Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2 New Families Posted!

I was busy last night, but managed to find the time to post up a couple new families. Both in the pentadactyl order. One is the eared (or "paddle-finned") sea monkeys, and the other is the apes. I changed the apes from scaly apes to simply Metazoic apes. Having seen some programs about what is possible in evolution, scaly apes just seemed so useless. So I changed them to simply apes. Though traction scales on the feet of Phobocebus was not too bad an idea. But then it'd lose a lot of it's character. Might do more harm than good to the animal. The eared sea monkeys have remained the same as they always were though. I even updated their info. Before I noticed I said the Metazoic apes were descended from modern gibbons. While that would be a good idea, I thought it'd be better to have the apes start from scratch in the Metazoic. The apes of the Metazoic do not have very human-like characteristics, and kept their tails. Because they are attracted sexually to each other's faces, not their rears. Though the species in the sub-family Monaciinae are still tailless. The opposite goes for the "other half" of the family with the Urosimiinae. Apes of the future also never develop the swollen genitals because there is no need to. During the 'rut', males develop color in their faces to advertise their dominance, much like modern mandrills. When a female is ready to breed, her face also changes color from bright red to lavendar, depending on the species. Then the males take them up on the offer. To view their page, go here: http://www.metazoica.com/apes.html

The eared sea monkeys are the predecessors of the earless sea monkeys, and as you will notice they have large flippers, small ears and diamond-shaped tails. Unlike the streamlined earless sea monkeys. Eared sea monkeys are slower swimmers and rely more on stealth to capture prey. Some even take prey from the land. To view their page, go here: http://www.metazoica.com/eared.html

With the completion of these 2 groups, my Pentadactyls page is almost done.

5 comments:

Pavel I. Volkov said...

From which modern apes your Arbrariel inherited its prehensile tail?

Timgal said...

No modern apes. But Metazoic lemurs.

Metalraptor said...

It does make a bit more sense to have Metazoic "apes" descended from baboons that perhaps secondarily lost their unusual rump features, and now only use the naked rump as a pad to sit upon, but hey, they're your "apes".

Timgal said...

Well, distantly related to lemurs. I wanted to start over from scratch in the Metazoic.

Metalraptor said...

You could start over from scratch with any of the cercopithecids. Except for the members of Papionini, those have those butts you don't like.