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MUTO...Insect or Reptile?

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 9:10 AM

The other day, someone brought to light that the way the MUTO flapped its wings, it couldn't possibly be an insect. Insects flap their wings at a rather incredible speed. The MUTO looks to have more of a bird or bat's wing physiology. 

As someone who studies animal behavior and biology (by hobby, hopefully profession one day), I couldn't believe what I had thought up. I initially said "No, hah- there's way..." and then when you line the MUTO and my animal up together, their head shapes are oddly similar. The Alligator Snapping Turtle

Now, am I saying the MUTO is Gamera in disguise?!? No. But it looks like the design and physiology of these creatures came from both insects and reptiles with emphasis on the reptilian look.

We always thought the MUTOs looked very alien.....But it seems as if their design is from fairly real animals!

It obviously makes sense, seeming that reptiles/forms of birds, dinosaurs and insects were really all could survive in the very prehistoric world. 


Let me know what you think the MUTO is a combination of!




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8 Responses to MUTO...Insect or Reptile?


Mothra LarvaeMember2 XPMay-07-2014 9:17 AM

This topic was brought up earlier this week.


That being said, I don't think it's reptilian or insect, but something that's been lost to time.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 9:22 AM

I always have been good at topics :D


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 9:27 AM

Much like a dinosaur that was neither reptilian or bird. Just something lost to time. Interesting. It's all incredibly interesting.

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 9:50 AM

I think the most alien thing with the Muto's are those eyes......they look pretty different to me......almost mechanical. The other body parts and anatomy look like a hodgepodge from a scavenger hunt. Looks pretty decent though from the brief looks we may have seen from the trailers.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 9:52 AM

I don't think it is an insect or a reptile. But if the MUTOS are mutated from an insect or a reptile, well that's a diferent story, but I don't think they are mutated from real life animals because it is Massive"Undenified" Terrestrial Organism.

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GodzillaMember5639 XPMay-07-2014 9:58 AMGTBETTA35 - I happen to believe the MUTOs are a completely unique series of life-forms that, while comparable to others, are in an order all of their own. :)

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-07-2014 11:49 PM

I think the MUTO's are both reptilian and insect.


Mothra LarvaeMember15 XPJul-22-2017 4:13 AM

I used to think they were types of arthropods, but then I found out the they had complete skeletons. I'm guessing they're reptiles, or at least some sort of synapsid

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