Hoplophoneus primaevus (left) attacking Hyracodon nebraskensis (right) at NHMLA.
H. primaevus was a leopard sized Nimravid, a family commonly known as the false saber toothed cats, as they were neither all that close to true saber toothed cats, nor were they true cats. However, they were built similarly to cats, and filled a cat-like niche in late Eocene to the early Oligocene North America.
H. nebraskensis lived alongside H. primaevus. It was a small, lightly built rhinoceros, and lived similarly to primitive horses rather than to modern rhinos. Despite its small size, it was actually very closely related to the largest known land mammal to have lived; Paraceratherium, which was another Hyracodontid (hornless rhinoceroses).
Are there any Foxes, in your univers, there must be some nice and smexy vixen, every univers need them ;D ?
Fuchsune are crossbreeds between Dog and Cats who end up with an unusually concentrated magic potential, or seeming wisdom eons ahead of their age. That makes them prime kidnapping targets for Dryads or Fairies, who steal them away to raise on their own. As adults they are mischievous and sly, able to infiltrate and mingle in either Cat or Dog societies to cause trouble or pass on the knowledge of the forests.
The smallest mammal that ever lived could be sitting right on your shoulder, and you’d hardly know it. Batodonoides vanhouteni (model pictured) lived about 50 million years ago in what is now Wyoming, and was so small that it could climb up a pencil. It also weighed as little as a dollar bill! Several slightly larger species of these mini-mammals lived between 55 and 42 million years ago, but they are now all extinct. Its closest living relatives are modern-day shrews and moles. Photo: randychiu
williamdrumm This huge male polar bear was more than a little curious about our vehicle while in Churchill. Standing on their hind legs, these bears can reach 12 ft tall, and the largest ones can weigh over 2,000 lbs!
australia“Mwah!” 💋 When Aunty dives in for the kiss… if only she’d trimmed her whiskers 🙄 After a break over the chilly winter months, swim with the sea lions tours have recommenced in @southaustralia’s @eyrepeninsula. Apparently, when the anchor hit the water on @adventurebaycharters’ first tour this week, more than 20 sea lions came running down the beach, crashing into the water and gliding up to the boat to say g'day. By the looks of things, the sea lions were pretty pleased to see their human friends again! Video: @adventurebaycharters
There was a type of cave goat that were cold blooded, had front facing eyes like a primate unlike other herbivores, and their bone growth was more similar to a crocodile than any other mammal. It went extinct about 5,000 years ago.
A colony of little red flying foxes in the Nitmiluk national park, at the mouth of Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Australia. An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 little red flying foxes are calling the park home, as they follow blossoming eucalypts around the country. Photograph: Glenn Campbell/AAP