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The Primeverse is the universe in which Primeval takes place, and encompasses all locations in the show. Its history stretches from billions of years ago to the far future. The word "Primeverse" is a pormanteau of the two words "Primeval" and "Universe".

Differences from the real world

The Primeverse differs, in several aspects, from our own universe. The room temperature superconducter was invented by Philip Burton sometime before 2011, while in the real world it hasn't even been invented at all yet. (Episode 4.1) Also, Sarcopterygians in the Primeverse went extinct at least 70 million years ago. (Episode 1.1) Many prehistoric creatures in the Primeverse each had some minor differences from their real world counterparts as well. The biggest known difference between real life and the Primeverse is the Anomalies, which are not believed to exist in our universe.

See table below.

Similarities to the real world

The Primeverse, though different from our own universe, is also similar in that it is believed to be approximately the same age, and its history is split into the same five geological eras as the history of our own universe: the Precambrian, the Paleozoic, the Mesozoic, the Cenozoic, and the Future. Life forms roughly identical to ours inhabit the Primeverse, and they evolved along a similar evolutionary track. The Primeverse's future is inhabited by creatures that may or may not evolve in our universe's future.

Objects and Creatures in the Primeverse

Primeverse Real World Series / Episode
Anomalies Believed not to exist Primeval
Primeval: New World
Future Creatures Speculated Episode 1.6 onwards
Anomaly Detector Possible to exist (but not needed) Series 2 onwards
Neural Clamp Speculated Episode 2.6 and 2.7
Sun Cage Fictional Episode 3.1
Anomaly Locking Mechanism Fictional Episode 3.4 onwards
The Artifact Fictional Series 3
Anomaly Opening Device Fictional Episode 3.9, 3.10 and 4.1
Future Computer Speculated Episode 3.10
Biometric I.D. Tag Fictional Series 4 Prequels onwards
Room Temperature
Not invented yet Episode 4.1
EMD Weapon Fictional Series 4 onwards
Anomaly Dating Calculator Fictional Episode 4.7 onwards
New Dawn Prototype Fictional Episode 5.3 - 5.6
New Dawn Machine Fictional Episode 5.5
Sun Cage (Episode 5.6) Fictional Episode 5.6 
Anomaly Detector (SPG) Possible to exist (but not needed) Primeval: New World
Taser rifle Not invented yet (New World Episode 1.6) onwards
Anomaly timer Possible to exist (but not needed) (NW 1.12) and (NW 1.13)
Certain locations are similar to the real world but with different names Similar to some Primeverse locations Episode 2.1, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4 and 4.7
Most prehistoric creatures are larger than the real world creatures Smaller than the Primeverse prehistoric creatures Primeval
Primeval: New World
Almost all prehistoric creatures are different shapes and may have may features making them look scarier Creatures less scary than the Primeverse Primeval, Episode 1.2, 2.13.1, 3.7, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6 and (NW 1.2)
The occasional fictional Prehistoric Creature Speculated, except in (NW 1.3)

Episode 1.4, 2.2, 2.5, 4.3, 5.5 and (New World Episode 1.3)

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