I love this project of yours, it really feels 'realistic', like its a world you could just step into... Everything feels so alive and diverse! I think my favorite animals are the unusual 'insects' with their multiple eyes and strangely ornamented exoskeletons. But I do have one question; how are these aliens? Convergent evolution can only go so far after all. I know that out of universe the project was meant as a way to experiment with the forms of various living and extinct Earth fauna and flora, but I'm curious to hear what the in universe justification for all this degrees of convergence is nonetheless. I mean, like, some of the groups are literally called the same thing as on Earth.
In the in-universe explanation is that Tlaquanaru is almost identical to Earth in terms of climate, temperature and eco-chemistries.