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Q&A Most efficient actinopterygian jaw structure?

Ray-finned fishes have a variety of interesting and complex jaw structures. Here is the skeleton of an anglerfish Here is the skull of another actinopterygian I am designing a large (roughly...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A How would hands or hand-like appendages evolve from ray-finned fishes?

Tetrapods evolved fingers from the inner-bones of the fins of lobe-finned fish, could hands ever evolve from ray finned fishes if they were to become fully terrestrial, from a mud skipper ancestor?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Double_S‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Double_S‭

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Rigorous Science Could an animal evolve iridescent horns that appear metallic like chrysina resplendens' chitinous exoskeletons?

Sort of two questions here, but very related. One about whether a mammal-like animal could evolve to have a chitinous endoskeleton, I guess. Then a question of whether, if they grow horns, that ske...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by LukasExemplar‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by LukasExemplar‭

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Q&A Would it be possible for a humanoid organism to have bones made of a crystal like quartz or diamond rather than apatite?

Starting at the most basic of theoretical questions, is it chemically possible for these minerals to be deposited by an organic enzyme? I'm particularly interested in diamond because it's pure carb...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Horik‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Horik‭

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Q&A Dr. Frankenbull's Problem: How To Tell Aurochs From Bison

The mad scientist community is...mad, to put it kiddie-appropriately. Their logic has the tendency to make 0% sense 100% of the time (provided, of course, that they ever bring it up.) So you can ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Is it be possible for creatures to make use of other metals, besides or in conjunction with calcium or chitin, as part their endo or exo-skeleton?

Hypothetically there is a large-ish planet, which is extremely dense due to its high metal content. This planet has relatively high gravity as a result. The fauna and flora have adapted to the high...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Luck‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Luck‭

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Q&A Segmented Endoskeleton

I have a primarily marine creature that needs to be able to move around effectively outside of water yet still be extremely flexible. My idea is having an anatomy based largely on bony disks simila...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Thalassan‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Thalassan‭

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Q&A What sort of hip bone is required for quadrupedal animals to locomote on their hind legs?

I am designing a creature that is quadrupedal but can run after prey on its hind legs. What kind of hip bone would allow for the excess stress to be put on it during bipedal locomotion? The animal ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by MintySoftboi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by MintySoftboi‭

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Q&A Could a medium sized mammal in the order carnivora evolve to be bipedal?

In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (and a few others), we meet a bipedal raccoon known as Rocket (who I am aware did not evolve to be bipedal, but I am using him as an example). I honestly love t...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by John Lewis‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by John Lewis‭

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Q&A Is there really no realistic way for a skeleton monster to move around without magic?

One of the solutions I think is making the muscle go inside the bone, something look like an exoskeleton creature. either mechanical or organic making the artificial muscle developed inside the mar...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A How long would it take a body to decay and the bones to fall to the ground from a tree?

Death occurs in extremely high humidity and an average temperature of 23 C (~75 F), both of which continue for six weeks. At that time, temperature begins to fall over the course of eight weeks to...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Stephen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Stephen‭

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Q&A Effects of a ferret-like spine/ribcage on bipedal posture, possible leg lengths/proportions?

I was recently redesigning some mostly hominid Aliens I designed a long time back in high school and felt were a little lackluster, and since they were already Tall, Wiry, and vaguely Shambolic-Loo...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by BonnetBee‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by BonnetBee‭

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Q&A Chitin vs. Bone

I am interested in the concept of a chitin endoskeleton (rather than exoskeleton). In the role of a humanoid internal structural skeletal system, how would chitin compare to bone? Would it be as s...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Yardbird‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Yardbird‭

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Q&A If a human had metal bones that were completely inflexible, would this cause any ill effects?

I've got a subspecies of human, Homo Volantes, that has been designed to live both in zero-G and in surface gravity. Several adaptations have been made, one of them including the replacement of fra...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sydney Sleeper‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Sydney Sleeper‭

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Q&A Alternative skeleton material for an Earth-like planet

On earth, the skeletons of Osteicthyes and all their descendants are made of a mixture of collagen and calcium. We can do this because Earth contains food sources for all these animals containing v...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A Would a floating clavicle be useful in arboreal humanoids?

My race of arboreal humanoids has limb proportions very similar to those of a human apart from their slightly lengthened arms. They are already quite strong, and I'm hoping to add to their flexibi...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Cas‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Cas‭

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Q&A Amoeba Skeletal Structure

So I am making these giant(human sized) amoeba-like aliens and to have something this big it requires a skeleton to maintain shape and to support its body but also needs to be flexible so it can do...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Can human body systems be implemented into a robot [Muscular + Skeletal systems]

This is the first question in a series that I have (that follows the human organ systems). This question deals specifically with the use of the muscular and skeletal systems in a robot. Since they ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Matt Woodspirit‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Matt Woodspirit‭

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Q&A Gorilla + Orangutan = The Best of Both Worlds

In the great apes, there are two worlds--ground and treetop. Representing the ground is the largest primate on Earth, the genus Gorilla. Representing the treetops is genus Pongo, the orangutan. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by JohnWDailey‭