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Here, we will discuss the history of species in Equestria, and I will edit this post to reflect the current widely agreed phylogeny sorting. This is a work in progress, and I have lots of studies. I will add new content in my free time.

 

 

The Equestrian Phylogeny Book

 

 

 

Key:

 

 

(genus species) - indicates horizontal gene transfer

*genus species -indicates hybridization with

genus! -indicates multiple species are included

 

 

 

Phylogenetic Trees:

 

 

 

Equus

 

 

 

                      Ungala Lingua

               _________|________________

     _____|_____                                        |

     |                    |                                       |

Taurus!    Ungala Buffalo                          |

                                                       Equus Atavus

                         ____________________|_______________________

           _______|__________                                                                  |

           |                  ________|_____                                             Equus Civiliza

Equus Asinus        |                          |                                         _______|________

                    Equus Zebra     Equus Protopony                         |                              |

             ______________________|_____                              |                 E. Civiliza arabicus

             |                                                      |                             |

             |                                       E. Protopony domesticus      |

             |                                                                         Equus Magicia

      Equus Pony                                                        (Draco Draconequus)

      *Equus Alicorn                                   _________________|_______________________

                                                                |                                             |                                  |

                                                       Equus Alicorn                      Equus Changeling      Equus Breezus

                                                           (Avia!)                                   (Insect!)                (Insect Papillon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draco

 

 

 

                                    Avia Ignis

                                          |

                             Phoenix Phoenix

                                          |

                                Draco Aviforme

                _____________|_____________

                |                                                   |

       Draco Magnus                            Draco Serpentus

                                             ____________|___________

                                             |                                              |

                               D. Serpentus aqua                 Draco Draconequus

 

 

 

 

 

Canis

 

 

 

 

 

More Phylogenetic Trees coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Species Info:

 

 

Work in Progress.

 

Default Template

 

 

Prevalence:

-

Physical Description:

-

Abilities:

-

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

-

 

 

 

Equus

 

 

 

Ungala Lingua

 

 

Prevalence:

Extinct

Physical Description:

Cleft-hoofed animal with resemblance to juvenile buffalo.

Abilities:

Evolved the ability to precisely control vocalizations, and learned to use language.

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

N/A

 

 

 

Ungala Buffalo

 

 

Prevalence:

In select areas, in medium sized bands.

Physical Description:

Thick brown fur, cleft hooves, huge muscular body, large head, two curved horns.

Abilities:

Highly evolved muscle strength. Bone, especially at the skull, has high density and is more resilient.

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

Chief Thunderhooves, Little Strongheart

 

 

 

Taurus!

 

 

Prevalence:

Depends on species.

Physical Description:

Cow-like appearance.

Abilities:

-

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

Tirek

 

 

 

Equus Atavus

 

 

Prevalence:

Extinct

Physical Description:

One-toed ungalate, donkey-like in appearance.

Abilities:

-

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

N/A

 

 

 

Equus Civiliza

 

 

Prevalence:

Common outside Equestria

Physical Description:

Slender, taller than ponies, chiseled features.

Abilities:

High cognition, ability to understand the abstract.

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

Delegates from Saddle Arabia (E. Civiliza arabicus)

 

 

 

Equus Magicia

 

 

Prevalence:

Very rare

Physical Description:

Curved horn, 

Abilities:

Unrefined magical powers that are like Draco Draconequus's.

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

King Sombra

 

 

 

Equus Alicorn

 

 

Prevalence:

Very rare

Physical Description:

Straight horn made of tightly spiraling segments.

Abilities:

Refined magical abilities, can also fly.

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

Princess Celestia, Princess Luna

 

 

 

Equus Changeling

 

 

Prevalence:

Common outside Equestria, uncommon within Equestria.

Physical Description:

Curved horn, chitinous pigmented outer shell, mane and tail each made of single collagen sheet, sliced into pieces by tear, insect wings.

Abilities:

-

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

Queen Chrysalis

 

 

 

Equus Breezus

 

 

Prevalence:

-

Physical Description:

-

Abilities:

-

Misc Information:

-

Notable Examples:

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draco

 

 

 

 

 

Canis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The evolution of magic.

 

The molecular mechanisms.

 

 

Magic, in it's essence, owes itself to very simple moleclar mechanisms. Within all creatures that are magical, there are two proteins, named Magicia A and Magicia B. In an endothermic reaction, they form a very high energy, unstable bond with eachother. When that bond is broken, great surges of energy are released. 

Unicorns, for example, can direct the sudden surge of energy to external sources.

 

 

 

How it evolved.

 

 

Magicia A&B first appeared within the Fire Bird (Avia Ignis). It was first used as a defence mechanism against the high amounts of energy in the enviroment. The proteins would soak up the energy, before it damaged the bird. There was a constant danger that the proteins would break apart, dealing sudden damage to the creature's cells. 

The pheonix, on the other hand, solved this problem by using the energy accumulated to rejuvenate itself after great illness. 

Dragons were the first to use the high amounts of energy to manipulate the external enviroment (with scorching flames). But, until Draconequus, the use of magic was never precise. Draconequus revolutionized the use of magic, by evolving mechanisms to precisely direct specific amounts of energy output to a certain area.

The civilized equines (Equus Civiliza) were intruiged by the possibility of harvesting magic. They first performed gene-splicing experiments on various species, most belonging to the genus Taurus. Most of the experimentees were killed shortly thereafter, but a few escaped. The scientists found out that the Magic protein tends to accumulate within keratinous tissue. That is why the new race of magic using equines were given horns.  

 

 

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