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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:04 pm


  • 1.1-1.15 LIONS

  • 2.1-2.15 NON-LIONS

  • 3.1 INTRO - FAMILIARS
    • 3.2 Avians
    • 3.3 Genets
    • 3.4 Hares
    • 3.5 Jackals
    • 3.6 Klipspringers
    • 3.7 Maned Wolves
    • 3.8 Ratels
    • 3.9 Servals
    • 3.10 Snakes
    • 3.11 Waterbucks
    • 3.12/15 RESERVED




There are currently ten familiar SoA lines available, not including the extra versions available to some species. Familiars are what one might consider 'pets' of the regular SoA and because of this status in the shop, they only have two stages. Unlike regular SoA, familiars do not have gender specific lines, apart from horns on some of the deer-like species. Because they are normally attached to a regular SoA, packs, herds and coalitions specifically for familiars are somewhat limited, though most groups created for regular species will accept them. At this time there are no unique-lined packs, herds or coalitions for familiar SoA.

Each species has their own information listed in the posts below.


(Please note that any lineart sets that are not complete may have pieces of other sets substituted into them or, for new sets, simply a question mark until the lines are released. This guide will not list any edited or uniquely linearted SoA, as those belong solely to those individuals.)

 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:06 pm


Shadows of Africa allows almost every type of bird imaginable, and for this reason it's hard to give specific information on each species. Common traits of most birds are flight, egg-laying, and bird calls unique to each species.

Although we allow almost every type of bird imaginable, there are six different types of bird lineart. This includes the basic bird, which can be used for any type not represented by the others, and five others that each represent a very specific type of bird. These specific types include: eagle, falcon, hawk, raven and vulture.

The different linearts are for RP purposes only and do not affect breeding. All avians have between one and six fledgelings and can interbreed between their types. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.

















 

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:08 pm


Genets are a cat-like species that are very adept at climbing. To aid with climbing through trees, they have a tail that is 1 to 1.5 times the length of their body. They can also fit through any space they can get their head through. They eat lizards, birds, insects and even some fruit. They mark their territory with musk glands, which is somewhat similar to the scent of ferrets. They live for about 8 years in the wild. They are very quick, but may be hunted by birds of prey or leopards. They have a head and body length that ranges from from 49 to 60cm (19 to 23.5 in) and tail length from 42 to 54cm (16.5 to 21 in).

In SoA, genets have between one and six kittens. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:10 pm


The African hare is about 51 cm (20 in) long and weighs around 1.8 kg (4 lb). In the wild, they can live for up to 12 years. They are a nocturnal species that sleeps in a "form" (a depression in the earth) or under bushes during the day. Hares, unlike their smaller rabbit cousins, do not burrow. They eat leaves, buds, roots, berries, fungi, bark and twigs. They can run very quickly, often in a zig-zag pattern when trying to avoid enemies, and are capable of jumping up to 3m (10 ft) in the air.

In SoA, hares have between one and four kittens. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:12 pm


Jackals are a small, fox-like species that stands at 38–48 cm (15-19 in) at the shoulder. They live up to 10 to 12 years in the wild. Jackals den in holes often made by other species, though sometimes they will dig their own if there are none available. These dens are usually 1-2 m (3 - 6.5 ft) in depth with a 1 m (3 ft) entrance. They eat insects, arachnids, lizards, snakes, rodents and the young of mammals like antelope. On the coast, they also feed on beached marine animals, fish and mussels. However, jackals are extremely aggressive and have been seen attacking prey many times their own size in some situations. This aggressive behavior also leads to quarrelsome pack relations.

In SoA, jackals have between one and nine pups. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:13 pm


Klipspringers are a small antelope species that are only about 58 cm (22 inches) at the shoulder. In the wild they live to be about 15 years old, though it may be cut short by predators. The males of the species sport horns approximately 10–15 cm (4–6 inches) long, but the females do not. They spend the majority of their time on kopje (rock outcrops, pronounced "kah-pee") where they feed on rock plants. Klipspringers are herbivores and only eat plants. In addition, they also get all the water they require from these plants and actually never drink water from watering holes. The only time they take in additional water is by licking dew from plants in the early morning. They are best known for their jumping abilities, for which they are named, and can leap up to 7.5 m (25 feet) in the air - about 15 times their own height.

In SoA, klipspringers have between one and two fawns. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.








 

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:14 pm


Maned Wolves are a species native to South America. In our world they are the descendants of a captive population that broke out and escaped to the wild many, many years ago. They are almost 1 m (3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder and have a distinctive mane that they use to make themselves appear larger to their enemies. They typically live to be about 12 years of age. They hunt small mammals like rodents, birds, and sometimes fish. A large portion of their diet (50% or more) is plants, including tubers and fruits.

In SoA, maned wolves have between one and six pups. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:15 pm


Ratels are also known as honey badgers and live to be about 20 years old. They stand 23 to 30 cm (9 to 12 in) at the shoulder, with males sometimes weighing twice as much as a female. Their alternate name comes from the fact that they have a large appetite for beehives, however it is slightly misleading, as they attack these mostly for the larvae and not the honey. They are known best for their snake-killing abilities (including pythons and venomous varieties), but are also widely recognized as fierce and efficient hunters. In addition to snakes, they also prey on insects, scorpions, porcupines, hares, ground squirrels, meerkats, mongooses and larger prey such as tortoises, crocodiles up to one meter in size, and young gazelle. They also take lizards, frogs, small rodents, birds and fruit. They've been named the most fearless animal in the Guinness Book of World Records.

In SoA, ratels have between one and five pups. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:16 pm


Servals are a small feline species that have some traits in common with cheetahs. In the wild, they live up to 12 or 16 years. They stand about 54-66 cm (21-26 in) at the shoulder and have the longest legs in relation to their body of any cat. They can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and can jump 3-5 m (9-16 ft) in the air to catch birds in flight. Their sense of hearing is so great that they can hear prey burrowing underground and often are seen digging to reach them. Their diet consists mostly of small mammals like rodents, birds, hares, hyraxes, reptiles, insects, fish, and frogs, however they are occasionally seen hunting larger prey like deer, gazelle, and springbok.

In SoA, servals have between one and three kittens. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.








 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:19 pm


Shadows of Africa allows almost every type of snake imaginable and for this reason it's hard to give specific information about each species. All snakes are carnivores, but each species uses a different method to catch their prey (like venom or constriction). Snakes do not have eyelids, so they don't blink, and smell with their tongues instead of the conventional method via nostrils. Some snakes even have the ability to sense body heat. Most species of snake shed their skin and lay tough, leathery eggs instead of live young.

In SoA, snakes have between one and ten hatchlings. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.






 

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:21 pm


Waterbucks are a large species of antelope that stand about 100 to 130 cm (39 to 51 in) at the shoulder. They live up to 15 years in the wild, though it is often cut short due to predators. Males are usually 25% bigger than the females and have long horns that females do not. They live close to water sources because they are more dependent on water than other types of herd animals. They are herbivores that eat mostly coarse grasses that grow near water and some tree leaves. Despite their name, they do not actually spend much time in the water, but they do take refuge there to escape predators.

In SoA, waterbucks have between one and two fawns. Waterbuck breeding is currently unavailable due to the lack of a fawn template. For more information on breedings and everything that influences them, please see the breeding information thread in the breeding subforum.








 
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