Gigapotamus

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Gigapotamus
(Hygroarctobos aqua)
Artwork of Gigapotamus
Species is extinct.
9/57, replaced by descendant
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Barbellophyta
Mystacotheria
Ursielephantiformes
Ursielephantidae
Altielephantinae
Hygroarctobos
Hygroarctobos aqua
Week/Generation 8/49
Habitat Ovi Lake, Ovi River
Size 5 m Tall
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore (Lillypalm)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Mesotherm
Reproduction Sexual, two sexes, live birth
Descendant of Ancestor of


The gigapotamus split from gigaphant. Since there are so many other herbivores on the land, it has adapted to eat the aquatic plants, since there were no others in the water. Its tall legs were perfect wading through the water. Its size is a bit smaller, but its body in comparison to its legs is bigger and thus it can no longer hold its own body weight out of the water and even has problems in shallow water. Its toes have totally degenerated and only have footpads at the bottom that protect it from the gravel bottom. It uses its two pseudo-trunks to eat the huge leaves of the lillypalm. Their butt-nostrils have grown taller to prevent drowning, and their ears and eyes moved to the top of their head for better vision above the water. Large herds travel together, eating fresh lillypalm up and down the Ovi River. During the spring, they have their babies in Ovi Lake and raise them there until winter, in which they will travel south for fresh lillypalm.

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)
  • Snowprint (subclass Mystacotheria)
  • Marine Woollycoat (class Barbellophyta)