Common Name: Captain Wentworth
Description: N. fidelum was a remarkably fine dinosaur, with great personal advantages. In a crowd of dinosaurs, there was no mistaking him.
Range: N. fidelum thrived in marine environments worldwide, distinguishing himself by besting rival dinosaurs in war. Truly semi-aquatic, Captain Wentworth was also comfortable on land. He was most often observed in what is now southwestern England.
Behavior: Nauticolophus fidelum was a self-made dinosaur, a good leader, and a steady friend. He had an open and honest disposition, with one notable exception (see below). When not at sea, he enjoyed hunting, walking, dancing, and music. He could write excellent letters.
Mating Habits: N. fidelum found his ideal mate early in life, before he had made his fortune, and Sobriveratops convivificus (Anne Elliot) loved him in return. But because his future was uncertain in a dangerous Jurassic World, and facing a long period of separation while he would be at sea, his lady dinosaur broke off a formal attachment on the advice of a trusted elder.
After eight years, Captain Wentworth returned a rich dinosaur and was still holding a grudge. His behavior toward S. convivificus was polite, but not friendly or open. In his bitterness, he had come to believe that she had the fatal character flaw of weakmindedness, and his search for a new mate included all available females except her. He flirted openly with two youthful Musgrovia sororadons, often causing pain to Anne.
Eventually Nauticolophus fidelum noticed Anne’s steady, sweet, reasonable character again, and gave up his grudge. He wrote her a most excellent letter, and they reunited.
Image attributions: Lyme Regis coast, Spinosaurus, Sordes
Leave a comment with your “scientific” names for Anne’s advice-giving elder, or any other comment, and be entered in the Meryton Press giveaway! (Rules)
Previous Jurassic Austen dinos: