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, October 9, 2016

Sabre-Tooths Revamped

It has come to my attention that I have been drawing my sabre-toothed animals all wrong lately. Someone told me that in prehistoric days, when most sabre-toothed mammals as we know them, always had some kind of protection for their elongate canine teeth. It makes sense. I mean check out the ancient marsupial known as Thylacosmilus:


Notice how the lower jaw has long folds for the canines to remain protected when the jaws are shut? This is an interesting feature, and would be good to keep the canines from breaking when the animal is relaxing. However, I found that these animals had a bite force that is weaker than that of a housecat. The reason is because their canines rooted so far back in their head that any intense pressure would have forced the roots of their teeth to put too much pressure on their brain cavity, or would have even crushed their brain. So, when creating any sabre-toothed futuristic beast, one has to take things like this in consideration.

Well, I took the concept of Thylacosmilus, as well as the cat-like Smilodon, and combined them together for one of my most famous sabre-toothed inhabitants of the Metazoic, Spathodon. This creature probably would have been much scarier than it's father species, Deinognathus. It's just the right size to prey on humans, is a sharp-eyed hunter, and has 14-24 inch long fangs, followed by a series of smaller fangs that get progressively smaller in it's jaws. So, for them, not all the pressure would be placed on the front canines. Just the initial stab. But that would be immediately followed by several pokes from the animal's post-canine teeth. They go for the throat of their prey usually. For smaller prey, they use their powerful arms to flip their prey over, and use their long canines to rip open the belly.

The canines of Spathodon would not be rooted as far into their skull as Thylacosmilus, but still rooted up into what would be their sinus cavity, which are absent in these animals. I think the disproportionately large head of Spathodon would allow plenty of growth and rooting for their elongated canines. Anyways, here is Spathodon revamped;


Notice the subtle changes. The forehead is quite more rounded and bumpier, and the lower lips extend down to cover the canines.

3 comments:

Gray N Stanback said...

Thanks for taking my suggestion into account! I hope that as you go on, we can work together to make the Metazoic a more scientifically accurate project.

Dee Timmy-Hutch-Fan said...

Thanks for contributing your ideas. I always take any suggestions to heart, I want this project to be perfect. :)

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