Last week we shared a creature concept that combined both fungal and animal attributes in the same creature – the Fungal Hound by K.L. Turner. Here’s another creature that is both animal and fungus. It’s called Mycolian, and it’s the work of Canadian artist Robert Powell (rpowell77.deviantart.com/).
The artist hasn’t provided as detailed a description for his creature as that which accompanied the fungal hound, so the biological details of Mycolian are open to interpretation. Here’s how he described the alien creature in his DeviantART gallery:
It is hard to determine whether the Mycolian is actually a fungus or animal, as it displays characteristics typical of both kingdoms. 90% of this creature’s body has become composed of fungus, including it’s nervous system. It relies on using a sporous sac located on it’s head to deliver a cloud of poisonous spores as a means of either attack or defense.
Can you think of a more detailed biological description for this creature? How would an animal such as this evolve?
Artwork by Robert Powell.