Pseudolazurogen

a neogenic reconstruction based on mythology

Dragon Encounter
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A flightless dragon pseudolazurogen

Pseudolazurogen (noun); pseudolazurogenic (adj.)

The reconstruction of a mythical creature from Old Earth Folklore using the procedures used in lazurogenics. Particularly popular are various species of dragon, which can be derived from heavily modified crocodile or avian genes.

Other pseudolazurogens include the Bigfoot, Yeti, Seamonster, basilisk, chimera and chupacabra. Particularly widespread are vampires and werewolves, based on classical horror/folktales.

Clade Cromag is a classic example of a pseudolazurogenic prim human species, based on ancient misconceptions about early humans.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Steve Bowers

Initially published on 19 December 2001.