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Anatomically Correct Yeti

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series. The Yeti/Abominable Snowman is a cryptid animal from British/Tibetan folklore. It is a large & bipedal apelike creature with white fur ...
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Anatomically Correct Chupacabra [closed]

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series. The Chupacabra is a legendary cryptid animal from North American folklore. It is a strange bear-like or reptilian creature that sucks the ...
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Anatomically Correct Merfolk [closed]

The classic merfolk are creatures of simple form: Above the hips, they are human, but below they have the body of a fish. This anatomy seems typical enough, if you don't think about it, but it quickly ...
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What is the most plausible way for an organism to have (limited) shapeshifting abilities?

These shapeshifters - known as Doppels - aren't the stereotypical "blob of goo that becomes whatever it wants" shapeshifters. Instead, they're humanoids that can assume the physical ...
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Anatomically Correct Mi-Go

This is part of the Anatomically Correct Series and has observed all updated rules for that series. Since I have already created a Hell designed by creatures who are inspired by the Lovecraftian Mi-Go ...
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Anatomically correct Bunyip [closed]

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series. For my world, every mythological animal that was conceived of in the past exists. However, these mythological animals lack magic so they must ...
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Anatomically Correct Telepath [closed]

I know that in the real world there is nothing similar to telepathy, so there is very little to compare with. That being said, how can a telepathic being be anatomically designed to allow for ...
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Anatomically-correct Kim Quy (Golden Turtle)

The legend The Kim Quy is a Vietnamese giant turtle god, whose specific trait is -you guessed it from the title- golden, supposedly living in and around waters, like the Hoàn Kiếm Lake where part of ...
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Anatomically Correct Mummy

I had an idea for a species that resemble mummies, however, are living organisms rather than humans wrapped in bandages. These mummies would be covered in bandages or a bandage-like structure that is ...
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Anatomically Correct Cherub [closed]

The cherub is a strange sort of angel with a strange sort of form. They are overall humanoid, with 2 pairs of wings. These wings also bear hands on the underside. Furthermore, they have 4 heads, each ...
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Anatomically Correct Dullahan's Horse [closed]

The Dullahan is a spirit that rides on a rather unique type of horse This horse, like the rider, does not have its head attached to its body. Instead, the head floats behind the body. Furthermore, the ...
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Anatomically Correct Avatea [closed]

Avatea is a deity of Cook Islands Mythology. They display a mixture of human and piscine traits: They have two heads, the left one like a fish and the right one like a man. Their body is half fish and ...
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Anatomically Correct Marine Griffin [closed]

The marine griffin is a variety of griffin found in heraldry. It has the foreparts of an eagle, with 2 wings and 2 talons as forelegs, and a limbless hindpart like a fish or serpent. It should be ...
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Anatomically Correct Winged Kappa

The Winged Kappa, or Hane No Haeta Kappa, is a type of Kappa with Wings They have a mixture of avian and chelonian features. They have a pointed beak like a bird, with the eyes and nostrils high up ...
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Anatomically Correct Oannes [closed]

The Oannes is a being from Mesopotamian Mythology. It is a hybrid of a human and fish, with a unique anatomy They are are humanoid in posture, with a body, tail, and head like a fish, and the arms and ...
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Anatomically Correct Hellmouth

The hellmouth is a great bizarre being that guards the entrance of hell. While only the face has been recorded, it is quite a face They have two mammalian head, with the two maxillae opposing each ...
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Anatomically Correct Abysmal Locusts [closed]

The abysmal locusts are a race of creatures described in the Bible. They are the inhabitants of the abyss As the name implies, they are locusts. However, they have some anatomical distinctions. They ...
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Anatomically Correct Vipers

The viper (or at least the such-named creature queried in this question) is a sexually dimorphic humanoid dragon with a very strange life-cycle The males are fully humanoid, whereas the females have ...
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Anatomically Correct Buraq

The Buraq is an equine creature with some rather unique anatomical traits It is around the size of a large donkey, and has a pair of wings attached to its thighs. Most notably are its legs, which can ...
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Anatomically Correct Sciapod

The sciapod is a small humanoid creature, which is distinguished by a single large leg. This leg would be like a single leg, without duplicate structures. It would also be symmetrical. They move by ...
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Anatomically Correct Tarasque

The tarasque in provencial mythology is a draconic chimera with a rather unique form: It has a leonine head, a large body supported by 6 bear legs, and a tail like a serpent. On its back it has a row ...
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Anatomically Correct Hakutaku

The hakutaku is a mythical creature resembling a human-faced bull with 6 horns and 9 eyes. However, these horns and eyes are not all upon the head, as you'd expect; It instead has 3 bundles, ...
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Anatomically Correct Multi-Faced Demons

Demons in medieval art were often depicted with many extra faces over their body. Specifically: The shoulders, knees, and elbows may be replaced with complete mammalian heads, with eyes, nose, and a ...
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Anatomically Correct Kampe

The Kampe is a great horrid dragon with a very unique form They have a roughly humanoid shape. Above the shoulders is a single great stem-neck from which 51 heads (one human, 50 bestial) grow. The ...
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Anatomically Correct Winged Scarab

The winged scarab is an artifact with a distinctive form It often depicts a sacred scarab dorsally, with a wide pair of feathered wings as the 2nd leg pair, raptorial talons as the 3rd legs, and a ...
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Anatomically Correct Futakuchi Onna

The futakuchi-onna is a creature with a unique anatomy. They outwardly appear human, with one critical difference: in addition to the normal human mouth, they have a second, slightly more monstrous ...
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Anatomically Correct Scorpion Men

The scorpion men are unique beings. They are humanoid above the waist, but below they have a scorpion's trunk and tail. The trunk does not have the usual limbs, but instead has avian wings in place of ...
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Anatomically correct Camazotz

Camazotz is a deity present in the Zapoteca, Mixteca and Maya cultures, a creature commonly represented as a giant humanioid bat and maybe inspired by the existance of the giant vampire bat, Desmodus ...
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Anatomically Correct Poorly Drawn Dragon Wings

While European Dragons are often described as bat-winged, there are many depictions showing otherwise. Some give them fins or sails, and others depict a structure never seen on a living animal This ...
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Anatomically Correct Nawarupa

The nawarupa is a hybrid animal with a chimeric head; It has the eyes of a deer, the horns of a rhino, and the trunk of an elephant. Needless to say, these three animals are quite different: deer have ...
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Anatomically Correct Gryllus

The gryllus (at least the version I'll be using) is a strange creature. It has a round body, with a human face on the front and a sheep's face on the back. It has the lower legs of a chicken under its ...
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Can you cauterise a wound as it's cut if the blade is hot enough?

A person is cutting off an external piece of their body (like an arm or a finger) in a scenario where there is little medical equipment available. The removal of the appendage is an intentional ...
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Anatomically correct Cipactli

Cipactli is a monstrous deity from the Mexica/Aztec culture characterized to be insatiable, primitive, and represent chaos and disorder. Representations combine features from different animals, ...
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Anatomically Correct Ypotryll [closed]

The Ypotryll is an ungulate with the following appearance: Its head and jaw look like that of a wild boar, and the body is humped like a camel. The legs and feet are bovine, and its tail is long, ...
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Anatomically Correct Questing Beast [closed]

The questing beast is a large wild animal It mostly looks like a big cat, more specifically a mixture of a leopard and a lion. Unlike a big cat, they have deer-like hooves, and a head and neck ...
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Anatomically Correct Makara [closed]

The makara is a river-dwelling mount with an odd appearance. Overall, it resembles a crocodile, with a few distinct traits: Its face has an elephant-like trunk, and round ears like a mouse. It also ...
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Anatomically Correct Meduza [closed]

The Meduza is a strange creature: It is a quadrupedal tetrapod, with a human-like head with hair, a scaly reptilian body and tail, and elephantine legs. It is around the same size as a human. It lives ...
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Anatomically Correct Tritons [closed]

Tritons are aquatic draught animals used to drive boats Externally, they appear quite chimeric. Their head is short, with many resemblances: Their jaws and teeth are like a carnivorous mammal, their ...
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How might this creature evolve?

The creature is an amphibious creature that lives in and near lakes. It is very large, being about 1.5m high at the thickest part of the body, and 7.5m long in total. Its neck is about 3.5m long and ...
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Anatomically Correct Moon People

The moon people are strange extraterrestrials. They originated on the Earth, but now live on the Moon, which, despite its reduced gravity, still has an Earth-like atmosphere and ecosystem. They are ...
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Anatomically Correct Basilisk

The basilisk is an odd serpent It has never been seen alive, as anyone who does see it will almost immediately die. However, dried corpses are fine to look at These corpses are around 4-5ft from nose ...
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Anatomically correct Shadow People

What would a realistic space-dwelling humanoid species under these guidelines look like? It's for a setting I am working on. They are sentient and live on asteroids, typically converted into ships. ...
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Anatomically Correct Fiction Land Man-Eating plant [duplicate]

A submission to the Anatomically Correct series! Yes, a man-sized pitcher plant would (probably) be realistic, and yes that would sure be a man eating plant. But, this question is not asking about ...
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Anatomically Correct Andalite [closed]

Would it be possible to create an andalite using gene editing or evolution? An andalite has the following features: A horse-sized deer-like body A muscular tail with a blade at the end Fur in ...
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Anatomically correct Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl is the main of the cultures from the center of Mexico, like mexicas, toltecas, teotihuacans and the maya equivalent Kukulkan, known by the popular culture as the feathered flying snake or ...
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Anatomically Correct Cthulhu [closed]

I am interested on writing an anatomically correct Cthulhu, made by HP Lovecraft. Some information we know about him: Can make people go insane just by the sight of him. "Sleeps" for ...
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Anatomically Correct Glebsig [closed]

A Glebsig (plural Glebsigi) is an intelligent alien species from the game Stellaris. They look like this: Glebsigi can float in mid-air with their tentacles hanging below. Glebsigi manipulate things ...
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Anatomically Correct Lamia

The lamia is a creature that originated in ancient greek mythology, but has been depicted in many forms over time. This question asks about the most recent interpretation as a sphinx-like hooved ...
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Anatomically Correct Salamander

The mythological salamander is a generally lizard-like creature which has been ascribed many traits and features, mainly in relation to fire. The basic traits of the mythological salamander are: They ...
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Anatomically correct quadrupedal arthropod?

Most arthropods have at least six legs. Some mites have four and some insects have none, but for the most part, they have six or more. What would the anatomy of a large quadrupedal arthropod be like? ...
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