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Sexually dimorphic

Males approximately 1.5 to 1.8 meters and typically weigh more than females at around 60 to 70kg males have more muscle mass and look bulkier than females.

Females approximately 1.2 to 1.5 meters with a typical weight range of 50 to 60kg.

Respiratory system

Two lungs occupying the thoracic cavity. A diaphragm is present.

The Nekomi respiratory system is considered roughly equal to a humans but are less suited to long term exertion. Natural sprinters but not marathon runners.

Primary system for regulating heat.

Digestive system

Obligate carnivores, can tolerate limited amounts of other food.

They don't have a very good taste for sweet.

Much higher ph in the stomach.

Nekomi like many other obligate carnivores do not have flat surface teeth which aids in the grinding of vegetable matter. Teeth in Nekomi are sharp without the flat surface required to handle vegetable matter. They instead take food in chunks. Also, the jaw structure is different such that it allows extremely limited side to side motion which omnivore humanoids have.

Alcoholic beverages have a dramatic effect on them, a small dose will render them into a rather intoxicated state.

Visual system

Two eyes similar in shape to humans but with sharper sight.

Nekomi can open the iris (the colored portion of his eye) very wide to let in as much light as possible.

The retina is composed of two major types of light-sensitive cells called 'rods' and 'cones.' Rods are responsible for magnifying light impulse. Nekomi have an increased number of rods, 25 our of the 26 cells are rods compared to 4 out of 5 in humans. The have also a highly developed reflective area in the back of their eyes called the 'tapetum lucidum.'

Nasal

A sense of smell approximately 10 times that of a human.

The plant Nepeta cataria (catnip) has a similar effect on Nekomi as it does most felines.

Hearing

Large ears typical of feline species located on the top of the head.

Each is capable of independent movement with a rotational range of 90 degree's.

They can be laid back against the head for protection and as a visual clue to the mood.

Circulatory system

Heamoglobin- iron based

Four chambered heart based on bilateral symmetry. For all purposes of treatment not different from Humans but with and average heart rate 150bpm.

Skeletal and muscular system

From the hips upwards the skeletal and muscular structure is little different to humans with the exception of their jaw and the large ears nearer the top of her head.

Nekomi legs and feet are a hybrid of plantigrade and digitgrade and are able to switch between the two at will enabling them to stalk and move just as fast as a fully digitgrade animal.

Each ear contains 25 small muscles enabling their movement and rotational ranges.

Tail has 30 vertebrae and extensive group of muscles, ligaments and tendons give it a wide range of movement.

Skin

Nekomi skin and pores are similar to humans but ranges from a light sandy colour to a darkish brown.

When first born fur covers almost all of the body but gradually sheds in the first 2 months until it remains on just ears, tail and head where it grows to resemble hair.

Fur can be in a wide range of colours but typically matches the general colour of one or both of the parents.

Can regulate heat to a limited degree by sweating but it is very inefficient

Reproductive system

Internal insemination between males and females.

Males have bilateral testes and external phallus.

Females posses a vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries similar to Human.

Unlike normal felines Nekomi do not have litters of children, twins or triplets are most common.

The normal gestation time is approximately 6 earth months.

Metabolism

Metabolism is higher than humans. Because of this Nekomi require a steady supply of nourishment and semi regular periods of short rests.

Average body temperature around 100f.

Average life span approximately 80 earth years.


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