Crystal Sapper

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Crystal Sapper
(Pterokathartarion escensi)
Artwork of Crystal Sapper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Pterophylla
Leptorhyncha
Pterokathartidae
Pterokathartarion
Pterokathartarion escensi
Week/Generation 8/53
Habitat Huggs Rainforest
Size 30cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Parasite (Insides of the Solar Towers), Photosynthesis
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes
Descendant of Ancestor of


The crystal sapper has split from the plentpecker and takes advantage of the mega worms' destructive effects on the crystal solar towers. These small plents huddle around the worms, eating the fleshy insides of the tower uncovered by the worms. The back two legs have the same properties as its ancestor, but the front two legs are now pseudo claws, helping the sapper to dig deeper for fresher food within the tower. The sapper’s tail has grown longer and tougher, acting as a support for when the sapper feeds. These plents are highly social and communicate in high pitched squeaks. They alert each other to danger, even though the carnibell is too slow to catch them. The sapper spends its whole life on the crystal towers, so young sappers cling to the underbellies of their parents.

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)
  • Diving Emulswimmer (order Leptorhyncha)
  • Phouka (class Pterophylla)