Since "the more the merrier" also applies to blasphemous monstrosities from Nature, I thought it would be cool to have a place where we could suggest which horrible features could (or not) figure in the BPVCTs one day.Quasar wrote:(edited by Quasar) Official Thread now! I'll pick out my favorite and/or popular suggestions from this thread to use as the basis for some of the future BPVCT rounds. The only rule is that suggestions need to be posted with a picture or a link to a picture to count.
My mind still focused on marine heads, I present you the four strangest heads of predatory fishes :
- Helicoprion tooth-whorl : the exact placement and functionality of this prehistoric shark's teeth spiral still elude the specialists -all the more artistic licence ! This French site presents my two favourite hypothesis(es? ) : a circular saw as a lower jaw, or an outright toothy tentacle.
- Goblin shark protrusile jaws : while the ominously named Goblin shark presents at rest the usual elongated snout we usually associate with sharks, this one has the ability to project his jaws forward in a way that openly display his upper jaw. Freakish !
- Snaggletooth lip : members of the angler fish genera Lasiognathus have a relatively small lower jaw, for they don't rely on it to bite their prey. Instead of that, their massive upper jaw is split in the middle, allowing the animals to fold their lip upward at rest, and snap it down around preys like a Venus Flytrap confused about the life Kingdom it belongs to.
- Loose jaws : both "Exactly what is said on the tin" and hard to imagine until seeing it. The loosejaw projects its jaws forward to capture preys, without any flesh linking them to the mouth to slow down their motion.
In a totally unrelated way, I'd like to have an insectivore/herbivore mouth with a long, prehensile tongue (anteater/giraffe).
Do you have any ideas of unusual animal features that could contribute to making the Species universe a weirder place ?