Bulkdit


This small reptile is known as a bulkdit.  The name is roughly translated to "black dot" in the native Drolian language.  As bulkdit's age, their necks add a dot at different intervals.  You may be able to make out that the two young bulkdit only have one dot on their necks, while the larger one has four full dots and has recently started on a fifth dot.

Bonal


Bonal, or as they are more crudely known, "sphincter worms", are large surface dwelling worms on Jeol III.  Their size and speed often lead people to believe that they are some sort of snake.  This isn't true, as they are invertebrates with an exoskeleton covering their first two segments, and then resembling a segmented worm the rest of the way to their tail.  The "teeth" on its "face" are actually claws that it uses to pull prey into its three flapped mouth.

Skalehed


Skalehed are primate-like animals from the planet Ronoh II.  Their name comes from the scaly growths on the top of their heads.  When they were first discovered, it was believed that they had simply put some sort of shell on their head.  Upon closer inspection, it became obvious that these "scales" were in fact part of the animal - being tightly formed keratin growths.  These creatures are extremely territorial, and often fight with one another over food sources.

Balloon Swan


The balloon swan of Clastos III has a large flap of skin that hangs off of its beak.  When threatened, or during mating rituals, this flap of skin can be inflated like a balloon.  This creature is entirely confined to the water, as its legs have fused into a long keel to keep it upright in the heavy winds over the planet's large lakes.

Qrq


Qrq are ferocious beasts who speed across the barren areas of Abri IV in search of food.  Their legs have evolved into very arm like appendages, complete with full grasping use of its toes.  It can run on these long strong legs much like an Earth ostrich.  It's front limbs are tentacles with suction cups on them.  This may be a remnant of time past when the barren areas were vibrant oceans.

Inbetween

Hey everyone!

I'm kind of between projects at this point.  The sketchbook I've been using for the Zoo is all filled up, so I think I'll leave that series where it is for now.  I haven't quite decided what is coming next, but I'm still around, so keep checking back!

mikal

Hothin


Hothin from the planet Jeol partially bury their eggs in the ground to keep them safe.  Predators have to spend time digging the eggs out to steal them - the shells are too hard to penetrate before the parents notice what is happening.  Fast runners, hothin can easily chase down the small mammals the make up their diets.

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