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Averan is a planet part of our solar system close to Earth, our planet. This planet was once lifeless, but in about 300 million years ago, some aliens of some sort have terraformed this planet and used time travel to introduced many modern species of plants, insects, arachnids, crustaceans, small fish, small amphibians, and small reptiles, but the most important species of this planet are the birds (hence the planet's name), which were also brought to this planet. In about 300 million years later, many of the introduced species in this planet have diversified into many different variety of species, with many (not all) species looking very different to the ones from Earth.

Now it was colonized by the United Federation of Earth, and became a province to the United Federation of Earth, thus sending those species to Earth.

Physical descriptionEdit

Shape & SizeEdit

Averan is similar in shape to Earth, but can be distinguished from Earth because Averan has just one big supercontinent known as Pangaea Jr, due to its similarity to Earth's historic Pangaea from Permian to Triassic. It is also much bigger than Earth, being almost 3 times bigger than Earth. Because of this, more animal and plant life exists in Averan.

GeographyEdit

Averan mostly consists of oceans, as for the land, it mostly contains deserts, scrublands, savannas (tropical grasslands), (temperate/boreal) grasslands, swamps, marshes, boreal forests, temperate forests, subtropical forests, tropical rainforests, and non-rainforest jungles, but with the southernmost part of the continent consisting a vast tundra.

SpeciesEdit

(Note: this list is generally for species that are still alive today in the planet of Averan, many other species from the past like Giant carnivorous crocodile-like geckos are long extinct since 125 million years ago due to competition with large carnivorous crocodile-like newts and salamanders)

PlantsEdit

  • Grass - Nothing much is changed, other than they have diversified due to no trees in this planet, allowing grass to evolve into variety of species of grasses, ranging from the size of a common grass of cities to the size of of a conifer tree.
  • Carnivorous Flower Mimic - Descended from venus flytraps introduced to Averan by time-traveling aliens. They resemble a common dandelion, but with a predatory plant's "teeth" and an ability to hunt insects and other small animals. Due to its flower-like appearances, this makes makes them very attractive to their prey.

InvertebratesEdit

  • Beetles - Most species of beetles, from dung beetles, to stag beetles, to rhinoceros beetles, to water beetles, to scarab beetles, have remained unchanged from their ancestors that were brought to this planet, but due to lack of bees, some species of beetles have evolved into honey beetles to fill the similar niche to Earth's bees, having the ability to pollinate flower-like grass descendants.
  • Spiders - Most non-deadly spider species, from daddy longlegs, to tarantulas, to orb-weaver spiders, have remained mostly unchanged from their ancestors that were introduced to this planet by time-traveling aliens, but some filled the niche similar to Earth's deadly spiders like black widows.
  • Crustaceans - Most species of crustaceans, including crabs, lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and krills, have remained mostly unchanged from their Earth-dwelling ancestors.

FishEdit

  • Modern-Styled Fish - Almost all species of modern fish brought to this planet still exist.
  • Giant False Whale - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They are also the largest whalefish and the largest natural animals of our universe, about 500 feet long and weighs about 350 tons, due to the planet being much bigger than Earth, allowing animals of this planet to get larger than ones on Earth.
  • Great Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They can grow to about 370 feet long and weigh about 210 tons.
  • Common Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. 220 feet long and weigh about 160 tons.
  • Lesser Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They can grow to about 130 feet long and weigh about 95 tons.
  • Darwin's Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They can grow to about 100 feet long and weigh about 90 tons.
  • Pygmy Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They can grow to about 60 feet and weigh about 55 tons.
  • Dwarf Whale Fish - Descended from oceanic catfishes that were brought to this planet. Due to lack of their natural predators and lack of competition, they grew to gigantic proportions and filled a similar niche to Earth's baleen whales by evolving their whiskers into baleen-like stuctures to sip out krills. They can grow to about 25 feet long and weigh about 24 tons, making them the smallest whale fish species.
  • False Bulldog Tarpon - Descended from tarpons that evolved into pack-hunting Xiphactinus-like predatory fish. They fill a similar niche to Earth's killer whales. They are about the size of Earth's great white sharks.
  • Dolphin Tarpon - Descended from tarpons that evolved into large, social, friendly, intelligent arowana-like fish. They fill a similar niche to Earth's dolphins and other toothed whales.

AmphibiansEdit

  • Modern-Styled Salamanders - Most species of salamanders remained unchanged from their Earthly ancestors.
  • Modern-Styled Newts - Most species of newts remained unchanged from their Earthly ancestors.
  • Newtadile - Descended from the Northern crested newts that were brought to this planet. They evolved to fill a niche like crocodiles of Earth, by evolving into larger, aggressive, and predatory creatures.
  • Salagator - Descended from the spotted salamanders that evolved into a much larger and more aggressive semi-aquatic carnivores.

ReptilesEdit

  • Modern-Styled Turtles/Tortoises - Most species of turtles and tortoises remained mostly unchanged from their ancestors of Earth.
  • Modern-Styled Geckos - Most species of geckos remained mostly unchanged from their ancestors of Earth.
  • Bear Turtle - Descended from Galapagos tortoises that devolved shells and evolved into much bigger scutosaurus-like herbivores. They travel in large groups to protect themselves against predatory birds
  • False Sheep - Descended from red-eared turtles that devolved their shells and evolved into larger herbivorous sort of reptilian versions of phenacodus. They protect themselves against predatory birds by having the ability to run fast.

BirdsEdit

  • Birds - Almost all species of modern birds that were brought into this planet have survived and the flying earth-styled bird remained mostly unchanged.
  • Greater Nutcracker - Descended from Spix's macaws that were introduced to this planet. They have now lost flight and evolved into man-sized gastornis-like herbivores that mainly feed on leaves, fruits, large nuts (hence their name), and grass. They fill a similar niche to Earth's tapirs.
  • Lesser Nutcracker - Descended from Spix's macaws that were introduced to this planet. They have now lost flight and evolved into emu-sized gastornis-like herbivores that mainly feed on leaves, fruits, large nuts (hence their name), and grass. They fill a similar niche to Earth's deer.
  • Prairie Grass Wanderer - Descended from scarlet macaws that were introduced to this planet. They have now lost flight and evolved into ostrich-size emu-like herbivores. They fill the similar niche to horses of earth.
  • Death Bird - Descended from secretary birds that were introduced to this planet. They have now lost flight and evolved into cassowary-sized titanis-like carnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's wolves and other wild dogs, having the ability to hunt in packs and work together to hunt larger prey.
  • Giraffe Bird - Descended from rheas that were introduced to this planet. They have evolved into giraffe-sized elephant bird-like browsing giants. They fill a similar niche to Earth's giraffes.
  • Rhinoceros Bird - Descended from ground hornbills that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large moa-sized herbivores resembling a cross between a hornbill and a genyornis with a large horn-like crest as defense against predators. They fill a similar niche to Earth's rhinoceroses.
  • Hippopotamus Bird - Descended from Canada geese that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large elephant bird-sized herbivores that resemble a cross between a gastornis and a hornbill, but with strong legs and webbed feet to swim. They also have noses and eyes on top of their heads like many semi-aquatic animals. They also fill a similar niche to Earth's hippopotamus.
  • Rodentiabirds - Descended from California quails that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into small omnivorous spink-like birds. They fill the similar niche to Earth's rodents, shrews, hedgehogs, moles, and other small mammals.
  • False Terror Bird - Descended from peregrine falcons that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large ostrich-sized Phorusrhacos-like carnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's big cats.
  • Pygmy Pantherbird - Descended from American crows that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into small moa-nalo-like carnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's little cats.
  • Bearbird - Descended from American magpies that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large Phorusrhacos-sized gastornis-like omnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's bears.
  • Wolbirine - Descended from Australian magpies that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into small to large omnivorous emu-like birds ranging from the size of a weasel to the size of a wolverine. They fill a similar niche to Earth's mustlids, mongooses, and other small carnivorous mammals.
  • Antelope Bird - Descended from scrub jays that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large antelope-sized Phorusrhacos-like herbivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's antelopes.
  • Cattlebird - Descended from blue jays that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large ostrich-sized moa-nalo-like herbivores. They fill a niche similar to Earth's bovines like Cape buffaloes, water buffaloes, European/American bison, aurochs/cattle, etc.
  • Birdpigs - Descended from Sulphur-crested cockatoos that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large emu-sized gastornis-like omnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's pigs and relatives like wild boars, warthogs, peccaries, etc.
  • Monkbirds - Descended from rainbow lorikeets that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into small macaw-sized crow-like omnivores. They fill a similar niche to Earth's monkeys.
  • Gorillabird - Descended from budgies that were introduced to this planet. They have now completely lost flight and evolved into large titanis-like herbivores. They have a similar niche to Earth's apes including gorillas.