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The Allozoic Project
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:32:21 AM »
The Allozoic Project is something similar to the Speculative Dinosaur Project that I am designing. Anyone can create creatures for the project as long as they are plausable and realistic. The idea is to come up with descendants of modern animals for the next, and fifth, period of Earth's history: the Allozoic. The first epoch of the Allozoic is called the Neocene. I will soon post pictures of my first two creatures, the Sea Bear and the Grolar Bear. I know the Grolar Bear is already a creature but in the Neocene it becomes its own species: Ursus nanulakus. The Sea Bear is a descendant of the Polar Bear that has become fully aquatic, its scientific name is Ursus aquaticus. I hope to see some cool creatures by other members eventually :).


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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 09:36:13 AM »
It's a fun idea, I look forward to seeing your designs :)

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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 09:51:11 PM »
Thanks, I should be able to post the pictures either today or tomorrow.  Would you like to add some kind of sea creature to the project?
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:55:00 PM »
yes! I'll try and find the time.  8)

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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 11:25:47 PM »
Cool, I can't wait to see what you come up with :). Also I thought should mention that many endangered creatures such as elephants and whales are not extinct in the Allozoic, in fact they continue to thrive and diversify. As well as this, mammoths have been brought back and reintroduced to the northernmost North America, Europe, and Asia ;D.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 03:02:12 AM »
Here they are. More creatures coming soon  ;).


The grolar bear, Ursus nanulakus, is the top predator of northern North America in the Neocene. It ranges from the mountains of Oregon to the forests of Alaska where it thrives as by far the largest predatory animal on land. Grolar bears started out as a hybrid to due interbreeding between grizzly bears and polar bears in the Holocene. But after the Holocene Mass Extinction it slowly evolved into its own species. Its species name, nanulakus, comes from a mix of the Inuktitut words "Nanuk", which means polar bear, and "Aklak", which means grizzly bear. Due to starting out as a grizzly/polar bear hybrid, grolar bears can eat plants like grizzlies, but like polar bears they prefer to eat meat. The grolar's favorite prey animals are elk and moose, but it is not very picky and will even hunt down cattle, muskoxen, and bison. The only other predator it competes with is the giant cougar. While the largest modern cougar weighed nearly 300 lb, but giant cougars can weigh up to 560 lb. However, even they prefer to keep their distance from grolar bears, which can weigh between 920 and 1,290 lb. Grolar bears are typically yellowish white with brown patches around their mouth, eyes, hump, and rump.


The sea bear, Ursus aquaticus, is the direct and only descendant of the polar bear. It appears that, due to the melting ice, polar bears were forced to become aquatic. Due to the fact that polar bears sometimes needed to swim to land and had webbed paws, they were already suited to the water. The result was the sea bear. Sea bears, rather than having thick fur, have quite short fur and a lair of blubber under their skin. Their front paws have become powerful paddles that are there main source of locomotion. Their hind limbs are flippers that help with steering. Unlike the rest of their body, however, the head remains virtually the same as its ice-living ancestor. The sea bear has powerful jaws and large canine teeth that enable it to catch its prey. Its ears have become ear-holes, much like in seals. Sea bears can weigh up to 1,600 lb, 100 lb heavier than their ancestors. The claws on their front flippers enable it to climb onto ice or land if it needs to. The sea bear is the top predator of the arctic seas. Its favorite prey are baluga whales and their relatives, but it also tackles walrus and elephant seals.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 01:34:15 PM »
Really nice illustrations :)

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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 02:20:06 PM »
Great concept and fantastic drawings  :D The grolar's expression is terrific!

I think the Allozoic idea is awesome and I'll definitely try to come up with at least adequate contributions.  :-\

Although I have a couple of queries: is the human race still prevalent? And has the climate changed from the present one? I think a dramatic climate change could produce some interesting and unique species.   :o

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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 05:12:41 PM »
The climate is a little bit colder as the beginning of the Neocene as it is also the start of a new ice age. I hope to see some of your creature ideas, I'm sure they will be awesome! 8)
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 04:08:56 AM »
More creatures :).


The titan bear, Ursus giganteus, is the largest carnivorous mammal in the Neocene. Like the next largest, the grolar bear, the titan bear can eat both plants and animals but prefers flesh. Titan bears can weigh up to 2,200 lb. Titan bears are so large and powerful that they can bring down large prey. Adult mammoths and Steppe Elephants may be too large, but their calves are not. Titan bears bring down their prey by swatting it with their paws and then dispatching it with a bite to the back of the neck, breaking it. They have reddish-brown, almost russet, fur.


The ashy beluga, Delphinapterus fume, is the most common of the four species of beluga in the Neocene. They can be 6 meters long and 2,200 lb in weight. They are also the favored prey of sea bears. Ashy belugas can be distinguished from other species by their higher pitched chirps, clicks, and sqeaks. They also differ in the smoky grey coloration that gives them their name. Ashy belugas mainly hunt squid and other deep sea invertabrates. They can dive to depths of over 100 meters to find their food. Ashy belugas typically live in pods of up to nine individuals. The pods usually hunt together, enhancing the likelyhood of them catching prey.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 10:15:47 PM »
Wonderfull and impresive  ^-^.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 02:05:24 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar! The next few creatures I will be posting will be denizens of the Mammoth Steppe, which has returned due to the glaciation of the Neocene. This first one is among the most iconic mammals of the Neocene :).


The steppe elephant, Elaphas latifrons, is the second largest land mammal in the Neocene. Its size is exeeded only by a subspecies of the woolly mammoth, known as the imperial mammoth. The steppe elephant's closest relative is the indian elephant, which must've adapted to colder weather in order to take advantage of the vast dry grasslands of the Mammoth Steppe. Steppe elephants have a single lair of medium-length very dense fur and a thick layer of fat to keep them warm, unlike mammoths which have a double-coat of hair: coarse underhairs and long outer guard hairs. Their trunks are very powerful and dexterous, and are used mainly to pluck grass and shove it into their mouths. Steppe elephant teeth are well adapted to eating tough grass rather then softer leaves and shrubs. Their ears are smaller and their tails are shorter than in indian elephants in order to conserve heat. One of their most noticable features, however, are their tusks. These tusks are up to three times the length of an african elephant's tusks. But unlike the curved tusks of mammoths, steppe elephant tusks are quite a bit straighter. These tusks are used to dig for roots under the ground, but bulls, which have tusks twice as long as the females do, use them to fight rivals. Steppe elephants can weigh up to 7 tonnes.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 09:45:49 PM »
Yet again, fantastic Neocene additions and some truly superb illustrations :D The Allozoic is becoming an increasingly enticing place to explore (if only we could  ;) ).

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 10:56:30 PM »
I quite agree with you, Battatitan, it would be awesome if we were able to explore the future  ;D. Also, thank you for your compliments. More steppe animals will be coming soon. The next will be the imperial mammoth that I mentioned and a giant, grazing, steppe hare ^-^.
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 10:11:57 PM »
I now introduce The Allozoic Project Wiki ;D. I have not gotten to the creatures themselves yet, but most vertabrate orders are already up. Please check out this wiki and anyone is welcome to add their creatures straight to the wiki as soon as I approve the idea. :)
http://the-alllozoic-project.wikia.com/wiki/Life
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 09:19:38 PM »
I really like the grolar bear, but my favourite has to be the sea bear. I have always thought it would be plausible for polar bears to adapt to a melting world and evolve into a new species similar to seals.
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 03:07:57 AM »
I really like the grolar bear, but my favourite has to be the sea bear. I have always thought it would be plausible for polar bears to adapt to a melting world and evolve into a new species similar to seals.
My thoughts exactly :))! Also, sorry that I have not had a chance to update the Allozoic for so long. Hopefully I can post some reptiles soon :).
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2013, 01:48:54 AM »
I have added all the creatures posted on this thread to the wiki. Check through all the blue links on the pages to get to them. Also, Balaur, because your signature says "the weasel family has taken to the waters", you are welcome to add a marine group of mustelids to the project (maybe a kind of marine top predators that prey on sharks ;D).

Here is the starting page on the wiki:
http://the-alllozoic-project.wikia.com/wiki/Life
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 01:52:02 AM by Yutyrannus »
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Re: The Allozoic Project
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013, 02:00:26 AM »
Finally got a world map done:


And here are some new and unusual parts of the world:

Aethia is a small continent in the middle of the Atlantic. It appeared due to receeding ocean waters. Aethia is mostly a prairie environment with dense pine forests in some places. Aethia is in the Temperate Zone and gets an amount of rain similar to modern day Oregon, USA and Washington, USA.


The name of The Dead Lands says it all. It is a vast desert of sand dunes similar to the modern Sahara. Because of how far north it is this area gets a lot of snow and can have temperatures as low as -20 degrees farenheit. No plants grow here, no animals live here. It is completely lifeless. Migrating animals, even birds, are never seen anywhere near The Dead Lands.


The Asgar Mountains are a range in the east coast of West Africa. These mountains are a quite tolerable climate, similar to Hawaii. They rarely see snow and are teeming with plant and animal life. Many bizarre creatures seen nowhere else in the world have evolved here.


The Atlantian Lands are in fact the island Atlantis, which has resurfaced due to lowering sea levels. However, it is now a barren desert, sometimes called the New Sahara. Very little life lives here. The only places in the world more barren than the Atlantian Lands are Antarctica and The Dead Lands. But what life does live here is highly specialized.


Once the state in the USA known as California, the California Isle has broken off from the rest of North America. It has otherwise changed very little since the Holocene. The main differences are newly evolved animals that now live here.


East Africa is a part of Africa that has split off from the continent. It has closed off the Mediterranean Sea and is therefore connected to Europe, though still considered a separate continent. It is one of the most life-filled places in the world. It is made up of Pine Forests almost entirely, and like in the Asgar Mountains many of the animals that evolved here live nowhere else in the world.


The Glittering Sea is a part of sea where some of Indonesia used to be. It is well known for its bright blue water and huge coral reefs. This sea is teeming with more life than any other sea in the world. An immense amount of bizarre creatures live here. Its waters are heated by hot vents relatively close to the surface and is therefore a hot spot. It is the warmest sea in the world usually about 95 to 97 degrees farenheit. This heat is one of the main reasons for so much life in this region.


The Great Sapphire Lake is the last remnant of the ocean between the Americas before they collided. It has become a great freshwater lake. It is named for its bright sapphire-colored waters. Many types of animal live here including lake serpents. It is even larger than some of the Great Lakes.


The Liaoning Isles are a piece of what was China that has broken off of Asia and become a chain of islands. Some of these islands are just within the Glittering Sea. These islands have very unique life much like Madagascar. The life on these islands is completely unique in the world. The Liaoning Isles are well known for their beautiful scenery.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013, 05:24:36 AM »
Nice! How did you make this map?
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