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Snepres & Planet
« on: June 27, 2006, 12:25:46 pm »
Hello,
this is my thread for my own creature. I had this idea a long time ago by the way.

As you can see in the title of this thread, my creature is named "Snepres".
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Physiology:
The Snepres are an intelligent species with no legs, so they have to move like snakes.
They have two arms and on each hand are four fingers, where one finger is actually a thumb.
They also have: two eyes, a mouth, and two ears, but they have no ... "real" nose, but an organ called "air-gill". This is functionally more a gill than a nose with lungs, because Snepres breathe all the time in and at the same time out.
The air pours there, where the nose would be on humans, in and it pours out at the end of this gill like breathing system.

The fact, that they don't have any legs and that they do have an "air-gill" is due to their ancestors: The very early land vertebrates came out of the water...called the Anar.


As you can see in the pictures: they do have two limbs, which they used to pull themselves along the swamp. On the tip of their arms they have little fins, which allows them to swim.
Anar were carnivores and hunted little fish-like creatures in the water.
On their back is the air-gill, which is way bigger compared to their body than the air-gills on the Snepres. This is because in this early stage of evolution the air-gill wasn't as efficient as it is today.

Bloodline:

Blue: This group includes the Anara and all their relatives. It is comparable to our amphibians.
Green: The green group includes two legged creatures using the "fins" (feet) to walk - comparable to our reptiles.
Gray: This group is rather a subtype of the green one, because they're very similar. The only difference is: creatures of this group are using thier tail as a third leg.
Orange: This group consists of little spiny creatures. They are comparable to the porcipines and hedgehogs from the planet terra, though they only have two legs.
Red: Creatures from this group evolved their feet into wings, which allows them to fly.
Also they evolved their scales into fur because its lighter than scales - comparable to pterosaurs on terra.

The two lines you can see in the bloodline are impacts. The first one is bigger than the second.
As the bigger one hits the planet, most of the creatures died, especially the bigger ones, the smaller ones could hide in little holes from the acid rain, and the flying animals had to live in caves.
The nuclear winter caused the evolution to evolve two more animal-types:
Yellow: This group consists of digging animals which use thier legs to dig and their body to crawl over the ground just like snakes. (The Snepres belong to this group.) It is comparable to terran moles. This group evolved to escape the acid rain.
Brown: The spikes of the orange group changed into fur to withstand the cold of the nuclear winter. This group is very similar to Terra's mammals, but they dont feed their babies with milk and they still lay eggs.

The nuclear winter eliminated the most of the species, but the yellow and brown group prospered, because both could escape the acid rain and the cold of the nuclear winter.
At first it seemed, that the brown group will dominate the planet because they spawned heavy in this period after the impact and had a very big population.
But it seemed that (this) mother earth didn't want them to be dominant and sent another boulder.
This second boulder let the brown group nearly become extinct, so that the planet was nearly blank, at least the surface, because underground lived a very big population of the yellow group and after the impact they came out of the earth to capture the most niches, which were abandoned.
One of the niches they didn't fill, was the niche of the air and after the air was clean there evolved the (until now) last group:
Purple: This group contains flying creatures without fur but scales and one leg (see gray group).
They could evolve, because the other flying group (red) lived in caves at this point.
As you can see in this bloodline there is thick end of the red line. That's because of the continents. Soon I will show a picture of the planet's surface, so i can explain it.
Of course I will post more pictures of the animals as well.

Back to the Snepres:
The Snepres didn't develop space-travel, but are technically progressive.
They even developed a time travel machine, but it was destroyed by the government, because they thought its too powerfull. They even destroyed the plans to build such a machine and let the Snepres who built the machine "disappear". This mahcine was mostly used by paleontologists to study animals from the past.
Snepres aren't as warlike as other species, and they didn't have much wars on their planet.

Comments and helpful criticism is always welcome!

EDIT: Changed the grammar and way of writing, so that it doesn't look like a 6-year-old child has written that. ;)
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Links for "You decide":
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres/B_Snat-Skizze.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres/B_Airwhale-Skizze.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres/B_Raptorpion-Skizze.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres/B_Mox-Skizze.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres/B_Lightwhale-Skizze.jpg
« Last Edit: March 16, 2007, 03:37:58 pm by Flisch »


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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 12:27:49 pm »
I like them, they've got a big overbite. And I like their "nose". Most unique form of respiration I've seen here.

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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 12:34:33 pm »
And breathing through the skin isn't intresting at all?  :-\

But seriously, welcome, good work. I like it. Nice timeline, can't wait to see more of the planet and the Snepres!  :D

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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 12:43:01 pm »
And breathing through the skin isn't intresting at all?  :-\

But seriously, welcome, good work. I like it. Nice timeline, can't wait to see more of the planet and the Snepres!  :D

Tons of earth animals breathe through their skin. I've never seen a land-creature with a gill-tube on it's forehead on Earth.

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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 12:45:27 pm »
Looks pretty cool 8)

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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 01:14:05 pm »
wow..thank you guys  :o

here is a creature of the...brown group...

the brown group was displaced by the other reptile-like creatures but they found a new home in the very cold polar regions...on the northern hemisphere, because there the most reptiles didnt survived

now i will show you one of the polar predators: the Polar Horn:


this creature uses its enormous horn on its head to attack other animals and to hurt them so bad, that they bleed to death
its air-gill is protected by a very light shell (this shell is made of the hairs just like the front horn and the horns of terra's rhinoceros's)
this shell has two septums, which are very thin, so this shell cant be used for protection
between this two septums, there is just air, and because air is a very good thermal isolator, its air-gill keeps warm (btw: this protection for the gill is used by the most, if not all polar animals on the northern hemisphere)
in its afterbody it stores fat, because in its environment, the food is rare
its afterbody also keeps the balance of the polar horn
because of that, you can see how much fat a Polar Horn stores:
if its ducked foreward, its fat reserve is full
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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 01:26:03 pm »
Snepres reminds me of the Tharoons from Warwind.
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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006, 05:05:58 am »
sorry for the lack of informations, but i was ill the last two days  :-\

and so i werent able to draw some more pictures...

but i thought a little about the Snepres ^^

as is said before,the Snepres are highly interested in biology and they want to know all about living things and so they had to deal with the natural sciences (physics, chemistry and maths) and know more about them than the other average species
though they are very proggressive, they didnt develop the space traveling, because they tried to calculate the chances of extraterrestrial live with the natural sciences and figured out, that extraterrestrial live is nearly impossible and the chances that the species of Snepres ever will meet any other live is so small that the development of space ships would be piontless
so they spend their time and their money to study the live on their planet or to develop the genetic engeneering rather than invent space ships
but one historical day there came the Kangorians and made the first contact with the snepres and told them, that there are a lot of other planets with life on them and some of them also are intelligent
the biggest strengt of the snepres is their knowledge about the natural sciences...
but their biggest weakness is, that they focus too much on biology and that they arent able to think like the more aggressive species and so they cant understand them

i hope you enjoyedthis informations though i didnt have any pictures
« Last Edit: July 06, 2006, 03:53:52 am by Flisch »
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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006, 09:27:05 am »
Nice, very slimy-looking.
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 10:40:38 am »
Nice, very slimy-looking.

oO  oh...i didnt want them to look slimy ^^

erm....still i dont have any new pictures, cause i wasnt at home the last two days...but there i drew alot more species of the planet (erm...about 20)....but at time they are just concepts

so i will tell about the Snepres' culture

Religion:
the Snepres arent very religous
they dont even have "real" gods
the only....god-like things they believe in, are bodyless powers representing matterless aspects of minds just like knowledge, fear, wisdom, hope, shrewdness or repentance
and they dont believe, that these "gods" are the creators of the world or the universe but are parts of the world and arose at the time, where the aspect they are representing has arisen
the first of course were hunger, thirst, pain or things like that and later came things like wisdom or mourning

State:
the Snepres dont really have states or nations, because they dont think about their nationality
because of that i cant speak so much about it ^^

Semi-sentient acestors:
their ancestors ate plants...mainly. of course they were omnivores but they didnt eat much meat and if they did, then it was very little animals (like insekts) or carrion
because of that, they arent really aggressive, cause they never really hunted and because of that they are very peacefull ^^

Reproduction:
all Snepres do have the same gender
when they mate then they wind around and impregnate each other
later they lay eggs and over time the little embryos in the eggs will grow and at last they hatch out
(note: all animals on this planet besides some very specialised species lay eggs...even the mammal-like animals)
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Re: Snepres & Planet
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2006, 08:04:54 pm »
the snepres look good but reminds me of the other snake thing,plus is one arm suppose to be bigger then the other or is that your drawing,the second one looks great and reminds me of an Anubian transport with the big tube on its head :).
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 09:11:11 pm »
Thats called "size" the farther the object is the smaller it is

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006, 09:32:49 pm »
yes i know that, the farther arm is too small,you'll see this by comparing the closer hand to the farther hand,i mean jeez it looks so obvious ::)
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2006, 09:34:34 pm »
Ohh, I made the comment out of thought, not of sight.

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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2006, 09:55:46 pm »
the snepres look good but reminds me of the other snake thing
which other snake thing ? Oo

is one arm suppose to be bigger then the other or is that your drawing
erm...actually both arms should be the same size....thats only my drawing...the picture is extremely old...
(the anar-pictures too, btw)
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