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Chiropan Anatomy (Semi-open species)

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Chiropans are a semi-open species. You may create one as long as the design is approved, so please do tell if you make one.

Fur: Floof rarity is irrelevant to Chiropan creation. It merely showcases how common thick, extra, or unique fluff, fur, and feathers are in specific areas. Rare zones are merely places you are less likely to see extra fluff appear. The only exception is the areas of the hands and feet that are in white, which are always hairless or nearly hairless, and are most often covered in very fine, short fur.

Feathers, scales, and other: Chiropan may have feathers or scales instead of fur. While it is most common for a Chiropan to be covered in fur, combinations of all three are possible. Some may even be naked, with skin that is completely smooth to the touch. Chiropan have also been found to be made of typically non-living items like fabric, wax, and candy.

Blood: The color of a Chiropan's blood determines the color of its internal organs and muscles, as well as its sclera, tongue, inner ear, and fingernail color. Blood comes in may colors, including multi-colored, gradient, and black and white. When Chiropan remove their heads, blood leaks from their head and neck, and a cross-section of the neck is exposed. Inner ears often have gradients within the same color range on top of the blood base color, while the color of muscles and organs can be any shade or hue of the blood's color. A Chiropan with light blue blood would have light blue claws, sclera, and tongue, but might have darker or even lighter blue muscles and organs.

Eyes: Chiropan typically have two visible pupils per eye, each capable of independent contraction, dilation, and focus. Most often, they will have distinct irises, but it is completely possible to have no iris around the pupil at all. Shaped pupils and shaped irises are uncommon, single pupil is a very rare disadvantageous mutation, and a missing or invisible pupil is the most unusual. Chiropan may or may not have a visible iris around the pupil, and can also have a visible iris with no visible pupil, though that is quite rare. Chiropan vision is very good, and they are able to focus in on things from quite a considerable distance. Mutants with a single pupil have generally poor vision.

Bones: Chiropan have strangely dense bones. They are heavy and sturdy. Bones can come in shades of white, grey, black, and off-white. A Chiropan's teeth most commonly reflect the color of their bones, but may be different. They may or may not have exposed back spines to match.

Paw pads: Soft, as they should be. Can be any color. May sometimes have a shaped pad on the palm, but this is unusual. Paw pads are only present on the hands.

Floof zones:
Chiropan have lots of zones for potential fluff. White areas are usually hairless or nearly hairless. Their fur is extremely fine under normal circumstances, but it can grow in quite thick on their arms, necks, legs, and thighs. Hairless areas may be covered in scales, though this is unusual. Inner ear fluff is very rarely present, but is possible.

Heads:
Chiropan heads are removable, and their necks constantly leak blood. They can reattach them, or hold them in their hands. The heads can control the body as long as they remain in contact with it, and the bodies themselves can move on their own. However, the bodies are fairly stupid without their heads. Chiropan are able to eat and drink while headless by stuffing the food down their esophagus through the cross section of their neck. This does take all the joy out of eating, so most Chiropan will opt to eat with their heads on. Liquids may occasionally leak through the neck if the head is not fully connected.


Ears:
There is really no limit to the size or shape of a Chiropan's ears. Most have ears that are straight, upright, and batlike, but drooping, bent, round, and small ears also occur.

Tails:
Pretty self-explanatory. Chiropan use their tails for balance. Longer tails are usually prehensile, and split tails are a mutation that is rarely seen. It is even rarer to posses a split tail that they can control independently. Many Chiropan with long tails are extremely dexterous in their control. Almost every Chiropan has a tail of some length.

Horns:
Chiropan may or may not have horns, but they can be found in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. More intricately or complexly shaped horns are rarer to find, and multiple different horns are practically unheard of. Horns usually appear on the brows or forehead, but Chiropan have been known to grow horns on shoulders, thighs, elbows, chest, and muzzle. Horns may be covered in skin or grow out into exposed keratin.

Markings:
Go hog wild. If you can think it, it can happen. Of course, natural markings are more common, such as those that you could find on existing animals, but really, anything goes. Markings are present on the skin, and may or may not be reflected in the fur, scales, or feathers of the Chiropan. If you shaved a Chiropan, there might be markings present on the bare skin that do not show otherwise. Most often the patterns on their skin are the same as they would be with their scales or fur.

Misc:
Chiropan may have extra limbs. It is highly unnatural to have extra arms, but is fully possible. Wings may also be present. Wings are usually located on the lower back, but may also be present at the shoulders, under the arms, or as part of the arms themselves. Chiropan are very heavy, so most wings are not suitable for full flight, but can be used to glide if large enough.

Aethyr pods:
Every Chiropan has an elemental alignment, but not every Chiropan has Aethyr pods. Those with pods may be stronger than those without, and some have distinct abilities related to their alignments. Those with Aethyr pods present can often condense elemental energy around them for various uses, like various weapons or structures. Aethyr pods come in all shapes and sizes, and a varienty of colors indicative of their alightment. Water pods are shades of blue, air are shades of blue-green or blue-gray, earth are browns and tans, fire are reds and oranges, and electricity are yellows, whites, and cyans. Chiropan will pretty much never have more than one alignment, though it is possible.

Gender:
Chiropan are not typically visually gender distinct from one another. They can be, but it is very uncommon. They are sequential hermaphrodites. In the absence of a female, a male Chiropan may itself become female. As such, they possess the necessary organs for both, and simply switch between the two. Gentalia are hidden when not in use, so most of the time there are no dangly-bits on display. If they are unable or unwilling to mate, they will assume whichever gender they prefer. However, their actual reproductive organs are similar to reptiles, though they do possess separate faculties. (yes, they have a butt, and yes, it is separate) Chiropan lay clutches of tough, rock-like eggs, with clutches yeilding up to 7 hatchlings. Chiropan hatchlings are called Pips.
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I can't draw well, but if these are still available I'd like one. Only if he likes to keep his head on though, lol I prefer head to body XD
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They are pretty much an open species. You can design one of your own by following the rarities guide. XD The design just needs to get approved after that. You can commission someone to design one for you, or freestyle it on your own. :P