Panthea is home to many massive and powerful creatures, existing across a great variety of biome across the world. Despite Human hunting of every animal being common, and human populations increasing, animal numbers have not reduced much at all. There are several biomes in The Midlands, the forest, the steppe, the jungle, arctic, mountains and desert, all of which have large animals living in them, and there is also the underworld that exists underneath all of the known world. Most of the land animals are either animals that exist in real life, extinct animals from the ice age, or creatures that I made up but are probably based off of ice age animals. Because of this, Panthea has to much more massive land animals than exist in reality. This last also only talks about animals in the Midlands, although some of these animals also exist in the Outlands, most animals in the outlands are exclusive to the outlands. Some animals in the outlands that don't exist in the midlands are Dinosaurs and pterosaurs, as well as all of the creatures from Tandonia. There have been around 75,000 vertebrate species found in the midlands alone (including species found in the northern half of the The Southern Continents and the underworld, There have been thousands of unique vertebrate species found in the outlands already over a period of only 86 years since it's discovery, and innumerable more species yet to be discovered in the outlands and the underworld.
The Midlands has 8 continents, and one large island. The large purple continent is Sundra
, the other large one is Lenuria
. The pink region is Meru
and the Ahali Islands. Surrounding these continents at the edge of the midlands
are the 7 Southern Continents
Sundra is a huge continent that is host to an immeasurably vast array of life. It is a continent of great primordial creatures stalking its many diverse landscapes. Sundra is home to many types of regions. From the vast open plains to the dark, dense jungles, to the frigid arctic wastes, the Panthea has an incredibly diverse range of animal species.
The forests of Sundra are primordial and wild places. Within live many creatures both huge and small. Many creatures live in Sundra's ancient forests such as great herds of mammoths
, forest bison, and mastodons. In addition, there's also mighty woolly rhinos
, deer, elk, moose, boars, megaloceros, great cervalces
, aurochs, and towering Silon
Among these animals also roam the predators. These predators are wolves, brown bears, black bears, mighty dire bears
and cave bears, vicious sabertooths
, roaming prides of cave lions
, powerful nocturnal cave wolves
, huge forest hallon
and blackwing hallon
, and the immense bone-crushing Atroxes
In these forests, there are also eagles, many birds, squirrels, possums, foxes, rabbits, snakes, spiders, insects, centipedes, and too many other small species to list.
All throughout Sundra runs a series of great open steppes. These steppes have supported immense herds of life for unnumbered millenia, and have supported millions of people throughout all of human history.
On these vast steppes roam many astonishing species. Upon the steppes walk vast herds of huge 16 foot tall northern plains mammoths
, 14 foot southern plains mammoths, and the colossal 45 foot tall Steppe mammoths
. Beneath their feet roam huge herds of plains bison, and their huge cousins, the longhorns
. Even larger herds of antelope and wild horses thunder across the steppe, their herds shaking the earth. Along with the massive herds are long woolly rhinos
, huge steppe rhinos
, aurochs, lone deer, cervalces
, and elk, and the strange tortoises, the testudans
. In the hot southern steppes there are even mighty straight tusked elephant
Strong predators exist to hunt these strong herbivores too. There's huge wolf packs, prides of huge plains lions
, huge lurking snakes, cheetahs, sabertooths
, northern leopards, dire bears
, giant red bears
in the hot southern steppes, massive bone crushing Atroxes
, and the terrifying steppe hallon
and carrion hallon
In the southern regions of Sundra
are vast tropical jungles. These jungles are deep, dark, and large parts are completely unexplored. The jungles can be savage places, and home to some vicious wildlife which would prove a formidable challenge to even the most daring of adventurer.
Browsing on the bountiful fruits, foliage, and insects of the jungles are many creatures, both large and small. There's herds of various elephant
species, some up to 40 feet tall. There's also giraffes, hippos in the rivers, sloths, rhinos, fascinating Intelligent Spiders
, tapirs, warthogs okapis, strange shovel tuskers
, and twin horned Dyotherium
. There are also apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, lemurs, and the hulking gigantopithecus. The jungles also have thousands of tropical bird species, as well as other strange animals such as testudans
, strange tortoise relatives.
Stalking their prey in the dense foliage are many predators as well. Within the rivers lurk many types of crocodiles, including the 60 foot long terasuchus
, huge snakes like anacondas, and the legendary 110 foot giant river constrictors
. On the land and in the trees are tigers, lions, leopards, immense spiders and centipedes, 80 foot southern tree snakes
, and the elephant hunting bloodfangs
. In Panthea's far eastern jungles there are even colossal dragon serpents
In the far north of Sundra, the vast actic wastes lie. Despite their limited flora, and frigid temperatures, great amounts of wildlife managed to inhabit these glacially scarred northern plains.
Across these white expanses roam many herbivores and omnivores. In the arctic huge herds of many animals, such as the 25 foot tall white arctic mammoths
, huge herds of arctic horses, bison, reindeer and muskoxen. There's also arctic hares, and the strange giant apes, arctopithecus
. Along the coasts there are also many types of seals, walruses, and even the mountainous Mammoth Seals
With prey existing, there is a predator. In the actic these predators are polar bears, huge glacial bears
, fire breathing dragons
, savage packs of saberwolves
, along with arctic wolves, yetis, wolvernies, and the massive mammalian serpents, the arctic serpents
, which are on average 300 feet long, although some ancient arctic serpents have grown up to 850 feet long.
The deserts of Sundra are dry and blazing hot, and only the most well-adapted species can endure them.
Within Sundra's deserts roam camels, lions, giant lizards, scorpions and snakes, eagles, hallon
, jackals, and rhinos.
The mountains of Sundra are tall and cold, and home to some unique wildlife.
Herbivores of the mountains are yaks, mountain goats, rams, ibex, deer, and the wooly cloud rhinos
For predators, there are the massive and brutal Agrioks
, bears, cougars, cliff climbing cats, the Petrex
, wolves, hallon
, and mountain leopards.
is the second large midlands
Lenuria is home to many unique species that are native to the continent, and many that are also found elsewhere. Some animals found on Lenuria are also found in Sundra
such as wolves and hyena's while others are found exclusively on Lenuria. It is hypothesized that the species found on both continents originated on Lenuria and migrated across a sunken land-bridge millions of years ago to Sundra
, although far fewer species migrated to Lenuria than out of it. Some types of animals/species that are found both on Lenuria and Sundra
are wolves, hyenas, apes, modern humans
, and giants
Lenuria has many predators that prowl it's diverse landscapes. These are beasts such as wolves, hyenas, and foxes. There are the giant flesh eating pigs, entelodonts, the bone crushing dogs, epicyons
, the bear/wolf like monsters called amphicyon
, and many more. There's also the large-headed mammalian carnivore, andrewsarchus, apes such as the deloysius
and the tromaktus
. There's also huge spiders, snakes, lizards, centipedes, and scorpions. Possibly the most dangerous animal of Lenuria however are wyverns: large dragon
relatives. Wyverns cannot breathe fire like dragons, but they are still deadly predators that rule the skies of Lenuria.
Lenuria has many herbivores. There are the rhino-like animals like uintatheriums
and the massive nosorogs
and paraceratherium. Lenuria has several massive armoured armadillo relatives such as glyptodons and doedicarus. Lenuria is also home to the bizarre long armed chalicotheres, toxodons, which are rhino-sized mammals, elephant sized ground sloths, and strange trunked macrus
. There are also the huge imperial mammoths
, and other creatures like tapirs, capybaras, llamas, alpacas, deer, and sloths.
has similar life to the forested and steppe regions of Sundra
, but some animals are smaller due to less land area. Meru has less large wildlife than the massive Sundra, but it still has large animals, some of which can be very dangerous. On Meru live small mammoths
, prides of cave lions
, wolves, bears, cave bears, sabertooths
, aurochs, and bison. There are also dragons
terririzing the skies of Meru, and they are the top predators of the island. Along the coasts live seals, sea lions, mammoth seals
, and huge fjord hallon
The Southern Continents
The southern continents are the homes to innumerable forms of life. These animals and plants often appear to be very bizarre and alien to outsiders, and all of this diversity endures on some of the most inhospitable cold conditions on Panthea.
The biodiversity of the southern continents is somewhat varied between each continent. Directly south of Cocar
is the continent of Drakka
, which is home to a diverse ecosystem and most of it's wildlife is exclusive to the continent. West of Drakka there is the continent of Enska, which has similar amounts of biodiversity. The continent to the east of Drakka
, Meridum also has a similar amount of wildlife.
Going further west beyond Enska and wrapping around the midlands
, on the other side there is the continent of Omnora which has notably less large animals but still supports large herds of animals.
Further west beyond Omnora there are the continents Voysov
, and Glacius, all of which are completely devoid of large land-animals and only having small lichens and mosses growing on them. These three barren continents are all west of Omnora, and if you go further west beyond these continents you loop back around to Meridum, which is directly east of Drakka
. The exact reason for the lack of life on Voysov
, and Glacius is unknown, as they have similar conditions to other southern continents, and to add the mystery fossils and historical records of large animals have been found on these continents that date back to only a few hundred years ago.
Flora and fauna are similar on most southern continents, suggesting that they were connected in some way in the past. It is possible that the straits between the southern continents were closed off in the distant past, but the fact that sea life in the midlands
consists of many of the same species makes this unlikely as they would have had no way of crossing between the midlands and outlands. Although there are many species that exist on every southern continent, the fact that they became disconnected a very long time ago has allowed life on each continent to diversify, leading to the southern continents being rich in biodiversity despite them all being mostly frozen tundra.
Some predatory animals native to the southern continents are gennungens
, and ice worms
Some notable animals found on the southern continents are megalos
, and many other species.
There are also many omnivorous animals, some that eat mostly plants and some that eat mostly meat.
Beyond the Southern Continents
lies an immense mysterious world. This is the outlands
. The outlands is an incredibly vast land, home to dozens of known continents, and possibly hundreds of yet unknown continents. The outlands is divided into layers, and each is as wide as the midlands. Within each layer are continents, some of which still remain unexplored. The life on these continents is extremely diverse, ranging from dinosaurs, gigantic insect, to huge lizards.
In the great rainforests, deserts, and mountains of Panagon
live numerous species of dinosaurs, for example, there live around 30 species of large theropod dinosaurs on Panagon including tyrannosaurus, spinosaurus, gigantosaurus
, allosaurus, baryonyx, ceratosaurs, carnotaurus, and Carcharodontosaurus. Many species of raptors including but not limited to velociraptor and utahraptor roam Panagon too. Other predatory dinosaurs on Panagon include strange species like the egg-eating gigantoraptor and the tiny compsognathus.
Herbivorous dinosaurs are also very diverse. There are several species of ceratopsids such as triceratops, eotriceratops, and styracosaurus. There's species like stegosaurus, kentrosaurus, and others like pachycephalosaurs, therizinosaurs, armoured species like ankylosaurus and several of it's relatives. There are also around a dozen species of hadrosaurs and saurolophine dinosaurs like parasaurolophus. The largest type of herbivore on Panagon is the massive sauropods. Around 20 sauropod species live on Panagon and that includes argentinosaurus, saltasaurus, diplodocus, and brachiosaurus.
Panagon is still diverse in life other than dinosaurs, for example, pterosaurs, which fill the role that birds do in the midlands
. Pterosaurs are extremely diverse on panagon, and there exist around 2500 species of them known from there, the largest of which is quetzalcoatlus.
Panagon also has small insect-eating mammals, giant snakes, massive arthropods, primitive birds, and dozens of diverse species of crocodiles, such as deinosuchus,and sarcosuchus.
islands are home to a mix of Dinosaurs
and mammals. On the ungala islands there are pterosaurs of various sizes, tigers, elephants, rhinos, Shovel Tuskers
, utahraptors, Ronok
, baryonyx, Giants Snakes, giant lizards, jaguars, gorillas, chimpanzees, sloths, countless tropical birds, pterosaurs, warthogs, and hairless Runoth
In the mangroves and coastlines surrounding lurk many large creatures such as the deadly spinosaurus. There are also several species of lobe-finned fish, some of which can 16 feet (5 meters) long. Massive species of sea turtles, huge crocodiles, numerous species of huge, big-toothed fish, and dozens of marine reptile species also swim these waters.
The oceans surrounding Ungala are extremely rich in sea life. Surrounding Ungala is a wide and relatively shallow flat plate of land which is surrounded by a cliff leading to the abyss. On this large shelf, there is a huge number of thriving coral reefs that are incredibly abundant in all types of sea life. The reefs are very rich in large sea life too. Among the reefs there are massive crabs, dozens of species of ammonites, some of which can be up to 12 feet (3.65 meters) in diameter, dozens of species of sharks, and dozens of species of marine reptiles.
is a vast arid continent in the outlands
. Haldion is home to vast open deserts, as well as lush rainforests. Haldion's large animal life mostly consists of dinosaurs
, but also hosts many large mammal species, such as horses. Haldion's great deserts are home to a variety of life, despite being so hot and barren. In the deserts, there are immense scorpions, gigantic spiders, snakes, centipedes, beetles, and ants. In these deserts. Camel-like dinosaurs evolved to carry water in fatty humps live in the deserts too, as well as large therapods that hunt them. Some regions of Haldion are lush rainforests, while others are lifeless salt flats. Within the rainforested/lusher regions, there are hundreds of large dinosaurs species of all types. In the steppes, there are also fast running dinosaurs that live alongside horses. Along the coasts swim many fish-eating dinosaurs and huge 400-foot sauropods that can carry their own weight by always staying submerged in water.
Some regions of Haldion have very unique life. The isolated southern region of Anathor is one of these places. The animal life of Anathora is very unique. Much of the species living there are fully unique to the region due to its isolation. The largest and most successful species are not dinosaurs, but other reptiles. There are mostly bizarre species that evolved from crocodiles and tortoises. These can serve the role of burrowing animals, scavengers, apex carnivores, herbivores, and many others. Another unique place is Samanheim to the north of Haldion. Samanheim is home to a strange type of dinosaur. These dinosaurs are covered in stony plates and fur-like feather coats and are hundreds or even thousands of feet long.
is a beautiful lush continent, on on it lives some very unique life. Cratonia is covered in forests made up of purple and/or blue leaved trees, grass, ferns, and basically any plant that would normally be green is purple or blue on Cratonia. The animals of Cratonia consist of various species of dinosaurs and pterosaurs. These dinosaurs seem to have a larger amount of feathers than other dinosaurs, and the feathers are much more colourful than other dinosaurs, the same also applies to the pterosaurs on the continent. In the deep caves of Haldion run magic rivers, and these places are known as great blooms
. In great blooms, there live creatures unlike those found anywhere else in the world. There are huge plants that can eat animals, and often actively hunt them, and strange animals that hunt these plants.
Derrenia is unique among the outlands
continents. Instead of having many huge species, Derrenia only has a couple large species, and they're all mammals.
The wildlife of Derrenia is similar to the wildlife of Sundra, but is missing many of the large animals that live there, and generally has much less megafauna, with the largest known animal on the continent being the bison. Fossil evidence also shows that the large animals that are present in the midlands like mammoths and woolly rhinos used to live on Derrenia, but went extinct about 12,000 years ago from unknown causes, although the unusual absence of titan cities on the continent are believed to be involved in some way. Derrenia is home to wolves, brown bears, rabbits, deer, moose, elk, bobcats, possums, foxes, birds, lizards, moles, snakes, otters, mountain goats, boars, wild horses, and beavers. The far north of Derrenia also has polar bears, seals, walruses, reindeer, arctic wolves and hares, and several unconfirmed sightings of mammoths
is a desolate volcanic wasteland. Surthur has a huge mountain range running lengthwise along it, and it spews forth huge plumes of ash and rivers of lava. This endless ash storm has buried much of Surthur under volcanic ash, but animal life amazingly has found a way to survive these brutal conditions.
The wildlife of Surthur is mostly large dinosaurs. These dinosaurs have thick scaly skin, and generally, lack feathers. They are adapted to breathing in the smoky air, and they often have large horns and tusks to scoop away ash so they can eat the plants below.
is a lush rainforested continent covered in huge fern trees and giant arthropods.
Vaalbora is hot, humid, and mysterious. It's great fern trees tower above the landscape, and below them crawl immense insects and other bugs. These insects can weigh up to several tons, and make the entire continent a hostile place.
Tandonia is a massive continent, larger than all known continents combined, and on this continent lies the absolute deadliest extremes ever known. There are thousands of kilometres of desert, cliffs as high as mountains, rivers as wide as valleys, and animals the size of hills. In the extreme heat of this continent, which can reach up to 60°C, immense creatures roam, creatures that humans
are like ants next to. There are the 300 foot long lion-like Magnamon
, the brutal Kyrolaks
, and the immense Colossal Sauropod
, which is around 1,700 feet long. These monstrous species, among thousands of other giant species, make the continent of Tandonia nearly impossible to explore and leaving it's deep interior a complete mystery. Much of Tandonia seems like a relic of the primordial age, and some believe that the prehistoric primordial trees
may even still live deep within Tandonia.
The the underworld
is the name for the immense endless cave system running all throughout Panthea
. The underworld is made up of millions of huge chambers, and even more smaller tunnels. These chambers and many of the large tunnels are full of plants and light, while others are dark. This vast underground world is incredibly diverse, although it's almost completely unexplored, so much of its life remains unknown. Of the life that is known, there are giant bats, lizards, snakes, centipedes, spiders, and beetles. There are also salamanders, and the huge 250-foot reptilian serpents, the Salanjurs
. This life is only a tiny fraction of what exists in the underworld, as much of its width and depth remain totally unknown, and the true depth of the underworld is still a total mystery.
Huge glowing jellies floating high in the sky, vast swarms of glowing lights moving across the night sky, undulating serpents of light peacefully drifting through the clouds. These are the creatures that inhabit the skies of Panthea
, and they are known as atmospheric creatures
. Atmospheric creatures are extremely strange lighter than air animals found high in the sky. Atmospheric creatures give birth in the sky, live in the sky, and even die in the sky. They can be found as low as 1.5 kms in the sky, and their maximum altitude is unknown. The skies of Panthea are like an open ocean full of fish, and the ground is the ocean floor.
Many types of atmospheric creatures exist. There's immense swarms if island-sized jellies, large squid-like creatures, serpents undulating through the clouds, vast swarms of tiny krill-like creatures, and there are likely thousands of unique atmospheric creature species.
The oceans of Panthea are vast, deep, and mysterious. Within these oceans live common sea creatures in vast abundance, as well as other much less common ones. They have to some of the most immense creatures ever to exist, and some of the strangest as well. Panthea's oceans are the home of the world's largest animals, as well as endless strange species of all types of creatures. Panthea's oceans are mainly dominated by fish, marine mammals like dolphins, seals, and whales, and large marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and ichthyosaurs. Among these creatures, there are also huge numbers of ammonites, trilobites, lobe-finned fish, squid. Panthea's oceans are extremely rich in life too. Many huge reefs exist and remain undamaged by any of humanity's activities.
Within these vast seas live creatures known as leviathan. Leviathans are any sea creatures significantly larger than the largest blue whale, and creatures like these have terrorized sailors for thousands of years. These leviathans consist of many types of whales, marine reptiles, and other creatures. There are the whales like the Great Whales, 700 foot baleen whales, the terrifying 850 foot emperor whales, carnivorous whales with teeth as large as two grown men that hunt krakens and other huge leviathans, and there's the 300 foot baleen dire whales from the arctic ocean. There's also the 200 foot sea dragons that can shoot out jets of boiling water, and terrifying 300 foot Sea Serpents. There are also legendary krakens which are huge octopuses, that are 300 feet from one tentacle tip to the other. The final and most mysterious leviathan is the gargantuan Thalasssus. Thallasuses are gigantic tentacle covered creatures from the deep sea, and they resemble no living creature ever discovered.
Such large animals are able to eat because of the way Panthea's ocean ecosystem works. The smallest animal that is at the bottom of the food chain is plankton that feeds off of sunlight except this plankton can grow way faster and absorb more energy from sunlight than real life plankton, and come in much higher numbers. There is also a type of krill that is extremely large compared to any other type of krill, and to be able to eat these effectively filter feeders ended up growing gigantic, and in turn, the animals that fed on them also grew immense too. There is also a large number of giant sea-dwelling herbivores that feed off of the huge and plentiful ocean flora that exists, these herbivores help further support a population of giant predators.