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.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Goal Set, Goal Met!

I am on top of the world! I set a goal to reach 100 new species in the Metazoic checklist by the end of this week, and it has been done!!! In fact, I have 176 new species in the checklist!!!! I also renamed some animals. For example, the Paraphocid genus, Columpiphonium, is now Eidyia. I just did this blindly, I never counted on actually reaching this goal and so soon too!! Most of the new ones are of the pteropod and rodent families, but I've also got some new species scattered everywhere.

I have the new checklist, but I am not quite through with it yet so I won't be posting it up on the site just yet. However, with this week's new line-up, I now have a grand total of 1070 genera and 3117 species of mammals listed on the checklist. A far cry from my original goal, but it's a great start! I have also created a counter on the side of this blog, which will be updated every now and then to allow all viewers a chance to see the progress. Though with this one, my goal is set at 5000. Then I will be at least halfway to my original goal of 10,000 mammal species.

9 comments:

Timothy-Donald-Morris said...

Hello,

This is Tim Morris, I thought I'd congratulate you. I'd like to say that I think it was unfair that people on SE forums were mean to you.

I must say at this juncture that I too think *some* of your animals are very fanciful. However, when one sees this in another's work, it's better to simply continue one's own work, not to blatantly exclude and persecute that individual.

I personally see it this way. Some people will approach Speculative Evolution in a wholly unified, scientific sense (like uor friend Paul Volkov, or the Speculative Dinosaur Project), and others may take the fanciful, slightly fantastic approach, which is admittedly alot more fun, and more like what Dougal Dixon did originally.

So, there's my vote of confidence, I always liked your creatures.

Timgal said...

Hey Tim, good to see you again! Thank you for your confidence. I know I am fanciful in some of my animals, but I am working around that. My partner has helped a lot in tweaking some of these animals around. But as for species count, I am moving along. Created about 14 new ones last night! :)

Pavel I. Volkov said...

Hallo, Timgal! Glad to see your work. But post more descriptions of your animals here, in blog. Or give direct links to pages including them.
I wanna ask you one thing. First of all, I met good artist from Moscow, Eugeny Hontor. He had kindly drawn some new animals for my project. You may see his pics in some chapters and in "Bestiary" of my site (look for links in my site news thread). Also his friend Leonard Popov made some pics for Neocene. And I like very much the symbol used by Eugeny Hontor for the projects in speculative biology. Here:
http://hontor.ru/publ/13
it is a page of E. Hontor's site dedicated to speculative biology links.
And here:
http://hontor.ru/photo/20-0-1199
it is a symbolic creature used by him for these projects - Blue Chimera drawn by L. Popov. I think Blue Chimera is a nice symbol for speculative biology - like something surreal made of particles of something real and existing only in dreams. I suggest it as a common symbol for sites of this kind. If you like my idea, let's place this symbol as a mark uniting our sites and let's ask other site and forum owners to do the same. Also let's place links to our sites near this symbol to make a kind of web ring of speculative biology.

Timgal said...

Paul, I think that's a good idea, if it is OK with him. (Chimera BTW, is the new name for Oreolemur). Anyway, I'd love to join in this idea too. When you get this webring started, please let me know. I'll post an announcement on here.

Timgal said...

Oops! I was wrong about Chimera!!! Scratch that! I looked back in this blog and then remembered. Sorry about that, but anyway, I love the idea.

De said...

De is Back!!!1

I have an idea for a deinognathid.

How about a relative of Spathodon that has had its incisors fused together into a giant single tooth. It has a very wide gape and sinks its tooth into the back of the prey animal. It lives in Africa at the very end of the Metazoic.
Oh question

Do animals persist after 100 MYAM because they stop there on the checklist

Timgal said...

Well, welcome back De. Good to see you again. Well, as for the deinognathid you mentioned, it does sound like an interesting idea. Though it may not be a Deinognathid. However it could be closely related. In answer to your question, animals will persist, but the 100 MYAM mark is the ending point of the Metazoic era.

Anonymous said...

Since this question seems to be so frequently asked, why not create a page or a post directly devoted to answering the question what happens 100 MYF.

Timgal said...

As soon as I can think of a way to explain it, I'll put up a post here.