History Website / SpecWorld

9th Oct '15 9:07:08 PM TrollMan
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** The magnoraptor, a giant dromaeosaurid, was intended to be a descendant of what was once thought to be a real life giant dromaeosaurid, ''Megaraptor'', which is now known to have been a carnosaur.

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** The magnoraptor, a giant dromaeosaurid, was intended to be a descendant of what was once thought to be a real life giant dromaeosaurid, ''Megaraptor'', which is now known to have been a carnosaur.[[strike:carnosaur]] tentative coelurosaur, possibly a tyrannosaur.


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** The hoeks and baskervilles are stagodonts based on old reconstructions of ''Didelphodon'' before more complete remains showed that it was an aquatic animal more similar to otters than Tasmanian devils.
19th Sep '15 8:28:42 PM TrollMan
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[[caption-width-right:350:A mock-up for [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if it were a book.]]]]
4th Aug '15 5:53:04 PM Adept
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* FrogsAndToads: They don't appear to have come very far with their amphibians, but they do have a cookie-cutter tadpole that chomps on the behinds of wading dinosaurs.
25th Jul '15 6:30:45 AM Morgenthaler
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SpecWorld, or TheSpeculativeDinosaurProject, is a massive, ''massive'' world-building work in progress. It's basically an attempt to imagine how the world would be if the K/Pg Extinction Event hadn't happened 65 million years ago as seen from the perspective of dimension-hopping explorers and scientists from our world ("Home-Earth").

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SpecWorld, Spec World, or TheSpeculativeDinosaurProject, the Speculative Dinosaur Project, is a massive, ''massive'' world-building work in progress. It's basically an attempt to imagine how the world would be if the K/Pg Extinction Event hadn't happened 65 million years ago as seen from the perspective of dimension-hopping explorers and scientists from our world ("Home-Earth").
5th Jul '15 8:08:47 PM albertonykus
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The best thing you can do is just [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]

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The best thing you can do is just [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]
5th Jul '15 8:07:03 PM albertonykus
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The best thing you can do is just [[http://www.specworld-project.com/ start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]

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The best thing you can do is just [[http://www.specworld-project.com/ [[http://speculativeevolution.wikia.com/wiki/Speculative_Dinosaur_Project start reading]].[[note]]The project has been jumping around for the better part of a decade, to put it mildly. You may see the original incarnation [[http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20080731013714im_/http://www.bowdoin.edu/~dbensen/Spec/ here]], but use it only for nostalgic purposes, as a lot has changed[[/note]]



The project isn't entirely dead, as the Yahoo club below shows. Also, some DA pictures from the staff like [[http://pristichampsus.deviantart.com/art/Terrorsaur-139874737 this]] suggest that, [[LeftHanging once the main site is updated, things will get very interesting...]] (A summary including some of the new ideas can be found [[http://speculativebiology.wikia.com/wiki/The_Speculative_Dinosaur_Project here]].)

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The project isn't entirely dead, as the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club below club]] shows. Also, some DA pictures from the staff like [[http://pristichampsus.deviantart.com/art/Terrorsaur-139874737 this]] suggest that, [[LeftHanging once the main site is updated, things will get very interesting...]] (A summary including some of the new ideas can be found [[http://speculativebiology.wikia.com/wiki/The_Speculative_Dinosaur_Project here]].)



* DeadFic: Not entirely though; the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club]] is still functional. Its activity fluctuates, however, and at one point it was uncertain if it was still active, but it returned with a vengeance.
** As of the current time, the site itself has been moved. [[http://www.specworld-project.com to here]]

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* DeadFic: Not entirely though; the [[http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DinosaurMailingList-KilledThreads Yahoo club]] is still functional. Its activity fluctuates, however, and at one point it was uncertain if it was still active, but it returned with a vengeance.
** As of the current time, the site itself has been moved. [[http://www.specworld-project.com to here]]
fluctuates.
1st Jul '15 9:38:56 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Avisaurids and the rocs. Dromaeosaurids and oviraptorosaurs could arguably count, too, though they're not avialians.
23rd Jul '13 11:33:25 AM Willbyr
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** The site refers to a branch of the Therizinosauria as the Ceratonychidae. However, the name ''Ceratonykus'' is now used for a RealLife member of the Alvarezsauridae.[[hottip:*:Luckily, this is barely even a borderline case, as the spelling difference means that there's no name conflict even if they're pronounced the same way.]]

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** The site refers to a branch of the Therizinosauria as the Ceratonychidae. However, the name ''Ceratonykus'' is now used for a RealLife member of the Alvarezsauridae.[[hottip:*:Luckily, [[note]]Luckily, this is barely even a borderline case, as the spelling difference means that there's no name conflict even if they're pronounced the same way.]][[/note]]
25th Jun '13 4:01:26 PM TrollMan
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** There's a type of [[UpToEleven venomous tree!]].

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** There's a type of [[UpToEleven venomous tree!]]. tree!]]
25th Jun '13 4:00:04 PM TrollMan
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* DeathWorld: Many of Spec's lifeforms are overly dangerous (ex. there's a species of raptor that likes cutting people's heads off for no reason and penguin-piranhas that are so aggressive they'll even attack the moon) and a lot of animals want to either kill you or ruin your day.

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* DeathWorld: Many of Spec's lifeforms are overly dangerous (ex. there's a species of raptor that likes cutting people's heads off for no reason and penguin-piranhas that are so aggressive they'll even attack the moon) and a lot of animals and plants that want to either kill you or ruin your day.day.
** There's a type of [[UpToEleven venomous tree!]].



* NameOfCain: A noasaurid, and fastest predator of Madagascar. It kills and eviscerates its prey entirely with its hands. On an unrelated note it has a symbolic relationship with a spider that protects it from parasites.

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* NameOfCain: A noasaurid, and fastest predator of Madagascar. It kills and eviscerates its prey entirely with its hands. On an unrelated note it has a symbolic relationship with a spider that protects it from parasites.parasites.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Lots, examples include the imperial sabre-tyrant, the white ninja, the horned molok, the giant psycho-killer penguin of DEATH!!!, the king kronoshark, and the cockatrice. Among plants there's the Tree of Pain (ironically, animals don't actually feel pain when stung by this tree, they die before that).
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