Animals are, like us, endangered species on an endangered planet,
and we are the ones who are endangering them, it, and ourselves.
They are innocent sufferers in a hell of our making.
Extinct Animals (general) -- Extinct animals often represents the primordial past out of which your present self has grown. It may also suggest something you are dealing with that is no longer alive or functioning in your life
Dicynodont -- (Mammal-like reptiles that looked something like a cross between a rhinoceros and the demon dogs from "Ghostbusters." Researchers have now found that these dicynodonts pooped in communal latrines, designated areas for depositing dung.) Trying to balance natural with socially acceptable behavior. Potting training issues.
Dinosaur,-- Ancient wisdom from the primordial, returning to the Earth and transformation within, ("sic transit gloria mundi"). A dinosaur also represents an all powerful fear. A fear that is too big to confront or so time consuming that you can't think of anything else
Carnivore Dinosaur -- Knows no fear, pursuit of prey
Omnivore Dinosaur -- Ability to be in two places at once, ability to go either way
Dodo Bird -- "So awesome, yet so extinct".Growing up in near isolation and then being overrun by others. Having no enemies until you start getting noticed. Being unjustly blamed for your own problems because people say you are stupid. “The new neighbors make life impossible and we can’t get up and fly away”
Saber Tooth Tiger -- Savage energy. Going for the throat. Facing deep primordial fear.
Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) -- The recently departed.Withdraw from the mob and walk alone for a while. (Thought to have become extinct in the 1930’s, but some zoologists have doubts about their extinction) . Accepting and embracing the unknown. Moving between past, present and future. Knowing the secrets of rock caves
Tetrapod -- (The proverbial "fish out of water," prehistoric tetrapods were the first four limbed vertebrates to climb out of the sea and colonize dry land, a key evolutionary transition that occurred somewhere between 400 and 350 million years ago. Their descendants, include all living and extinct amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.) A pioneering explorer; boldly going where no one has gone before. Geneology.
Thylacoleo (Australian Marsupial Lion) --
Wooly Mammoth -- (In the legends of the arctic peoples it was believed to be a large, burrowing monster who died when it saw sunlight) The use of ancient medicines. Freezing food for much later use.