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The purpose of this group is to collect all deviant-made species into one gallery. Just because it's in our gallery doesn't make it an open species. You must follow the rules that the owner of the species has (or ask them if they don't).



Species Folders
If you're having trouble figuring out where your species belongs then please take a look below where all the species information folders have been explained.

Horizontal Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Vertical Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Tauroid Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Botanical Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire
Felinoid Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Caninoid Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Piscians Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Equinoid Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire
Humanoid Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire Avian Species Folder Info by pandemoniumfire

Gallery Folders

Featured
Finished YCH: Koi Fish by FlexyChan
SALE Adopt AUCTION Kangaroo. CLOSED!!! by DragonFoxAdopts
memori adopt batch 3/3 open by SnowShoyu
pip adopts 4/4 open by SnowShoyu
Featured Illustration
Cloudman by Dezigre
At work by strigoides
Wraith (Antitheus exilis) environment by jbconcepts87
Bartholomeo by ellektryk
Sheets - Horizontal Species
NECRAWH - NEW SPECIES INTRO by AnimalCartoons
Lucerias Ref Sheet by RavenPride222
Veovoc Species Guide [Semi-Open Species] by Eclirra
SHADOWFIEST SPECIES SHEET | SEMI-OPEN SPECIES ? by canincs
Sheets - Vertical Species
Gorms - Info/Trait Sheet by hot-eggdere
Gorm Trait Sheet by hot-eggdere
Novaulin Species Sheet by Delirioushaze
Kandii'z (CLOSED SPECIES WIP) by TRlCYCLE
Sheets - Tauroid Species
Ring In The New Year [OTA |CLOSED] by TheHumanHeart
Species: Huunaja by BlueValkyriie
bagwyrm open species ref (v 1.2) by basketworm
Crymas - Species Sheet by Shotteri
Sheets - Caninoid Species
Sweet dreams by Wehtake
Myudon [Species guide v3] by Phonepie12
Ying Yang by Volinfer
Universe by W-TOM
Sheets - Felinoid Species
alaroid species concept by antigravityi
Shorthaired Conformation Smilodon p. by danganadopts
1 USD ADOPTABLE AUCTION |7/7| by Puppynatsu
Winther time by RiverRaven
Sheets - Equinoid Species
[Flairedeer] CLOSED SPECIES INFO SHEET by pomiemallow
Elemental Wing DTA (CLOSED) by Ambercatlucky2
Majesty by Dezigre
Flaiirenar Point Adoptables closed by ForestGlade
Sheets - Piscians Species

Mature Content

MerMay 2 - Curves and Anglers by Djake

Mature Content

Mermay 1 - Playful Partners by Djake
Reef Dala Of Paradise by AustralianMarcus
Greater Dala Of Paradise by AustralianMarcus
Sheets - Avian Species
Owgels Anatomy by Gu1ll3rm1n4p
Sheets - Draconoid Species
Dragon design auction [CLOSED] by Raxrie
Sheets - Shape Changing Species
[SEMI-OPEN SPECIES] Bloblings! RP Creature. by terrearp
Sheets - Botanical Species
Fern Booger #1 by AustralianMarcus
Planets and Lands
Broken Yolk Galaxy Map by Selkra
Artisan Crafts
Chameleon Dragon by SweetSign
Diagrams
Eowenah Chest Skeletomuscular Anatomy by legendguard
Art - General

Mature Content

Mermay 3 - Selkie by Djake
Art - Black and White
Space Fish-man. by Ni-idea
Art - Animation
Bouncy Lilly by CrazyCrit
Art - 3D Models
Wanderer by ellektryk
Art - Comics and Stories
Malta's ski slope - collab with FelisGlacialis by RiverRaven
Memes
Spino by FoxyTomcat
Templates and Tutorials
Male Okcovjek Imports by Trickstyr
Adoptable
Species Concept. AUCTION. CLOSED: by BeeStarART
Contest Archive
SD Solar System by pandemoniumfire
I’ve created two groups for the purpose of collecting art of them, and gathering deviants who would enjoy drawing them and making one of their own.
The groups are:
www.deviantart.com/dyavragons For dyavragons
And www.deviantart.com/otherworldl… for faethame

Feel free to join and express yourself! 💗💗💗
You have voted, and now, here is the result.  The first theme challenge, the only one to exceed one vote, is:  FEATHERED CROCODYLOMORPHS



Here is the backstory in where the idea came from:



Today, dinosaurs, alligators, crocodiles, gharials and caimen are all that remains of a special group of reptiles called the archosaurs. Recently, it has been accepted by the public that birds did not evolve from dinosaurs but are themselves dinosaurs.

But what if birds evolved from a different group of archosaurs?

Unsurprisingly, as far as reptiles go, Crocodilia is as bird-like in anatomy and even behavior as we're going to get. In the distant past, there were crocodylomorphs of a great slew of varieties imaginable, so it would make sense, in an alternate Earth where pterosaurs definitely never existed and dinosaurs might not exist, for a crocodylomorph to become Aves, the traditional name for the avian dinosaurs, known vernacularly as "birds".

But giving benefit to the presumption that all crocodylomorphs shared at least one anatomical attribute that separated them from dinosaurs, would an avian crocodylomorph have certain and noticeable anatomical differences from avian dinosaurs that I should watch out for? Or would an avian crocodylomorph look exactly like an avian dinosaur?

I asked that question several times, and the recurring answer is doubtful of whether or not a feathered crocodylomorph could look any different from a feathered dinosaur.



And now, the backstory:

In studying Great Lakes Earth, our top specialists in these feathered crocodylomorphs are codenamed Xenocene Sophont and Camel Wing.  Most look so much like the birds of back home that it's been suggested that they should be called such, as the word "bird" stems from the Old English word for "chick" or "fledgling", which isn't an exclusively avian feature.  But the more formalized insist that we do not, as birds are dinosaurs, and these instead are crocodylomorphs.

So what should we call them instead?  Well, the waitlist is long--beka, ekab, ebak, baek, kabe, abek, keba, ekba, ebka, keab and kaeb, to name a few.

Another mystery yet to be solved is whether or not these "avian crocodylomorphs" were descended from the same common clade because on Great Lakes Earth, such birdlike forms have evolved multiple times independently.  Genetic investigations are still ongoing, so the jury is still out.

Some species still have tails, some species still have five clawed fingers on their wings, some have bony jaws and some have teeth on their beaks, but most species still look more birdlike.  However, they have a higher wing-to-body ratio to compensate for a proportionately larger keel, which makes for a heftier chest.

230 million years ago, a mass extinction wiped out 96% of all terrestrial species.  Among the lucky few was one genus of crocodylomorph, and this one ancestor would branch out multiple times into roles that we would find back home with dinosaurs, avian or otherwise.  65 million years ago, only five genera of the feathered crocodylomorphs survived a separate extinction event, and those five became the 18,000 species of feathered crocodylomorphs that we now find.

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Since this is a challenge and not a contest, there won't be an expiration date, but I will post the next theme challenge on March 1.  Good luck and have fun!
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Sefy-Draws Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I was wondering if you wold like to be affiliated with my :icondewbies: group?
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SoffPigeon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello im asking if you would like to affiliate with my closed species group ;o; Phixen-Paradise
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shlohmo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you for requesting my askentil species' lore post^^ I feel honoured!
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MisterBlackwood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for accepting my work :)
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