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More critters of Earth in the year 50 million AD

Upper right:

Quetcarus (Pteradraco Quetzalus)
The Quetcarus is one of the strangest snakes that has ever evolved, because it found a way to actually fly. The wings have evolved from extended ribs. These ribs also have special joints, so they can clap. The strange horn on the Quetcarus's head is used to steer it self (Like Pteranodon did 120 million years earlier). The Quetcarus is a venomous snake that kills it's prey by falling on it like a spear, biting it and spray in a powerful venom that is strong enough to bring down a horse in just a few minutes. It feeds on large rodents, small hoofed animals, birds and lizards. When the Quetcarus has had it's fill and wants to take off again, it uses it's powerful tail-muscles to jump into the air and flapping it's wings so it will fly again. The meal will give the Quatcarus enough energy to fly for weeks, maybe even months. It's name comes from combining "Quetzalcoatl" (The Aztec god that looked like a feathered snake) and "Icarus" (A boy from the greek mythology who flew to close to the sun). It lives in the future rainforests of Africa and Asia, but it's ancestors remain unknown. The Quetcarus is about 4 meters long and has a wingspan up to 5 meters.

Left:

Rabstrich (Lagostruthius Britanicus)
The Rabstrich is a bipedal decendant of the rabbits. This strange herbivore is about the size of an ostrich and has been known to reach speeds up to 150 km/h, making it the fastest land creature since the Cheetah. Unlike the Cheetah, the Rabstrich can maintain it's high speed for longer periods of time. It lives on the grassy plains in what is now the UK and Western Europe. The Rabstrich's main enemies are the Raptogs, Bearcats and several kinds of large carnivorous rodents.

Middle:

Frilled Hornhog (Sus Ceratopiformis)
The Frilled Hornhog is a decendant of the wild boar and lives on the grasslands of North America. This huge pig resembles the long extinct Ceratopsian dinosaurs and can grow up to the size of a modern White Rhino. Frilled Hornhogs have virtually no natural predators, but the young are vulnerable to Bearcats. These creatures are solitairy, unless it's maiting season. During mating season, the males fight in head to head combats which can end up fatal to the loser. The young stay with their mother untill they are about 4 years old. The frilled Hornhog feed on grasses, roots, bulbs, worms and insects and use their formidable tusks to dig up their food.

Under from left to right:

Spotted Helmethead (Macropodus Pachycephalus)
The Spotted Helmethead is a decendant of the kangaroo and lives in the scrub forests of the Australian subcontinent. The Spotted Helmethead are 4 meters long and about as tall as an grown man. These herbivorous marsupials are now runners instead of jumpers like their ancestors were and use their tales as a ballance while running. Their 6 inch thick skulls are used as battering rams and uses them while fighting for a mate or fending of predators.

Meersnake (Suricata Ophicacus)
The Meersnake is a decendant of the meerkat and lives in the deserts of Africa where it feeds on insects, small reptiles and mammals (Including the vicious desert piranha). Meersnakes kill their prey by contricting them and can grow up to 2 meters in lenght. It lost it's hindlegs and his front legs are only usefull for grip while mating. Like it's ancestors, the meerkats, the meersnakes live in large family group.

Platyphin (Ornithorynchus Delphinus)
The Platyphin is a decendant of the platypus and is the last of the monotremes or egglaying mammals. It's about the size of a bottlenose dolphin and it feeds on plankton and small fish. The platyphin's frontlegs have evolved into flippers, all there is left of the hindlegs, are the venomous spikes which are used to back off predators, Platyphin's only come on to land if they are laying their eggs. A female will stay waiting at her nest to keep eggstealers away from their eggs. The tail has evolved to swim faster.

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