Butcher Worm

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Butcher Worm
(Mastagioceros carnivora)
Artwork of Butcher Worm
Species is extinct.
19/126, Chitinbane
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Dakocerata
Mastagioceratidae
Mastagioceratinae
Mastagioceros
Mastagioceros carnivora
Week/Generation 7/47
Habitat Ittiz-Nuke Rainforest, Nuke Temperate Forest, Ovi-Hydro Savanna
Size 9 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Carrion and some fruit and rotting foliage (any dead animal, plent or plant matter)
Respiration Passive (Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual,eggs, two sexes


Antlered worms making forays into the savanna found themselves short of their preferred food: rotting vegetation. However, their keen senses soon brought them to the carcasses of plents, killed by saucebacks or by natural causes. Their jaws were ill-suited for shredding the tough plent flesh, but their antlers served to shred bits off any carcass they happened to crawl around in. The antlers subsequently evolved to hang lower to the ground and to have sharper barbs as well as split from 2 to 4 antlers. Their all-plent diet was eventually supplemented with the flesh of dead animals such as saucebacks. Now adapted to a different niche, the butcher worms spread back into the forests from which their ancestors had emerged.

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)
  • Neckfin (class Optidorsalia)