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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class : Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP- should be stored in a 5 meter by 5 meter containment unit.

All information regarding SCP-XXXX should be kept in digital format except in case of testing. Unless given permission by the site director, all experiments should be conducted on standard printer paper. All copies of SCP-XXXX-2 must be incinerated upon creation of the next iteration. To end testing, all remaining instances of SCP-XXXX-2 must be incinerated. As of incident 3-32 , testing is not to be for grater than one hour.

Description: SCP-XXXX as a whole refers to a fossil of variable properties and its secondary effects. The fossil, designated SCP-XXXX-1 , appears differently to each individual who observes it in person.1

When an individual, hereby designated SCP-XXXX-A, physically records any observations on the object, the information will expound upon itself based on the initial observations. The time this process takes varies based on the length of the document, but the document will appear complete.2 All documents generated in this method are designated SCP-XXXX-2.

The first document created will be a complete paleontological on the fossil as observed by SCP-XXXX-A. This usually includes at least a physical description of the fossil, speculation on the organism's functioning in life, and a chemical analysis of the fossil.

Next, a taxonomic report on the organism of the fossil will be created in present tense. This detailed report will include information on the species as a whole which could not be gleaned through examination of the fossil.

After the completion of the first taxonomic report, a second taxonomic report will appear. This will describe an immediately preceding ancestor of the organism described by the previous report.

This process will continue until the evolutionary line depicted by SCP-XXXX-2 reaches an organism which is part of the non-anomalous evolutionary tree. This is is only confirmed to have occurred once during incident 3-32. The propagation of the documents can be terminated prematurely through the destruction of all documents. If all documents are not destroyed, the process will continue from the most recently created document remaining.

Test number and SCP-XXXX-A ~Summary of Taxonomic Report of SCP-XXXX-1 # of documents produced Points of interest
Test #1 D-XXXX Gamidae cadi- A species of scaled flying organisms with an average wingspan of 10 meters and a weight of 150 kilograms. It spends its entire life in the air and is born from an orifice on its mothers back. After killing prey, it tosses it onto its back where it feeds at its own leisure. 50 documents No creature could fly with this wingspan to weight ratio.
Test #5 D-XXXX+5 Serpentum levitus- Also known as the great hydra, this serpent has been known to grow over 8 kilometers long. It displays hunting patterns indicative of other constrictor species until it grows to be around 100m long. At this point, it buries itself except for its head and waits for prey to pass. Overtime, it grows offshoots resembling the head along the rest of the body which imitate the original's hunting patterns. When the Great Hydra's metabolic needs exceed its food consumption, the heads break off, consume the rest of the body, and begin to function independently. 300 documents Since no adverse effects were observed in SCP-XXXX-A instances, researchers were authorized to occupy the role in future experiments.
Test #8 Research Assistant Kaden Solae-Deflectae - A symbiotic partnership resembling lichen in which one partner (Deflectae) produces multiple potent toxins. The partnership covers 80 percent of dry land. The majority of extant animal species have developed partial immunity to the toxins, but a small minority manages to avoid direct contact with the partnership. 462 documents ( a security breach led to premature termination.) Chemical Analysis from test one contained traces of Deflectus toxins. See Incident 3-32
Test # 13 Monotremata vernandi - an adept predator approximately six feet long/tall with an intelligence roughly equivalent to a 10 year old human. It is a versatile quadruped-biped with stiff interwoven fur serving as protection. It hunts using claws coated with a powerful neurotoxin or with 3 horns surrounding its mouth. It lays eggs and raises young. 700 documents See Incident 3-32

Incident 3-32: During Test 13, SCP-XXXX-2 converged with the non-anomalous evolutionary tree when it described Ornithorhynacus anatinus or the common platypus. SCP-XXXX-A, Jr. Researcher Ava Mills, was called in from leave in response to the development. Upon arriving at the testing site, she expressed confusion regarding the experiment, claiming that the Platypus had been detailed days prior. Three hours later, Miller entered the containment chamber and incinerated SCP-XXXX-2.

She was promptly detained. During questioning, she claimed that the Platypus did not exist and that she had been called in to examine a predecessor of the Platypus, Steropenden Galvani. Her claims were initially dismissed because of archaeological, evolutionary, and historical evidence of the Platypus.

Later, Assistant Researcher Kaden came forward claiming that he had no memory of lichens existing prior to test 8. The effects of SCP-XXXX were reconsidered and current containment standards were put into place.