Anchorhorn

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Anchorhorn
(Aratricamelus ancora)
Main image of Anchorhorn
Species is extinct.
21/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorJlind11 Other
Week/Generation20/133
HabitatJlindy Tropical Beach, Jlindy Tropical Coast, Ninth Tropical Bay, Ninth Tropical Beach
Size1.5 m Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Unjointed Wood)
DietHerbivore (Brinebane, Byocaca)
RespirationActive (lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm (Fatty Lumps)
ReproductionSexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Phyllauria (info)
Phytoboves
Lagomancerximorpha (info)
Lipodermolagoi
Capralagidae
Aratricamelus
Aratricamelus ancora
Ancestor:Descendants:

The anchorhorn replaced the beach quadacorn on the Ninth and Jlindy coastline. It has several adaptations to allow it to eat its new food source, the byocaca. First, its frontal horns now have a downward curving spike, which helps it stay anchored when it eats the byocaca in the water; they are hollow (thus light weight and strong) and can be lifted up for easier travel. Second, its butt-nostrils have moved farther up on its back to keep water from getting in; its intake valve is lengthened and points upward and the horns protecting it have lost their spiral due to lack of necessity. It has some primitive swimming power (more like just hopping in the water and using its butt-nostril to get a boost) but mostly it just wades in the surf. Because it has few predators, its reproduction rate has decreased. Other than this it is the same as its ancestor.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Tusked Grassblaster (superorder Lagomancerximorpha)
  • Feral Tuskent (class Phyllauria)