Thanator (Palulukan in Na'vi) is a large hexapodal land predator that is believed, by the RDA, to be the apex land predator. It is scientifically known as Bestiapanthera ferox.. It is black with white fleshy skin under each hand. Its appearance is similar to a panther;. The Thanator has ten sensory quills connected to six pads at the rear of the skull that flare up before it attacks its prey.Movie AVATAR.