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Bestiary of the North African DesertsBirdsBestiary of the North African Deserts by xX-SugarTheCube-Xx
Scientific name: Biperaptor waddah
Family: Neophorusrhacidae (Flightless eagles)
Ancestor: Bonelli's eagle
The so called waddah is considered the apex predator of the deserts. Like ostriches, the waddah loses its ability to fly and instead runs on two legs. The waddah's beak is very strong as it uses it to whack large herbivores to death.
Scientific name: Struthiotis harenosus
Family: Struthiotidae (Ostrich-like bustards)
Ancestor: Houbara bustard
After the ostriches has disappeared, the ratite bustard begins to take the role. It is one of the bird species that has the same structure as the ostriches. When threatened, it proceeds to flee and runs up to 85 miles per hour.
Scientific name: Amplubufalus colossicus
House TigerHouse Tiger by xX-SugarTheCube-Xx
The house tiger (Panthera tigris agathus - the kind tiger) is a domesticated subspecies of modern day tigers, whose wild ancestor is the evolved humped tiger (Myotigris), which lived in Russia, China, Sumatra and Indochina.
After the Holocene ended, almost all of the tigers of India, who had survived somehow, become overwhelmingly ill due to the hot temperatures and head towards towns and cities, where they become restored by veterinarians. Once they are nursed back to health, they become domesticated and has become a popular pet trade.
Since then, house tigers began diverging for the first time in a thousand years. Some are thin, some are thick. Some are large and some are miniatured. But little did humans know that not all house tigers have stripy patterns.
List of Breeds:
German hunter - A fast-running greyhound-like breed of house tiger that is originated from Germany.
Pygmy tiger - A small breed of house tiger that is a size of a modern day bobcat/house cat.
Gigantism in the Saurocene (Response #1) Dinosaurs are known first and foremost for their tremendous size. Even as our knowledge of small non-avian dinosaurs grows increasingly clearer, the average size of Mesozoic non-avians was still about the same as a sheep, considerably larger than the average rat-sized mammal. Even when avians are included, they average out at gull-sized, which likely makes them the largest of all vertebrate groups to have ever existed… on average. But were non-avian dinosaurs able to continue this trend to the Saurocene’s present day, or had the tumultuous climate of the Cenozoic proved too much for the titans of yore? It was a vexing question that scientists, and the general public, were anxious to answer.Gigantism in the Saurocene (Response #1) by ZoPteryx
Thankfully, that question was answered, at least in part, during mankind’s first glimpse of the Saurocene; the huge scaly foot that crushed the first probe must have belonged to an animal at least the size of a
Alternative Evolution Project IdeaWhat if Asian fauna crossed the land bridge that connected Asia with Australia?Alternative Evolution Project Idea by Leggurm
How would the Asian Fauna adapt? What would happen to Australias native Fauna?
Gibbons living in the Cape York Penninsula
Omniverous Baboon-like Monkeys living in the centre of Australia
Small Monkeys that extract the toxins from Eucalyptus leaves
A Rhino? or even several Rhinos?
Monkeys living in the rainforests of Queensland
Mesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 1Early Eocene, GermanyMesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 1 by Leggurm
A lone Propalaeotherium, a primitive horse, searches among the leaf litter for fallen fruit. He finds one, a grape, and eats it hungrily. He continues searching. His searching is interrupted by a rustle of leaves. He stops sniffing at the ground and his ears perk up, listening for sounds that would betray a predator. He hears none and goes back to his foraging. Again he hears leaves rustling. He listens and hears nothing. But he definitely smells something. His keen nose points him to a small grove of bushes in which he can make out a predator.
He brays in panic and flees, followed by his hunter. The hunter is fast and keeps up with her prey. But she lost the element of surprise when the Propalaeotherium spotted her in the bush and her target has soon escaped into the forest. She gives up on the chase and rests, panting with exhaustion. While she rests we see she resembles a cat in size and body shape, but with a head resembling that of a Fox and her patterned coa
Mesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 2Late Eocene, PakistanMesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 2 by Leggurm
What appears to be a large cat creeps carefully through shrubs and trees. It is stalking a herd of Embolotherium. A second cat, the first ones mate, walks up beside him then they walk in opposite directions, going halfway around the clearing the herd is browsing in. Their target, a young calf, wanders away from its mother. The cats spring out of their hiding place, kill the calf and drag it into the scrub before the herd have time to react.
As they eat the calf their teeth reveal that they aren't cats, but are Creodonts, another group of predatory mammals. This particular species is Pantheratitan, and at 4m long it's one of the largest Creodonts ever. While they feast they keep an eye out for hungry predators that might take their kill, because all though they are large, they aren't the largest.
One of the Pantheratitan smells another carnivore. He searches in the distances and, running towards them, sees Parandrewsarchus, the largest mammalian carnivore ever. He
Mesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 3Late Oligocene, MongoliaMesonychia and Creodonta: Chapter 3 by Leggurm
The sun rises over a valley, which in the wet season this valley would be lush, but its the dry season, and it is almost without water and will remain so for another week. A deer nibbles at the little remaining vegetation. The deer stagers around, the dry season has been tough on it. It regains its footing, stagers some more and finally it collapses dead, defeated by thirst and hunger.
Before long the corpse attracts the attention of carnivores. A lone, long-legged Didactylus, a mesonychian, walks up to it and attacks it, feasting greedily. The dry season has been tough on him as well. After he finishes he walks off to find some water. He finds a muddy puddle and, after scaring away a small creodont already there, laps it up.
As the day heats up he retreats to the meagre shade of a grove of dead bushes with a tree among them. As he rests a female Paraceratherium and her calf walk past. They nibble on the few leaves remaining on the
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