Darn it, John, you sniped me.
But yeah, one of the advantages of having new Exalted around is that Lunars no longer have to encompass literally every shapeshifter ever. Instead, they get to be a specific type of shapeshifter, broad enough to contain a wide variety of concepts without being so broad they lose thematic coherence. And it's really important that Lunars get that coherence in 3e.
Point being, Lunars can borrow animal-based symbolism for their powers without being limited to that.
The Invisible Voice wrote:
Odo. And his story gets much better in later seasons.
Yup. Boy does it get better.