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.

The Trelatebrates, Specific to the Metazoic

This is the one group that is specific only to the Metazoic. They also dominate the Metazoic era with their grace and unique beauty. This group is descended from elephant shrews. The group is comprised of mammals that have complex and varied lifestyles, from tiny grass eaters to the largest predatory mammals ever to evolve on land. They range in size from the tiny Dendromillops to the giant Cervilecticula. All species have hooves, like modern ungulates, of one kind or another. All have long legs and are great runners. The appearance varies, Dendromillops somewhat resembles the modern elephant shrews, but lives in the trees. The deinognathids are quite a largely varied group as well. Some species are deer-like, while others are bipedal, kangaroo-like animals. But all deinognathids are carnivorous. One species, Feresetta, is a small and very light-weight deinognathid with elongate toes like modern jacanas. They also gave rise to the family of other small, jacana-like mammals, the lily-walkers.

The entire group, Trelatebrata, is made up of 4 superfamilies:

Therapedoidea (contains the families Therapedidae, Cerosidae, Choerocaballidae, Immanidae,
Aquatragulidae and Pasceridae)

Deinognathoidea (contains the families Deinognathidae, Jacanatheriidae, and Pelargidae)

Megacolloidea (contains the families Megacollidae and Diplonearidae)

Ungulascelidoidea (contains the family Ungulascelididae)

Most species are large, but as stated before, there are some small and delicate species. The trelatebrates are so named because both males and females have 3 vents, and no external testes. The reproductive tract is separate from the urinary tract as females only come into estrous one day out of the year, and there is no chance of the valuable sperm being lost, killed or voided in the urinary tract. In the Deinognathoids the teeth are serrated and actually peg-shaped. In the large species, like Deinognathus, the teeth are made for crushing, not necessarily tearing, though they are quite effective at tearing off chunks of meat. In the omnivorous species, as those in the Therapedoidea, the jaws are powerful, but the teeth are flat and made for grinding vegetation, with sharp incisors for ripping. The tail is long and thick and used to counterbalance the head, and also to help the animal keep it's balance when running, particularly for the bipeds.

Another Branch in the Family Tree

There is another branch in the Metazoic family tree left by the elephant shrews that is distantly related to the therapeds. They are not within the order Trelatebrata, but represent their own orders. They are groups of mammals known by the collective name "sinecrus". These animals also descended from elephant shrews, but took a very different turn from the trelatebrates. They take the place of cetaceans in many cases. Most are present in the Pacific Ocean, and Batavia. The Batavian Islands seem to be the home point for sinecrus. They inhabit all wetland habitats, from the surrounding ocean to small lakes and streams. On the islands themselves, there are 3 varieties, there is a horned variety with tusks that extend through the snout, a carnivorous variety that lives like modern crocodiles, and a vegetarian variety that lives like modern manatees. All have long foreflippers and the hind legs are reduced to tiny sized flippers that are virtually useless. The tail swings side-to-side as in fish, rather than up and down like whales. Most are small to medium sized creatures, the largest sinecru on the Batavian Islands measures 10 feet in length. The sinecrus that live in the ocean it's self can get considerably bigger, some as big as 22 feet long.

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