Cunning Lizardworm

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Cunning Lizardworm
(Varanivermis ambiorix)
Main image of Cunning Lizardworm
Species is extinct.
21/135, Habitat Loss (Ice Age)
Information
CreatorTheBigDeepCheatsy Other
Week/Generation16/109
HabitatIttiz-Ovi Desert, Wright Rainforest, Hydro Savanna, Hydro Scrub
Size70 cm Long
Primary MobilityOctopod, Semi-Erect Legs
SupportEndoskeleton (Chitin)
DietOpportunistic Omnivore (Butcher Worm, Rainforest Centiworm, Violet Glowlicker, Vandriswoop, Mega Orbitree leaves and fruit, young Spadeclawed Shellwalker, Orbiflor, Clipperkin, Stickyballs, Savanna Orbipalm, Sauceback eggs, Megacapeye eggs), Opportunistic Scavenger
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm (Basking)
ReproductionSexual, Hermaphrodites, Lay Broods of up to 25 eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Superclass
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Saurovermes (info)
Reptilovermiformes
Diplognathosauria
Sabulavermisauridae
Varanivermis
Varanivermis ambiorix
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cunning lizardworm split from the cave lizardworm. It has left the caves in order to avoid competition with its ancestor. Unlike its ancestor, its toes have evolved more joints, which allow it to climb easier. It uses its claws to dig burrows to live in. Instead of depending on strength, it needs to be stealthy, so it has become slightly more intelligent and more slender than its ancestor. Its tail has even become prehensile, which allows it to crawl through the trees. Like its ancestor it has a lizard-like jaw but also two insect-like mandibles. It uses them to grab its food while it is gnawing it up.


An unusual adaptation it went through was that its shell plating will fall off when something bites it and it escapes "naked". When it sheds its armor, it immediately heads to a burrow or any shelter that will protect it from the sun. However, it is quite fast when in the heat of day. It is cold-blooded and must regulate its temperature by sunning and shading themselves.


It will eat anything it can easily fit into its mouth, from megacapeye eggs to carcasses. The cunning lizardworm will sometimes "team up" with the brutish lizardworm in order to get eggs or a fresh kill. The brutish lizardworm will fight the predator or parent, while the cunning lizardworm steals the carcass or eggs. Sometimes the brutish lizardworm will also kill the predator or parent and so they get the best of both. However, the cunning lizardworm tends to steal carcasses from the brutish lizardworm and the brutish lizardworm will sometimes kill it.

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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)
  • Lumbering Pasakerd (class Saurovermes)