Taxonomic Tree - thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier GitHub Wiki

Earth Taxonomic Tree

graph TD
    Eukaryota["Domain: Eukaryota"] --> Animalia["Kingdom: Animalia<br>Diagnostic Feature: Multicellular, eukaryotic organisms<br>Additional Feature: Heterotrophic, primarily through ingestion"]
    Animalia --> Chordata["Phylum: Chordata<br>Diagnostic Feature: Possesses a notochord at some stage of development<br>Additional Feature: Dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, and post-anal tail"]
    Chordata --> Aves["Class: Aves<br>Diagnostic Feature: Feathers, beak without teeth, and laying hard-shelled eggs<br>Additional Feature: High metabolic rate, lightweight but strong skeleton"]
    Aves --> Passeriformes["Order: Passeriformes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Perching birds, anisodactyl feet arrangement<br>Additional Feature: Songbirds with a complex vocal organ"]
    Passeriformes --> Corvidae["Family: Corvidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Intelligent birds with strong, stout bills<br>Additional Feature: Known for problem-solving abilities and complex social structures"]
    Corvidae --> Corvathus["Genus: Corvathus<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large, intelligent birds with wing hands adapted for manipulation and tool use<br>Additional Feature: Highly adaptable and capable of complex social interactions"]
    Corvathus --> Corvathus_sapiens["Species: Corvathus sapiens<br>Common Name: Corvath<br>[Learn More About the Corvath](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia#corvath)"]
    
    Chordata --> Mammalia["Class: Mammalia<br>Diagnostic Feature: Mammary glands, hair or fur, three middle ear bones<br>Additional Feature: Endothermic (warm-blooded), live births (except monotremes)"]
    Mammalia --> Carnivora["Order: Carnivora<br>Diagnostic Feature: Specialized teeth and claws for capturing and eating other animals<br>Additional Feature: Predatory behavior, keen sense of smell"]
    Carnivora --> Dracofelidae["Family: Dracofelidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Wyvern-like wings on the arms, large and powerful build, predatory behavior"]
    Dracofelidae --> Dracofelis["Genus: Dracofelis<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large mammalian wyvern, powerful and aggressive with a muscular build"]
    Dracofelis --> Dracofelis_Sanguiem["Species: Dracofelis Sanguiem<br>Common Name: Bloodmaw<br>[Learn more about the Bloodmaw](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia/#bloodmaw)"]
    
    Mammalia --> Primates["Order: Primates<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large brains relative to body size, forward-facing eyes for stereoscopic vision<br>Additional Feature: Highly flexible limbs and digits, social behavior and complex communication"]
    Primates --> Hominidae["Family: Hominidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Great apes including humans, larger body size, absence of tail<br>Additional Feature: Highly developed brain, complex social behavior and tool use"]
    Hominidae --> Homo["Genus: Homo<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large brain, bipedal locomotion<br>Additional Feature: Advanced tool use, complex language and social structures"]
    Homo --> Homo_sapiens["Species: Homo sapiens<br>[Learn more about the Cultures](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Cultures#humans)"]

    Mammalia --> Artiodactyla["Order: Artiodactyla<br>Diagnostic Feature: Even-toed ungulates with weight distributed equally between the third and fourth toes"]
   Artiodactyla --> Cervidae["Family: Cervidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Ruminant mammals with antlers that are shed and regrown annually in most species"]
    Cervidae --> Velocivenator["Genus: Velocivenator<br> Diagnostic Feature: Adaptations for speed and agility, including long, powerful legs and streamlined bodies<br>Additional Feature:Mottled fur patterns for camouflage in forest environments"]
    Velocivenator --> Velocivenator_cervus["Species: Velocivenator Cevus<br>Common Name: Velocifawn<br>[Learn more about the Velocifawn](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia/#velocifawn)"]

Aves --> Theropodiformes["Order:Theropodiformes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Bipedal carnivores with adaptations for predatory behavior"]
Theropodiformes --> Raptoridae["Family: Raptoridae<br>Agile, fast-moving predators with specialized hunting adaptations"]
Raptoridae --> Brambleurus["Genus: Brambleurus<br>Diagnostic Feature: Highly developed camouflage and powerful physical adaptations
<br>Additional Feature: Mix of feathers and scales for insulation and protection"]
Brambleurus --> Brambleurus_ferox["Species:Brambleurus ferox<br>Common Name: Rubus<br>[Learn More about the Rubus](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia#rubus)"]


Arathia Taxonomic Tree

graph TD
    Lithocellatae["Domain: Lithocellatae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with mineralized cell walls and Adaptive Nucleic Acid (ANA)<br>Additional Feature: Unique genetic structure with three helices and six nucleotides"] --> Lithocellata["Kingdom: Lithocellata<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with mineralized cell walls and Adaptive Nucleic Acid (ANA)<br>Additional Feature: Unique genetic structure with three helices and six nucleotides<br>Additional Diagnostic Feature: Four nuclei for genetic repair"]
    Lithocellata --> Decapodiformes["Phylum: Decapodiformes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with 10 limbs and a combination of exoskeleton and endoskeleton<br>Additional Feature: Presence of elytra-like structures protecting membranous wings, unique crystalline eyes, and a distinct jaw structure"]
    Decapodiformes --> Thoracica["Class: Thoracica<br>Diagnostic Feature: Creatures with a distinct abdomen and thorax<br>Additional Feature: Specialized limb structures for diverse ecological roles"]
    Thoracica --> Elytraptera["Order: Elytraptera<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with protective elytra-like structures covering membranous wings<br>Additional Feature: Adaptations for both terrestrial and aerial locomotion"]
    Elytraptera --> Scarabemimidae["Family: Scarabemimidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with a primarily beetle-like body plan, including exoskeleton and elytra-like structures<br>Additional Feature: Sensory antennae and robust mandibles for feeding and defense"]
    Scarabemimidae --> Necroceras["Genus: Necroceras<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large scavenger beetles with overlapping, segmented exoskeletons<br>Additional Feature: Crystalline eyes and specialized mandibles for tearing flesh"]
    Necroceras --> Necroceras_vorax["Species: Necroceras vorax<br>Common Name: Scavenger Beetle<br>[Learn more about the Scavenger Beetle](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia#scavenger-beetle)"]
    
    Lithocellata --> Hexapodiformes["Phylum: Hexapodiformes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with six limbs<br>Additional Feature: Adaptations for varied locomotion and ecological roles"]
    Hexapodiformes --> Dracos["Class: Dracos<br>Diagnostic Feature: Dragon-like creatures with horn-like antennae used for various biological functions<br>Additional Feature: Diverse limb structures for flight, climbing, or specialized predation"]
    Dracos --> Quadripes["Clade: Quadripes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Four limbs used for locomotion and two specialized limbs for additional functions<br>Additional Feature: Reflective, camouflaging scales and specialized sensory adaptations"]
    Quadripes --> Behiriformes["Order: Behiriformes<br>Diagnostic Feature: Organisms with six limbs, specialized for diverse functions including predation and locomotion<br>Additional Feature: Reflective, camouflaging scales and unique sensory adaptations"]
    Behiriformes --> Corrosauridae["Family: Corrosauridae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Members possess the ability to produce and deploy corrosive substances<br>Additional Feature: Specialized horn-like antennae for controlling secretion of corrosive fluids"]
    Corrosauridae --> Corrosaurus["Genus: Corrosaurus<br>Diagnostic Feature: Large, predatory creatures with reflective, silver scales and overlapping armor<br>Additional Feature: Unique adaptations for ambush and pursuit predation, including corrosive spit and physical attacks"]
    Corrosaurus --> Corrosaurus_venenum["Species: Corrosaurus venenum<br>Common Name: Corroder<br>[Learn more about the Corroder](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia#corroder)"]

    Behiriformes --> Flashornidae["Family: Flashornidae<br>Diagnostic Feature: Six-limbed creatures with specialized horns for defensive mechanisms"]
    Flashornidae --> Flashornus["Genus: Flashornus<br>Diagnostic Feature: Terrestrial creatures with smooth integument and tiny tuberculate scales, capable of producing volatile gas for defensive purposes"]
   Flashornus --> Flashornus_minor["Species: Flashornus minor<br>Common Names: Flashorn and Flashicorn<br>[Learn More about the Flashicorn and Flashhorn](https://github.com/thelordofdino4/Arathia-The-Posthistoric-Frontier/wiki/Monsters-of-Arathia#flashhorn-female-and-flashicorn-male)"]