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The Naola by AntFingers The Naola :iconantfingers:AntFingers 12 6 Tripods by AntFingers Tripods :iconantfingers:AntFingers 15 4 Dinogryphons by AntFingers Dinogryphons :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 14 Remnants by AntFingers Remnants :iconantfingers:AntFingers 21 8 Outsiders by AntFingers Outsiders :iconantfingers:AntFingers 14 8 Dwarves by AntFingers Dwarves :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 5 The Samcestor by AntFingers The Samcestor :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 7 Far-Flyers by AntFingers Far-Flyers :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 14 Dougal Dixon by AntFingers Dougal Dixon :iconantfingers:AntFingers 9 11 Mexico Parrot Contemplates Existence by AntFingers Mexico Parrot Contemplates Existence :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 3 Skull Crawler by AntFingers Skull Crawler :iconantfingers:AntFingers 41 48 BATtleship by AntFingers BATtleship :iconantfingers:AntFingers 7 2 Great Blue Bloater by AntFingers Great Blue Bloater :iconantfingers:AntFingers 5 8 Awkh-toah by AntFingers Awkh-toah :iconantfingers:AntFingers 11 9 The Pagour by AntFingers The Pagour :iconantfingers:AntFingers 12 10 The River Leviathan by AntFingers The River Leviathan :iconantfingers:AntFingers 26 6


Monokeros, Pliny's Unicorn by Osmatar Monokeros, Pliny's Unicorn :iconosmatar:Osmatar 120 28 Catertopsians by thomastapir Catertopsians :iconthomastapir:thomastapir 65 8 Psittacofloran by thomastapir Psittacofloran :iconthomastapir:thomastapir 45 7 Cows and Slimes by Biofauna25 Cows and Slimes :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 41 20 Creeper and Experience by Biofauna25 Creeper and Experience :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 39 10 Skeletons and Spiders by Biofauna25 Skeletons and Spiders :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 34 14 Sheep and Wolves by Biofauna25 Sheep and Wolves :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 40 13 Sheep and Spiders by Biofauna25 Sheep and Spiders :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 40 5 Pigs and Wolves by Biofauna25 Pigs and Wolves :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 38 22 Chickens and Mushrooms by Biofauna25 Chickens and Mushrooms :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 32 10 Ocelots and Salmon by Biofauna25 Ocelots and Salmon :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 33 8 Chicken and Spider by Biofauna25 Chicken and Spider :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 32 22 Witch and Rabbits by Biofauna25 Witch and Rabbits :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 29 9 Creeper and Fish by Biofauna25 Creeper and Fish :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 47 10 Villagers by Biofauna25 Villagers :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 32 9 Horses and Villager by Biofauna25 Horses and Villager :iconbiofauna25:Biofauna25 31 6



The Naola
Mankind’s influence on Earth was always said to be irreversible, this was not the case. After the reactors blew up, the cities crumbled and the dams gave way, it looked grim. Only the strongest, most adaptable, and most numerous animals could survive. Well, those and any polar animals that survived the global warming that ensued.
After the weather cleared up, Earth began its recovery. Filling the spaces left by long dead species in with remained. The skies swarm with secondarily volant birds and dog-sized cicada-like insects. The impenetrable forests, twisted meshes of pine and palm, are home to arboreal cephalopods, gibbon-like spiders and predatory xenarthrans. The open plains brimmed with life, as herd of grazing, horse-sized dogs run from giant, raptorial lagomorphs. The oceans are ruled by whale sized seals and peculiarly unchanged sharks, trailed by scavenging crocodilians and water-breathing monotremes, with gills in their mouths.
Perhaps even more peculiar than the heavily derived species that roam the surface are the denizens of the underworld. In what was once Mexico, something stirs beneath the ever-shifting sands of a newly formed desert. A small group of rabbit-sized geckos scatter, but nowhere near fast enough, as one member disappears into the jaws of the surfacing predator. At first glance one may think it was some kind of alligator or some kind of caiman. But upon closer inspection… the answer is still nowhere near apparent. It has the same sprawled stature, scaly hide and high set eyes. Perhaps the only feature that betrays the creature’s true nature is the strange nasal crest that adorns its snout.
The animal shifts slightly, basking in the afternoon sunlight. It was far too hot to surface during the day, and so the creature comes up to warm its cold-blooded body. Considering this metabolism, it would make even more sense to consider the creature some kind of fossorial crocodilian. This assumption would be incorrect, which only becomes apparent when the animal fully surfaces. Its slender, meter-long body is adorned with scales and scutes typical of a reptile, its high set eyes are strangely familiar, and the animal’s two digited forelimbs only add to the mystery of its ancestry.
This animal, which has come to be known as the Naola, natavespertilis harenamexicus, is exactly what it’s latin name would suggest. A bat. The creature has diverged so far from its true ancestors that it can barely be considered a mammal. It is completely devoid of hair, save for upward pointing whiskers, and the only notably mammalian trait is the animal’s external genitalia. The Naola is just over a metre long, pushing the limits of a fossorial sand-dwelling animal.
It is one of only a handful of ectothermic mammals, all descendants of bats, all native to the Americas. It is a carnivorous creature, preying upon anything that is stupid enough to pass through its forest of near-invisible whiskers. During the breeding season, the creatures cannot give birth and raise their young in the searing sand, as their cold-blooded metabolism would render the young cooked within hours. To combat this the animals make a dangerous surface journey to solid ground, which could either be the final remnants of a human city, or a rocky outcropping they can dig a den in.
What the future holds for this changed Earth is a mystery, but one thing is sure. The age of mammals is just about to go into overdrive.
The diversity inside a clade of three limbed creatures. Having evolved on a planet with lower gravity than Earth, some animals could grow to truly gargantuan sizes. The largest featured is a huge benthic hunter, roughly 120 meters long. All animals on the planet have horizontally-opening jaws, mostly in the form of beaks. However, this clade has done away with that and traded the tough beaks for delicate, barbed tentacles.

From upper left to lower right you can see an intelligent saltator, a small, robust digging form, a monopedal flying animal, a large, graceful grazer, a small venomous biped, a large tripedal browser, and finally, a huge aquatic piscivore. With horizontally opening jaws,
A thought crossed my mind the other day. Gryphons are meant to be four legged bird creatures right? Birds are the descendants of a clade of theropod dinosaurs. So I just whipped up some hexapedal "theropod" gryphon ancestors.

From top left to bottom right:

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Yi qi
A generic sauropod.
A generic ceratopsian.
Mankind is dead. The last members of the genus homo died out long ago, in the form of Martians. While animalistic forms still survive on Venus and Mars, there are no traces of mankind left on Earth, or rather what remains of it. Though, this is not to say the galaxy is devoid of humanity.  

In the years following the Dwarves' completion, the Humans were focusing on more distant bodies. The most obvious choice was Titan, and so a new goal was set. The Titan colony, "Olympus" was a flourishing place, an Eden, if you will. The flora was derived from grapes and pomegranates, as an artistic choice, and as such, this resulted in a lot of alcohol. Soon Titan was the number one producer of illegal materials in the system, making many strong drinks and drugs. While this made the moon quite popular amongst "unassociated" parties, it rendered them criminals, on a planetary scale. And when mankind took to the stars, they left the Olympian colony without warning.

Titan fell into anarchy.

As if the moon wasn't bad enough from the fighting, wars, political fury and abandonment, it was about to experience the most important part of humanity's history. Contact with alien life. It was all very sudden, the ships appeared in the sky, and stayed there. Utilizing the extremely think atmosphere, human soldiers flew up on arm-powered wings and attempted to destroy the devices. This resulted in a reaction from the newcomers, this reaction being: Destroy all human life on the planet.

Wave, upon wave, upon wave, upon wave of bullet-shaped ships rippled across Titan's sky. And in a mere 12 years, homo sapiens was erased from the system. The invaders came to Titan to merely view it, so the humans attacking them was like going to the cinema, and having the film shoot you in the foot. And as such, Titan became the second world of the Lok.

Enceladus was always theorized to have life on it, and those theories were correct. The Lok were the most powerful biological force the galaxy had ever seen. They quickly went from a nomadic race of creatures that dwelled in the glacial "lichen valleys" of Enceladus' surface. After colonizing the moon's deep oceans, the Lok set out for the stars. This was no easy task, as in order to obtain the necessary materials, they needed to mine the ocean floor itself. After finally mastering transmutation, they converted the very valleys they lived in into factories to produce sleek, near-invisible ships that could travel at the speed of light.

But they didn't stop there.

After they finally took control of every moon of Saturn, they converted the moons themselves into starships. They then linked these ships and, over generations, transformed Saturn into one, immense, indestructible mobile home. With Saturn acting as their mothership, each moon was converted back to the original state, then terraformed to the Loks' needs. Each was essentially a giant national park. The Lok had achieved lightspeed, the galaxy was now theirs to explore.

After millions upon millions of years, every single star system was being watched, discreetly, by the Lok. Until one visionary known only as "Eight" considered transmuting the Lok themselves. The species was immediately on board. After several failed attempts, they did it. They converted the entire species to indescribable sentient energy, becoming one with the third dimension itself, and ascending the universe.

To date, the Lok are the only species ever to master transmutation, the only things to break the speed of light, and the only beings in the history of time to ascend the mortal plane.
The colonization of Mars was a failure. Humans weren't suited to the climate or gravity. And when heated up, the water in the icecaps flooded the planet, resulting in a relatively unpleasant world of deep, cold wetlands and towering forests. When mankind totally abandoned Earth, and the Solar system as a whole, the colonized worlds were left to themselves. Titan's humans, while promising, eventually died off after a devastating invasion enacted by the Lok, the only true non-terran sapients in the Solar system. Venus is, to date, much like Earth. It is still flourishing, with unique fauna and flora, but nobody to see it through intelligent eyes.

Mars, however, pursued a totally different path. The surviving Martian colonists were given no warning before the migration, when humans travelled far into the Milky Way, and were never heard of again. This stunted the colonists' development, and within the next few hundred years, advanced technology was all but a legend. They started degrading into a tribal culture, they grew taller, and developed strange skintones, unlike most terran mammals. The tribal people traversed Mars' primary continent before ocean travel was discovered, and they spread to the northern and southern continent, while the western continent remained totally free of human influence.

Through the passing millennia, the Dwarves died out on Venus, mankind was long gone from the Solar system, and the Lok continued milling about in their cities, at this point having colonized every moon of Saturn. The tribal culture grew more and more alien, until there was no culture, and the last humans in the Solar system were animals again.

Some developed into immense flying animals, others into running creatures, bounding along on stong legs. Many, at this stage were unrecognizable as humans. Quadrupeds, aquatic forms, flying creatures reminiscent of the sharovipteryx of the Triassic, soaring the thick atmosphere on huge, outstretched hindlimbs. Amongst all these aberrant forms, a small species developed on the western continent, only touched by humans long after humanity was a distant memory. On the western continent, a marshy wetland spanning an area half the size of Australia (the second largest continent on Mars) many flying creatures, be they descendants of birds, men, lizards or fish were drawn to the land by its seemingly infinite source of food.

One species of flying hominid repurposed its gangly flying legs into stilts, used to wade through the marshes in search of food. The species was odd, and disturbingly human. They had long, curved, noses with narrow nostrils, greenish skin and jet-black tufts of fur on parts of the bodies. They stood a meter tall, and had lower jaws that jutted out, alluding to a connection with Mars' goblins.

It was from these small wading fishers, rose the Martians. A staggering four meters tall, most of that height being leg. Evolving a culture based around honour and intellect, they ended up the (second) most successful posthumans in the Milky Way. The Martians spread throughout the galaxy, until they too, simply left the Solar system entirely. And for a long time, the planets lay dormant, there were no intelligent beings on Mercury, Venus, Earth or Mars. All were silent.

But nobody mentioned any moons.
This day was pretty good! I drew some decent pictures and invented a creature.


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Call me Octo.
Hello Everyone! I'm a young Australian student with quite a skill in drawing imaginary animals, Aliens, Spec Evo creatures and SKULLS. BUT. I'm not particularly good at angles on non-humanoid creatures. Commisions welcome!


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ethan-k793 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tganks for tge fav! take a important part of life 
AntFingers Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
No problem!
FlippleNup Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, are you a part of the spec evo forums? If so, could you see why my friend CrypticPrism was banned? He said at lunch yesterday that he was banned for a week, unbanned for around an hour, got to post "why was I banned?" In the shoutbox before being re-banned.
AntFingers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Yeah I'm a member, I've never heard of CrypticPrism. I'll ask the moderators.
FlippleNup Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SatanicReptile Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i hate u

i luv u
AntFingers Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
AntFingers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
No problem, I honestly thought I was already watching you. I guess I'd seen so much fan art from your hexapods it just passed me by.
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   Digital Artist
No problem. Thanks again! ^^
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