Run for your life! TyrannoNorris

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Welcome to my blog and the penultimate entry in the #JurassicAusten reference library! This afternoon we examine the inhabitants of that creepy pit of vipers known as Mansfield Park.


Fannyopteryx minima
Common Name: Fanny Price

Description: Seen by most as a boring, timid creature, little Fannyopteryx was plain, and often in poor health.

Range: F. minima had a wider range of habitat than expected, beginning her life in Portsmouth and traveling to the vast, intimidating Mansfield Park.

Behaviors: Often seen as shy, retiring and passive – at times, even passive-aggressive – F. minima could spew judgment when backed against the wall and pressured to do what she believed she should not. Fannyopteryx was a master of camouflage, often blending into the woodwork to avoid falling prey to T. acribum. This Austenosaur enjoyed nature and empty school rooms.

Mating Habits: Fanny employed a risky strategy of pining for her ideal mate, waiting for him to notice her, even when a more attractive and aggressive female arrived on the scene. Eventually, Fanny’s superior moral fiber won his devotion, if not his passion – which was lukewarm even at its best.

Tyrannonorris acribum
Common Name: Mrs. Norris

Description: An aggressive and predatory Austenosaur, T. acribum sported sharp teeth to rip and tear her prey to shreds, and arms too short to allow productive use of her hands.

Range: Mrs. Norris resided in a small nest near her friends, but was often seen skulking about the rambling rooms of Mansfield Park, pilfering items such as jellies, drapes, and sewing materials.

Behaviors: Tyrannorris was a driving force in the downfall of Mariadon, by encouraging the production of Lovers’ Vows. Mrs. Norris’s activities were often characterized by spending others’ money and feeding off the misery of Fannyopteryx – in little, painful bites.

Mating Habits: Eww

(Image credits: Concavenator chasing Pelecanimimus Wikimedia; Carlton House Rose Satin Drawing Room Wikimedia; Red Shawl Wikimedia)

To enter our paleontology giveaway: Make a comment on any of the participating blog posts suggesting a #JurassicAusten dinosaur name, sharing a picture of your own Austenosaur, adding to an existing description, or simply making your thoughts known.  At the end of the event, we will enter all unique comments on the blog posts into a random drawing for a published Meryton Press book of the winner’s choice. Multiple comments will be accepted as multiple entries as long as they are each unique, don’t resemble spam, and are pertinent to the subject matter at hand.

If you’ve missed the other posts, here’s a list:

Jurassic Austen MP 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

June 14 Knightley Hunkosaurus Karen M Cox

One more #JurassicAusten post later this evening, which means one more chance to enter!

So, stay tuned and…

Good luck!


5 Responses

  1. Joy D King
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    WHAT A HOOT!!! As I read down I started feeling anxious about what might be said of Mrs. Norris’s mating habits. Phew! Well done!

    • Lee Lu
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      Lol! Besides Ew, the tyrannonorris doesn’t reproduce at all.

    • Monica P
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      Yes, I think the less said about that, the better! Haha I think she probably would just shed part of her tail and it would grow into another horrid creature. Blech!

  2. karen
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    Thanks for the comments, Lee, Monica and Joy! I don’t know dinosaurs too well, but I can certainly envision a TyrannoNorris attack 🙂

  3. Lúthien84
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    Enjoyed this post, Karen. Poor F. minima, always get pick on and bitten off by T. Acribum.

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