Lamarckian Evo Game

Name: sworchet
Ancestor: hatchet
Evos/adapts: thumniform swimming, countershading, intelligence, regional endothermy, sonic communication, and the change of the beak blade into a long sword-like appendage.
Other: lives in the open sea and is 5-8 feet (2 meters) long. Hunts venchets and tachybracidae in packs, using their beak-blades like billfish.

Name: ratchwalker
Ancestor: snachet
Evos/adapts: size, legs directly underneath the body, the ability to reproduce entirely on land, better intelligence, watertight scales, water retention.
Other: 5 feet (2.5 meters) long, hunts on land with it’s speed and size.

name: slicet
ancestor: hatchet
evos/adapts: pressure tolerence, swim bladder, hearing, night vision, smell, beak overhaul. the beak-blade is shaped like a hammerhead and lined with smell receptors, the shape allows in to pinpoint prey. it hunts in the twilight zone.
other: lives in the twilight zone depths and scavenges. larger specimens fight thalasicaphantoms for food. 3-10 feet or 1-3 meters long.

Name: Chart
Evolutions/Adaptations: Sticky goo; The arms are longer and wider, the mucus is more sticky and transparent, the gills are stronger and more sensitive, the mucus glands are also present at the tip of the conch and the metabolism is slower
Other Changes: It lives in deep sands of abysses, a collection of snow marine and rarely even small creatures in a network of mucus spreading far from it formed in the arms.

Name: Talimar
Ancestor: Hichix
Evolutions/Adaptations: Egg wall; Conch extensions strengthen the arms: allows it to walk on land more efficiently, there are more extensions containing symbiotic algae: allows to survive even more without food up to almost plant level, skin scales thicker but permeable to light, liquid is able to absorb sugar more efficiently and venom Also present in the symbiotic extensions
Other Changes: With all the tools to survive on land, he spends almost all of his life on earth as a “plant-animal” move, but yes stays close to water sources in the armpits he better have to bend over to absorb water. It is not tall but has a high reproductive rate

Name: Afe
Ancestor: Squik
Evolutions/Adaptations: Cartilage; A cartilage extension membrane is formed between the conch and the arms, the aerodynamic conch is more, the arms contain cartilage, the jet is extremely strong and the sensor is able to sense magnetic oscillations
Other Changes: Thanks to its membrane and aerodynamic structure, it is relatively small compared to its ancestors, but it is able to jump out of the water and cover a distance of several tens of meters by gliding out of the water to escape predators.

Name: Froam
Ancestor: Exam
Evolutions/Adaptations: Added minuscle setae to the foot; the body is shorter, the foot is stronger, the shell is thicker, it releases gametes in the water to reproduce, the gills are internalized.

Other Changes: It lives by filter feeding, the foot is able to grip on things.

Name: Titanoelkior
Ancestor: Shelkior
Evolutions/Adaptations: Added long setae on the lower and upper mandibles; Is bigger, has a more complex exoskeletal structure which makes it harder to crush, the pheromone glands are grouped in an organ specialized in pheromone pruduction, has chemoreceptor stalks on the limbs, has a womb in which the female keep the eggs.

Other Changes: It feeds by filter feeding, it lives on the abyssall depths, lives in flocks that comunicate with pheromones and have parental care, it can reach up to 10 meters in size.

Name: Innojy
Ancestor: Tyruno
Evolutions/Adaptations: has a womb which turns inside-out when laying eggs to keep them safe and that is used as first meal to the hatchlings; The eyes have an irid of muscles that make them able to focus their vision on something, it’s eyes can see a wider range of color, the males exoskeleton color ranges from blue to red, their legs are in a wider position(like the one of a centipede), the sound producing organ is more complex.

Other Changes: it moved further inland leaving the shores, the males attract mates with their colorfull exoskeletons and with sounds.

The spiny shore-crawler has two new bodyparts (skeleton and lungs), the limit for new bodyparts is one per evolution

Oh, sorry I’ll fix that.

Name: wingpoint
Ancestor: afe
Evos/adapts: the conch has been internalized. Lungs that work as a one way tube from the base of the tenticals to the back of the head. While they fly air flows through and provides them with oxygen. Jets that work above-water. Wider wings and the cuttlebone-like structure (called the hardpoint) has been anchored to the cartilage parts. Finally, rubbery skin that doesn’t desicate. Can use it’s jets to fly for miles, though it has to return to the water every 20 minutes to prevent freezing and thirst.
Other: lives in the open sea and hunts small prey. 2 foot (65 cm) wingspan on adults, quite average speed in water, so it relies more on flying. A fast wingpoint can hit 25 miles per hour.

Name: Grazer
Ancestor: Ratchwalker
Evos/adapts: armored scales, specialized beaks for plant eating, the abilitiy to attack with it’s tail, communication by means of sonic calls, fermenting gut.
Other: lives in groups, fights predators with tails and stomps. Eats low lying vegetation. Lives on the plains and forests. 4 feet at the withers by 8 feet long (1 by three meters). 800 pounds.

Name: chasebeast
Ancestor: ratchwalker
Evos/adapts: claws, digetigrade walking, camouflage, serrated beak, communication by means of pheromones and a secondary release valve, allowing the chasebeast to breath out while eating, therefore permitting chewing.
Other: lives on shores, plains and forests, uses it’s speed to hunt large prey. 4 feet long, 3 tall (a little more than a meter by a little less than meter) and 200 pounds.

I don’t think there are forests yet

why not? they could be clubmosses. I think the land ecologies should be more expansive by now.

my patience is nonexistent so:

Ancestor: innojy
Evos/adapts: gills totally repurposed for air breathing, the foremost set of legs have been repurposed for boring holes in plants, the mandibles have been supplemented with a proboscis, the womb has become both regroweble and high capacity.
Other: lives its life by eating plants. Obligate r-strategist. 5-7 cms.

Ancestor: wingpoint
Evos/adapts: the most revolutionary ability is a turbine, two literal turbines. They split from the mantle in their embryonic development, and are formed from tentical-like outgrowths of the gills sheathed in mantle material. They spin the the same way I spin my wrists. They don’t, but their flexibility and subconscious control make it quite convincing. These pivot on protrusions of the hardpoint and allow for greater stamina, speed, and maneuverability by connecting theemselves to the jets and allowing them to for two one way tubes for airflow. They also possess the ability to breathe air while staying still, and a bladder-like organ to free them from the sea. Their foremost arms have become freed from the wings and formed into grasping mandibles, lined with spines, used like an osprey’s claws to grab small rachiforms and tachybracidids out of the sea. Their rearmost arms have been freed from the wings as well, only to become maneuvering fins. Halfway up their wing-arms and at the tip of their fins are claws to crawl on land or climb.
Other: the rubberprops’ remaining wing arms have greatly elongated into huge wings, as well as the average member being larger overall. 5 feet (1.5 meter) wingspan. Has developed a strange behavior to catch seabound prey. They flap their wings. If you will notice, birds flap their wings to stay stable while killing things, and in the case of ospreys, to get back in the air. Given that most of the upward motion of the rubberprops comes from their turbines, they classically had to plunge underwater whenever they attacked from above, but once it was more energy efficient to stay in the air then to land and take off they evolved to flap to stay in place until their turboprops could get them back up to speed. This same ability has been repurposed for vertical takeoff.

Ancestor: ratchwalker
Evos/adapts: Smell! Fur-like fibers! The beak covering extending too far and covering the whole beak and that being couteracted by the exaggeration of the beak serrations into things that poke out of the mouth called pseudoderms and cut things, intellect, a highly acidic stomach bile allowing scratchers to eat carrion. The ability to vomit out that bile to harm predators or expel toxin.
Other: these small omnivorous scavengers go the extra mile and take care of their young after they hatch. 4-8 inches/10-20 centimeters long, ratlike.

Trees. We need trees so using my powers of deduction: if we have large land animals we have tree-like organisms.

No, there aren’t trees, it was never sayd that there are

Well then
Name: goshdarnit
Ancestor: false flower
Evos/adapts: a phototropic bacterium lives under the skin and provides nutrients, the vestigial digestive tract is used to breath on land. The conch is shaped like a long tube, with the flower-like purple-bacterium filled appendages hanging out the top. Looks like a colourful palm tree in larger specimens.
Other: due to it’s recent terrestrialization the goshdarnit only lives in wet, tropical environments. 1-15 feet (0.3-4 meters) tall. In forests the larger ‘plants’ use their hight to get enough sunlight to live on only their symbiont’s sugars, while the smaller ones live off on nutrients they gain from decomposition.

Name: whynotthen
Ancestor: some beach dwelling algae
Evos/adapts: a hardened cuticle with pores for the transfer of gasses, roots to acquire water from groundwater, and half a dozen water-holding pockets. Three of the pockets stand upright and are filled to the brim with water, hydrostaticly supporting small stalks, one of the cavities has been reshaped to form a looping water system around the body and are attached to the last, which has muscular fibers and works like a heart, pumping around nutrients, and the last ifs used to disperse spores.
Other: the whynotthen’s higher tollerence to dryness allows it to grow in the far north and south, as large stepe. 4-12 inches (10-30 cm) tall.


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Name: Bumafath
Ancestor: Innojy
Evolutions/Adaptations: added venom glands on the base of the upper mandibles; The digits are longer, the number of synapse each neuron can create is increased, brain structure is more complex, the mouth opening is wider, is tinier

Other Changes: is now a predator, lives on the whynotthens trunks, each segment reaches 2 cm in lenght and is 4 cm tall.

Name: Lokma
Ancestor: Innojy
Evolutions/Adaptations: has an organ that produces intenstinal chemicals; Is bigger, has the legs nearer to the body, the legs are longer, the lower mandibles are longer, the exoskeleton is green.

Other Changes: eats mainly whynotthen leaves, lives in groups of 10-15 individuals, each segment is 10 cm in lenght and 15 cm tall, the lower mandibles can reach up to 15 cm. 3 individuals are born from a lay, it invests in parental care.

Name: Hioa
Ancestor: Innojy
Evolutions/Adaptations: added plates on the segments that it can rise to scare predators; is tinier, the upper mandible calws are bigger, the number of segments decreased, the pheromone glands are bigger, the sensory stalks are longer.

Other Changes: lives inside the whynotthen trunk drinking its nutrient rich juices, uses the upper mandibles to dig inside it. It has 5 segment, each segment is 2 cm long and 1 cm tall. It can live in communities of 500 individuals. 20 individuals can be born from a single lay.

Name: Skallio
Ancestor: Skalletara
Evolutions/Adaptations: the segments legs fused now each segment has only 2 legs; The legs are separated in 3 segments, the hind legs are positioned so they can take velocity faster, the eyes are wider, the eyes have double lens, is bigger.

Other Changes: It lives in the open plains, forms groups of 10-13 individuals, each female can lay 4 eggs but invests more in parental care, it can reach 2 meters in lenght and 1,50 meters in height, it hunts in group.

Name: Skala
Ancestor: Skalletara
Evolutions/Adaptations: added an organ that detoxifies the body; Is bigger, has longer sensory stalks, has thicker legs, the last pair of legs have adapted to facilitate reproduction, the females have a pocket to conserve sperm cells.

Other Changes: is herbivore. Lives in herds of 20-30 individuals, it can lay up to 2 eggs, invests greatly in parental care. If a predator attacks it, it will use the upper mandibles to defend itself, if an individual is in difficulty, it will make a sound to ask for help to the other members of the herd (which will go to help it, obviously.). It can reach 5 meters in lenght and 2,40 meters in height. Lives in plains.

My impatience knows no bounds.

ancestors: scratcher
evos/adapts: thermoregulatory measures and insulator fur allow this beast to live in the far north and south, and tusk-like pseudoderms allow these beasts to dig up the whynoththen hearts and reproductive bodies. They have repurposed their bile-based defense system to substitute for a plant digesting gut by vomiting up half digested food to chew more several times, and have also grown in size dramatically.
Other: 4-5 feet tall at the withers and 7-9 feet long (1.5 by 2.5 meters), they live alone except for mating season, and split up after the young learns how to feed itself (2 months after mating, when the calf is 1 month), though the female stays with the calf until it has full-grown tusks (6 months).

Carrion beak
Ancestor: rubberprop
Evos/adapts: the turbines can rotate backwards to produce an airflow into the lungs when not moving, the gills have been lost, the mandibles have become stronger by incorporating subdermal detition-based support and cartilage joints attached to the blades, which have broadened into slicing prey eater. In addition the senses of smell and eyesight have been improved, and most importantly, the carrion beak has a foregut. This foregut is lined with sharp plates to pulp swallowed food before being passed into the stomach and gut. Finally they have the ability to undergo live birth.
Other: they use their long flight range to fly onto land and search for carcasses to eat, and lay their larval young witch are flightless and require moisture.

ancestor: hioa
evos/adapts: better eyesight, better memory, some pheromone glands have been repurposed to shoot a toxic alkali solution to scare of predators. the mouth has a proboscis used to eat, so the lower mandibles can be used to kill. they have bright green aposematic coloration.
other: has formed a symbiotic relationship with the whynotthen they live in, both of them gain protection from this deal, with the symao hiding in the whynotthen and killing the hioa and scaring off small herbivores. eats the weeds and fungi around the whynotthen unless they are in a time of plenty, when the symao community gets to indulge in the whynotthen juice.