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Cute fluffy parasite by Preradkor Cute fluffy parasite :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 101 36 Children coloring pages - songbirds of Poland by Preradkor Children coloring pages - songbirds of Poland :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 24 0 Parallel universe fish by Preradkor Parallel universe fish :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 57 25 Fish-birds of Serina by Preradkor Fish-birds of Serina :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 147 15 Alien plankton by Preradkor Alien plankton :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 78 11 Melanochromis auratus by Preradkor Melanochromis auratus :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 44 3 Balaenavis by Preradkor Balaenavis :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 83 11 Bearcat and moon avipod by Preradkor Bearcat and moon avipod :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 40 3 Hookfang by Preradkor Hookfang :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 34 0 Small avipods by Preradkor Small avipods :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 51 0 Ramshorn avipod by Preradkor Ramshorn avipod :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 33 3 Herbivorous avipods by Preradkor Herbivorous avipods :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 42 0 Marsupial whale by Preradkor Marsupial whale :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 56 2 Vertibeast by Preradkor Vertibeast :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 35 3 Weird mammals by Preradkor Weird mammals :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 41 3 Skyglider by Preradkor Skyglider :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 40 3

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Cute fluffy parasite

A scynthetusk is predatory octodactylopod which lives 100 million years in the future, in rainforests of eastern Siberia. Big as leopard, strong and well armed, it hunts many smaller arboreal animals with ease. But there is a species of small hunter, which scent fills its hearts with terror. Cunning and agile marsupial descendant, known as vampire possum. Octodactylopod on the picture is now attacked by one. Vampire possum is not a predator but omnivore similar to large dormouse. It has however very good reason to hunt octodactylopods and to be master at it. This female is pregnant, but it has no pouch and will not feed her babies with milk like her ancestors did long ago. It needs a host to nourish her joeys. The only place where they can develop is inside octodactylopod respiratory system (known as labyrinth organs and located inside its skull), where she will try to inject them trough “nostrils” on creature back. If this unlucky scynthetusk would not manage to shake off or kill her quickly, vampire possum larvae would live inside its respiratory system during next three painful months which may end by death if host becomes to emaciated. Most of octodactylopod females have brooding pouch inside their labyrinth organs. They use it to gestate their own larvae which feed on milk-like secretion produced there. This scynthetusk don’t have anything like this because it is a male. For vampire possum it makes no difference. Her ancestor larvae few million years ago were feeding on octodactylopod milk, so they were limited to infest only brooding females. Vampire possum larvae feed on blood instead, so they can parasite on every octodactylopod if only it is big enough, no matter if it is a brooding female or not. Its descendants will later evolve very different, non-parasitic larvae forms.

 

Scynthetusk is descendant of cichlid (here you can find more about octodactylopods fav.me/d5kggry ), vampire possum is descendants of sugar glider (which was shipped to Eurasia and released to the wild long ago by humans).

 

Vampire possum biology is of course inspired by:iconsheather888: awesome changelings of Serina. If you know them, you can probably guess some of the ways which evolution of vampire possum descendants might go. :D I was wondering if changeling vertebrate-holometabola physiology can be applied to mammals too. Marsupials are group which could go this way, making use of octodactylopods to free larva from mothers care (it would enable evolution from parasite, to parasitoid, scavenger and thereafter free living insect-hunting larva which would probably be imposible in placentalia). Also marsupials are group which is quite outshined by placental mammals and birds today. Similar way like archosaurs in triassic and mammals in cretaceous were. If they will not go completely outcompeted, there still can be a quite interesting future waiting for them. If so, they can evolve into something very different before it happens.

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Children coloring pages - songbirds of Poland
These are bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and great tit (Parus major).
I did it for museum I am working in. :D
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Fish-birds of Serina
So its time to draw fan-art of Serina! :D Serina and all creatures which live on it belongs to :iconsheather888:
All creatures on the picture are descendants of canary. If you think that it is impossible for bird to evolve into creatures which look like fish, you should definitelly read about Serina history, because it REALLY makes sense. s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_E…

In this picture there is cannibal dayflight bird tadpole on the left, pair of adult cannibal dayflight birds on the right (red male and black female) and pikebird below.


Cannibal dayflight bird
In vernal pools, where is rush to grow fast enough to metamorphose before water dry out and simultaneously no specialized predators around, there is strong evolutionary pressure to become cannibalistic. Some species of animal common here becomes predators specialized to hunt very closely related species. It happened at least twice independently on Earth. In African vernal pools Nothobranchius ocellatus hunts other Nothobranchius species, while in South America Austrolebias monstrosus hunt other smaller Austrolebias.

Thus it is not very surprising that one species of dayflight bird followed the same evolutionary path, becoming biggest “fish” in its tiny pool on Serina. This cannibal dayflight bird is twice longer and up to 10 times heavier than its kin species. When it is in tadpole stage, it has big jaws enabling it to swallow other dayflight birds larvae whole. When it metamorphoses it looses beak and digestive tract too, but because its fat reserves are bigger than in other species, cannibal dayflight bird is able to survive up to 80 hours in imago stage (if it would be not eaten by something bigger). It is heavier and have larger wing surface so its flying style is different than in other species and in air it resembles rather a butterfly than bee. Also its mating behavior is quite different than in other dayflight birds, because during first day of its spawning it releases only 2/3 of its gametes to water and then during second and third day of its life, when it don’t need to carry so heavy egg cargo it becomes nomadic. If it survives its journey and finds another water basin before its fat reserves are depleted, it tries to continue spawning (if there is any partner of the same species available around). It is very important behavior for it, as being highly dependent on abundance of other smaller species larvae and tendency to eat own species when there is not enough of them, it is quite sensitive to extinction in each particular water basin. It needs widespread metapopulation to survive in the long term. Cannibal dayflight birds live usually in pools where at least two other species of dayflight birds occur and outnumber cannibal at least 50 to 1 (if there is less of them, cannibal dayflight bird becomes really cannibalistic attacking mostly its own species to reduce competition). Their larvae are able to hunt other dayflight bird larvae immediately since hatching from egg, because diameter of cannibal eggs is triple bigger than in other dayflight birds and it usually spawns in the same moment when smaller species do it.

Pikebird
Pikebird is about 50 cm. long predatory aquatic, neotenic changeling. It lives in rivers and hunts other aquatic creatures, just like pike. It also looks and behaves very similar way to pike. On Earth many fish species, specialized in hunting other fish by chasing them from ambush evolved very pikelike body, even if they were unrelated to each other and belonged to different orders (and interestingly, among them Luciocephalus, Belonesox and Xenentodon independently evolved similar horizontal line along their flanks, so this line also must be usefull). Aquatic environment is very unforgiving in terms of body shape, so it induces convergence. When a bird descendant adopted the same hunting strategy as pike, it evolved also to look like pike, even if its ancestors were birds.

Pikebird lacks functioning eardrums, but still is able to hear underwater, as bones of its skull receive sounds from water well enough.
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