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Docodonta is an order of extinct mammaliaforms

that lived during the mid- to late-Mesozoic era. Their most distinguishing physical features were their relatively sophisticated set of molars, from which the order gets its name. In the fossil record, Docodonta is represented primarily by isolated teeth and bits of jawbones.

While most of these specimens have been found across former Laurasia (modern-day North America, Europe, and Asia), some have also been found from Gondwana (modern-day India and Southern Hemisphere).

Docodonts are not quite as closely related to the placentals and marsupials as the monotremes are, so they are not included among the crown-group mammals. Because of the complexity of their molars and the fact that they possess the dentary-squamosal jaw joint, though, they have generally been regarded as mammals. Some authors do limit the term “Mammalia” to the crown group, however, excluding mammaliaforms like the docodonts.

Castorocauda (pictured above) is a genus of small, semi-aquatic mammal relatives living in the Jurassic period, around 164 million years ago, found in lakebed sediments of the Daohugou Beds of Inner Mongolia. It contains the single species Castorocauda lutrasimilis. They were highly specialized, with adaptations evolved convergently with those of modern semi-aquatic mammals such as beavers, otters, and the platypus…

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illustration by Nobu Tamura

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Well, I did already give it away, but here’s the Zoma family rebooted for Supernaturals. Shunei and Zen'Dali Zoma are a werewolf and a witch, respectively. Hukari Hexxen, their lover and friend, is a genie. And his pet, Velenise Dentari, is a pixie.

If you’re uncertain who’s who, Shu’s the blue chick, her husband Zen is the green dude, Huk is the teal one, and Vele is the pale white pixie. This is them when they first moved in, and a few things that just really amused me.

File #288 Dilophosaurus

Dilophosarus.

Time Period: Jurassic.

Genus: Theropod 

Diet:  Carnivorous (Tends to avoid attacking creatures larger or of a similar size unless in a group, but WILL attack in a group) 

Size Reference:

Weight: 500 kg, fully grown.

Structure:  12 maxillary teeth and as many as 18 dentary teeth

                  The upper leg bone (femur) is longer than the lower leg (tibia)

                  males and females have the same in terms of skeletal anatomy

                  rounded crests on its skull

Notes made by: Natalia Romanova, I.D 176, 

-Possible venomous spit

-Will attack with tail to throw prey off balance

-Will attack anyone once in a group unless presented with an Alpha

-Highly pack orientated, can survive alone but become generally herbivorous and avoid other Dinosaurs whether prey or not. 

-N. Romanova was assigned as their handler 3 week and 4 days after their hatching, the delayed time has not seemed to have negative effects yet.

-Currently not on full display, only on display when N is training with them and only in small numbers, they will feel threatened and may begin to attack if too many people surround their enclosure

-Enclosure walls must be 15ft high, they are tremendous climbers.

-Do not under any circumstances feed or approach the dilophosaurus’

-If anything happens, locate N. Romanova on this number

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