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, May 3, 2010

Family of the Week: The Nayzaer

The monotypic family Chaitharctidae, consists of a single species, Chaitharctos. This is the only species in this family around at the beginning of the Metazoic. These animals mostly inhabit the Arctic region. They are closely related to weasels, and evolved from the stoat. But this species is overrun by a host of larger, more powerful predators like Daspletarctos. During it's short life though, this animal ruled the Arctic. They are about the size of a wolverine, with long claws like a bear and a head that seems too big for it's body. Much like today's tasmanian devil. The legs are short, and the body is proportionately long. The tail is short and bulbous. The ears are small and triangular in shape. The eyes are somewhat large and round. They are loners, and rely mostly on their acute sense of smell to find food. Like modern stoats, these animals change colors with the seasons. During the winter they are a nice wintery white. But in the summer, they are a deep, rusty brown.

They are carnivorous animals, and feed on what ever source of meat they can find. Mostly fish, birds, bats, eggs, and especially seal pups. Though the Phocids are the last seal species to survive in the Metazoic. It is when they die off, that Chaitharctos dies off. Seal pups and fish make up a major part of their diet. After the last of the true seals die off, another descendant of weasels takes their place, the Paraphocids. But they are of no relation to Chaitharctos. This animal is active year-round. They hunt for seal pups born on the ice, and kill them with a crushing snap of their large, powerful jaws. This animal not only hunts very well, it is also an accomplished scavenger. They will often muscle in on other smaller predators, stealing their kills and chasing the rightful owner off. They battle using both their teeth and claws. The claws are not retractable, but are long, curved, and kept razor sharp.

These animals reproduce only once a year, and that is usually in the summer months. When winter rolls around, the mother often takes the babies out to show them how to hunt for their own food. Then by the following spring, they are usually out on their own. Predators are rather few, mostly the larger Daspletarctos is their worst threat. Though the tough nature of this animal makes them a difficult adversary, even a sprighty adult can be killed by the larger dog. Also among predators are Smilomys, the sabre-toothed predatory rat that inhabits the Arctic at the end of Chaitharctos's reign.

I myself have been a busy girl. I have been talking with my web designer about my animated banner for the new Metazoic site. He showed me some of the animals his animators have worked on and so far, they seem to look pretty good! They need a little more tweaking here and there, and then they will be superb! I almost cannot wait to have the new banner put up! It will be the very first time any Metazoic mammals will be seen in motion. Though it won't be the last if I have anything to say about it. By the time I am finished, the site will be a complete virtual zoo.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't they just adapt to eating Paraphocids?

Timgal said...

Outcompeted by the foxes.