You guys still need links?
I've been into Cryptozoology for years now, I have ton of reference sites for it, if you do.
I'm thinking this would be quite useful for creature design. This was made by Rodrigo Vega (IRIRIV), who makes some incredible creature designs.
I'd recommend having a gander through his gallery as well.
Just a couple other stuff that I feel would be useful...
a bunch of bird skulls...
Something that might help people...
It is a random animal mixer generator. The results are at the very least amusing.
I basically used some free generator code from Seventh Sanctum/, modified it and dumped a ton of animal names in it. It is a modified version of my general Idea Machine Generator. I find these things helpful so maybe you guys do too.
It's good on ideas but bad on grammar (thanks to my shoddy coding skills).
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Found this on youtube, it is a ficticious documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel about life on other planets. Some of the creatures here are quite interesting, designed by none other than Wayne Barlowe. If you have an hour and a half to spare I recommend that you watch it!
A few pictures from National Geographic on pollinating animals, some interesting forms and colours.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/l...a/gallery.html (fast browsing)
http://dinosaurs.findthedata.org/ (fast browsing, more details like weight, height etc.)
http://www.anthrosaurs.com/ (slower browsing but a lot of details)
http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740 (brilliant site, tons of pictures, very detailed information)
http://animal.discovery.com/wild-animals (slower browsing but a lot of information)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/ (general information)
http://a-z-animals.com/animals/pictures/ (quite fast browsing, detailed information)
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/index.asp (normal browsing speed, nice information)