The funeral pipent replaced it's ancestor in all biomes except the Russ River. It's ancestor still lives in Russ River, but is facing trouble. It has also replaced the river pipent in Russ Bog due to competition of flora. Because they live in a northern environment, They have green skin with black stripes to blend in with the black flora. Their psuedo-toes have become real, and have longer and sharper claws. This is because the fact that they have become cunning omnivores. It's breathing hole has become flexible, and can move up and down so it isn't in the way. It can also run faster than before, swim better than before and can stand semi-erect for periods of time. they have also developed horns on the ends of their cheeks. you can tell a male's age by the length of their horns. Females however, don't have horns, proving sexual dimorphism.
Since they now eat meat, male funeral pipents hunt in packs of 3-6 members that contains a leader, while the females stay behind. They have retained most of their ancestor's and their distant ancestor's traits like being very social and the ability to judge. They can still swim, and love to fish for swarmers, especially vegehoppers. When hunting land animals, individuals can snap up smaller prey, while the whole pack can chase larger prey, then attack with their mouths and claws until their target goes down. They cannot, however, attack amplafeo nor tunki due to their aggressiveness. However, it can also work as a mass to make the pack look like a 2 meter long individual, confusing and scaring predators like the taigashroot. Due to all of these adaptations, the funeral pipent seems the equivalent of a small wolf-like predator.
But it's most featable improvement gives it it's name: funerals for fallen comrades. The funeral pipent knows when its comrade is in danger for three things: They can feel their presence expire, When attacked, a pipent can utter a very loud cry that can be heard for 10 miles, and the fact that funeral pipents have very sensitive ears. Whatever the case, if they see their comrade dead, they grab it by the ankles and drags it on its back towards the rest of the pack. they then begin a funeral procession in which the fallen pipent's family members as well as it's comrades grieve for it. it's carrier then digs a hole in the ground (another use for it's claws) and places the corpse on top of the hole. it then brings a tangle root to place in the corpse's hands for decoration, then buries the body with soil. It then sticks a piece of wood in the ground like a tombstone. the grievers then wail throughout the night.
During the mating season, the pack splits up to found their own families. A female can have 1-5 offspring a year, which 75% of young make it into adulthood. The leader of the pack has a territory of 10-15 square miles, and hunts whatever prey crosses into it's territory. They mark their territory with their own scent of urine, and whenever 2 packs meet, they engage in wars of combat until one of the leaders is killed. The new leader of the group that is not the son of the previous leader converts the pack by killing all of the previous leader's offspring. They live about 15–25 years.