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Q&A What anatomical changes would you need to get 1 ton ride-able rodent?

So, I've decided that in my fantasy fiction, I want to have Megabara riders. Massive Capybaras, being ridden into a battle. I've done some basic research and I came across this extinct species tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭

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Q&A anatomy or musculature to achieve full rotate jaw?

you know a jaw or mouth where the jaw full of teeth fully rotate like a drill or gear to shred their food or prey, usually show often in worm type of monster (my question is not necessary to be wor...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A biologically or anatomically is there a problem with this type of double mouth or jaws?

i am not talking about xenomorph or moray eel type of jaws or multiple mouth or lower jaw inside the mouth. but this type of mouth/jaws or i called it double chin jaws where the chin also work as ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Would a sapient being sensitive to polarized light be able to see the angle of polarization in a photograph?

Many animals have the ability to see polarized light (or rather, are sensitive to the direction of polarization), most notably birds and bees but also a wide range of other animals including cephal...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user2352714‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user2352714‭

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Q&A is it possible for quadrupedal or hexapodal flying monster to fly well while their limbs retracted?

just suddenly struck by curiosity, i vaguely remember that big quadrupedal or hexapodal (if you count the wings) animals cant fly well basically. I dont remember why, but i think it was related to ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A More Human-Like Secretary Birds

So, I am dealing with a certain trouble that I'll need a help with. In my fantasy story, there is artificially formed species (magically created, but non-magic anatomy rules apply) of "humanized" ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭

Question biology avian anatomy
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Q&A Proportions of a giant humanoid?

In a humanoid mammal, say 15-20 feet tall, how would the brain, heart, reproductive organs, facial feature and other attributes scale up? In very large mammals, the brain seems to be comparatively ...

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

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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 2y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A Anatomically correct quadrupedal arthropod?

Most arthropods have at least six legs. Some mites have four and some insects have none, but for the most part, they have six or more. What would the anatomy of a large quadrupedal arthropod be li...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Double_S‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Double_S‭

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Q&A How large can an animal's eye realistically get?

The largest eye in the world belongs to the giant squid, which has eyes up to 27 cm in diameter (some reports from the 1800s say 40 cm). Extinct ichthyosaurs also had very large eyes, 20-30 cm in d...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A How would head shaping affect the ligament attachments of a gorillas skull?

After researching many head shaping cultures like the Paracas and proto Nazca it seems there is no adverse affects beyond physical. What would the affects be on a gorilla? Would it be able to funct...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭

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Q&A How could a humanoid species with non-retractable claws strike someone with a fist/closed hand gesture?

In my story there are a species of humanoid bipeds (i.e., two arms, two legs) that have a more-or-less human arm anatomy but differ in having non-retractable claws instead of nails on all five fing...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user2352714‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user2352714‭

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Q&A Advantages of Bowlegs in Humanoid Species

In an Earth-like planet filled with humanoid creatures (upright, two legs, two arms, head, etc.) the inhabitants have evolved to grow bowlegs. The question is why? What advantage would it bring...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by bio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by bio‭

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Q&A Online Anatomy Creator/Maker..?

I was wondering if there's some sort of online anatomy creator or maker? I'm wanting to make a model of a modified human body... is there some sort of anatomy creator that allows you to add organs ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by WhimsyDoesIt‭

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Q&A Creature that increases its own lifespan by killing other animals

An intelligent creature who's natural life span is around 50 years in which they need to feed to not die of starvation after which they naturally die. But killing other beings of their own species...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kay‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kay‭

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Q&A Through Uterus/Reproductive System

Early life, and many modern organisms have what we call 'blind guts'. Food enters and exits via the same opening. However, that is inefficient and has been widely replaced with 'through guts'. Fo...

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

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Q&A what modifications or methods need for flying monster to withstand thunderstorm?

so i want to create a monster that dwell or fly inside thunderstorm as their defense mechanism, though they do goes down to get food, i want to know what method or modifications need for creature t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A 2 elbowed forelimbs: advantageous or detrimental?

On plain Pilar forest biome of planet X, you have mostly 3 types of vertebrates: those who burrow under the ground those who run through the widely separated trees those who live above ground le...

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

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Q&A What is the most effective location for spinnerets in a vertebrate?

In the large pillar forests of planet x, a group of vertebrates, in order to hunt down the fast climbing creatures that inhabit their habitat, rather than developing speed as well, went on another ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ProjectApex‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ProjectApex‭

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Q&A Can You Evolve a Second Pair of Pectoral Muscles Without The Need for Flight?

Somewhere on DeviantArt, there is an insightful tutorial by someone named "Uzlo" on how to create anatomically believable angels. Among the instructed details is the possibility of developing a se...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Old brain inside young body

You are 70 years old but you look 50, this because you have always maintained good health, mentally and physically. After experimenting with various clones before, you decide it's time for you to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kay‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kay‭

Question anatomy
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Q&A Question on Creature Locomotion Ratios

I am considering a mid to large sized creature, the loping quhambo. Maybe eight to ten palms at the whithers and maybe five stone in weight. It is a proboscidean mammal of some sort, though quite ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by elemtilas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by elemtilas‭

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Q&A Could a creature use both infrasound and ultrasound?

I was thinking of a creature that uses ultrasound to echolocate and infrasound to communicate with its species. The current idea is a dog-like creature that hunts in packs, due to a large avian pr...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A How would digitigrade fingers work?

So... I'm fiddling with Yet Another Bipedal Digitigrade Species. There is tons of material on the legs, but seemingly not so much on the hands. Short Version So... I'm wondering; is it possible t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Matthew‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A Anatomically Correct Kappa

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Kappa are creatures from Japan said to lurk in rivers and lakes. They are described as small humanoids resembling a cross between a monkey,...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dabantam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Dabantam‭

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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 4y ago by Horik‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Horik‭

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Q&A Evolutionary advantage for recurve fang in dragons

In medieval times, news of dragons attacking the outskirts of the villages is flooding in. The King is losing patience. According to witnesses, these dragons can lift cows and occasionally elephant...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Anatomy of a walking octopoid

I have some alien creatures which are essentially land-going octopoids somewhat larger than humans. Tentacles not being a good form of propulsion on land, they have rudimentary 'legs' with one bone...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by David Hambling‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by David Hambling‭

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Q&A Would cold-blooded dragon be suitable for flying?

I am designing a cold-blooded dragon about the size of a house cat with a wingspan of 3 metres from tip to tip. It will climb on top of rocks at noon when there is ample sunlight overhead. I need i...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Arachnid fingers

Is there a way arachnids legs could have finger like appendages at their ends in a way that makes sense for their structure and wouldn't look like a cheesy design? This creature wouldn't be insect...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Humanoid hummingbird

I was wondering what anatomy would allow a humanoid creature, where the height of the body is around 4 feet tall, to be able to fly like a hummingbird. I have read that scaling up a hummingbird ev...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Ideal torture machine: The Anatomizer

I have read in a book review of "Fallen Angels" that a high-tech torture machine, which "administers drugs and medical attention while busy cracking teeth, flaying skin and breaking bones" and "ren...

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

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Q&A Would an anti-gravity organ allow kaiju to avoid cube-square problems?

It is (around here, anyway) quite well known that science does not allow the existence of kaiju, mainly because of the cube-square law. bones rip themselves out To my understanding, this boils do...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mark Gardner‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mark Gardner‭

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Q&A Digestive system of the "Ultimate Omnivore"

I'm designing a creature that is supposed to be able to eat "basically anything", within the realm of plausibility for what is essentially an organic creature. Its digestive system can be as compli...

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

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Q&A Retractable claws in otherwise human-like hands?

Consider a race of humanoid, winged tree-dwellers. They can fly and generally spend most of their time either in the air or climbing around their tree-homes in the upper reaches of a forest. In ord...

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

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Q&A Could powered exoskeletons enable humans to fly?

I have seen people saying that humans can't fly even with wings because our arm muscles aren't strong enough. Given that one of the uses of powered exoskeletons is to increase strength, would th...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ajnatorix Zersolar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ajnatorix Zersolar‭

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Q&A How large can a flying insect get and still be able to walk upside down?

Given the perfect environment, denser atmosphere, oxygen rich, maybe lower gravity, how large can a flying insect get and still be able to walk upside down on a surface? This question starts to ta...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Which of these options is more achievable for a biological creature?

I have an alien species similar to a caterpillar, the original idea was that the creature could eat different materials, digest them then combined with a very sticky liquid created in its body, it ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Could a unicorn species have the horn as its male genital?

I want to make my unicorns use the horn as their male genital. Is it biologically possible to put the genital on their head? I know there are many strange genital locations for animals, for example...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Perissodactylian Cetaceans

Perissodactyla is an order of mammals consisting currently of the seventeen species of horses, rhinoceroses and tapirs. Usually, any clade is connected by a coupling of genetics and physical morph...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Land running Octopoid anatomy

This question is based off videos of octopi running using their tentacles curled under and their body raised from the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23qzi88k3aM I saw this question Anato...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Design Criteria for non humanoid aliens anatomy

I am trying to find out if I have thought of the correct anatomy requirements for designing non humanoid alien species. I am designing as many different biological species as I can with the aim of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

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Q&A Is it inevitable for tiny humans to have very high pitched voices?

Let's say there's a humanoid species that are essencialy humans but tiny, around 13cm tall. As their vocal chords are smaller they would have high pitched voices, but could that effect be minimized...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Onix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Onix‭

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Q&A Does this gular sac design work?

I'm designing a species of tiny humanoids. They are about 13cm tall. Normally that would make them have very high pitched voices but I want them to be able to also speak in a lower pitch. Siamang...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Onix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Onix‭

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Q&A Boron based life- blood

I've been working on the anatomy of my boron based life using alternative biochemistry. But I've recently came across a problem that I can't solve on my own. In oxygen breathing life on earth, the ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Wither Fang136‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Wither Fang136‭

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Q&A What anatomy would a human-like character need in order to produce in its body and spit/spray from the mouth a variety of liquids?

I want a character to be able to spit/spray from the mouth many different liquids created within the body. Liquids would include a strong acid, flammable liquid, strong poison/nerve agent, a stick...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RandySavage‭

Question biology anatomy
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Q&A Why would a creature only have feathers on its back?

I have a new creature from my complex remembered dreams. It's skin color is a dark color similar to the skin of a Silkie chicken. The thing I saw in the dream also has white feathers. It's body is...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭

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Q&A Anatomically correct multiarmed humanoids

Humanoids with more than 2 pairs of arms weren't an unknown concept in human culture. From ancient mythology, there are the hundred-armed Hekatoncheires (who have their own thread here) and six-arm...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by MarqFJA87‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MarqFJA87‭

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Q&A How can human biology be built to allow consistent usage of 100% of the body's muscles without wear and tear?

The island of Themascryia is a nation of amazons, an all-female race that spend their lives training for battle. They are currently under siege by foreign invaders. This army comes from a powerful ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Incognito‭