Armored Leapdweller

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Armored Leapdweller
(Igniariloricatus armorus)
Main image of Armored Leapdweller
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatFlisch-Krakow Tropical Rainforest, Flisch-Krakow Tropical Woodlands
Size1 m Long
Primary MobilityBiped, Erect Legs
SupportEndoskeleton (Bone)
DietHerbivore (Arborai Tree leaves, Arborai Tree fruit, Lightning Tree nuts)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationUnknown
ReproductionSexual, Lays Super Hard-Shelled Fire Resistant Eggs in Nests, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Clade
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Pentapodes
Caudapodia
Eucaudapodia
Pentagradia
Dendrohallotiformes
Dendrohallotidae
Igniariloricatus
Igniariloricatus armorus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The armored leapdweller split from its ancestor, the leapdweller. It has specified to eating from the arborai tree and lightning tree. These trees catch fire on a regular basis and it has adapted to be immune to fire. Its armored scales are fire proof and it can withstand the heat as well. It seeks out the fruits and nuts of the trees as well as the leaves.

Other than the scales and new colorings the body of the armored leapdweller has changed little from its ancestor. It can still leap through the trees with is spade limbs. The sharp spades and pronged tail pierce the bark, allowing it to stay firmly on the side of the tree. This makes bleeding sappy holes in which the fire sapsuckers love to feed. They are quite strong and their tail alone can hold its entire body weight if needed. They can catch themselves even when falling from trees.

Since their spades are so long they rarely come down to the ground and now lay their eggs up in nets in the tree. Their nests are made up of the leaves they eat, and they will lay 2 to 3 eggs with females sitting upon them while the male collects leaves for its family. Each mated pair belong to an extended family of about 10 to 12; this group will travel together from grove to grove, feeding. If the tree catches on fire the eggs themselves are fire resistant and can withstand the long fall to the ground as well.

Their color-changing ability is very limited, with only the head changing color, and even then only for interspecies communication. Normally it stays purple to blend in with the leaves they eat but will appear as a bright red if there is trouble.

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)
  • Hang-Gliding Pinyuk (subclass Eucaudapodia)
  • Mystery Capiri (class Caudapodia)