Macromelanophallus graviterqueSpecies: Macromelanophallus graviterqueMacromelanophallus graviterque by Leggurm
Common Name/s: Great-member Bowerbeest
Size: 3.7-4.2m long; males genitals add an additional 3.5-3.7m, 2-2.4m tall at the shoulder
Habitat: Savannah's in central and eastern Pizcuetaland
This ridiculously endowed anadactyl is one of the most impressive, and at times intimidating and dangerous, animals on Gaia. The males incredibly muscular deep black genitals are almost or even just as long as their bodies. Males use their impressive genitals to construct their bowers, paired towers of branches propped against each other between 5 and 6m tall and spaced between 3 and 4m apart. Males display to females by standing between these two towers, raising their genitals so that they are vertical and holding them up for as long as possible. Pairs stay together until they've raised their offspring have reached maturity, at which points the parents separate and will find new partners next mating season.
The males use their genitals to defend themselves and t
Trimorphopus mantisuchusSpecies: Trimorphopus mantisuchusTrimorphopus mantisuchus by Leggurm
Common Name/s: River Thing, Xenodile, Leaping Biologist’s Jest
Size: 2-3.5m long
Habitat: Rivers and lakes in western Petria
When the first reports of this bizarre animal reached the scientific community it was met with much skepticism and ridicule. An animal that lived like a crocodile, jumped like a frog and caught prey with Praying Mantis like arms? The mockingly dubbed “Courtney’s Chimaera”, named after Isabel Courtney, the scientist who made the initial report, and the scientists who pursued its existence were regarded as a joke. It wasn't until 27 years later that concrete evidence of T. mantisuchus, the only aquatic onychocheiran, was produced.
Its body is very similar to earth crocodiles, albeit with waterproof fur instead of scales and a short paddle like tail. Its anterior limbs are Mantis like affairs, each hand bearing a single large claw with spikes on the inner side. These are always folded against its body except
Bamboo-eating BooralThe Bamboo–eating Booral (Bambusitherium austroailuropodoides) is a species of Booral native to the tropical forests of north-eastern Australia. It is smaller than most Boorals, being only 1.6m tall at the shoulder, and even more unusually is solitary. As its name suggests it feeds entirely on Bamboo branches, leaves and stems. They do not have territories and instead wander nomadically in search of food, water and shelter, and males and females may mate if they cross paths. Females give birth a single joey which she raises by herself. They have the longest claws of any Booral, which they will use to defend themselves from predators, displaying them by standing erect on its hind legs and holding its arms out. Its sides, chest, arms, neck and head are red while the rest of its body is orange with thin vertical white stripes.Bamboo-eating Booral by Leggurm
Ahab's LeviathanAhab’s Leviathan (Magnifipisces ahabia); also called the Great White Leviathan, the Ghost Leviathan and the Moonskin Leviathan, is the largest species of cetidont, a title which was previously held by the Emerald Leviathan, reaching lengths of 47-50m. During the day Ahab’s Leviathans feed on plankton at depths of up to 2,200m, and when night falls they follow the plankton up to the surface, where they also feed on krill. Though they are cosmopolitan, they are most commonly seen in arctic and Antarctic waters. They are the longest living animal of the Allocene and can live for up 600 years.Ahab's Leviathan by Leggurm
Life of Serina ~ 5 Million Years PE5 Million Years Post-EstablishmentSheather888
The brief age of insect dominion begins to wane as a growing diversity of birds begin to displace them.
Five million years after the first canary birds were freed upon a world of endless grassland and meadow, the world of Serina has already undergone several major transformations. It did not take long for the prairie grasses that initially covered the world to be pushed back by their distant relatives, the hard-wooded bamboo, as they rapidly spread and shaded the world of a world which offered them no competition. Among the fastest growing of all plants, they spread and filled in a world otherwise without trees at a phenomenal rate, by now growing in dense and often mono-cropped thickets from pole to pole wherever sufficient soil moisture allows, leaving expansive grasslands only where precipitation is too minimal for the growth of bamboo woodland. The domain of the leaf-cutter ant, innumerable billions of these insects still scurry in