Gripper

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Gripper
(Cuniculioncus noggiraptus)
Main image of Gripper
Species is extinct.
19/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorKingAcer Other
Week/Generation18/121
HabitatKrakow Temperate Rainforest
Size35 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietCarnivore (Noghog)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two sexes, Live birth
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Phyllauria (info)
Xylodonta (info)
Boatitheriformes
Ursifelimyidae
Cuniculioncus
Cuniculioncus noggiraptus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The gripper replaced its ancestor. The gripper has become more specialized in hunting noghog. Its body became shorter and more slender, its legs also became shorter. This helps it chase noghogs into their holes. Its breathing tube became shorter too and it is able to close it so nothing falls in it when it scrapes against the walls.

Its skin is camouflaged, which makes it harder to be seen by noghogs. With its hooked front tooth, it is now able to easily kill a noghog and pull it out of its den. It still hunts alone and shares its kill with its family.

Its mating behavior has not changed much either. The males still get pink shoulders during the breeding season. They still have tournaments every year to find the strongest male and they still use their front tooth in these fight, but because they have evolved hooks, they will get much small wounds. That's why almost every gripper male has small scars on its skin. They rarely get seriously injured or die though.

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)
  • Drakoniskian Bjournaratta (family Ursifelimyidae)
  • Switchfang (order Boatitheriformes)
  • Undergroundi (subclass Xylodonta)
  • Mini-Flower Ketter (class Phyllauria)