A cloaca expands much more than the birth canal of most mammals. If you look at the critters xray, I see that the legs are suspended from behind the hip , very "ornithischian" .
I think that the fake little critter was designed and put together with a lot more scientific sophistication than we wish to admit to.
Whoever did it, thought about reproduction , and , as a matter of fact, the little critter WAS a dessicated specimen, hence the Atacama site. So maybe the proportional body bulk was already thought about as a post dessicational aspect . Dry out a person into a mummy and what do we see?
I too feel that its a scam, but, the workmanship and scientific considerations were not that faulty like the "alien autopsy" of a few years ago on cable TV. That specimen was made of ballistic gel and was easily debunked. This one has thought into it.
Im impressed with the biology and the arts n crafts.
I will await the shoes to drop so I can hear where they fucked up.
As far as plausibility of life in space, I am a firm fan of the Drake Equation. Fermi, not so much.
Is interstellar travel possible? Is NEAR light speed propulsion a cumulative recipient of time slow down or is it all occuring at "c" and only "c"? Thats important because several thousand generations of interstellar travellers would be needed to get across our own galaxy, let alone intergalactic travel.
WARPING is a physical reality, however, it is entirely dependent on extreme energy budgets. SO if our need is speed and time, we need to merely come up with new forms of energy thatinvolve other than chemical reaction. and nuclear physics.
I think that 99.9999% of "C" will be physically achievable and then thatd open up a reasonable interstellar travel possibility within our own galaxy. Itd tke about 4000 generations to cruise across our galaxy at light speed. That sounds daunting but think about how wed adapt to interstellar space in that time. Would we look like a bulked up version of this critter. Remember an evolutionary rule that available space dictates morphological bulk. The mammoths of Wrangell Island were as big as Dexter Cattle, all because they quickly adapted to their availabvle range