oh my yes!!!!!! I've been excited for a new installment of the spec challenge since a long while! I'm gonna see if I got time to join this lovely spec challenge c:
It is too far of a stretch to base your fauna concept on a creature from South American folklore? I read the guidelines of the challenge and the first thing that came to mind is a boid snake based on Boitata, a fiery ghost anaconda from Tupi traditions.
Ok I intend to participate, I didn't last time because I didn't learn until recently.
Is it similar to the last one where all the fauna is limited to recent times or at max Late miocene age?
Another small question I have... is there any restriction on the number of creatures we can submit? For example... if I want to submit one species for each "biome", can I do it, while still expecting that likely not all of them will be in the final work? Or is it advised to be just one creature submitted per person?
EDIT: forget it... it states in the journal entry you can submit as much as you want :p
maybe there's a specific type of food (fruit, seeds, corpses or fish or otherwise.) that they rely on... maybe they are extremely territorial with each other.
heck maybe they used to be all over the place but humans wiped most of them out and this isolated population survived because as you said, thee'll be no humans here.
i would need to figure it out...
when is the deadline?