They are noted for being more tolerant than most ceratopsians and can be approached if one is cautious.

Therizinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Leaves, Bark cambium, Shrubs
Info: Therizinosaurus is a unique herbivore that can be found in Sorath. These bizarre looking herbivores have large claws that they use to strip edible parts of plants off their main body and cut away at tree bark to eat the insides. They also use these massive claws for self-defense able to render devastating wounds with a single swing. Despite this these dinosaurs are usually quite docile and friendly, but when they are spooked they are a threat to anything around them.

Saltasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Leaves, Fruits
Info: Saltasaurus is a sauropod found in the Sorath region. Saltasaurus travel in pairs typically mates but other combinations exist but it is known that these bonds are formed from a young age and last their entire life. Saltasaurus are known to be watchful of their nest and too a degree they even protect their young for a limited time until they are left to fend for themselves.

Maiasaura
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Maiasaura another common hadrosaur found around Sorath. These social herbivores live in considerably large herds that migrate between feeding areas and their nesting ground year round. Maiasaura are known for being highly protective of their nest and very carrying for their young, once the nesting grounds are filled it is constantly protected round the clock by members of the herd. Maiasaura are popular as mounts for humans, they are highly dependable, easily tamed and not very picky over food.

Anzu
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Fruits, Ferns, Leaves, Eggs, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Anzu are a large oviraptorosaurian found in Sorath. Like their relatives they are omnivores but they seem to prefer actively hunting over foraging. Anzu travel in large packs typically led by a pair of alphas, these packs can grow quite large the largest of which have been recorded at 30 individuals. Anzu are highly aggressive and are known to hunt down and kill sapients that come too close to their territory.

Tsintaosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Shrubs
Info: Tsintaosaurus are large hadrosaurs which travel in small groups rather than massive herds. These groups are usually composed of one or two males flanked by several females along with their offspring. They may gather in large numbers at times during breeding season, where males participate is fierce competitions to impress potential mates.

Giganotosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 16 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Giganotosaurus is a large theropod known as the 'Giants of Sorath'. Giganotosaurus are the biggest carnivore in the Sorath region. They are actually a rare sight as they claim large amounts of territory and very few individuals live to adulthood. Giganotosaurs are solitary and very hostile to others of their species unlike their relatives in Europa that form cooperative murders. Giganotosaurus is infamous in Sorath they are known for being extremely aggressive and are known to raid settlements in a fit of rage.

Megaraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation, Thick Vegetation
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Megaraptors are mid-sized theropods that can be found in Sorath. They travel in small groups and are specialized ambush predators they lay in wait until the moment is right and strike moving out of cover to cut down and grapple their prey. Megaraptors are able to move with grace through the dense forest able to use their claws to cut through the vegetation to find areas suitable to their needs. Megaraptors are highly aggressive and will not hesitate to kill anything within reach.

Dromornis
Appearance: Here
Height: 3‭ ‬meters
Location: Thick Vegetation
Diet: Seeds, Roots, Shrubs, Fruits
Info: Dromornis are a species of large 'terror bird' that roam the forest of Sorath. Dromornis travel in fairly large groups that forage the forest for food. They tend to stick to areas of thicker vegetation to avoid predators as they are rather agile for their size and can outmaneuver larger animals. Dromornis are known for being rather docile and aren't known to be aggressive. But they can be quite dangerous if provoked thanks to their powerful beaks and kicks.

Gigantopithecus
Appearance: Here
Height: 3 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation
Diet: Bamboo, Vegetables, Seeds, Fruits
Info: Gigantopithecus are huge apes found in the rainforest of Sorath. These giants are grounded and live among the heavy vegetation, where they live in small social groups led by a dominate male. Gigantopithecus are mostly peaceful, but they will not hesitate to defend themselves when in danger. While they usually walked on their arms, they can stand up and walk upright like Australopithecus, but their massive bulk doesn't allow them to stay like this for long. These giants are very respected by sapients and most settlements in Sorath are built far away from their homes.

Homotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.1 Meter
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Herbivores, Medium Carnivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Homotherium is a large big cat found in Sorath. They live in a rather unique family group for big cats, like Smilodons and Lions they live in large social groups but they are a mix of genders rather than a dominate male and his mates. Homotherium packs are very cooperative, living and hunting together to protect their young and find food for the community. Their social nature makes them rather easy to domesticate but wild Homotherium should be avoided as they can be quite aggressive.

Pelorovis
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Bushes
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Info: Pelorovis is a large species of wild cattle that is quite widespread throughout Copiaevum. These long horned bovines travel in herds that can grow to number in the hundreds if not thousands depending on how heavily they are hunted by predators. There are several subspecies of Pelorovis adapted to the region they currently live in but they are easily identified by their long horns, some of the largest of all bovines.

Palaeoloxodon namadicus
Appearance: Here
Height: 8.2 Meters
Location: Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Grasses, Leaves, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Palaeoloxodon namadicus, better known as the Sorathi Straight-tusked elephant is a giant of a mammal, rivaling the Paraceratherium. These giants roam the forest of Sorath in small family groups, typically an elder male or female, their adult offspring and a mate along with any young their offspring might have. Due to the nature of Sorath few families have more than one adult offspring but some elephants may be more successful. Their mating rituals involve the elders of the herds meeting and establishing a relationship via social interaction which prompts them to have their offspring interact, if the elders and offspring approve they form a pair and the new breeding pair will accompany the parent of the female. Sorathi Straight-tusked elephants pair for life and if their mate dies they do not pair with another.

Ngandong tiger
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Thick Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation
Diet: Herbivores, Humanoids, Smaller Animals
Info: Ngandong tiger, sometimes referred to as the Great Tiger, is a large species of tiger that if not for the presence of dinosaurs would no doubt be an apex predator. Ngandong tiger live much like their modern relatives mostly solitary until they mate, then mating pairs will cooperate to care for their young. Females will keep cubs close by and rear them while the male travels their territory killing off potential threats to his offspring. These tigers are quite willing to hunt sapients and are avoided at all opportunities.



Chimpanzee

Bonobo

Gorilla

Sambar Deer

Sorath Elephant

Okapi

Bongo

Kouprey

Anoa

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Aurelia



Aurelia is a large landmass off the southern coast of Husni. Aurelia is technically considered it's own continent though roughly speaking it is a part of Copiaevum cut off from the mainland by rising sea levels. Land bridges and small islands linked together Aurelia to the mainland but they are slowly disappearing into the sea with each passing century. Aurelia has several large rivers which flow inland feeding rich tropical rainforest, sprawling grasslands with scattered canyons with the occasional scattered desert. Aurelia is filled with distinctive wildlife that have developed away from the mainland and is known for being a deadly landscape.

Wildlife:

Cotylorhynchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Grassland, Desert
Diet: Bushes, Shrubs
Info: Cotylorhynchus is a very large mammal-like reptile found in the deserts of Kharak and Aurelia. These large-bodied herbivores usually live solitary, roaming around and eating constantly to support their massive bulk. They rarely group up outside of breeding season, during that they form a huge herd that moves slowly toward their nesting grounds. Due to their size and slow speed, they are preyed upon by large predators but they are unchallenged by most smaller ones.

Eoraptor
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Grassland, Desert, Rainforest, Canyons
Diet: Insects, Small Mammals, Lizards, Plants, Berries,
Info: Eoraptor are small saurischians found in the southern regions. Despite resembling theropods, they are believed to be a ancestral relative of them. These little dinosaur usually live alone, but they pair for life after choosing a mate during breeding season. Both parents care for their young until they are large enough to care for themselves, they are remarkably caring and protective parents. They are famous for their unique calls and vocalization, which is quite popular. They are widespread pets but are known for being somewhat of a challenge to upkeep.

Herrerasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Small and Medium Herbivores, Eggs, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Herrerasaurus are mid-sized theropods found in Aurelia. These predators live in large groups that don't appear to have much of a complex social order but the bigger and more mature members tend to be the most dominate. Herrerasaurus are known to pursue their prey remarkably long distances compared to other predators. They are also known for the fact that they consume everything on their prey, even the bones.

Ceratosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Grassland, Desert
Diet: Large Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Ceratosaurus are fairly big theropods found in Aurelia. These horned hunters live in large social groups that are led by a leader chosen in a strange dance-like competition that happen during breeding season. Ceratosaurus are quite fast for their size and can run down even the most swift of prey. Domesticated Ceratosaurus make popular mounts with natives of Aurelia.

Acrocanthosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11.5 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Acrocanthosaurus is a large theropod that found in Aurelia. Know for the sail-like hump on it's back, Acrocanthosaurus are mainly solitary hunters that spend most of their time resting or searching for prey. While they are usually alone, they are known to form 'mobs' to overwhelm prey and go into a feeding frenzy, they aren't known to fight much but they will defend their meals if need be. Averagely aggressive, while they usually hunt familiar prey, they aren't above consuming sapients.


Deinonychus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland, Canyons
Diet: Large Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller or Similar sized Animals
Info: Deinonychus are fairly large relative of Velociraptor. These large raptors live in large packs that are led by an Alpha Male or Female. They are incredibly intelligent and coordinated, Deinonychus are infamous for their fear inspiring hunting tactics. Deinonychus back up their intelligence by being remarkably fast and powerful jumpers, they are also quite strong and can keep their grip on even the toughest of material. They are feared by sapients for their ferocity and coordinated ambushes.

Balaur
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.1 Meters
Location: Grassland, Desert
Diet: Medium Herbivores, Smaller or Similar sized Animals, Scavenged Meat, Carrion
Info: Balaur are a species of dromaeosaur found in Aurelia. Like most of it's relatives, Balaur live in lifelong packs that work together to find and kill prey. Unlike most raptors however, Balaur are less specialized at running or jumping but better skilled at ambushing prey and slashing at them with their double sickle claws, or pinning them to the ground and finishing them off. Balaur are mildly aggressive, but they are known to attack sapients on occasions and are incapable of being tamed.

Huayangosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Roots
Info: Huayangosaurus are mid-sized stegosaurs that can be found roaming Aurelia. Unlike some of their relatives, they travel in large herds that migrate between seasonal grazing grounds where they settle for long periods of time. Typically rather peaceful animals, they can grow aggressive if they are sufficiently threatened or stressed by a predator and other potential threats.

Deinosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: Rivers
Diet: Large Animals, Fish, Sea Turtles, Smaller Animals
Info: Deinosuchus is a huge alligator that roams the rivers of Aurelia. These huge predators normally patrol the rivers when hunting but spend most of their time basking in groups on the river bank. They are specialize in ambushing anything near the water with a shocking burst of speed, they seize their prey and drag it into the water with ease. While normally found in the rivers, these giants will occasionally go out to sea to find food for the day, before retreating back to the rivers. Deinosuchus are surprisingly accepting of their own, while they aren't pack hunters they will go into feeding frenzy's when a large amount of food is available. They are highly feared by sapients and their territory is avoided as much as possible.

Microceratus
Appearance: Here
Length: 0.6 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland, Canyons
Diet: Ferns, Cycads, Conifers
Info: Microceratus is a very small ceratopsian found in Aurelia. These little dinosaurs live in small groups that roam around the forest floor, they rarely enter the grasslands in fear of predators. It's relation to it's larger relatives can be seen from it's small frill and sharp beak. But unlike other ceratopsians, these little ones walk on two legs and are more quick to flee from predators rather then challenge them. They are popular as pets among sapients, but are known to bite if bothered too much.

Minmi
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest, Canyons, Desert
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Roots, Grass
Info: Minmi is a smaller relative of Ankylosaurus found in Aurelia. Unlike their relative, they travel in small groups that usually travel around the grasslands. They are rather slow, so they don't attempt to keep up with herds of other herbivores. But their tough skin and bony plates protect them most of the time from predators. But they fall prey to more determined or desperate predators at times. They aren't very aggressive and are sometimes tamed by sapients for companionship or work duties.

Shantungosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 16.6 Meters
Location: Grassland
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Leaves
Info: Shantungosaurus is a truly giant Hadrosaur found in Aurelia. Unlike their relatives, these giants travel in relatively smaller herds compared to mainland Hadrosaurs but they can grow quite numerous. They spend most of their time grazing and keeping on the lookout for predators. While they rely on their size to ward off most predators, they are preyed upon by more determined and larger carnivores. But these giants are surprisingly quick for their massive size and can make quick escapes. Native Aurelians use these giants for transport and for holding cargo.


Lambeosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest
Diet: Ferns, Grass, Flowers, Bushes
Info: Lambeosaurus is a large hadrosaur found in both the grasslands and scattered deserts of Aurelia. Unlike their neighbors Shantungosaurus, they travel in large herds made up of all ages that regularly travel all over Aurelia. These herds are led by a dominate male sometimes dubbed 'King' or 'Emperor' depending on the size of his herd. Lambeosaurus are often preyed upon by large predators, so they are constantly on the watch for carnivores.

Ampelosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Plantlife of all kinds, Roots, Fruit, Berries,
Info: Ampelosaurus is a armored Sauropod found in Aurelia. They travel in small group no more then 4 or 6 members, that spend most of their time grazing. Unlike most sauropods, Ampelosaurus actually cares for and raises it's young from birth. They guard their nesting grounds from predators and raiders, then protect the hatchlings until they are large enough to fend for themselves. Ampelosaurus are considerably aggressive for Sauropods, they will chase off potential threats with intimidating or even charging. They are rarely challenged by predators, but their dead are often feast for scavengers. Humans avoid them due to their aggression.

Amazonsaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 13 Meters
Location: Canyon, Grassland, Rivers
Diet: Grass, Leaves, Shrubs, Flowers, Bushes
Info: Amazonsaurus is a long but not particularly tall sauropod standing just shy of 3 meters, large compared to sapients but small by sauropod standards. Still they live a familiar lifestyle roaming in large herds that move between feeding grounds to wherever food is the most plentiful. They are reputed to be quite docile for sauropods and while capable of defending themselves they are commonly domesticated as livestock and work animals.

Tyrannotitan
Appearance: Here
Length: 12.2 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Despite what the name might imply, Tyrannotitan are not Tyrannosaurids like the famous T-Rex. But are in fact carcharodontosaurids like their relatives found on Copiaevum. Tyrannotitan are social predators that spend their entire life living in large packs that can grow to as many as 30 individuals. The hierarchy of these packs is unclear but the presence of 'dominant' figures can be assumed by comparing them to other social theropods. Because of their social nature they are sometimes tamed and used as mounts by Aurelians but only by the wealthy with enough resources to feed them.

Australovenator
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Grassland, Canyon, Rainforest
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Australovenator are a species of megaraptoran found in Aurelia. Lightweight and graceful in step these predators are well known for their skill in chasing down prey and using their impressive claws to rip and tackle prey. They travel in large groups mostly composed of females who follow the lead of a single male, males fight over dominance of these harems. Curiously the victors do not kill the young of their predecessors, instead 'adopt' them as their own but will eventually remove them from the pack once they become adolescents even females are part of this exile.

Homalocephale
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rainforest
Diet: Fruit, Ferns, Leaves, Seeds
Info: Homalocephale are small herbivores that can be found in the rainforest of Aurelia. They travel in small groups which dart between the undergrowth of the rainforest vegetation. They live in large social communities that support each other to ward off threats and watch for predators. They have complex vocalization that allows them to communicate over long distances effectively.

Pentaceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Grassland
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Ferns, Cycads
Info: Pentaceratops is a species of large ceratopsian that can be found in Aurelia. They travel in herd led by a dominant individual typically the fittest most mature member that leads them between grazing grounds. Despite their great size they are remarkably swift animals, using their long legs to sprint across the landscape when a herd breaks out running few things can stop them.

Archaeornithomimus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.3 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest
Diet: Fruit, Seeds, Shrubs, Roots, insects, Worms
Info: Archaeornithomimus is a small, speedy ornithomimid that is a common sight in Aurelia. These animals live in large social groups led by a group of elders who are looked toward as authority figures. They dart between feeding grounds using their system of lookouts and patrols to remain watchful for predators, should a threat appear they will scatter and flee in an attempt to confuse a predator.

Kairuku
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.5 Meters
Location: Coastal Areas
Diet: Fish, Jellyfish
Info: Kairuku are tall penguins found near the coastal areas and the land bridges of Aurelia. These large sea birds live in large groups that gather near the ocean, constantly moving in and out of the water in search of food. They are quite active throughout the day, but sleep all night due to roaming ocean predators. They breed once every year, females will select mates and once the egg is laid they will go out and find food for themselves and their mate until their chick hatches. After that, the male will move on while the female cares for the young chick.

Bullockornis
Appearance: Here
Height: 2.5 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Smaller Animals, Fruits, Leaves
Info: Bullockornis is a large flightless bird that roams Aurelia. Bullokornis are omnivores that live in small groups, they spend most of their time wandering through the forest and grasslands in search of food. They are mildly aggressive but aren't known to attack unless stressed or hungry, but are still best given their respectful space. They are sometimes preyed upon by larger predators, so they are considered to be somewhere in the middle of the food chain.

Titanis
Appearance: Here
Height: 2.5‭ ‬meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest, Desert, Canyons
Diet: Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller animals,
Info: Titanis is a predatory 'terror bird' that roams Aurelia. Titanis travel in packs that cooperate to raise young and hunt down prey. Titanis are rather fast on their feet and can reach impressive burst of speed. They cannot be used as mounts but they are popular work animals if tamed.

Uintatherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest, Desert
Diet: Leaves, Shoots, Bushes, Fruit
Info: Uintatherium is a large rhino-like herbivore that roams Aurelia. They travel in groups usually no more than 10 or so individuals and uniquely these groups are monogendered male and female groups travel separately until mating season where they gather in large numbers. Males compete very aggressively and their fights can even be to the death so they are quite aggressive and duel each other whenever possible to train. Uintatherium are quite aggressive and are regularly avoided.

Prodeinotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 4 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest, Desert
Diet: Leaves, Bark, Fruits, Grass, Herbs,
Info: Prodeinotherium is a smaller relative of Deinotherium from the mainland. Prodeinotherium travel in small herds typically led by a dominate female that regularly migrate between regions of Aurelia too wherever food is plentiful. Prodeinotherium are noted as being much less aggressive than Deinotherium while they are still weary of unfamiliar things they are not as prone to charging or mounting attacks.


Thylacoleo Carnifex
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland, Canyons
Diet: Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller animals,
Info: Known as the Marsupial lion, this large predator is among the largest carnivorous marsupials. Marsupial Lions live mostly solitary lives, they are ambush predators that specialize in climbing large trees and leaping down on unsuspecting prey. They are very aggressive and will attack just about anything that approaches, however they are considerably slow and are terrible at giving chase. They prefer to live in trees for this reason as it also helps them avoid dinosaurs.

Procoptodon
Appearance: Here
Height: 2 Meters
Location: Grassland, Rainforest
Diet: Grass, Leaves, Bushes, Shrubs, Fungi
Info: Procoptodon is a giant short-faced Kangaroo that roams Aurelia. They live in small family groups that regularly keep on the move, never staying in one place for two long. Despite their size, Procoptodon is quite fast using it's powerful legs to make short yet quick jumps to evade predators and move around quickly. However, this drains a lot of energy so they mainly move around by walking on all fours for balance.

Diprotodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Shrubs, Fruits, Berries, Roots
Info: Diprotodon are giant marsupials founds in Aurelia. They inhabit both the forest and grasslands, living in small to massive herds that roam around to wherever food is plentiful. Despite their powerful claws and imposing size, Diprotodon actually have few defenses against predators. Most of the time they would rather flee, scattering and fleeing for safety rather then fighting their attackers. They are commonly preyed upon by large predators and their corpses often feed many scavengers. Diprotodon are actually quite docile, and some natives to Aurelia keep them as cattle.

Hipparion
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.3 Meters (At Shoulder)
Location: Grassland, Canyons
Diet: Grass, Grains
Info: Hipparion is a three-toes horse that roams Aurelia. They are easily spotted roaming in large herds that run across the open spaces of the region. Hipparion have a rather complex social order, herds are led by a dominate male who has exclusive breeding rights but there is a group of females who appear to select the dominate male during fights they observed and either accept or chase away the winner. Hipparion are quite numerous and are a common sight.

Haast's Eagle
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 3 Meters
Location: Rainforest
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Haast's Eagles are giant birds of prey found in Aurelia. These birds live solitary lives in the Tropical forest, where they search out prey before taking to the skies. They are remarkably fast flyers for their size, they are capable of attack speeds of 50 mile per hour, they swoop down and seize prey with their talons and strike with a powerful blow to the head. Females are somewhat smaller then Males but are no less powerful. Despite their raw power, Haast's Eagles are surprisingly non-aggressive for predators of their size groups. Humans are even capable of training them and keeping them as companions or hunting partners.

Moa
Appearance: Here
Height: 3.6 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Canyons, Grassland, Desert
Diet: Leaves, Fibrous twigs,
Info: Moa are a widespread species of bird found in Aurelia. With multiple subspecies, the largest being the Giant Moa, these ground walking birds come in many shapes and sizes the smaller Moa can typically be no more than 1.3 meters tall. Moa mainly travel alone or in small groups, forging for food and avoiding predators as best as possible. They are often preyed upon by many predators, but they are quite fast for their size and have a large population. Moa are often hunted by sapients for their meat, which is said to be quite delicious.

Aepyornis
Appearance: Here
Height: 3 Meters
Location: Rainforest, Grassland
Diet: Fruit, Fiber, Seeds, Grass, Shrubs, Insects, Rodents
info: Aepyornis are another species of giant terrestrial bird easily distinctive from Giant Moa from their bulkier bodies. Aepyornis are known as "Elephant Birds" and curiously much like elephants they are quite social living in large groups led by the oldest individual. They are known for this peaceful temperament and are commonly used as livestock and some larger individuals are bred to serve as mounts.

Sivatherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Leaves, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Sivatherium is a large mammalian herbivore that is surprisingly related to the Giraffe. Sivatherium are typically solitary however they are known to gather during their browsing particularly when they feel threatened. Male regularly fight to impress females often tearing the skin off of their impressive horns. They are quite aggressive and will charge if they feel something has come too close.

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Macropods

Possum

Koala

Wombat

Aurelian Devil

Aurelia Buffalo

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Caporica


Far south of Aurelia there exist another isolated landmass that drifted off from Copiaevum. Caporica is smaller than Aurelia much of it's lower landmass having sunk into the sea or drifted away to form islands but with a landmass of roughly 663,268 square miles, Caporica is anything but tiny. Caporica has a varied environment, fields of grasses, tall reeds and shrubs dominate the land, broken up by large forest which is all fed by large riverways scattered around the island. Weather is usually warm in the spring and summer, rain is a regular occurrence in the warmer seasons and is replaced by regular snow in late fall and winter. Caporica has been widely settled by many species, descendants and relatives of creatures from the mainland that were present when it separated.

Wildlife:

Saurosuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Forests
Diet: Herbivores, Larger Animals (Rarely), Smaller Animals
Info: Saurosuchus is a large rauisuchian, relative of the Postosuchus found on Copiaevum. The second largest species of it's line, Saurosuchus is a powerful and deadly hunter. Usually they are solitary, but are accepting of their own and will travel in small groups of 4 individuals. Saurosuchus are highly aggressive and will attack just about anything that approaches, however they are known to be flighty around unfamiliar animals or objects. They have formidably sharp senses and are known for being excellent trackers, able to follow prey for several miles before loosing the trail.

Fasolasuchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Prairies
Diet: Large herbivores, Smaller animals,
Info: Fasolasuchus is a giant predator, one of the largest non-dinosaur terrestrial predators on the planet let alone Caporica. These giants are solitary, they claim large hunting grounds that they regularly patrol and defend from rivals. These giants are highly aggressive, the only thing they tolerate in their presence is their own young. Mating pair stay together until the eggs hatch, the male will then leave while the female care for the hatchlings until they are large enough to survive on their own. Fasolasuchus are highly dangerous, thankfully they tend to be on the slow side only capable of a quick burst of speed, thus they rely on ambush tactics to kill their prey. If you can escape the initial ambush, it won't be long before it eventually gives up.

Mamenchisaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 35 Meters
Location: Prairies, Rivers
Diet: Grasses, Shrubs, Reeds, Aquatic Vegetation
Info: Mamenchisaurus are a large species of sauropods found in Caporica. They travel in fairly large herds that roam the countryside of the region. Interestingly they are fond of gathering near large bodies of water reaching down to eat aquatic vegetation. Typically they do this while standing on the river side rather than being in the river. Mamenchisaurus are rather rigid finding areas with large quantities of food and remaining still for lengthy periods unmoving. This makes them rather poor mounts as it is extremely difficult to convince them to move.

Dryosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 meters
Location: Prairies, Forest
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Seeds
Info: Dryosaurus is a small ornithopod dinosaur that are found around Caporica. They travel in fairly large groups that can number in the hundreds roaming too wherever food is plentiful. Dryosaurs do not have a particularly complex social order leadership falls under a group of the oldest individuals who's experience gives them authority over the young. These groups typically have lookouts that remain watchful for potential predators, this assignment is quite dangerous as lookouts often fall prey to predators themselves.

Gorgosaurus
Appearance: Here and Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Prairies
Diet: Medium sized animals, Large Herbivores,
Info: Gorgosaurus are smaller relatives of Tyrannosaurus Rex. These tyrannosaurs are one of the larger feathered dinosaurs, in the winter their feathers grow to cover most of their body and is a rich white with greyish spots on their back and rings on the tail. Prior to spring, these feathers fall off and new set grows, these feathers only cover the neck and back they are typically brown or red. Gorgosaurus live in 'harem' packs led by a dominate female usually accompanied by 3 or 4 males. During breeding season the males will attempt to court the female by making mating calls, dance-like movements and showing strength by challenging the other males. When the female chooses a male, the entire packs helps to defend the nest and hatchlings until they are large enough to fend for themselves. These packs are usually harassed by rogue females who dual the pack leader for her males, the males stand by and watch until the victor becomes clear. Due to Gorgosaurus social nature, they are one of the easier carnivorous theropods to tame and are hailed by the natives of Caporica for their dependable nature and loyalty.

Yutyrannus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Yutyrannus are another species of Tyrannosaur found in Caporica. Unlike Gorgosaurus which roam the prairies of the region, Yutyrannus restrict their movements to the many forest, usually on colder southern portion of Caporica. Interestingly, it was originally believed that Yutyrannus lived in packs led by an Alpha male and his mate which dominated the others. This is in fact a misunderstanding of their social structure, Yutyrannus travel in large family groups where the oldest male is typically the father, grandfather and even great-grandfather of his many packmates, this elder male is cared for by it's descendants and their mates until they die and the next oldest male takes up this position. However there are times where females take up this leadership rule, it has been observed to be gatherings of Yutyrannus where family groups meet and exchange members, presumably a survival method to ensure genetic diversity.

Guanlong
Appearance: Male and Female
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Prairies, Forests
Diet: Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: These agile feathered theropods that could be confused for Dromeosaurs but in truth they are actually Tyrannosaurs. Guanlong travel in packs usually led by an alpha who establishes themselves in duels for dominance. Pack size can vary depending on the strength of the alpha, the stronger and more impressive they are the more members are attracted to the pack. Guanlong aren't particularly aggressive but in numbers they can be dangerous.

Sinotyrannus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Prairies, Forests
Diet: Large Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Sinotyrannus is the largest breed of feathered tyrannosaur on Caporica. Sinotyrannus are typically solitary the only groups are families that cooperate to raise their brood till they reach proper age. Despite this Sinotyrannus are surprisingly not very territorial and are tolerant of other predators in their hunting ground. They keep their feathers year round and during hot summers hang around rivers and shaded forest to remain cool.

Irritator
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Rivers, Beaches
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Pterosaurs, Smaller animals
Info: Irritator are relatives of the massive Spinosaurus. Though smaller then their massive relative, these predators are no less efficient hunters. Patrolling the rivers and beaches of Caporica, Irritators capture their prey remarkably fast, they grab their prey out of the water then dump it on land to finish it off with their claws. Interestingly, Irritators on occasions pile up their kills in mounds of meat. Once the mound gets to a certain size, they begin to eat their fill then leave the mound for whatever passes by. The exact reason for this behavior is unknown, it is currently believed to be a mating practice. Irritators attempting to impress potential mates in the area, make a meat mound and the bigger it is the more attractive they'll be. No matter the truth, this very rarely happens which gives evidence to it being a mating instinct. Irritators aren't very aggressive unless one approaches their nest or food.

Muttaburrasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Prairies
Diet: Grasses, Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes, Tree Leaves,
Info: Mattaburrasaurus are a commonly found hadrosaur on Caporica. They live in large herds led by the oldest members that move around to wherever food is plentiful. They are known for their oddly shaped sacks behind their nose, which are used to enhance the sounds they make which result in deep horn-like calls that echo around. Mattaburrasaurus are often preyed upon by the large predators of Caporica, their survival method is strength in numbers and having 'scouts' patrolling the edges of the herd position which stay on the look out for predators. If they spot a predator they make a loud warning call before joining their herd in fleeing, however Mattaburrasaurs are known to become quite panicked and wild when startled. This makes them rather unpopular for domestication, that and their loud noises attract unwanted scavengers and hide the noise of moving predators.

Maiasaura
Appearance: Here
Length: 11 Meters
Location: Prairies, Forest
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Bushes
Info: Maiasaura another common hadrosaur found around Caporica believed to be unrelated to the population in Sorath as they are larger in size. These social herbivores live in considerably large herds that migrate between feeding areas and their nesting ground year round. Maiasaura are known for being highly protective of their nest and very carrying for their young, once the nesting grounds are filled it is constantly protected round the clock by members of the herd. Maiasaura are popular as mounts for natives, they are highly dependable, easily tamed and not very picky over food. They aren't as flighty as Mattaburrasaurus and much less noisy.

Nimravus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.2 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Nimravus are a species of "false" saber-toothed cat, they are called false because they are not actually cats they evolved from a different line of mammals. These saber-toothed mammals spend most of their time in the trees climbing onto branches to keep a look out for prey then they proceed to find cover or simply leap down from the tree tops to tackle their prey. Nimravus are actually rather docile animals and make popular pets.

Elasmotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: Prairies, Forest
Diet: Leaves, Shoots, Bushes, Fruit
Info: Elasmotherium is a large species of rhinoceros in Caporica. Elasmotherium are rather unique compared to their relatives, their legs are longer than other rhinos giving them rather horse-like movement making them capable of galloping. Their noticeably large horns are used for defense and duels but they are actually rather fragile compared to their relatives so they are careful to avoid permanent damage.

Steppe Mammoth
Appearance: Here
Height: 4.5 Meters
Location: Prairies
Diet: Grasses, Fruits, Bushes, Flowers
Info: Steppe Mammoth are a large species of Mammoth found in Caporica. Like their relatives they travel in large herds led by a matriarch that guides the herd to wherever food is plentiful. Male Steppe Mammoths are also part of these herds uniquely rather than going off by themselves and are rather docile until mating season where they compete to impress potential mates.

Epicyon
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5‭ ‬meters
Location: Prairies
Diet: Herbivores, Larger Animals, Smaller Animals
Info: Epicyon are a remarkably large species of canid that can be found in Caporica. Like other canids, Epicyon are pack hunters that are led by an Alpha female typically the eldest member of the pack. Epicyon are adept at taking down large prey thanks to their powerful jaws capable of crushing bone with a single bite. Even bigger predators are weary to challenge a pack of Epicyon who have little trouble bringing down the giants of Caporica.

Xenosmilus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.8‭ ‬Meters
Location: Prairies, Forest
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Xenosmilus are a predatory big cat that closely resemble Smilodon. Unlike their mainland relatives, Xenosmilus are solitary roaming in search of prey and often going into the highlands to rest. Xenosmilus are rather aggressive and will attack nearly anything they can reasonably hunt. They are noted for being swift runners and can chase down most prey with surprising burst of speed.

Cave Bear
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Forest
Diet: Leaves, Tubers, Fruit, Fish
Info: Cave Bears are a large species of bear found in Caporica. Despite their fearsome size, these omnivores actually live off a mostly herbivorous diet content to eat mostly plant material. Cave Bears as their name suggest live in caves near the mountains of Caporica where they rest before moving down into the forest to forage for food. Their herbivorous diet doesn't mean that these bears are particularly friendly however they are rather territorial and will chase off potential threats particularly females with cubs who will fight to the death to defend their young.

Caporica Wolf

White-Tailed Deer

Caribou

Moose

Elk

Peccary

Boar

Yak

Mountain Nyala

Alligator

Bald Eagle

Wood Bison

Gyrfalcon

Great Grey Owl

Hare

Voles

Lemming

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:09 pm

Embra Islands


In the western seas some distance from Copiaevum there exist a large island chain known as the Embra Islands. Tropical rainforest dominates the landscape of the islands interrupted by large mountains or Volcanoes depending on the particular island. There are five total islands that make up the archipelago which are rather close in proximity even land based creatures can managed to swim across them if they can survive the trek. From largest to smallest the islands are as ordered, Zipang, Tanta, Toro, Jarza, Ventus.


Wildlife:

Ichthyostega
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers (All Islands)
Diet: Insects, Fish, Amphibians
Info: Ichthyostega are a species of primitive tetrapod quite common in the Embra Islands. While these small animals have lungs and limbs they prefer to remain in water using their limbs to move through shallow water and wetland. These animals can often be found in groups patrolling the water together remaining watchful for larger animals using the numbers to their advantage to scatter if needed.

Nothosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Beaches, Coastline (All Islands)
Diet: Fish, Smaller creatures
Info: Nothosaurus are large ocean predators can be found in shallow waters. Typically found out at sea, Nothosaurus can be found in great number resting on the shores of the Embra Islands this is also where they lay their eggs safe from oceanic predators. Usually they are solitary and only gather breeding once a year. They are ambush predators that slowly sneak up on unsuspecting prey then striking at the last moment. Usually not very aggressive unless provoked.

Eustreptospondylus
Appearance: Here
Length: 7 Meters
Location: Coastline, Beaches, Forest (Zipang, Tanta, Toro)
Diet: Fish, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Eustreptospondylus is an average sized theropod found on Zipang. They are strong swimmers capable of crossing large distances without difficulty though it leaves them vulnerable to oceanic predators. They used to be found on the mainland but were out competed by bigger predators. Now they are found only on the Embra Islands swimming between the larger islands is search of food.

Juravenator
Appearance: Here
Length: 70‭ ‬centimetres
Location: Forest (All Islands)
Diet: Insects, Carrion
Info: Juravenator is a small carnivorous theropod common on the Embra Islands. These little theropods are primarily nocturnal preferring to move around at night, their large eyes giving them powerful night vision. Though they are sometimes active during the day. They live in large 'communities' that settle in thick vegetation and under trees to hide away from predators.

Tapejara
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 6 Meters
Location: Coastline
Diet: Fish, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles
Info: Tapejara is an exotic looking pterosaur found around the ocean and beach front. They live in large flocks that settle on cliff sides and tall trees. Their large crest are used for display during mating season in order to impress females. While they mostly keep to themselves, they aren't very aggressive around sapients.

Magyarosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Forest (Zipang, Tanta, Toro, Jarza)
Diet: Ferns, Leaves, Shrubs
Info: Magyarosaurus is a dwarf sauropod found on the Embra Islands. They are descended from sauropods that were perhaps living in the region the islands broke off from. Island life has shrunk them considerably compared to the giants of the mainland. Magyarosaurus travel in herds that travel the forest in search of food, these herds can grow quite large as even hatchlings join their ranks rather than waiting to grow to adulthood. Adults are careful to avoid trampling their young despite their lack of parental insticts.

Archaeopteryx
Appearance: Here
Length: 50‭ ‬Centimetres
Location: Forest, Coastline (All Islands)
Diet: Insects, Rodents
Info: Archaeopteryx is a feathered Dinosaur native to the Embra Islands. Like Microraptors on the mainland, Archaeopteryx spends most of it's time living in the trees away from larger predators. They live in thick forest in order to avoid competition from large pterosaurs, climbing onto trees with swift agility. Like most feathered dinosaurs of it's size group, Archaeopteryx is capable of gliding between trees and riding on air currents to get around, making them quite agile.

Ostafrikasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Forest, Beaches, Rivers (All Islands)
Diet: Fish, Aquatic Animals, Smaller Animals
Info: Ostafrikasaurus is a spinosaurid that can be found on the distant Embra Islands. It is suspected that Ostafrikasaurus is a an older relative of the great spinosaurs found on Copiaevum but like their descendants they are powerful swimmers that are adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle. However they seem to be more adapted for sea life, while many can be found in the rivers of the Embra Islands, more often than not they are observed traveling into the ocean and returning after long periods of time. They are remarkably powerful swimmers and can hold their breath for several hours. It is suspected these are adaptations distinctive to Naturan Ostafrikasaurus.

Hatzegopteryx
Appearance: Here
Length: 16 Meters
Height: 8 Meters
Location: Forest, Mountains (All Islands)
Diet: Smaller Animals
Info: Hatzegopteryx are a giant relative of the mainland Quetzalcoatlus. Hatzegopteryx are technically a subspecies of Quetzalcoatlus due to their similarities but are distinctive enough to have their own name. These giants are the apex predators of the Embra Islands their giant size due to the plentiful food environment have boosted their size considerably. They eat just about anything they can fit in their beaks and powerful ocean winds make them a common sight in the air compared to their mainland relatives.

Kosmoceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 meters
Location: Forest, Beaches
Diet: Shrubs, Bushes, Fruit
Info: Kosmoceratops is a smaller ceratopsian that can be found on the islands. Kosmoceratops travel in small herds that are found on the larger island but they are known to swim between them but infrequently as they are not the best swimmers. Kosmoceratops are mostly quite docile, except when they have young especially at their most vulnerable ages. They are liable to charge at anything that approaches their nesting grounds.

Liaoningosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Lakes, Rivers, Forest (All Islands)
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation, Fish
Info: Liaoningosaurus is a omnivorous semi-aquatic dinosaur found on all islands of Embra. They are impressive swimmers that are able to swim underwater for extended periods of time not long after birth. They display uniquely predatory behavior by chasing down fish to feed themselves but are also known to eat a variety of plant-life. While not known for aggression, they are best approached with caution as their powerful jaws can easily snap at sapients who leave fingers too close to their reach.

Apidium
Appearance: Here
Length: 29 Centimeters
Location: Rivers, Forest (All Islands)
Diet: Insects, Fruits
Info: Apidium is a small primate found on the Embra Islands. They live among rivers on trees growing over the water, where they stay in large family groups that have a very close social order. These groups are led by the eldest member, who is usually replaced only in death. Typically they do their best to avoid predators, but sometimes they fall prey to river predators.

Dodo
Appearance: Here
Height: 1 Meter
Location: Forest, Beaches, Coastline (All Islands)
Diet: Nuts, Seeds, Bulbs, Roots, Crustaceans
Info: Dodos are a common sight on the Embra Islands. These unique looking ground birds are quite the captivating sight, they live in large flocks that roam around constantly in search of food. They have a huge population due to rapid breeding, but is kept in check by natural predators. Dodos are usually slow, due to their fat bodies weighing them down. Dodos are quite docile really, humans sometimes keep them for various task, entertainment, food, even as pets at times. Despite their somewhat ugly appearance, these little birds are one of the most successful in the world.

Embra Wolf

Zipang Wolf

Sika Deer

Embra Serow

Macaque

Pygmy Elephant

Leopard Cat

Raccoon Dog

Marten

Red-Crowned Crane

Green Woodpecker

Kauaʻi ʻōʻō

Giant Salamander

Giant Hornet

Embran Orangutan

Embran Giant Tortoise

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:10 pm

Yggdrasil


South of Aurelia there lays an expansive sea which was once believed to be the end of Copiaevum. But research and exploration have revealed a truth, this sea is actually a great lake that once held an expansive landmass that was consumed by the ocean. But a part of this massive piece of Copiaevum remains a survivor that marks the final piece of the continent. It's name is Yggdrasil upon first impression it is a land of ice and snow, a frozen landscape hostile to all but the most determined of life. But Yggdrasil hides a secret there a massive series of underground caverns on a scale unlike any other, these giant caves are warmed by volcanic activity and provided sunlight by great sinkholes that have created a situation for life to thrive. This is known as the World Below, a mystical place the existence of which was doubted for years as brave explorers blazed the trail to find it based off legends. The World Below is a alien and fascinating place which much like Yggdrasil is rich with life.

Wildlife:

Vulcanodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: The World Below, Dark Tunnels
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Grasses, Fungus, Moss
Info: Vulcanodon are an early form of Sauropod found in the world below. They are quite numerous in the World Below living in the caverns but they also find a home in an area known as the Dark Tunnels, large natural tunnels that link together the various caverns of the World Below. Within the dark tunnels they have poor vision and must rely on their powerful sense of smell to find food.

Agustinia
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Leaves, Shrubs, Ferns
Info: Agustinia is a large armored sauropod that can be found in the World Below. Agustinia do not travel in herds, they are solitary with a very low tolerance for interlopers on their feeding grounds. Agustinia are very aggressive and will preform wild displays if they feel threatened. They are mostly avoided by predators, however particularly brave natives will sometimes attempt to tame these bucking sauropods.

Gryposaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Shrubs, Leaves, Ferns
Info: Gryposaurus are large hadrosaurs that roam the World Below. They travel in small groups rather than herds typically staying in the caverns they were born in and never particularly migrating. They are rather aggressive herbivores and will use their bodies to fight off predators by charging into them and pushing and shoving still with larger predators they are popular prey. They are sometimes used as mounts.

Achillobator
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Achillobator is a large species of ‬dromaeosaur found in the world below. Achillobator live in large packs that can grow to be as big as 60 individuals that live and hunt together. Leaderships fall under the responsibility of a dominate male that serves as the leader till death once selected, duels and challenges for leadership are unheard of among this species.

Spinosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 15 Meters
Location: Yggdrasil Ice Sheets
Diet: Large Fish, Small Whales, Smaller Animals
Info: Spinosaurus curiously enough can be found on the surface of all places in Yggdrasil. They are believed to be descended from a population that survived in the World Below before making their way through underwater caverns to the surface. The plentiful sea life in the region provided them with food causing them to develop a sizable layer of fat providing warmth in the arctic conditions of the south pole. They settle in underwater caverns which provides warm water and air to rest when not swimming. Normally they are believed to be not very aggressive predators there are claims of them being quite aggressive toward the large natives of Yggdrasil.

Achelousaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Yggdrasil Ice Sheets
Diet: Shrubs, Grass, Carrion, Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: Achelousaurus are an extreme ceratopsian adapted for life on the icy surface of Yggdrasil. They are descended from ancestors that survived the sinking of the continent by fleeing to the southern pole. They adapted to going long periods without food eating the scattered plantlife that exist on the surface and developing a more omnivorous diet being the only known ceratopsians to actively hunt prey and seek out meat. Their diet makes them rather aggressive and unsuited for domestication.

Diabloceratops
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: The World Below, Dark Tunnels
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Berries, Moss
Info: Diabloceratops are large ceratopsians found in the World Below. They travel in fairly sizable herds that move around the many caverns of the World Below fairly regularly braving the treacherous dark tunnels that link the caverns together despite the many dangers that lurk. Diabloceratops are reputed as being rather stubborn animals but they still make popular work and riding animals.

Eotyrannus
Appearance: Here
Length: 5 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Medium to Small Herbivores, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Eotyrannus is a mid-sized theropod found in the World Below. Eotyrannus travel in large packs typically led by a group of dominate figures typically the oldest members of the pack. This 'council' of sorts decides the packs activities and decides who can accepted or removed from the pack. Eotyrannus are very social and while they can be dangerous they're rather easy to domesticate.

Neovenator
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: The World Below, Yggdrasil Ice Sheets
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Neovenator are a large species of theropod found in Yggdrasil both on the surface and in the World Below. Neovenator travel in packs typically led by a dominate alpha that takes charge in bloody duels, once a duel is settled they are leaders for life until they are either challenged again or killed. The more successful an alpha, the bigger a pack can grow as members are attracted to it's ranks. They are remarkably fast runners and can chase down prey with ease.

Crichtonsaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Ferns, Shrubs, Flowers, Roots
Info: Crichtonsaurus is a small ankylosaur that can be found in the subterranean world below. They are solitary animals that avoid large groups and have only limited patience for their own kind. Somewhat docile however they are tamed by locals as a food source, as their meat is said to be a delicacy.

Rodhocetus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 Meters
Location: Yggdrasil Ice Sheets
Diet: Fish, Mollusc, Trilobites
Info: Rodhocetus are large primitive whales that live a lifestyle similar to seals. They settle on the shoreline and on floating ice in large groups where they rest before returning to the water to hunt for food. They are commonly preyed upon by predators both on land and in the ocean, their only defense is their sizable population.

Protocetus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Fish, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Protocetus is another primitive whale that roams the waters of the World Below. Lakes and rivers are these predatory whales usual territory. They have strong limbs which allow them to traverse the shore for a limited amount of time by dragging their bodies forward. This allows them to hunt prey that lingers near the water and evade waterborne predators.

Amphicyon
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 Meters
Location: The World Below, Yggdrasil Ice Sheets
Diet: Herbivores, Smaller Animals
Info: Amphicyon are large bear dogs found in significant numbers around Yggdrasil. On the surface they roam the icy polar conditions hunting for prey by preparing running ambushes, they sometimes swim to travel between ice while on the hunt. In the World Below they travel in large packs that cooperate to hunt down large prey such as Dinosaurs. They are popular companion animals for natives due to their social nature.

Ornimegalonyx
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.1 Meters
Location: The World Below, Dark Tunnels
Diet: Smaller Animals
Info: Ornimegalonyx are large owls that roam the World Below. Though they stick to the ground living a terrestrial lifestyle they are capable of flight but their large legs makes them rather unstable fliers and they can't remain airborne for long. Ornimegalonyx are actually fair runners and excel at chasing down potential prey.

Eremotherium
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Leaves, Fruits, Shrubs, Carrion
Info: Eremotherium are large herbivorous ground sloths found in the World Below. They travel in groups that keep a watchful eye on the area around them, usually keeping low to the ground until they need to reach up to feed. Eremotherium are rather docile animals and aren't known to attack often unless aggravated or during breeding season when males are more aggressive.

Llallawavis
Appearance: Here
Height: 1.2 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Fruit, Seeds, Smaller Animals
Info: Llallawavis are omnivorous terror birds found in the World Below. They travel in large family groups remaining watchful for potential predators typically they are tolerated by large herbivores due to their predatory instinct favoring small animals like lizards and rodents.

Homotherium
Appearance: Here
Height: 2 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Herbivores, Medium Carnivores, Smaller Animals
Info: A population of Homotherium are found in the World Below. Unlike their Sorath relatives, they have undergone gigantism from an abundance of food. They commonly prey upon Mammoths and other large herbivores using numbers and strength to bring down their prey. Homotherium are highly dangerous but if raised from a young age they can be tame.

Yggdrasil Mammoth
Appearance: Here
Height: 4 Meters
Location: The World Below
Diet: Grasses, Fruits, Bushes, Flowers
Info: The World Below is home to a population of huge Mammoths. These giants commonly travel in large herds settling in the large caverns, rarely moving between them unless circumstances force them to leave their forging grounds. Males and Females stick together in their herds, during breeding seasons the males compete in fierce competitions fighting for dominance and the right to breed. Leadership of the herd falls to the oldest female.

Cave Hyena
Appearance: Here
Height: 1 Meter
Location: The World Below, Dark Tunnels
Diet: Herbivores, Hominids, Carrion, Smaller Animals
Info: Cave Hyena's are rather well known predators that are quite common in the Dark tunnels but they also roam the bigger caverns. Cave Hyena's live in large communities known as clans led by a dominate female which can grow to as large as 80 individuals of various ages. Cave Hyena's are active predators willing to hunt and kill nearly anything they encounter. They are very aggressive and are feared by the natives of the World Below.

Weddell seal

Ross seal

Elephant seal

King Penguin

Petrels

Griffon Vulture

Common Buzzard

Dik-dik

Gerenuk

Bushbuck

Maned Wolf

Coyote

Underground Wild Dog

Vast multitude of Rodents, Bats, Fish, Insects and other wildlife too numerous to count.

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Re: A World Unknown

Post by TalesofNine on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 pm

The Ocean

The Great Sea covers more then 90% of Natura's surface. Even the great Copiaevum is dwarfed by the massive ocean that stretches all across the world, split only by the large supercontinent. The Ocean is rich with wildlife that highly adapted to the unforgiving seas, many of the planets most fearsome beast can be found in the deep depths. While nearly completely water, there are indeed many islands created by long ago by the ever changing sea levels and Natura losing small bits of landmass to the ever shifting environment. Sapients have long tried to spread to the sea to explore these mysterious islands in great journeys, but even to this day many remain unexplored as the dangerous sea lashes out against adventurers.

Wildlife:

Anomalocaris
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.77 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Ocean Floor
Diet: Fish, Trilobites
Info: Anomalocaris is a anomalocaridid predator commonly found across the ocean. It is suspected to be one of the first predatory creatures in existence. As fossil evidence has dated them to extremely early eras of Natura's history with life. Anomalocaris biology shows signs of this, none more so then it's large primitive eyes that allow it to spot out potential prey. However, this predator had long fallen from top of the food chain and is known for being prey itself to larger predators.

Trilobite
Appearance: Here
Length: Varies
Location: Shallow Waters, Ocean Floor
Diet: Filter feeding, Scavenging
Info: Trilobites are simple arthropods that live on the ocean floor that come in many shapes and sizes, they are one of the most diverse species in the world. They are commonly prey for ocean predators despite their hard shells. They are one of the most common species in the sea, outnumbering even fish in raw numbers. Some coastal cultures consider them a delicacy despite usually being seen as unappetizing.

Haikouichthys
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.5 centimeters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Small organisms, Scavenged Meat
Info: Haikouichthys are a small fish species that are common around the ocean, due to a fast breeding population. They feed off the abandoned kills of larger predators, swarming at dead bodies until there is little left. They group together in large schools to avoid be preyed upon and have a better chance of survival during attacks.

Cameroceras
Appearance: Here
Length: 9 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Smaller Animals, Other Orthocones
Info: The Cameroceras is a giant orthocone predator that can be found patrolling the seas. Using it huge size to deter rivals and overpower prey, the Cameroceras can often take over territory from smaller predators and take their hunting grounds. It is usually ignored by larger predators, not seeing it as worth the effort to prey on.

Megalograptus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.2 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters
Diet: Smaller Animals
Info: Megalograptus is a Sea Scorpion that roams the seas. It preys upon just about anything smaller then itself in size and is somewhat aggressive against unfamiliar animals. However, it is often preyed upon by larger predators for being a relatively easy target despite being a hunter. It uses it's tail to look more imposing against rivals and predators rather then for hunting like most Scorpion species.


Cephalaspis
Appearance: Here
Length: 50 centimeters
Location: Shallow Waters, Ocean Floor
Diet: Worms, Small Crustaceans
Info: Cephalaspis is an armored bottom feeding fish that is common throughout the ocean. It is often preyed upon by predators, though they sometimes stay near Trilobites, hoping to sacrifice the small arthropods for survival, the attempt is not always successful due to their bright colors standing out. Every year during spring they swim upstream into rivers on Copiaevum to lay their eggs.

Brontoscorpio
Appearance: Here
Length: 90 Centimeters
Location: Shallow Waters, Coastline, Beaches
Diet: Worms, Fish, Trilobites, Small Animals
Info: Brontoscorpio is a type of sea scorpion that is also capable of going on land. Unlike most predators, Brontoscorpio often form large groups that work together to hunt prey, sometimes swarming larger creatures if they are desperate. They carry a highly potent poison that is deadly even to humans with a single sting.

Pterygotus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.3 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Ocean Floor
Diet: Fish, Trilobites, Smaller Animals
Info: The Pterygotus is a huge Sea Scorpion that preys upon smaller animals. Despite it's bulk it usually relies on the element of surprise when hunting, lurking and waiting until it is too late for prey to escape. Despite it's massive size it is preyed upon by Cameraceras and Dunkleosteus.

Dunkleosteus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Carrion, Large Animals, Smaller Animals
Info: Dunkleosteus is a large predatory fish that usually lives alone until breeding season. They are highly aggressive and very territorial against rivals and other predators. They will attack just about anything they can get their mouth onto and often duel against each other for superiority.

Stethacanthus
Appearance: Here
Length: 70 centimetres
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Trilobites
Info: Stethacanthus is an average sized shark that is an ancestor to many other shark species on Natura. But this ancient shark still persist to this day, challenging other predators for territory and hunting grounds. Males posses a large oddly shaped dorsal fin which is believed to be used for impressing females.

Atopodentatus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 Meters
Location: Coastline, Islands, Shallow Waters
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation
Info: Atopodentatus are herbivorous marine reptiles that can be found in the warmer regions of the sea where diverse aquatic vegetation grows that they feed on. Atopodentatus live in large groups that move in and out the water regularly. They avoid predators by hiding in the underwatch foliage or simply using numbers to their advantage and scattering.

Helicoprion
Appearance: Here
Length: 7.5 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Ammonites
Info: Helicoprion are a bizarre looking shark that can be found in pockets in the ocean. These strange sharks use their strange buzzsaw-like lower teeth for crushing shells and armor of their prey though it makes them rather slow swimmers. They are actually rather docile for sharks and aren't known to attack.

Shastasaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 21 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Cephalopods
Info: Shastasaurus are massive ichthyosaurs that are one of the largest marine reptiles in the world. These giants despite their bulk are specialized in eating only a specific type of prey, squids and plenty of them. They are adapt at sucking up large amounts of squid finding large schools of them to consume. These giants travel in groups and are sometimes prey upon by large predators.


Henodus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1 Meter
Location: Shallow Water
Diet: Shellfish
Info: Henodus is a species of small reptile that resembles turtles but they are in fact placodonts an unrelated species of reptile. It scours the ocean feeding on shellfish protected by its large shell which is armored with scutes and thick bone making it difficult for most predators to break through. Sometimes they are hunted by sapients to use their shells for various tools.

Nothosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters
Diet: Fish, Smaller creatures
Info: Nothosaurus are large ocean predators can be found in shallow waters. Usually they are solitary and only gather breeding once a year. They are ambush predators that slowly sneak up on unsuspecting prey then striking at the last moment. Usually not very aggressive unless provoked.

Cymbospondylus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Smaller Animals
Info: Cymbospondylus is a huge marine predator that roams the open seas. They prefer to stay near the surface in sunlight and spots out prey swimming near higher waters. Cymbospondylus while usually solitary isn't aggressive about territory, and it's not unheard of to see them gathering. They would much rather flee from dangers rather then fight with rivals or other predators.

Tanystropheus
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters
Diet: Fish
Info: Tanystropheus is a long necked marine predator that can be found roaming the oceans. It is a very peaceful predator that isn't very aggressive, and has shown to be quite friendly around divers. They often swim in packs to protect themselves from larger predators. In modern times, many can be found living in aquariums thanks to their less aggressive nature making them easy to upkeep.

Ammonite
Appearance: Here
Length: 23 centimeters
Location: All Waters
Diet: Small fish
Info: Ammonites are molluscs that are quite common in Natura's seas. They swim in large groups that float freely through the ocean. In times of danger, they can slide into their shells for protection from predators. Despite this natural armor, they are preyed upon by larger predators. Many coastal and island cultures hunt them both for food and using their shells for a variety of other uses.

Plesiosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3.5 Meters
Location: Shallow Water, Open Water
Diet: Fish, Squids
Info: Plesiosaurus is a long necked marine reptile that is a common sight in the ocean. Solitary hunters that roam the seas for their favored foods fish and squids, they use their long necks to move through the water and snap at prey before they can escape. They are known for being fairly peaceful animals.

Ichthyosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Reptiles, Trilobites
Info: Ichthyosaurus is a species of dolphin like reptiles that roam the open sea. They travel in large groups which can grow to as many as a hundred individuals that live and hunt together. A behavior unique to Natura is that Ichthyosaurus will use heir resemblance to marine mammals to their advantage. They will travel near pods of whales and dolphins who will interoperate them into their groups believing them to be lost young. This survival strategy helps them avoid large predators.

Temnodontosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 12 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Reptiles, Marine Mammals, Ammonites
Info: Temnodontosaurus is a large ichthyosaur species that can be found roaming the ocean. They travel in family groups but can cover a great distance while remaining in contact with each other. Despite their great size they are not known for being dangerous and are often approached by swimmers without incident.

Parapuzosia
Appearance: Here
Length: 4 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Marine Reptiles, Smaller Animals
Info: Parapuzosia are giant ammonites that can be found in deeper waters. These giants float in groups smaller than those of their kin. Parapuzosia are aggressive hunters that will eat nearly anything they encounter. They are very dangerous animals known to attack even divers that enter their reach. Only the most determined predators attempt to consume them.

Leedsichthys
Appearance: Here
Length: 16 Meters
Location: The Ocean. Deep waters
Diet: Plankton,
Info: Leedsichthys are the largest species of fish in the world. These massive fish swim in herds that migrate through the water in search of food. Large predators often hunt these huge fish, slowly biting out chunks until the titan finally succumbs and dies. They are often hunted by humans, for their large meat and some island cultures find use for their bones and skin for numerous uses.

Metriorhynchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 3 meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Beaches
Diet: Fish, Ammonites, Turtles, Smaller Animals
Info: Metriorhynchus is a large ocean going crocodile found roaming the seas. They live in small groups of three or four and hunt just about anything they come across. Because they are fully adapted to life in the ocean, they rarely go to land unless it is mating season, where they awkwardly make their way onto beaches to breed before returning to sea. They are very aggressive and are infamous for attacking humans, making it feared by swimmers and divers.

Rhamphorhynchus
Appearance: Here
Length: 1.26 meters
Wingspan: 1.81 meters
Location: Coastline, Beaches, Islands, Inland
Diet: Fish, Worms, Scavenged Meat
Info: Rhamphorhynchus is a small pterosaur that lives across Natura. Usually found in coastal areas around the ocean, they live in large flocks that go about their daily activities of hunting, fighting for dominance and once a year searching for mates. They commonly interact with sapients in search of food scraps from leftovers, while not aggressive they can get over excited at times over food. They are sometimes found inland in various regions in small pockets.

Ophthalmosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 4.5 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Ammonites, Trilobites, jellyfish
Info: Ophthalmosaurus are sea going predators that can be found in portions of the ocean. They live in large hunting packs that search out prey and in desperate times, team up to take down larger creatures. While the share a similar appearance to whales and their relatives, they are actually reptiles that give birth after their eggs hatch inside of them. Despite their friendly appearance, they are highly aggressive and will attack if approached.

Liopleurodon
Appearance: Here
Length: 25 Meters
Location: Open Waters, Shallow Waters (Youth, Rarely)
Diet: Marine reptiles, Large Fish, Whales, Mollusc, Smaller Animals
Info: Liopleurodon is a truly monsterous ocean predator the roams the seas. This titanic hunter is feared all over the world for it's size and ferocity, they are solitary predators that eat just about anything they come across. They are aggressive and only gather when breeding, or caring for young pups that stick together with their mothers until 3 years of age. Records indicate that the massive size of Liopleurodon is a phenomenon unique to Natura, experts believe that the vast amount of food available to them has caused them to undergo a form of gigantism on a scale never before seen.

Cryptoclidus
Appearance: Here
Length: 8 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Coastline
Diet: Fish, Trilobites,
Info: Cryptoclidus is a carnivorous plesiosaur found around the sea, usually near can be found near islands and coastal regions. They live in large groups that hunt together, defend their young and spot out larger predators in the area. Despite being carnivores, Cryptoclidus are quite friendly towards humans, and like to interact with them curiously. There are even stories of them helping lost swimmers to shore by letting them grab onto their backs.

Hybodus
Appearance: Here
Length: 2 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Rivers (Swim Inland via Rivers)
Diet: Fish, Trilobites, Carrion
Info: Hybodus is a small shark found in warmer regions. Usually found in groups, they roam about awaiting opportunities to scavenged or finish off the victims of larger predators. They are very fast and rely on their speed to avoid most other predators, it also has unique dorsal spines that if swallowed it would stab into the attackers mouth and make them regurgitate. They are sometimes hunted by coastal communities for their meat and fins, also part of efforts to protect fish farms from them.

Tapejara
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 6 Meters
Location: Coastline, Beaches, Islands, Inland
Diet: Fish, Small Mammals, Lizards, Small Reptiles
Info: Tapejara is an exotic looking pterosaur found around the ocean and beach front. They live in large flocks that settle on cliff sides and tall trees. Their large crest are used for display during mating season in order to impress females. While they mostly keep to themselves, they aren't very aggressive around sapients.

Ornithocheirus
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 12 Meter
Location: Coastlines, Beaches, Islands, Inland (Rarely)
Diet: Large Fish, Carrion
Info: Ornithocheirus is a massive pterosaur that roams the skies of the ocean. These giants live solitary lives and only gather during breeding season. They can fly long distances reported of being capable of making flights across the world using various islands as resting points during their journey. They rarely go inland and are very reserved avoiding settlements whenever possible.

Anhanguera
Appearance: Here
Wingspan: 4.5 Meters
Location: Coastline, Islands, Inland
Diet: Fish, Amphibians, Carrion,
Info: Anhanguera are averaged sized pterosaurs found around the world. Like their relatives, they live in large flocks that roam the skies in search of food, returning to large nesting grounds and every year competing for mates. Anhanguera are very peaceful and are popular for their unique and beautiful colors. While not tamed, they are known to hang around settlements when resting.

Archelon
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Length: 4 Meter
Location: Open Waters, Beaches
Diet: Fish, Jellyfish, Soft-bodied prey
Info: Archelon is a giant sea turtle that is common around the ocean. It is a carnivore that eats small and soft-bodied prey. It is usually solitary and can only be seen in numbers during breeding season. They are usually very non-threatening around divers and sometimes one can even sit on their backs when it is floating on the surface. However, these great turtle are often preyed upon by large predators, despite their hard shells and powerful bite.

Protostega
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Length: 3.4 Meters
Location: Shallow Water, Open Water
Diet: Fish, Jellyfish, Squids
Info: Protostega are large sea turtles that are also found in the ocean. While not as large as Archelon, they are quite an impressive sight in the sea. Unlike their solitary relatives, Protostega travel in groups usually of five or six individuals that hunt together. They are rather reserved animals and aren't as opened to being approached as Archelon.

Elasmosaurus
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Length: 14 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Trilobites
Info: Elasmosaurus is a giant plesiosaur that roams the open, deeps seas. It too is a solitary hunter that lives out it's days hunting fish and other small prey it may find. Like most of it's relatives, it is not very aggressive and is very passive and very curious, often investigating unfamiliar objects like boats and ships with interest. Encounters with them are said to be very pleasant experiences.

Tylosaurus
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Length: 15 Meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Large Fish, large Sharks, Giant Squid, Turtles, Plesiosaurs, Other mosasaurs, Smaller Animals
Info: Tylosaurus is a large ocean predator, a true tyrant of the sea. These fearsome predators will hunt and kill just about anything they can get their jaws on. And they are highly aggressive known to attack even ships if they encounter them. But one thing that makes them truly dangerous is their grouping behavior, when a group of Tylosaurus have vulnerable young, they form huge convoys that turn into a biological hunter killer fleet capable of hunting even the most formidable of prey. They are one of the oceans top predator and are respected and feared for their fearsome nature.

Xiphactinus
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Length: 6 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters
Diet: Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: Xiphactinus is a large fish found around the ocean. They typically remain solitary consuming anything they encounter that can fit into their mouths. Xiphactinus are known for their oddly shaped, ugly heads but are also hailed for their delicious meat. Which many claim to make the best sea food on the planet, this is of course up to debate.

Hesperornis
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Length: 2 meters
Location: Coastlines, Beaches, Islands, Rivers
Diet: Fish
Info: Hesperornis is a diving bird found along beaches and sea rocks. It dives into the water in search of food, consuming small fish and other smaller creatures. They are preyed upon by larger ocean predators, so they retreat to land as soon as they eat their fill. They have large flipper like feet, and thin legs which makes them awkward on land. They don't often go inland unless they are in search of food.

Nyctosaurus
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Wingspan: 2 Meters
Location: Coastline, Beaches, Islands, Inland
Diet: Fish, Crustaceans, Amphibians, Carrion
Info: Nyctosaurus is a fairly averaged sized pterosaur that can be found along with many other species near the ocean. Nyctosaurus are known for their large oddly shaped crest which are is nearly as big as the animal itself. They are peaceful pterosaurs which rarely bother humans, though they aren't shy about approaching them either.

Onchopristis
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Length: 8 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Ocean Floor, Rivers
Diet: Fish, Trilobites
Info: Onchopristis are giant sawfish that are quite common in the eastern seas of Copiaevum. These sawfish specialize in laying in wait for prey to approach before using their barbed rostrum to impale prey and kill it before consuming. They lay their eggs inland going up river and make popular prey for large river predators like Spinosaurus.

Ptychodus
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Length: 10 Meters
Location: Open Water, Shallow Water
Diet: Turtles, Ammonites, Trilobites, Smaller Animals
Info: Ptychodus are large sharks with teeth specialized for crushing the shells of their favored food the armored turtles and ammonites of the Naturan sea. These sharks begin their lives in shallow waters commonly seen near beaches before they migrate into deeper waters to achieve their full adult size. Ptychodus are typically bottom-dwellers roaming near the ocean floor but they might be prone to attack if approached.

Mosasaurus
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Length: 18 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Mammals, Marine Reptiles, Sharks
Info: Mosasaurus is a large predatory marine reptile that roams the Naturan seas. Unlike Tylosaurus, Mosasaurus is typically solitary roaming the seas for food only gathering during mating season to attract a mate. They are aggressive and incredibly dangerous predators known for their high intelligence.

Platecarpus
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Length: 4.3 Meters
Location: Shallow Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Mammals, Marine Reptiles, Trilobites, Shellfish
Info: A smaller species of predatory mosasaur. Platecarpus can be found in the shallower portions of the sea and even river ways. They are adaptable mobile predators that remain constantly on the move, they are willing to eat nearly anything they can feasibly fit into their mouths. They are quite social and travel in small family groups.

Styxosaurus
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Length: 12 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish, Squid, Birds, Pterosaurs, Marine Reptiles, Marine Mammals
Info: Styxosaurus is a large species of plesiosaur that specializes in hunting fish but isn't above using its great bulk to consume other forms of prey not usually found in the average diet. They are solitary but juveniles can often be seen alongside their parents for a long period of time until maturity.


Kronosaurus
Appearance: Here
Length: 10 Meters
Location: Shallow Water, Open Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Reptiles, Marine Mammals
Info: Kronosaurus is a fearsome pliosaur found in the Naturan seas typically southern regions. They eat small to medium prey using their large heads and powerful bodies to wrestle down prey and tear it apart in a manner comparable to a feeding crocodile. Typically solitary but at times may cooperate to take down large prey.

Inoceramus
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Height: 1.78 Meters
Location:Open Water
Diet: Filter Feeder
Info: Inoceramus is a species of massive clam found in the ocean floor. These giants settle near areas of high activity where food is plentiful and can grow to incredible sizes on par with a human. They are a delicacy among oceanic cultures as they have a large amount of consumable meat.

Protosphyraena
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Length: 3 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish, Smaller Animals
Info: A species of large predatory fish. Protosphyraena hunt much like swordfish using their spear-like tips to impale prey and consume it. They are swift and solitary not gathering in large groups, popular prey items they rely on strength and speed to avoid the maw of larger animals.

Enchodus
Appearance: Her
Length: 1.5 Meters
Location: Open Water, Shallow Water
Diet: Fish, Birds, Smaller Animals
Info: Enchodus are fearsome looking predatory fish. They are known for traveling in large formations to chase down pray and tear it apart. They will even attack swimmers and life that falls in the water if they happen to be close enough. Despite this they are heavily preyed upon in the Naturan sea by larger ocean predators.

Gillicus
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Length: 2 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish
Info: Gillicus is a species of small fish that can be found in the warmer portions of the sea. They feed by finding smaller fish and sucking them up with a quick movement of their mouth. Typically solitary they are often prey items so they tend to stick near rock formations for cover.

Dolichorhynchops
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Length: 3 Meters
Location: Open Water
Diet: Fish
Info: Dolichorhynchops is a species of long necked pliosaur that specializes in hunting fish. Typically solitary these swift reptiles are well known for their speed in the open water which serves as their primary defense against larger animals. They usually avoid others of their kind but if food is plentiful they will gather in large numbers to feast.

Bananogmius
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Length: Varies
Location: Open Water
Diet: Smaller Fish, Worms, Trilobites
Info: A common species of ray-finned fish that roam the sea ways of Natura. Bananogmius are found in the upper portions of the sea where they gather in large schools. Legend and rumor has it these fish never stop growing, wildly varying sizes have been found among specimens so a conclusive record of their size has not been found.

Cretoxyrhina
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Length: 9 Meters
Location: Shallow Water, Open Water
Diet: Fish, Marine Reptiles, Birds, Smaller Animals
Info: Cretxyrhina are a species of large shark which are quite common in the Naturan sea. A fearsome sight to most being larger than the famous Great White Sharks of modern earth. These sharks are social and tend to cooperate to take down large prey in coordinated feeding frenzy.

Baculites
Appearance: Here
Length: Varies (Maximum 2 Meters)
Location: Open Water, Shallow Water
Diet: Fish, Trilobites, Smaller cephalopods
Info: Baculites are a species of widespread cephalopods easily identified by their long narrow shells. They are rather social animals that travel through the ocean in large formations. Males are smaller than females so they tend to gather around the larger females for protection and to potentially earn favor with. They are commonly hunted for food and their large shells.

Basilosaurus
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Length: 22 Meters
Location: Open Waters, Shallow Waters (Rarely), Rivers (Extremely Rare)
Diet: Large Fish, Smaller Marine Reptiles, Smaller Whales, Sharks,
Info: Basilosaurus is a large predatory whale that can be found roaming the ocean. This fearsome whale is most solitary until breeding season, females care for pups until they are 4 years of age when they are large enough to care for themselves. Despite being highly aggressive toward rivals, around sapients they have shown to be very docile if approached with high caution.

Dorudon
Appearance: Here
Length: 6 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Rivers
Diet: Fish, Jellyfish, Trilobites
Info: Dorudon are small whales found around the ocean. They are playful animals that live in large pods that live together throughout their lives. They will try their best to ward off predators hunting for their young be swarming them and hitting them with their bodies. But they would sooner flee from them then fight. They are very docile and it's quite easy for sapients to swim among them safely.

Livyatan
Appearance: Here
Length: 17.5‭ ‬meters
Location: Open Waters
Diet: Whales, Marine Reptiles, Smaller Animals
Info: Livyatan are a large species of predatory whale that roam the open ocean. These whales travel in groups typically around 4 to 8 individuals believed to be family groups that hunt cooperatively. They are coordinated and deadly hunters that thrive in the hostile seas of Natura. Livyatan usually target larger prey and aren't known to attack divers.

Megalodon
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Length: 20.3 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters (Youth), Open Waters
Diet: Large Fish, Whales, Marine Reptiles, Smaller Sharks, Mollusc, Turtles
Info: Megalodon is a massive shark that lurks in the ocean. It is one of the most aggressive animals in the sea and will attack anything in sight, making it one of the most dangerous animals in the sea. It lives solitary and fights over territory often, even when mating males and females will quickly part ways after the deed is done. Though feared by many, younger Megalodons are hunted for their teeth which makes popular jewelry.

Pelagornis
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Wingspan: 7.4 Meters
Location: Coastline, Beaches, Islands
Diet: Fish, Mollusc, Crustacean
Info: Pelagornis are one of the largest birds in the world. These oceanic birds can be found in various coastal regions and islands across the sea, their large wings carry them great distances across the sea and they can remain airborne for a considerable amount of time. They aren't very aggressive but are known to snap at those who come too close.

Odobenocetops
Appearance: Here
Length: 2.3 Meters
Location: Shallow Waters, Open Waters, Ocean Floor
Diet: Small fish, Trilobites
Info: Odobenocetops is a tusked ocean going mammal and a relative of whales. They live in small family groups that graze on the ocean floor for food. They are often preyed upon by giant ocean predators due to not being particularly fast and having little natural defenses. Thankfully they have a high breeding population that helps them to survive and overcome being hunted so often.

Blue Whale

Humpback Whale

Gray Whale

Fin Whale

Sperm Whale

Beluga Whale

Common Dolphin

Battlenose Dolphin

Orca

Giant Squid

Colossal Squid

Pinniped

Manatee

Dugong

Whale Shark

Great White Shark

Hammerhead Shark

Stingray

Manta Ray

Penguin

Gull

Albatross

Pelican

Vast multitudes of oceanic sea life such as fish species, it is considered nearly impossible to track and identify them all.

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