Which species are used most often? And which species are used least often?
I once considered for a month or so making my fursona be some kind of ape because I kept getting drawn back to the human archetype. I still do.Weird thought I just had, its all vaguely related to the Great Chain of Being from medieval philosophy which constantly come into play with how people think of the world. Basically it was a hierarchy with god up top, then angles, then humans, and then animals, which were also assorted into such a hierarchy with foxes and dogs on the top, and on the bottom stuff like clams and barnacles. This kind of relates to how people tend to choose animals.
This doesn't 100% correlate due to, A: medieval philosophy being mostly wrong about how animals worked, and B: there seems to be a very strong anti-ape bias in the community, very few Chimps, Gorillas, ect.
I have found that after I learned of this concept... you start to see it everywhere in society and philosophy, its kind of an in-built human bias.
Interesting.Well, I’m the only bearded dragon lizard I know. So it’s safe to say that bearded dragons are among the least used species in the fandom. Common ones I often see are wolves, foxes, and mythical dragons. Original species and animal hybrids are fairly common, too, fren.
I am trying to, among other things, bring the less popular species to the surface in a thing I am working on.
Interesting.Awesome! That’s cool to hear, fren! I hope you have success with your little project, it sounds interesting.
The only other unusual species I’ve seen in the fandom so far is an Asian Tapir. Other than that, yeah, this fandom is mostly canines, felines and dragons. Avians and other scalies, as well as less popular mammals, tend to be in the minority. You won’t find many Saigas and Oryx out there, I’m afraid.
I think one species that people forget is really popular is sharks. I can't go anywhere without tripping over two or three of them XD but they're not considered "generic furry" like foxes and wolves and cats.
Sharks are one of the ones I like the most though they are not often rendered realistically.I think one species that people forget is really popular is sharks. I can't go anywhere without tripping over two or three of them XD but they're not considered "generic furry" like foxes and wolves and cats.
Cynodonts? They were the link between reptiles and mammals for the most part. They lived during the Permian and Triassic.
Fascinating.A gorgonopsid. Same time period. But imagine a sabre-toothed tiger and a komodo dragon having a baby.
The thing is though is that most sharks I see in the fandom are this weird sort of creature that doesn't really actually look like a shark. They have shark-like features, but also mammalian features and ears, they look more like they could be their own species. I am not much of a fan of these "sharks".I think one species that people forget is really popular is sharks. I can't go anywhere without tripping over two or three of them XD but they're not considered "generic furry" like foxes and wolves and cats.
Are the three mice all blind?Off the top of my head I can think of three other mice I've encountered on the forum, so we're not really in a majority, the bulk of my encounters have been dragons, foxes, felines and canines.
Are you trying to find rare SPECIES or rare kinds or genera of animals? I've noticed in some of these that people will post some specific species like "Arctic Fox" which (lets just say) may be rare, but it very well fits into the fox archetype.Interesting. I am trying to compile a list of fursona types commonly used for curiosity fulfillment purposes, among other things.