Since I don't think I'll ever get published, you needn't fear my therapsids :)
Anyway, I'm not yet sure about any of the details except for the one sentient bird race for whose sake I put the whole new continent there in the first place. It's all pretty vague as of now.
There's possibly going to be a serious mixing of real-world ages, since there's the early bird thing I made up, and I'm absolutely in love with gorgonopsids... but hey, I'm not obliged to copy real earth history as it is, so long as I make up a believable alternative XD
"I'm absolutely in love with gorgonopsids..."
Isn't everyone? Writing superb apex predators like those, even from a human point of view, is lots of fun. Especially when they're hungry. Same goes for their distant cousins, the anteosaurs. One of those (a very old, very large Titanophoneus potens) presents a serious initial problem in my story.
Also, out of curiosity, are you using Inostrancevia, Gorgonops, or (most likely) a completely made-up group of the genus?
P.S. Don't think "I'll never get published." Tons of people get published. Just takes time, effort (one of my creative writing teachers claimed to have wallpapered a room with the rejection slips he received), and an interesting premise (which you certainly have.)