Burroskunik

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Burroskunik
(Geonectoskunikus drakeforamen)
Main image of Burroskunik
Species is extant.
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation22/141
HabitatDrake Tundra
Size25 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietHerbivore (Snow Puff, Xidhorchia, Hibernating Carnofern, Temperate Spade-Leaf, Windbulb, Filterfern, Taiga Ferine, Polar Sunstalk, Polar Supershroom, Tundra Plyent)
RespirationActive (Lungs, Gill Chamber)
ThermoregulationMesotherm
ReproductionSexual, Spawning, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Phylloichthyia
Skunikomorpha
Skunikia
Euskunikia
Geonectoskunikidae
Geonectoskunikus
Geonectoskunikus drakeforamen
Ancestor:Descendants:

The burroskunik replaced its ancestor, the burrowing diveskunik in Drake Tundra. It now spends all its time underground and has lost its ability to photosynthesize. They have gotten smaller and have bigger fatty lumps on their body to help it feel the ground around it. Their front limbs have wood-like scoops which dig through the soil. Its single eye-stalk is now fused to its body to help it crawl though the tunnels better.

Without any nogbarrels it thrived and became the dominant subterranean species in Drake Tundra. They no long dig into glaciers and stick to areas with dirt rather than ice. Their dens can become huge linking burrows from all across the tundra. They also have developed "spawning burrows" in which ice and snow are brought in in order to melt and turn into an underground pool. Once filled with water they will mate and then spawn in the underground pool. The pools can vary from a small pool for a single couple to a mass communal pool when many build onto the pool. They also bring food to the pools so the offspring can feed.