The angler lizard is a Tanystropheus
The armored terror is a Dunkelosteus
The benthic knifetooth is an up-sized and up-fierced frilled shark
The boar-tusk crocodile is a a Kaprosuchus
The bunyip is a Diprotodon
The claw strider is a Deinonychus
The death moa is literally just a moa, I think. EDIT: It's a Bullockornis
. Thank you, Vance.
The emperor sloth is a Megatherium
The hellboar... I don't remember, but it's literally just a big prehistoric boar of some kind, I know it's one particular species but whatever, Google isn't turning anything up and I don't have these memorized. EDIT: It's an Entelodont
The ox-dragon is a Triceratops
or some other ceratopsid, yeah. That bit about opportunistic omnivorism is based on real current theory. I don't know what's going on with that illo.
The pestletail is a Glyptodont
, and therefore a mammal and not a turtle. The stats would work for an ankylosaurus, though.
The quoll-lion is a marsupial lion.
The raiton is an Archeopteryx
The river-dragon is from Exalted 1e and may or may not correspond to any particular bit of prehistoric megafauna.
The siege lizard is a Stegosaurus
The tyrant lizard is, indeed, T. rex
The yeddim is an original Exalted animal but seems
to most closely resemble Paraceratherium
. Or maybe some descendent of Paraceratherium
after thousands of years of domestication by god-heroes.
Most of these were chosen by backers who purchased the "Choose an example of prehistoric megafauna for us to put in the book" reward tier. I was really, really hoping someone would choose Quetzalcoatlus northropi
, but nobody did, alas.