Ninety-five. The beast’s legs and body are built more for strength and speed, and its flat head-plate can be used in competition with others of the same species. Its tail now points straight behind it to counterbalance its heavy head.

Ninety-five. The beast’s legs and body are built more for strength and speed, and its flat head-plate can be used in competition with others of the same species. Its tail now points straight behind it to counterbalance its heavy head.

The Ninety-fourth Beast.
The beast has become more terrestrial.  It has developed a large body and wide gait for a herbivorous lifestyle.  Its dorsal fin is now used primarily for heating and cooling its body.

The Ninety-fourth Beast.

The beast has become more terrestrial.  It has developed a large body and wide gait for a herbivorous lifestyle.  Its dorsal fin is now used primarily for heating and cooling its body.

Ninety-three. The beast can walk more comfortably and quickly on land now, and its mouth has become shaped to more precisely grab its food. The dorsal fin can now extend to be a wide fan.

Ninety-three. The beast can walk more comfortably and quickly on land now, and its mouth has become shaped to more precisely grab its food. The dorsal fin can now extend to be a wide fan.

The Ninety-second Beast.
The beast has specialized further for its amphibious lifestyle.  While its feet are still webbed, its legs have become long and powerful, allowing it to leap long distances.

The Ninety-second Beast.

The beast has specialized further for its amphibious lifestyle.  While its feet are still webbed, its legs have become long and powerful, allowing it to leap long distances.

Beast ninety-one! It’s still amphibious, but its fins have become more muscular and leg-like, allowing slightly less limited, though still awkward, movement on land.

Beast ninety-one! It’s still amphibious, but its fins have become more muscular and leg-like, allowing slightly less limited, though still awkward, movement on land.

The Ninetieth Beast.
The beast has moved to the shallow murky water, its eyes moving to the top of its head to peer out of the water or from underneath silt.  It can survive outside of the water during drought, but not for extended periods of time.

The Ninetieth Beast.

The beast has moved to the shallow murky water, its eyes moving to the top of its head to peer out of the water or from underneath silt.  It can survive outside of the water during drought, but not for extended periods of time.

Number eighty-nine. The beast has become a more compact swimmer, with prominent stabilizing fins and eyes that can move independently.

Number eighty-nine. The beast has become a more compact swimmer, with prominent stabilizing fins and eyes that can move independently.

The Eighty-eighth Beast.
The beast has become streamlined and maneuverable, likely able to leap a fair distance out of the water.  Its jaw has become similar to a circular saw, not unlike a helicoprion.

The Eighty-eighth Beast.

The beast has become streamlined and maneuverable, likely able to leap a fair distance out of the water.  Its jaw has become similar to a circular saw, not unlike a helicoprion.

Eighty-seven. It has become long and snakelike, with its massive front arm-fins able to lie flush against its body. The spines on its back function as a stabilizing single fin now.

Eighty-seven. It has become long and snakelike, with its massive front arm-fins able to lie flush against its body. The spines on its back function as a stabilizing single fin now.

The Eighty-sixth Beast.
The beast has streamlined further.  Its spines have developed into rows of fins that continue to grow over the course of its life.

The Eighty-sixth Beast.

The beast has streamlined further.  Its spines have developed into rows of fins that continue to grow over the course of its life.