The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by gestaltist » Fri 17 Apr 2015, 11:26

Prinsessa wrote:I know. :d Been reading lots and lots. And watched some videos too. It's really interesting.
That is very good. I will have someone to call me on my BS when I start posting my conbiology. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 17 Apr 2015, 20:52

Wow. What a powerful vibe!

In my cycle of tales that take place on Tirga, my main "army of minions" are called the Graevels, and the are a kind of ogrish being, whose visage looks like something between a hellacious gorgonopsid (like the kinds Robert Bakker drew in his Dinosaur Heresies) and Uncle Deadly from the Muppets Or King Ploobis of Gorch, if you ever had caught him on those weird "Land of Gorch" Muppet sketches on the earliest episodes of SNL .

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-diCNhqO06EI/T ... kaweau.jpg

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.eZxSXd ... 9&rs=0&p=0

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sZ9Dl7SZqiU/T ... nk%2B1.jpg



Gorgonopsids = [+1]
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Xonen » Fri 29 May 2015, 20:34

So I recently came up with the idea of perhaps introducing white plants to my tentative conworld project. Then last night I was browsing Wikipedia and discovered that the saying holds true even for conbiology: whatever "original" idea you can think of, chances are the natural world already does it, except weirder. Behold:

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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 01 Jun 2015, 20:57

Ooh! Indian Pipes!!! Very nice!

How about Ghostwort (Cryptothallus mirabilis, an achlorophyllous liverwort)

Or any of these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_my ... hic_genera

:!:
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Sun 14 Jun 2015, 04:06

For all you Cycad-lovers out there,

I present to you
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http://price.coldplant.com/uploadfile/c ... oensis.jpg


Cycas debaoensis
(!)
[<3] those graceful, bamboo-like fronds!


Just gimme a greenhouse with some of these, some Wollemias, Bunya Bunyas, Ginkgos, Equisetum giganteum, Equisetum telmateia, Lycopodium cernuum, Lygodium [insert species], ginormous Matteuccia struthiopteris, and just lemme percolate for, oh, 140 million years [B)]
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Keenir » Fri 19 Jun 2015, 08:35

Sloths (all species), thylacines, lungfish (all species), and monkey-puzzle trees.
(coolest)
Lambuzhao wrote:Just gimme a greenhouse with some of these, some Wollemias, Bunya Bunyas, Ginkgos, Equisetum giganteum, Equisetum telmateia, Lycopodium cernuum, Lygodium [insert species], ginormous Matteuccia struthiopteris, and just lemme percolate for, oh, 140 million years [B)]
I think a greenhouse museum in Saudi Arabia beat you to it...though not by many years.
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 19 Jun 2015, 09:00

I knew Kew Gardens had their Evolution House for mebbe 20 years,

http://gardenbreizh.org/photos/AberBenn ... 69066.html
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4073/4911 ... 94f8_z.jpg

(I think they closed it down until 2018 for remodeling - I hope they're keeping it)



but...

http://www.popsci.com/environment/artic ... assic-park

[O.O] :!:

Holy Hannah!
I am sooooo there!
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Sun 21 Jun 2015, 15:41

Just considered this.

Would it have been any better, safety wise,

to have built Jurassic Park in the middle of a (big) desert, instead of on an island?
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by qwed117 » Sun 21 Jun 2015, 18:41

Lambuzhao wrote:Just considered this.

Would it have been any better, safety wise,

to have built Jurassic Park in the middle of a (big) desert, instead of on an island?
No, no, no. Triassic World was essentially a desert. Cretaceous World was a Savannah. Cretaceous=MFTREX, Triassic=RAPTORS
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 25 Nov 2016, 18:40

( *Zōiōn nekuia, animalia apparescento!* )

I think this thread was originally intended for 'real' animals...


...but I just have to say word about the Image Cuyancúa


https://arescronida.files.wordpress.com ... =450&h=167

Me gusta mucho! [:D]

(BTW - did we ever make a favorite fantasy animal/plant thread? ) :wat: :wat: :wat:
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 25 Nov 2016, 19:34

I wish the set-animal was real, it's my favourite:
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Image Ӯсцӣ (Onschen) [ CWS ]
Image ʾEšd Yatvṛḵažaẇ (Vrkhazhian) [ WIKI | CWS ]
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by elemtilas » Fri 25 Nov 2016, 22:27

Lambuzhao wrote:(BTW - did we ever make a favorite fantasy animal/plant thread? ) :wat: :wat: :wat:
Here.
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 26 Nov 2016, 20:32

Ahzoh wrote:I wish the set-animal was real, it's my favourite:
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How not?

But... your wish was Speculative Evolution's command:
http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/w ... :_Eutheria
http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/w ... Seteh2.jpg

[:D]

PS:
I just learned that the Sut (Setech occultus) has a cousin:

http://desorages.deviantart.com/art/Tap ... -441251527

Tapirocaprus dendrodigitus

Someone needs to steampunk evo\devo a herd of these bad-boys. Pronto.
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by elemtilas » Sat 26 Nov 2016, 21:25

Lambuzhao wrote:But... your wish was Speculative Evolution's command:
http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/w ... :_Eutheria
http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/w ... Seteh2.jpg

[:D]

PS:
I just learned that the Sut (Setech occultus) has a cousin:

http://desorages.deviantart.com/art/Tap ... -441251527

Tapirocaprus dendrodigitus
Looks a little like this guy. Probably unrelated, though!
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 26 Nov 2016, 21:48

Lambuzhao wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:I wish the set-animal was real, it's my favourite:
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How not?
The set animal was akin to a canine animal with a snout and flat ears with a forked tail.
Actually, I think this is a better image:
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by elemtilas » Sun 27 Nov 2016, 02:26

Ahzoh wrote:
Lambuzhao wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:I wish the set-animal was real, it's my favourite:
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How not?
The set animal was akin to a canine animal with a snout and flat ears with a forked tail.
Actually, I think this is a better image:
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Looks like a saluki with cropped ears. They were bred in Mesopotamia and I wouldn't be surprised if the sha wasn't an early cousin of this doggie:
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Crop his ears and clip about 90% of that tail hair and you've got a dead ringer for a sha.
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by All4Ɇn » Mon 28 Nov 2016, 22:43

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Just found out about these guys [:D]

It's called the Lowland streaked tenrec and is also the only mammal known to use stridulation
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Creyeditor » Mon 28 Nov 2016, 22:57

´Looks like a pokemon [:D]
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by Sḿtuval » Tue 29 Nov 2016, 00:40

It's obviously a baby Zapdos. As long as you ignore it not being a bird.
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Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Post by All4Ɇn » Tue 29 Nov 2016, 01:14

Creyeditor wrote:´Looks like a pokemon [:D]
I was thinking the same thing when I saw it! Gonna say electric/normal type?
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