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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Done Transferring Pages

Hello again everyone! I am done transferring all the pages. Now, I am working on the Meet The Mammals section. That section is going to take the longest to complete. You all will notice I don't have the pull-down menus on those pages anymore. Now, I just list the mammals' names. I will soon be working on a book that will have more extensive info about the animals' lives, but the new checklist is up and running. I adjusted the setting so it can be viewed by anyone. Last night, I realized someone tried to view it and couldn't without my permission. I didn't want that!! It should be available to everyone!! It's growing and I am getting closer and closer to my goal of 5000 mammals listed. After that, I want to work towards getting a goal of 10,000 mammals listed for the Metazoic. As long as it took me to reach the goal I am at now, to reach a goal of 10,000 mammals is going to take downright forever!! But I think it can be done.

Well, bear with me in the Meet the Mammals section, as that one is going to take a while to complete. I first want to get up all the drawings I have completed already, and then I have been asked to work on the gerbbucks next. But I want to get up what I have already done. It could take months to get to the gerbbucks, as I had already begun another group before I was asked to do the gerbbucks. So, I want to complete that group before I get to the gerbbucks. But I will get to them. Keep your eyes on the Meet the Mammals page. Each time one is completed and put up, you will see their family name turn into a clickable link. Please be patient with me, as I am working on all this alone and I want to have the pics looking good before I put them up. Each one needs to at least tell a story of some kind about that animal's lifestyle. But all-in-all, the pages are done being transferred. And I will continue to post more updates as I can.

4 comments:

Gray N Stanback said...

Have you thought of making a checklist for the non-mammals, like the bird ideas I came up with?

TimGal said...

I haven't done it yet. You might have to send me your bird ideas again, they were probably lost when I deleted my old Metazoic email.

Gray N Stanback said...

They were these. Some are my own, some are details about ones you created:

Parapsitaccidae (Paries and lorrots)
Parrots still exist in the Metazoic. In fact, they are one of the few diurnal flying bird groups still around, since the jaws and teeth of bats have not yet evolved a way to rival the crushing force of their powerful beaks, making their niche secure. However, they have competition in the form of these descendants of the finch family. Essentially the temperate northern-hemisphere equivalents of parrots, Parapsitaccids have a similar diversity.

Titanochionidae (Snoas) Descended from our modern sheathbills, these are the largest animals on the Antarctic continent. There are virtually no mammals here, so in the Metazoic Antarctica--which now has forested areas-- has become a land of birds. Snoas are massive flightless herbivores, eating forest vegetation. They are themselves eaten by Horror-birds (see below) and by eagle-like skua descendants.

Nocturdidae (Night thrushes) Bats may dominate the flying niches during the day, but these little songbirds, descended from flycatchers, rule the night. Most are about the size of a robin, and there are hundreds of species found worldwide. They are not very colorful, but their songs are a common part of the nighttime chorus.

Deinopsittacidae (Scavenger Parrots)
Remember those parrot descendants that I mentioned earlier? Well, this family encompasses most of them. It's centered in Australia and New Zealand, although one species, the turkey-sized flightless Apteropsittacus, inhabits the Metazoic's bastion of the birds, Antarctica. With their ancestor being the Kea of New Zealand, they are fierce, scrappy, and above all, intelligent--possibly to a level rivaling primates . . .

Ambulaquilidae (Stilt-eagles)
There's only one genus in this family, Ambulaquila, and it is descended from the modern serpent-eagles. It switched from flying to terrestrial stalking as a means of hunting its chief prey, snakes. However, it its not averse to mammals and flightless birds, and it nests in trees to keep its eggs out of reach of predators.

Arpazornithidae (Horror Birds)
In the Metazoic, not many creatures, especially non-mammals, can go toe-to-toe with the deinognathids as the supreme predators. One group that succeeds is the Arpazornithids, the so-called "horror birds." In many ways their evolution mirrors that of the deinognatids, since they evolved from a small, unspecialized ancestor, namely the roadrunners. They prey voraciously on mammals and birds, and are are among the top predators in their ecosystems--even deinognathids leave them alone!

TimGal said...

OK good. Got any species you wish to add? Let me know. I haven't been working very much on the birds, as I've mostly been concentrating on the mammals portion. I can make a page devoted to birds specifically, and add this to it, along with the beginnings of a checklist.