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.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ornithomimid Strip Club

Not to take away from Metazoica, but this is something that has been annoying me for a while. Since the beginning of the 21st century (give or take a few months or years), we have known that all maniraptoran dinosaurs were covered in feathers, whether it be the fluffy down of Sinosauropteryx or the surprisingly bird-like plumage of the dromaeosaurs. So, everyone started to draw their dinos with feathers, feathered theriznosaurs, feathered tyrannosaurs (though there is a whole other pet peeve associated with this), feathered raptors, etc. Except one group. Ornithomimids. Despite the fact that every other member of their clade was fluffy, paleontologists insist on drawing their ornithomimids smooth-skinned and naked. I can understand because at first Pelicanimimus, the only member of the clade with skin impressions, was thought to be smooth skinned, but when dinosaurs like Shenzousaurus were discovered, it was now known that these dinosaurs too were fluffy. So why hasn't paleoart caught up with paleontology in this case? To all the paleoartists out there, I am not blaming you, I am just confused as to why ornithomimids have been so naked for so long.

And no, this post is not about the rather odd sex lives of Megapnosaurus. That post will be coming....eventually.

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