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The Grey body structure is relatively simple, possessing almost all organ systems and tissue types seen in higher tetrapods today. Most of these systems, however, seem to have atrophied, save for the incredibly advanced brain.
The integument of the Grey body is similar to that of amphibians appears almost amphibious in nature
, possessing large amounts of mucous-secreting glands which that
keep their skin moist in air, and enables enabling
them to use their skin as a primitive
respiratory membrane in aquatic environments?
. Maybe add a line here mentioning the Greys themselves are relatively vulnerable to combat damage, but the armor they wear (?) affords limited protection from most forms weaponry (more accurate information needed about Grey armor).
The skin between the fingers forms a
small web-like structures, points to the fact suggesting
that these creatures are were once
at least semi-aquatic in origin
The muscular and skeletal structure present in the Greys is homologous to that of h
umans, with an axial skeleton supporting the central nervous system, muscles, and limbs. The skull is massive compared to that of h
umans, supported by a strong spinal column and thick neck muscles a thin, but muscular neck
. Changed to be consistent with the AWD model.
Most of the other muscles in the creature’s body, however, seem to have atrophied at to
varying degrees, proof of either a sudden, irreversible habitat
change in habitat
or genetic manipulation.
The mouth is toothless, and no structures for mastication exist. The esophagus is also vestigial and possesses very little muscle, making it impossible for Greys
to ingest food orally. As well, tT
he rest remainder
of the digestive system has been is extremely rudimentary, greatly reduced
and no digestive glands could be were
found, hinting at the artificial means by which these creatures acquire nutrition. Elimination of solid and liquid waste through means other than regurgitation or skin secretion appears is also
impossible due to the absence of anal and urogenital passages, as well as and
the vestigial state of the kidneys. The characteristics limited functionality
of the Grey
excretory and digestive systems of the Greys leads to the conclusion would suggest
that these creatures are dependent on highly
processed nutrients supplied externally
, probably through injection directly through machines that inject digested food
into their bloodstream.
The respiratory organs appear to be well-developed, with and
the presence of pharyngeal passages leading to two sac-like lungs like that of similar to those found in
further supporting supports
arguments that the
Greys were originally once
probably inhabited wetlands or marshes. Vocal structures are absent, leaving the method of communication between these creatures to speculation.
There are no signs of reproductive organs on this creature, but the shape and structure of pelvic girdle suggest adaptation to birthing young. This suggests that the Greys at one time were a virile species capable of reproduction, leaving the reasons for
their sterility as
a possible product of genetic tampering. From this information, our Research Division has concluded that the Greys reproduce in one of two ways, in a manner either in a way resembling that of resembles the one of the
bees belonging to the H
ymenoptera family, with a few egg-laying
queen creatures being the source of the entire Grey race which lays the eggs from which these creatures are sprung
, or solely through artificial means such as cloning no natural reproductive process exists and these Aliens are forced to reproduce artificially by means of cloning
. Due to the 99.99% genetic similarity found in our analyses of various Grey specimens, the latter method is much more likely
. Our analysis of the Greys’ genetic structure points to the latter, since all of the creatures we have studied have a 99.99% genetic similarity.
Perhaps the most interesting part fascinating aspect
of the Alien’s Grey
anatomy is their brain structure
. This large structure substantial organ possesses more than twice the number neurons and glial cells found in human is comprised of enough brain cells to constitute at least two Human
brains, hinting at the incredible cerebral capacity of these creatures. Further dissection of the brain reveals a revealed
disproportionately large frontal lobes
, the seat of communicative skills. This finding
, and combined with
the absence of vocal structures, has led some of our scientists theorize that the
Greys communicate through some sort of telepathic link telepathy
, but the veracity of this claim is has
yet to be proven.
“Who is Who's
on the operating table now, you stupid little Grey???” –Dr. Ryouji
Yokosata, Research Division.
Edited by Astyanax, 18 March 2005 - 06:26 PM.