How should I go about mentioning different animal species in my novel? Should I just refer to them by name and have that be that? Or would that be frustrating to the readers? If it helps, most animals aren't too different. There are Bullhawks (similar to an ostrich but a bit more bulky), Oksoars (Larger versions of yak), Synthedons (cow sized lizards), and Tigerwolves (orange wolves with black stripes). There are a few different animals though. There are these things called Rimwalkers (giant lizards with six spider like legs), and Skyraptors (a scaled down version of a dragon, i.e. no firebreathing, wings serve as front legs) Any insight is more than appreciated!