The Tritop! Well, really a Tritop family in this case. Don't mess with Mama Tritop that's all I can say. This Nandi Bear is about to learn that lesson first hand. The young ones may be soft and pink and adorable. But the adults? Oooh, they are so, SO much bigger.
I love this illustration so much! The color is vibrant and the animals are so awesome looking. As far as dinosaurs on Tikor, we call them dinosaurs but there not like WE think of them on earth.
In Swordsfall I imagine it more as if dinosaurs were just the “first” creatures. But there was no cataclysm to kill them all off. Instead, they just naturally evolved and changed. Some of them dying off for nature reasons, some just merging with our animal types over the eons.