Questions tagged [hominid]

For questions relating to members of the genus Homo.

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Elf eye proportions, feasible?

In more modern media, elves are typically depicted as slender humans with pointy ears. However, in some settings like DnD the appearance of the elves is much more distinct from that of regular Human. ...
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Why aren't the vampires smarter than us?

Based off this question. As stated in the previous question, a population of Homo Sapiens crossed over to a alternative Earth where they then diverged into two populations — one that is identical to ...
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What protein could humans lose to become more carnivorous?

A more developed version of this question. The Premise As in the original question, 100k-200k years ago a population of homo sapiens ended up on an alternative version of Earth through a rift that ...
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What are the evolutionary advantages to have epicanthic folds?

In my world, there are sixteen species that form together the living species of the Homo genus: anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sensu stricto), merfolk, angels, demons, ogres, giants, ...
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What evolutionary pressures would lead to a group of hominids with larger females than males? [duplicate]

races comprised almost entirely of females are a staple of many works of fantasy with the Greek amazons being the most well known. What I want to know is What evolutionary pressures would lead to ...
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What evolutionary pressures would lead to solitary hominids?

Solitary humanoids aren't uncommon in works of fantasy/cryptozoology with Bigfoot coming to mind. What I want to know is What evolutionary pressures would lead to solitary humanoids? Some ...
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What adaptations would a hominid need to survive in Antarctica?

along time ago a group Australopithecus somehow manged to get washed ashore on let's say the Antarctic peninsula or at least an island near Antarctica now inhabiting mainland Antarctica and evolving ...
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Could Orcs have domesticated hyenas?

In the story i'm writing Orcs have managed to domesticate hyenas possibly even cave hyenas In actuality, could Orcs (or any other intelligent hominid) domesticate hyenas? Even if we assume that ...
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Domesticated Hominids

So, for my setting, I have an idea for domesticated hominids (previously orcs). They're intellectually comparable to gorillas, weigh around the same amount (350 lbs), and can carry 15-20% their body ...
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