Antlered Worm

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Antlered Worm
(Elaphroscolex ungulatemimus)
Artwork of Antlered Worm
Species is extinct.
10/65, replaced by descendant
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Plumosovermes
Elaphroscolecidae
Elaphroscolex
Elaphroscolex ungulatemimus
Week/Generation 7/46
Habitat Ittiz-Nuke Rainforest, Nuke Temperate Forest
Size 9 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Detritivore (Foliage)
Respiration Passive (Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)


The stiffened feathers on the backs of antlered worms have evolved into antler-like structures. These will be used as antlers during mating seasons, but because Antlered Worms are hermaphrodites, the mating rituals are a little bit strange. During mating season, three worms come together on a toppled giant pambu trunk and they'll fight with each other, trying to hustle one worm over the edge of the trunk and onto the ground. The two remaining worms will mate, and both will lay eggs beneath the trunk.

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)
  • Floraverms (class Optidorsalia)