Pod's Travels



France, 80 million years ago is a huge island surrounded by smaller islands and ravaged by volcanic earthquakes. A young Pyroraptor named Pod is hunting with his two sisters. But there is not much luck, as the giant long-necked titanosaurs the size of elephants and the defensive Iguanodon are too dangerous to attack. Pod smells an Iguanodon corpse, finds it and begins to eat. Being the leader of his pack, he will call his sisters in later. Pod is surprised by a pair of Tarascosaurus, who try to steal his meal. He calls in his sisters for help. Suddenly, an earthquake strikes and the male Tarascosaurus falls and breaks his leg. Pod and his pack close in and the female retreats, when suddenly a herd of Iguanodon, spooked by the earthquake, stampede and chase the pack to a beach were they calm down. That night, another earthquake causes a tsunami wave to sweep up all the animals on the beach. Pod awakens on a log floating in the sea, along with one of his sisters. The next morning, a giant sea reptile called a plesiosaur eats Pod's sister. A day later and Pod is bothered by sea birds called Ichthyornis, until the next day, he washes onto a shore of a small island, unconcious. Some Icthyornis are interested in him, only to be scared away by a pack of dwarf dromaeosaurs. A group of land crocodiles arrive and Pod wakes up, and both the crocs and the mini-raptors run into the forest. Pod, looking for his own kind, follows them. The next day, he finds the raptors hunting a herd of tiny iguanodonts called Rhabdodon. Later, while drinking, Pod sees a herd of small titanosaurs called Magyarosaurus. Confused at how small the animals are here, Pod walks away. He soon finds two male Rhabdodons fighting eachother. After one is badly injured by a thumb-spike jab, a group of land-crocodiles kill it. Pod scares away the crocs and eats the carcass. While he sleeps, the crocs come back, but are scared away by a pack of smart Troodon. Pod wakes up, scares the last of the crocs away, and leaves. The reason for these dinosaurs being so tiny, is because the island is small and can't support large animals. At the top of the mountain, Pod calls for another Pyroraptor, but instead attracts a pack of Troodon, who become his new pack. Later, Pod finds a trio of dwarf Tarascosaurus eating a Magyarosaurus. Pod kills the leader and scares the other two away. He now rules the island.


These predators may seem menacing, but they are actually one of the smallest and bullied predators in their enviroment. Females have dull greyish colour to their feathers, while males are dark brown with some red around the neck. They have a huge killing claw on each toe and are smart for dinosaurs. They measure two metres long and lived in France, 80 million years ago.


These herbivores measure up to 10 metres long and have a a spike were the thumb would be on the hand. They lived in England, Romania, France, Belgium, Spain, Mongolia, USA and Tunisia. The dwarf of Iguanodon called Rhabdodon was only about quarter as large as Iguanodon but with the same features. Both lived 140-70 million years ago.


These huge carnivores are the top predator of France, 80 million years ago and are unrivaled. The Hateg island dwarf is four times smaller. It is the only known abelisaurid from the northern hemisphere and has tiny arms, useless for hunting.


Dwarf Dromaeosaur
These are the Hateg island versions of Pyroraptor and only a fourth of the size. It shared the same lifestyle, appearance and time of Pyroraptor.


These are not true dinosaurs, but sea birds. But they are not like modern birds, as in their beaks are teeth. They are 60 centimeres long and covered in gull like feathers. 


The dwarf dromaeosaur and dwarf tarascosaur are completely speculative species, as they have not ever been discovered.
The titanosaurs are shown and mentoined to chew their food. Something sauropods could not do.
Tarascosaurus is shown with claws. Abelisaurids actually have bare fingers.