The Baddest Beast in Lintum Forest

This animal is so rare, neither Lintum Foresters nor Abnak hunters have as yet found a name for it. Jack and Ellayne, in Bell Mountain, saw one making off with half a knuckle-bear in its jaws.

The Andrewsarchus, shown here from Tim Haines’ Walking With Beasts, is known from just a single skull discovered in Mongolia by Roy Chapman Andrews’ Central Asiatic Expedition. From the neck down, everything else is pure conjecture. Not having read Bell Mountain, scientists still haven’t decided quite how to reconstruct this monster. If you ever get a chance to visit the American Museum of Natural History in New York, don’t miss the Andrewsarchus skull. It’s a yard long, and those massive teeth and muscle attachments look like they mean business.

4 comments on “The Baddest Beast in Lintum Forest

  1. I wonder what our ancient ancestors used to protect themselves from such ferocious beasts? This might account for them wanting to establish villages and cities – there is safety in numbers.

  2. I liked the video! It was awesome, and the CG was great! It is always a treat to be able to see the amazing animals from Bell Mountain!

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