Cynovenator

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Cynovenator
(Cynovenator primus)
Artwork of Cynovenator
Species is extinct.
14/95, Shrew Plague
Creator Giant Blue Anteater Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Soricia
Cynosauria
Cynosauriformes
Cynovenatoridae
Cynovenator
Cynovenator primus
Week/Generation 12/76
Habitat Huggs Rainforest , Bone River
Size 1.2 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Bone)
Diet Carnivore (Star-Tongued Gulper, Eggsnapper, Plenther kills, and corpses of the Mega Worm. Denizens of the Bone River attack Filterworm)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes, pouch and milk
Descendant of Ancestor of


The cynovenator split from the shrew lizard. The claw that was originally the knee-claw in prosubigosaurus becomes longer and becomes a weapon, while the finger becomes an opposable thumb to grasp prey. It is not fully bipedal, as it walks on the claw as well. It is adapted to eat small animals such as the eggsnapper and star-tongued gulper, but it can also scavenge the corpses of larger animals such as the mega worm. The cynovenator developed a long neck to reach deep into the giant cadavers. It doesn't attack plenthers though, nor the forest roamer. It watches and waits for the plenther to finish eating the kill, and when the plenther leaves, the cynovenator devours what's left of the corpse. cynovenators who dwell near the Bone River attack filterworms.

The eyes have improved. The small eyes can only sense movement, thus are mechanoreceptive. The posterior part of the jaw become more vibrosensitive, and become fluid-filled, thus improving hearing.

The males develop a new twin tube-like organ called the hemipenes, similar to Earth's reptiles. Females developed tall hair-like structures which the newborns grasp while they travel to the pouch.

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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)
  • Lazarus Soriparasite (subclass Cynosauria)
  • Longjake (class Soricia)