Family: Pseudoankylosuchidae (False fused crocodiles)
At the end of the Holocene, the rampant industrial activities of human industry caused large portions of the polar ice caps to melt, raising the global sea level for thousands of years and flooding huge sections of formerly dry flatlands, among them being large portions of the Amazon river basin. Many formerly terrestrial animals were forced to adapt to an aquatic existence with this new environmental change, and several descendants of those aquatic creatures live on today in the Xenocene, with the most successful among them being the dillodiles.
As the name implies, dillodiles are descended from the nine-banded armadillos of the Xenocene, armored generalists that were known for their surprising skill at swimming. When sea levels rose, the armadillos took to the water with ease, with fossil forms including burly shellfish-eaters, immense manatee-like herbivores, and even a strange nearly blind long-snouted form tha