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Etylmology and Related TerminologyEdit

The name "Oktarh" is derived from the Ktarh language ([1]), being the demonym form of okæt (cold, old), literally translated to "(People) of the cold".

TaxonomyEdit

HistoryEdit

The current form of the species is presumed to be accomplished some four to seven million years ago, and written history goes back three hundred thousand years.

EvolutionEdit

Oktarh ancestry is generally unknown, since their evolution coincides with a mass ice age caused by increased albedo of the planet, though it is generally presumed that they have evolved from animals resembling synapsids.
There aren't any currently known ancestors of Oktarh, and all formerly related species are presumed to be extinct as of 1.5 million years prior.

Oktarh are commonly classified as bipedal mammaloid, covered with scales, without hair or fur, with extraordinarily long lifespans due to a chromosome anomaly.

BiologyEdit

Oktarh are bipedals, equipped with a rigid endoskeleton and an efficient metabolism, both evolved to survive in a predatory, low-food enviroment. They're omnivorous, without a specific preference for either type of food.
Oktarh have aluminium-based blood with a strong blue tint. When unoxidised, blood has darkish blue colour, but oxidised it takes on a vivid cobalt hue. Due to the nature of blood proteins, cells themselves have on their surfaces heme-like structures to take in oxygen.

Compared to humans, Oktarhs have opposite chirality in all aspects of their biochemistry, therefore being incompatible with human biochemistry.

Oktarh have a system of castes which determin one's general role in society.

GeneticsEdit

Oktarh have double-stranded B-DNA primary genetic code, with functions not related to relaying primary info being done by triple-stranded DNA (essential for the repair and maintenance of B-DNA) and RNA (other functions)

Oktarh DNA is dextrorotatory, and such are their aminoacids. Oktarh are essentially uncompatible with levorotatory DNA and levorotatory aminoacids, and consumation of food that contains levo-aminoacids could, if lucky, be only non-nutritious.

BehaviorEdit

Oktarh are in general group creatures, with small groups made of (usually) biologically related individuals, simmilar to human families. The major difference is that, while a group can loose a member via expulsion from the group, so can a different group gain a member who is considered a close friend. Such groups sometimes need no biological relation at all, often a group of friends.

Oktarhs are relatively social creatures, yet capable of longterm isolation without consequences. Approximately eighty thousand years after evolution, they evolved conciousness, and after a period of two hundred thousand, in what is called the age of dawn, first civilisations started appearing. From that period forward, the population and spread of Oktarh increased and so did their conflicts.
Due to their aggressive nature, coupled with highly different views, wars often erupted over both small and huge matters. Oktarh society in general believes in Akasha, the mother goddess, almost without exception. Even though religious, Oktarhs are very open-minded and innovative.

Oktarh
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Physical Data
Complexity Vertibrate
Amount of limbs Four
Type of locomotion Bipedal
Domain Land
Reproduction Type Sexual
Gender Amount 2
Nervous System
Centralised/Decentralised? Centralised
Brain? Yes
Volume of brain 1200 cm3
Heart
Amount of compartments Four
Capacity 290
Weight 310
Lungs
Amount of compartments Four
Native atmosphere N2 (73.9%)

O2 (25.04%)

Ar (0.93%)

CO2 (0.05%)

Other (0.08%)

Digestion
Intestines? Yes
Stomach? Yes
Type of diet Omnivorous
Secondary Organs
Detoxifiers Yes
Regulators Yes
Skeleton
Present? Yes
Endo/Exoskeleton? Endo
Subjective Strength Moderate to Strong
Senses
Vision? Yes
Scent? Yes
Hearing? Yes
Somatosensing? Yes
Taste? Yes
Phototropism? No
Magnetosensory abilities? No
Sensory Organs
Vision Organs (Eyes)
Shape Two Part, Mostly Oval
Field of View Maximum: Out 100° , Down 80°,

In 60°, Up 65°

Amount Two
Electromagnetic Spectrum 345nm lower limit

755nm lower limit

Relative Sensitivity Medium
Scent Organs (Scent)
Centered somewhere? Yes
Location Nose, Mouth
Particular Organ? Yes
Amount of organs Two
Relative Sensitivity High
Hearing Organs (Ears)
Centered somewhere? Yes
Location Sides of Head
Particular Organ? Yes
Amount of organs Two
Hearing Range 20hz lower limit

20500hz lower limit

Relative Sensitivity Medium
Somatosensory Organs (Somatosensory)
Centered somewhere? No
Location Scales, Flesh, Muscles, Other areas
Particular Organ? Multiple
Types of Somatosensing Touch, Temperature,

Proprioception , Nociception

Complexity High
Relative Sensitivity High
Taste Organs (Taste)
Centered somewhere? Yes
Location Tongue
Particular Organ? Yes
Relative Sensitivity Medium
Phototropic Organs (Phototropism)
Centered somewhere? N/A
Location N/A
Particular Organ? N/A
Complexity N/A
Relative Sensitivity N/A
Magnetosensory Organs (Magnetosensing)
Centered somewhere? N/A
Location N/A
Particular Organ? N/A
Complexity N/A
Relative Sensitivity N/A
Pole Differentiation N/A
Statistics
Average Weight 70-90 kg
Relative Metabolism Speed Medium-Fast
Average Height 180-185 cm
Average Speed (Running) 20 m/s
Max Speed (Running) 45 m/s
Average Lifespan 4000-5500 years
Average Age of Puberty 14 years

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