This morning’s entry in the Jurassic Austen nomenclature is from the county of Surrey. Have you spotted these specimens in your trek through #JurassicAusten World?
Common Name: Mr. Knightley
Description: K. gallantum was a gentle giant among the Austenosaurs. Tall enough to be master over all he surveyed, there was not 1 in 100 hunkosaurs so gentlemanly as K. gallantum.
Range: Mr. Knightley was master of Donwell Abbey in Surrey, known by some self-appointed experts as ‘the Garden of England’.
Behaviors: Knightleysaurus gallantum moved elegantly throughout Highbury, providing guidance to smaller dinosaurs and gifting foodstuffs, like his favorite apples, to those less fortunate. K. gallantum, although genial and gentlemanly, preferred to stay at home where it was cozy.
Mating Habits: Mr. Knightley was one of the most patient of the Austenosaurs, only provoked to action when a lesser hunkosaur tried to hone in on his territory. Although K. gallantum stated that complete truth seldom belonged to any disclosure, he frequently angered the object of his affection with unpleasant truths about the results of her actions. He demonstrated his worth by proving himself her friend through honesty, and being an excellent dancer, despite his former protestations.
Common Name: Miss Emma Woodhouse
Description: Emmaptera errata, handsome, clever and rich, was a winged Austenosaur that swooped in and out of others’ business.
Range: Although capable of flight, Miss Woodhouse lived a life limited to Hartfield and the area surrounding Highbury.
Behaviors: E. errata was most notable for bungling social situations. She swooped in to ‘fix’ other dinosaurs mating choices, often misreading true feelings, and blind to prevarication. Her heart was good, however, and her penchant for caring dovetailed nicely with Knightleysaurus’s generosity and his ability to afford it. Eventually
Mating habits: Initially, E. errata had no inclination toward mating, preferring instead to meddle in her friends’ affairs. She carried on a flirtation with Churchillophus deceptivus before realizing her feelings for him were not genuine. Like Knightleysaurus, she was only provoked to act when a meeker Austenosaur, Harrietadon simplum, aspired to be Mistress of K. gallantum’s Donwell Abbey.
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If you’ve missed the other posts, here’s a list:
Jurassic Austen Blog Tour Links
June 10 Meddling Mamasaur KC Kahler
June 10 Siblings Beau North
June 11 Siblings 2.0 Jessica Evans
June 11 Dramasaur KC Kahler
June 12 Wentworth Hunkosaurus KC Kahler
June 12 Rosings Biome Linda Beutler
June 13 New species of Austenosaur KC Kahler
June 13 Hunsford Tar Pits Linda Beutler
Now…who has a Austenosaur name for Miss Bates? Mr. Woodhouse? oooh, Mrs. Elton!