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Welcome to Monno Atoll! This fictional land was created by BrochJam. Monno Atoll is a remote island nation where humans have learned to coexist with dinosaurs. The canon of Monno is not designed to be collaborative, so please refrain from making edits to Monno-related pages.

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Monno Atoll is inhabited by a wide variety of flora and fauna from dissparate past eons, as well as unique species native to the island itself. Monno's biodiversity - particularly the presence of dinosaurs - is one of its most notable features.

The bunky (Zhenyuanlong), one of the most common pets on Monno Atoll.

Being an island of volcanic origin, all "native" animals came to the island from across the sea at some point after its formation. It is similar to New Zealand in that is has no native mammals and very few native reptiles, with most ecological niches being dominated by birds before the activation of The Gorf.

Fauna

Mammals

No land mammals are native to Monno Atoll. However, various species of pinnipeds, including fur seals, sea lions and leopard seals live in the water and along the coast of the island. Various cetaceans, including orcas, baleen whales and dolphins also inhabit the waters around Monno Atoll. A unique species of Cephalorhynchus dolphin, the Pollock Dolphin, is native to Monno's Hebrides. While unrecognized by the wider world of scientists, the Pollock Dolphin is the world's smallest living cetacean.

Non-native land mammals include black rats brought over during colonial times, as well as reindeer brought from neighboring southern islands as a source of food for settlers. Reindeer can still be found on Monno Atoll in the present day, mostly inhabiting the southern portions of the island and the Soubrides.

Notable fauna, listed

🟩 = native species - inhabited island by natural means, also found elsewhere in the world

🟦 = native endemic species - a native species unique to Monno Atoll

🟥 = introduced species - brought by colonizers

🟨 = prehistoric species - arrived via Dr. MacQuoid's temporal anomaly

Mammals

  • 🟩 fur seal
  • 🟩 sea lion
  • 🟩 leopard seal
  • 🟩 orca
  • 🟦 Pollock dolphin
  • 🟥 black rat
  • 🟥 reindeer

Birds

  • 🟩 Pacific reef heron
  • 🟩 white-tailed tropicbird
  • 🟦 bulldog penguin
  • 🟦 shuckduck
  • 🟦 molebird

Common names of Prehistoric fauna

The prehistoric animals of Monno were given common names before their species were determined. In most cases the exact subspecies cannot be determined, only the genus.

Dr. MacQuoid, who had an interest in the various languages of the British isles, named many of the animals. A few were named by his partner Sean Caulfield, who had an interest in Ancient Rome and Latin. Others were named by former convicts, namely those whose origins are English portmanteaus or other European languages.

Dinosaurs - Ornithischia

scientific name Monno common name etymology
Hadrosauridae orrok Named after the aurochs, Bos primigenius, a gigantic species of cattle that once roamed Europe.
Parasaurolophus hennin Named after the hennin, a headdress that resembles the dinosaur's crest.
Styracosaurus buckthorn Named after the buckthorn plant.
Iguanodon suru Named after the fabled Roman war elephant Surus.

Dinosaurs - Saurischia

scientific name Monno common name etymology
Austroraptor haigrie from the Shetlandic word for heron; old Norse origins
Deinonychus wilk Polish origin; "wolf"
Dromaeosauridae grawk A portmanteau of "ground hawk".
Gallimimus inchie Shortened form of the Latin "Incitatus", which is what Dr. Sean Caulfield originally named the animal.
Utahraptor carpophore, carpo Named after the legendary gladiator Carpophorus, who fought wild beasts.
Velociraptor bandit So called for their dark, mask-like facial markings and their affinity for city trash.
Zhenyuanlong bunky portmanteau of "bird" and "monkey"; based on its bird-like appearence and monkey-like climbing abilities and curiosity



Pterosaurs

scientific name Monno common name etymology
Anurognathus bawkie From the Scots word for "bat"
Quetzalcoatlus ankou, black death, doodlebug Named after Ankou, a spirit of death in Isles folklore; other names comes from the animal's overall dark colouring and resemblance to a V-1 bomb in flight.
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