Atlas is a Navigator, an original species of mine.
Navigators are crocodilians/alligators with a nack for exploring and navigating the globe! They always carry around at least one bag or satchel filled with cool and interesting trinkets and finds from their journeys. They have large fairy-like wings made of energy and magic. Most Navigators tend to stay far inland in groups and trading communities.
There are many many different kinds, however.
Atlas is a Shipwreck Navigator! Shipwreck Navigators love to soar over the ocean and shorelines looting shipwrecks and sea caves. Atlas carries around many different bags on his back with tons of fantastical things he finds on his journeys. He has several different jars of sand from different beaches hanging from his bags, as well as different kinds of bird feathers and beads. Around his neck he has a strap with large shark and dragon teeth, as well as a few jars of honey for a lazy afternoon snack.
Navigators are a VERY STRICTLY closed species.